Consider working with an agent of your own who can provide any necessary information; if you are looking to buy/sell you should review comps, recently sold similar properties in the immidiate area, not the median price...... more
You would be CRAZY to buy a home without an inspection. One on Fairview in Kennewick WA is a beautiful home however the hidden issues discovered by the Home Inspection was a deal breaker! The beautiful brick fence was installed in place of a retaining wall. A brick wall will not hold back the dirt and in doing so the wall has collapsed.
A pond was installed in the back yard against the brick wall which caused the brick fence to fail. The pond also leaked which caused soil erosion an untrained eye would never see.
A bid to repair the wall was made by the same company who failed to construct the wall correctly. The bid was about $6,000 which seemed low. Two additional bids put the price near $12,000 and that did not include the cost to get rid of all the soil that had to be excavated for the â€œEngineered Retaining Wallâ€. When I spoke to my insurance company about issues if the wall failed after I bought the home, Farmers Ins. Said it would be a â€œManufacturers Defectâ€ and would not be covered for repair.
Always get a home inspection. There were other issues found such as landscaping near home needs to be removed because it causes water to run toward the home. And it was such a beautiful home too in Kennewick. Just like the movie â€œThe Money Pitâ€.... more
Lindsey, the six answers you have gotten are all good advice and I don't have anything new or different to add. Just to stress that for anyone buying the first thing they need to do is get financing. Other wise you will waste a lot of time for yourself. Either you can buy or can't buy right now. Working with a Lender and they can help in getting your credit issues cleaned up and maybe later on get better financing. Don't rush the process and be in a hurry. You can make a mistake and it can effect your life for a long time. MFH financing is really steep and hard. Protect your money & investment. Be smart in the investment and research the pros & cons on buying a MFH vs stick built homes. You need to think about the future too. As this might be a stepping stone to move up into a bigger better house later on. Call me if you need help in this process. But first call a Lender and get started with the financing process. Thanks for contacting me and asking your question.... more