Buyers can ask for anything but of course the seller can say no to anything. Somewhere in between is the deal.
Sellers: Have your agent order a home warranty the day you list your home, and get one that covers unknown pre-existing conditions. By the time you get to an inspection, it is more likely that anything that is found will be covered since the warranty will have been in place since day 1.
Buyers: Learn what to look for in the basic mechanical systems before you make an offer. Write a home warranty into every offer.... more
Wow, this question totally fell in my lap! Having lived in Deerfield since 06 & having written about forty leases in 2009, I could probably tell you the pros & cons of certain rentals that are available just now. If you'd like to cut to the chase and save time in your search, drop me a line. If you're only looking for a 2-yr commit, I'd definitely say rent & not buy. If you're looking down the road five years or so, and you're planning to spend a house payment on rent, it might just make sense to run the numbers in a buy. Either way, since I know the inventory, my clients don't pay list price - the max they pay is market value but more often they pay less.... more