Inspect, inspect, inspect. Homes built between 2001 and approximately 2007, when Chinese drywall was still being imported into the Unites States, could be suspect and only an experienced home inspector will be able to determine that for you. Regardless if the home is bank owned, if a listing RealtorÂ® is aware that a home has defective drywall, it must be disclosed. A homeowner has the same obligation. It is not likely that you are going to get anybody other than a home inspector to list the repairs in detail. It is the prospective buyer's responsibility to have inspections and determine if they want to proceed with the purchase. This may mean an investment on the buyer's part upfront, but it is well worth the money spent to determine if material defects exist. The key is to have a good RealtorÂ® working on your behalf.
Fred Strickroot, RealtorÂ®, MBA, CDPE
Florida Lic. Real Estate Brokerage
2154 Seven Springs Blvd, Suite 103
Trinity, FL 34655