Absolutely! As a buyer your inspection is there to protect you and find out any issues or problems with the home.
After your inspection, you the buyer can:
- Ask for repairs to be made from seller
- Ask for a credit in lieu of repairs
- Ask for a price reduction
- Cancel the deal if it is too much
- Accept property as is
Remember the seller does not have to agree to any of the above and can cancel themselves at this point. Also if there are too many defects or repairs needed it may affect your financing. Your Realtor will help guide you thru this process and together come up with a strategy.
As a Realtor we always encourage buyers to have inspections, they almost always show something you would not have been looking for. Your Realtor can supply you with a list of inspectors to choose from.
There are several different inspections you can obtain, here are a few.
- Physical inspection, this is your regular all around inspection of the home
- Termite or pest
- Lead paint
Most California inspectors are member of CREIA (California Real Estate Inspection Association). To be a member certified member inspectors must take educational courses , pass an exam, amongst some other things. Here is a link to the CREIA web site: http://www.creia.org/
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