Honestly, they guarantee pretty much nothing. They will give you a lot of great information about the home, but it's just that, information. The ultimate responsibility is yours. You could conceivably sue if a huge defect is missed out of negligence, but the bottom line is this rarely succeeds.
The charge is typically around $500.
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Hi Goodie716, Ah, we meet again, Jeannie Feenck here - the words "very slow" do not capture what you may encounter. I've heard of adding a time restriction on the offer, and while help you define the length of time you want to be hanging in limbo, I don't think it will influence the bank.
Depending on where in the process with the bank and the seller you are entering the process will impact the timing. Consider this - I have a short sale in process, my buyer is paying all cash, and it is an offer everyone wants to work - even with a unified front, and great resources all around, we are still slugging our way through.
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