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MLS# U7792671

Completely updated and turn key condo. Brand New Stainless Steel Appliances including Range, microwave hood, new dishwasher and double sided refrigerator. Roll down Hurricane shutters. Covered parking, your own private laundry room and storage.
Visit this property in CLEARWATER: 2621 COVE CAY DR #103, CLEARWATER

MLS# T2841761

GORGEOUS LAKEFRONT HOME boasting WIDE OPEN FLOOR PLAN, SOARING CEILINGS, & EXPOSED BEAMS. Master bath features DOUBLE UNDER MOUNT SINKS & OVERSIZED SHOWER. THIS 1 ACRE LOT on Little Half Moon Lake offers great outdoor opportunities too. No HOA,...
Visit this property in TAMPA: 16113 DEW DROP LN, TAMPA

MLS# T2840278

Short Sale. Needs a kitchen ,and some love No rear neighbors. Split plan. Being sold As Is.
Visit this property in HUDSON: 13451 PIMBERTON DR, HUDSON

MLS# A4165189

This condo is in beautiful condition, fresh paint and carpeting, turnkey furnished, three year old AC and water heater make this an easy move for the new owners. Enjoy a new pro shop, expanded fitness center, any of the five heated pools, the four...
Visit this property in SARASOTA: 5360 HYLAND HILLS AVE #2623, SARASOTA


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Home Inspection

Once a purchase agreement is executed between the buyer and the seller, it is a good idea to get a home inspection done. The buyer needs to hire a professional home inspector to search for all defects within the home and report on the overall condition of the home. Many times, a buyer will have enough knowledge to look over the home themselves to find any defects, but it is always best to have an inspection done by a professional anyway. Buyers are purchasing the home in the present condition of acceptance.

The purpose of an inspection is to make the buyer aware of the physical condition of the property. Inspections do not provide guarantees of the home’s condition, but they do provide information that is valuable to the buyer.

A good inspector should belong to a trade organization for home inspections. The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is one example. This organization has formal guidelines and a professional code of ethics that all inspectors must follow. The requirements for those to join the group will be technical knowledge of structures, appliances, and proven field experience.

The seller wants the inspection performed quickly so that the buyer can approve the condition of the home and move on with the purchase. A list of possible items for repair will show up on an inspector’s report. The buyer can then negotiate with the seller to have repairs done, if needed, depending on the contract. The buyer can still cancel the purchase agreement if repairs exceed the $ amount allocated for repairs on the contract, or if repairs are not made within the timetable set. In the event a repair may take longer than expected, an addendum to the contract, to finish the repair after closing, can be issued to satisfy both parties.

The buyer should look at the home one more time a few days before closing or in most cases, afew hours before signing the closing documents to see that the home is in the same condition that it was when they made the original offer. This is also the time that the buyer needs to notice is any agreed-upon repairs have been made.

 

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