Beginning the process for purchasing your new home is a daunting one. Between trying to decide on the price you can afford, the type of mortgage you want, and the neighborhood you want to live in, there are so many different things occupying your mind during this process. You have to think about home inspections, the bank you are using, and whether or not you like your realtor; not to mention whether or not you like a home you might be looking at. With so many balls to juggle when buying a home, try not to let anything distract you or throw you off at all. There are many different ways in which this can happen.
1. You do not like the results of the requested sewer inspection. This is a huge deal, in the respect that you should always ask for this before purchasing the home. However, even if it comes back in less than ideal condition, there are several different options for repair and the seller is always responsible for fixing those types of items. Either they fix it or they knock the price of the repair off of the house and you can choose to fix it yourself. But a bad sewer inspection can disappoint a lot of people, when really, they just need to consider the various options. Do not give up completely on a home because you did not like the sewer inspection results. Proceed carefully, but there is almost always a reasonable and affordable solution to the problem.
2. Your radon test comes back with elevated levels of radon present. This is another well informed test to request, but the results can also be scary if a buyer does not know what they are looking at. They might see high radon levels and think they will be exposed to cancer causing agents and cannot live in the home. In truth, radon mitigation services are affordable and simple. Once you have discovered there are high levels of radon, hiring a company such as Mountain Mitigations will allow them to begin the installation process of a radon remediation system in the home. Radon remediation systems stay in place and continually monitor and adjust radon levels as needed going forward, so as long as the system stays current, you will have no concerns. This is another one that is very affordable and even negotiable with the seller.
3. The home you want needs a new roof. This author definitely recommends treading carefully here, because this one can vary depending on the extent of the problem. Getting an independent estimate of the amount of work and the cost of that work is critical to negotiating your way to a new roof paid for by the seller. Getting a roof repaired is not something to mess around with, so you want to be sure that you are moving into a home whose roof has been repaired recently or has come back in good condition from the inspection.
These are just a few of the ways in which a buyer can get distracted, but with a little help, can focus and get through the difficulties to a new home.