In general, buyers are entitled to conduct a series of inspections on the property that they are about to purchase in order to determine the condition of the property before they purchase it.
After your offer has been accepted, your HomeSmart Agent will assist you in hiring a professional home inspector and pest inspector to conduct inspections of the property. At HomeSmart we recommend that you choose a home inspector that is certified by a trade association. The inspectors will give you full written reports with which you can review and decide if you want to ask the seller for repairs before the close of escrow, accept the condition as it is, or cancel the purchase altogether. The inspectors also might make recommendations for additional inspections to be done as well.
You will also receive a Natural Hazard Disclosure Report disclosing all the environmental factors that could affect the property such as flood zones, fire zones etc.
The seller will provide you with a Transfer Disclosure Statement and a Seller Property Questionaire which contain all information material to the condition and sale of the property to the best of their knowldege.
Your HomeSmart Agent will help you navigate through all the information you receive to help determine the actions you should take. They will also give you the tools to research crime statistics in the area, school districts, city planning and zoning, and anything else that might affect your decision.
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