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MLS# U8003152

This rare two-story two bedroom condo in the resort style community of Itopia is a must-see with a spacious open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, wood floors and a cozy fireplace. The community features secure parking to give you peace of mind and the...
Visit this property in ST PETERSBURG: 10265 GANDY BLVD N #1502, ST PETERSBURG

MLS# U8074136

Pre-Construction. This extra wide waterfront lot/home is less a 2 minute walk from Madeira Beach, and will allow a great setting for sunrise/sunset views. Now, featuring the expanded floor plan with the 4th floor option this option is customizable...
Visit this property in MADEIRA BEACH: 14925 1ST ST E, MADEIRA BEACH

MLS# U8079919

This is a TOTAL PACKAGE, lot is included. Pick all of your own colors, custom cabinets, countertops and all other finishes. Home has not started construction yet. Custom changes to the plan can still be made, including increased square footage.
Visit this property in ST PETERSBURG: 4834 10TH AVE S, ST PETERSBURG

MLS# O5894307

Massive 49+ acre farm with well maintained, cleaned up and dry land. Other features are a paved road that on one end will connect to the Veteran's Expressway (which can take you to Tampa in less than an hour. Alternatively you can invest in this...
Visit this property in BROOKSVILLE: 20317 AYERS RD, BROOKSVILLE


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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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