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Melissa, Home Buyer in Lansing, MI

CLosing on a HUD home on 9/4/2008. My buyers agent says you do not do final walkthroughs on HUD homes.

Asked by Melissa, Lansing, MI Tue Sep 2, 2008

Can any realtor tell me if this is true? I thought you always did a final walkthrough on a home purchase.

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Thanks Gary, I read the contract with her. There is no clause giving up the right to a final walk through. I am getting one after all. I held my ground. I let her know I was going to report her to her Broker. I also contacted the Michigan Association of Realtors to get there opinion. Basically it was inline with all the opinions on here. I made her aware of everything. She is upset but she will get over it. I will be getting my final walk through Wednesday at 12:45 P.M. Thanks for all the opinion, they helped me a lot.
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We cannot see your contracts and there may actually be a clause giving up your right to a walkthrough.

I suggest reading your contractual agreements... If your agent insists there is no walkthrough, perhaps they can show you that clause, or lack of a final walkthrough clause.
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I agree with all of your comments. I appreciate the expert opinions. I just tried to call her but recieved her voice mail. So I emailed her. I hopefully she responds. She seems to have written me off like a cancelled check once the sales agreement was ratified. She is the one that thought I was being ridiculous wanting to do a home inspection. WHICH I DID DO! REGARDLESS OF WHAT SHE THOUGHT. Now I can see why some people are deterred from wanting to use a buyers agent. NOT ALL AGENTS ARE LIKE THIS BUT OBVIOUSLY SOME ARE.
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No walk through, No closing. They'll should take you through. That does not mean that the bank won't say you accepted it as is when you signed their addendum. However if things are not the same as when you wrote, I am sure they would have to be in a position to listen. Best of luck, Mike
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I would also recommend doing a final walk-thru. The reason for the walk-thru is to make sure everything is the same as when the contract was accepted and I have never heard of NOT doing one. Demand that one is done before closing.
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I work in Lansing and hadn't heard that you don't do a final walk through before close. I would want to have a walk through as many things can change and a lot of different people may have been through the home.
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HUH? I'm not sure why not? Something very deterimental could have happened to the home between the time you inspected it and now. You would want to know before you close. Tell agent you won't close unless you walk-thru.

Good luck!
Lisa Bender
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