What you are asking is really a legal question better asked with an attorney. However, I will try to answer without overstepping the boundaries of a Realtor.
I guess I would begin by going back to the North Carolina Residential Property Disclosure. This is a required disclosure that the seller must fill out and provide to the buyer (some exceptions apply). I would look at the information provided by the owner concerning issues with the home. If you no longer have a copy your agent should if this is a recent transaction.
Did you have a home inspection? Apparent problems should be brought to light by an inspection. Sometimes, even major repairs can be detedted although no problem exists currently.
A home owner in North Carolina is not required to disclose defects of a home. But the mandatory disclosure requires them to be forthcoming with the truth about anything they are aware of IF they choose not to select the "No Representation" option on the disclosure.
On the other hand, an agent working for the seller or the buyer is required to disclose issues with the home that they know about, or reasonably should have known about. An example may be that if there were no plumbing or electrical wiring in the home, an agent reasonably should know this. The fact that wind comes through the walls when the wind blows 50 mph may or may not be reasonable for an agent to know, depending on whether the wind had blown that hard while they were in the home. Windows frosting over with ice on the inside of the window in the winter, but you bought the home in the summer would not be something an agent should reasonably know. If the issues you are having can be proven to have existed when you purchased the home and the agent either knew or should have known, they could be liable.
The same goes for a home inspector. The reason you have a home inspection is for a professional to give you insight into the condition of the home the day of the inspection. So if there was a leak that had been causing structural damage for the last six months, that should have been noted and disclosed to you. But if the leak began the day after the inspection, the inspector could not have known that was going to happen. If an inspector reasonably should have known, they may be liable as well.
Often people buy a home and want to "save money" so they go it alone without the advice of an agent. These are typical issues that one may encounter not having the experience or education in these areas. Even if an individual has been through many home sales transactions from both buyer and seller perspectives, it is always best to have representation of an experienced agent on your side.
To learn about crimes in your area visit https://www.crimereports.com/, you can enter your address or just your zip code. Click on the incident layers tab and choose the types of incidents you want to be displayed on the map. You may also choose a date range.
Hospitals...depends on what your need is.
High Point Hospital is in the TOP 50 hospitals in the country for heart/cardio- the only NC hospital making the list. www.highpointregional.com/
Wake Forest Baptist Medical in Winston Salem is nationally ranked in Cancer, Gynecology, Nephrology, and Urology. Locally they are well know for Orthopedic care, They are the only Level 1 Trauma center in the Triad. www.wakehealth.edu/
More Locally the Kernersville Medical Center is part of the Novant Health System, the same as Forsyth Hospital in Winston Salem. They provide surgery, emergency care, diagnostic testing, inpatient care and other medical services. http://www.kernersvillemc.org/
There is also Moses Cone Health in Greensboro, they have a small medical center and emergency services in High Point as well. The Greensboro locale is a Level 2 Trauma Center. www.conehealth.com
Hope this information is helpful as you research Kernersville and the Piedmont/Triad area of NC!... more
Jacqueline the best suggestion I can give you, or any buyer, is to call the police department and let them know you want the crime data along with their opinion on a neighborhood. It39;s been my experience with my clients they've always been honest and helpful.
If you need any help scheduling appointments give me a call. I'd love to earn your Real Estate business!... more