If you think these are items that the Seller will fix, you need to fill out that same Inspection Notice, before the Inspection Notice Deadline, requesting that the Seller complete all these items prior to closing, at the Sellers' expense.
If you're not worried about these items, or you knew that there were problems and you got a good enough deal (and you're not getting a loan) then you can just move forward with the contract.
You should be asking your Realtor for advice on these items. Best of luck!
I am helping some buyers right now and we are closing today on a home that had many of the same issues you are mentioning that we found during the inspection. My gut reaction was that there was that the Seller was not going to be willing to do all the work (and it was all major systems ~ sewer line, roof, etc) but the bottom line was that they agreed to it. Some as a credit (and my buyers will manage the work after closing) and some repairs prior to closing, which they completed. They wanted and needed to sell the home, knew that the work had to be done to sell it, and while not happy about it completed the work as agreed upon.
So, you might have to push out your close date a bit to allow the work to be done, but it can happen. Best of luck!
You need to speak with your Buyer's Agent and determine how to structure the inspection report and what you are willing to live with and what things must be done in order for you to move forward. If you can't come to terms, your next best bet is to have your earnest money released to you and move on to the next property. An FHA 203k or other type construction loan would be an option if the number will allow and you are up for purchasing a project as well as a house.
Your Castle Realestate
If you are financing this purchase, your lender may require that these issues be fixed before they will underwrite the loan. And you may find it difficult to get insurance if you only have 2 years (max) left on your roof.
As stated below, these issues should be discussed very seriously with your Realtor and, perhaps a real estate attorney.
Watch the dates and deadlines in your contract, if you missed the inspection objection deadline, your earnest money could be at risk.
Best of luck
Your Castle Real Estate
Does your agent have any advice for you? You should start by asking him or her. Also, re-read your offer/contract, especially the part that says you're going to perform an inspection. In CO the offer is usually written to set a specific date by which you can notify the seller you want to cancel the contract and get your earnest money back. That's designed to provide an incentive for the seller to negotiate with you on the items discovered by the inspection. They may fix them, or you may come to an agreement (in writing) on adjusting the price - or some combination. If they refuse to make any adjustments, and the current price seems too high in light of the work you'd end up having to do, (in Colorado at least) you can cancel the contract and get your earnest money back. Laws may be different in CT so that's why you should seek local advice - either your own agent or a real estate attorney.
Best of luck!
Tony & Karen
I don't quite understand what your question is.
If there are repair items that you discovered, that is exactly why you have an inspection performed -- to protect and inform you.
In CA, after defects are discovered, the parties can negotiate repairs/credits if the buyer still would like to purchase the home.
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