Regarding home inspections before buying, at what point is a perspective buyer allow to inspect a home.

Asked by Tom C, 92506 Wed Aug 12, 2009

Shouldn't a home be inspected before the start of escrow so that any repairs needed can be written into the escrow or a different price negotiated if a big repair is needed and the buyer does not want pay for the repair. In other words, how soon can a person inspect a home so that the repairs can either be repaired by the sellor or an allowance be made on the price of the home for the problem? thank you...

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Abe Mills, Agent, Greenville, SC
Wed Aug 12, 2009
I agree with the answers below, and would have the inspection done soon after contract, that way if they find some problems, it will give the buyers ample time to fix them.

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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Wed Aug 12, 2009
Never pay have a home inspected till you have it under contract. Once published report amendment forwarded seller for repair request who can determine if they want do so or not.

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A home appears have many repairs best keep moving on search for a home with limited repairs. A good agent can identify these problem areas we are on property 200 - 400 times a month

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*, , Kissimmee, FL
Wed Aug 12, 2009
Home inpection should always be done within 10 days, after the offer have been accepted. All contract, even as is should have an addendum subject to Home inspection. Or you can write Repair more then a certain amount will forfeit the contract.
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April Tavares, Agent, Campbell, CA
Wed Aug 12, 2009
Hi Ron,

The inspection period is written into the contract. In the CAR contract the dates and time frames for inspections are established in paragraph 14 of the CAR purchase contract. The default time period is 17 days, but the timing can be set to a timeframe that both the seller and buyer find agreeable.

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