If it is a pest inspection I would assume that the entire area would be inspected. If anyone would choose where to inspect I would assume that it would be the owner, potential buyer, or the inspector. However if you really want to be cautious then I would make sure all area is inspected. http://www.jha.com.au/building-and-pest-inspections... more
Typically, yes. It is a standard clause in the purchase contract. The occupants, however, do not usually need to have vacated the property prior to the walk through unless specified in writing.... more
Real Estate agents are not Structural Pest Inspectors. They can recommend Termite Inspection Companies they have used in the past and had good results with. They can recommend expanding the inspection to include garages, outbuildings, etc by suggesting that to their clients.... more
Sounds to me like the seller may have received a better offer and is trying to get out of the deal. He can not unilaterally decide to change the terms and conditions he agreed to. Otherwise what's the point of a contract! If you have not removed your contingencies you should be fine.... more
Most termite companies will offer some warranty of their work. However if they didn't do any work and only provided a clearance that's something different because as you correctly point out the swarming may have occurred recently. If it is a reliable local builder they may be willing to help you out as well assuming their reputation is important to them. Incidentally, this is not an uncommon situation whether it is new construction or a resale, unfortunately.... more
You would have to formally dissolve the HOA, which is probably not a good idea as you have an "undivided interest" with the other owner. You are trying to save a couple of $$$ but it could turn out to be a big headache for you.
For any legal questions/help needed, please consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate--have all your related paperwork reviewed and see exactly what options you may have--then go from there.
You could have your agent speak to the sellers agent, If it can't be solved, you should be entitled to be get all your expenses back.... more
Even today buying a home does not guarantee it will hold value. Consumer confidence is low, and there are a lot of homeowners far behind on payments which means the future market isn39;t looking very bright at all in terms of the housing market.
If you have a definitive need to buy a home, and will hold onto it for years (no one ever really knows for sure), it is the best chance you will have at being better off buying now.... more
"Cash for Keys"....when a bank forecloses on a property owner and wants them to vacate that property, they may offer a "cash for keys" agreement if they agree to move out by a set date and leave the property in broom clean condition.... more