What are reasonable home inspection repair requests?

Buyers, your offer has been accepted. Yeh! What happens next?

A home inspection contingency is included in the your offer. The main items to be inspection typically include:

  • Structural components, including the foundation and the framing, should be inspected.
  • Exterior: siding, windows, and doors. 
  • Roofing: the roof’s age, conditions of flashing, roof draining systems, buckled shingles, loose gutters and downspouts, skylight, and chimneys.
  • Plumbing: water supply and drainage systems, water heating equipment, and fuel storage systems. 
  • Electrical: Safe electrical service.
  • Heating: The home’s heating system, vent system, flues, and chimneys. 
  • Air conditioning: home cooling system, its energy source, and the central and through-wall cooling equipment.
  • Interiors: plumbing leaks, insect damage, rot, construction defects, and other issues.
  • Ventilation/insulation: adequate insulation and ventilation in the attic and in unfinished areas such as crawlspaces. 

An inspection report can be long and detailed. How do you decide what are appropriate repair requests? Here’s a handy sheet to guide you through that process. As your Accredited Buyer’s Representative, I can guide you through the report and decide on next steps with the seller.

Inspection Repair Requests

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