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Bernardo kin…, Home Buyer in Saint Ansgar, IA

What to do when seller refuses to give an extension for specialists to view multiple problems in initial inspection?

Asked by Bernardo kinsky, Saint Ansgar, IA Wed Nov 6, 2013

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Spence Ralston’s answer
It's hilarious to me how many Realtors will spend their time responding to your questions. At this point I'm going to sit back and continue to be amused. I'm sure it's keeping you amused as well!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 6, 2013
We are an old couple ,intending to spend whatever time we had left in Santa fe And u think this horrible mess is funny?
Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013
Are u laughing because u knew what was actually going on here?
Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013
How very sad for you. See your doctor soon!
Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013
Hello Mark,

If they refuse, then you'll likely have to terminate the agreement or continue without the additional inspections. Contact your Realtor for advice regarding the best course of action based on the terms that were written in the contract.

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 6, 2013
I would hope the seller would work with you on this but your only alternative is to cancel based on inspections if they don't give you an extension. The market is still mostly buyer driven but there are parts that the seller has the upper hand. If both parties are represented by Realtors, getting them to talk may help.

Coleen Dearing CRS GRI e-PRO
Coldwell Banker Trails West Realty, Ltd.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 6, 2013
Oh no! Snagged in an old question trap! WARNING...Bernardo has left the building...this is an outdated question dredged up somehow for some unknown reason...avoid answering it....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 4, 2014
If you were within your dates of inspection for making a request to have a specialist there is no good reason not to give you the time other than maybe they dont want you to find it. Your choices may be to terminate the agreement if they refuse or get that person there within the time of your inspection as listed on your contract..
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 4, 2014
If the individual below who finds amusement in your pain is involved in the transaction (is he the Listing Agent?), then I would cut your losses immediately and find another home. Whatever you spent so far is worth losing to distance yourself from that sort of unprofessional behavior. Best of luck...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 4, 2014
Unfortunately, it can be very frustrating for a buyer who goes into a contract agreeing that they will pay for inspections, and then after spending a lot of money, finds out that the inspectors are recommending more inspections. This often comes up with country properties where there are wells and septic systems, but also possible mold issues. When a buyer is on a tight budget, it really makes sense to look at either newer homes, or homes that have already had a pest inspection done by the seller. The market is again heating up, and sellers are not interested in long escrows, so it's best to have your inspection team ready to go, and perhaps some repairmen or contractors ready to give bids on necessary work.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 3, 2014
This is a stupid question. If you are not quick enough to realize that they are covering up problems that they do not want DISCOVERED, then you should go and buy the home because you trust them so much. With 4,000 homes for sale in SF it ain't hard to find another one.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 3, 2014
Thanks for your keen and insightful response! Perhaps you could use some help with your people skills though...
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