If you plan to buy a new home, then you will definitely visit few homes. A home inspection visit is really important to make the purchasing decision in order to find the best home for the money you pay. However, during your home inspection visit, you also need to know the things that you can’t request your home owner to repair.

At the same time, the repair request will also affect the selling price of the home. In such, below are some of the things that you should not ask your seller to repair before you place your offer.

Home Inspection Repair Requests a Buyer Shouldn’t Make

Things to keep in mind during a home inspection

During the home inspection, if you notice minor repairs which you can do easily by hiring a contractor, you can forget those. However, major repairs that affect electrical, plumbing, HVAC or roof then you can request your seller to do before you agree to buy the home.

Home Inspection Repair Requests a Buyer Shouldn’t Make

Home Inspection Repair Requests a Buyer Shouldn’t Make

Cosmetic issues such as repairing a broken tile or staining a deck are considered as cosmetic issues. It is better to avoid such repair requests during your home inspection visit. Other than cosmetic issues, it is also better to avoid any other repair that only costs you below $100.

If you notice any major window restoration or home window repair problem, you can consider negotiating. However minor wood window repair or for window replacement, you can easily hire a contractor from the same local area for a reasonable rate. Home window repair doesn’t cost much, so you can easily get those window repairs work done by a reputed contractor easily.

When you know these things that you should not request during your home inspection, it will be easy to offer a great price for the house that you like to buy.

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I am Amila, a mom for a son and I love to keep my home clean.I also love gardening and DIY projects. I am also an engineer working in Construction sector,therefore in this blog I also share tips on home improvement and construction related to help others.