I think the consensus is that you are going to have to decide how you want to approach this with help from your agent.
Repair credits are not unheard of, but it largely depends on if the seller feels that they could do better with another buyer. Your offer was the most competitive and that's why you currently have a deal.
I'm assuming you're going to use Homesteps financing for the property. As you know, they offer financing for necessary repairs. This is the good news, "Financing is available for the problems you discover!" It's a great opportunity for homebuyers, so I wouldn't recommend overplaying your hand if you love the home. I always do my best to assist my clients in estimating the potential cost of repairs before proceeding with an offer. This is no substitute for an good home inspection or actual hard estimates from contractors, but it does help me and my clients not burn valuable time and opportunities chasing down properties need to much work for the client or making offers that are too high.
Now, it never hurts to ask, but make sure you consult how you make your request with your attorney. Too forceful and they could bounce you for another deal. Bottom line is, if the problems you discover make the house a bad deal compared to your alternatives, ask and move on if no. If the deal is still good, even with the problems, why kill it?
Best of Luck
Keller Williams CCG
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