3 Reasons For Home Inspection Heartburn

Expensive Repairs Required of Home Sellers

When selling a home, one of the biggest hurdles or challenges can be what pops up on the home inspection report. Sometimes it’s something simple like replacing some burnt out bulbs or tightening the faucets to stop minor leaks. Other times, though, home inspections during real estate sales can uncover larger, more expensive issues that a homeowner will be required to repair or replace before the home sale will go through.

On today’s blog, our team of home buying experts shares some of the most common – and most expensive – issues that may arise during a home inspection.


Bad Roofs

Replacing a roof is not cheap and is likely something that most home sellers want to avoid. If a home inspector identifies that the roof is “close to the end of its lifespan,” make sure to have an independent roofing company examine the roof and provide additional insight and feedback on the condition of the roof. Sometimes roofing companies can repair – instead of replace – a roof so that it is passable to the home inspector.


Mold Issues

Mold can be one of the biggest headaches for a home seller. Mold can cause major issues for individuals with upper respiratory problems, and buyers will almost always require the mold problems to be fixed before the home sale will go through. The best thing to do is have your home assessed for mold before you decide to put it on the market.


Structural Problems

The foundation and overall structure of a home is what keeps the entire house together. Without a strong foundation, the walls, floors and roof will begin to fall apart, and the entire home could be in jeopardy. Water damage, Mother Nature and even poor craftsmanship can impact the structure of a home. If a home inspector flags an issue with a home’s foundation, a structural engineer may be asked to identify the source of the problem before repairs can be completed.


Pricey repairs can be deal breakers for both the home seller and the home buyer. and may cause a home sale to fall through. If you are selling a home that requires expensive repairs like replacing a roof or fixing a foundation, call our team of home buying experts at 717-292-8168. We will buy your house as-is for cash and will not ask you to make any repairs to the home.


Integrity First Home Buyers is the #1 buyer of homes in York, Adams, Cumberland, Lancaster and Dauphin Counties, and has helped thousands of individuals, couples and families sell their homes quickly. Our professional team of home buying experts has decades of experience and can help guide you through the cash sale process. We care about our clients and work to meet their goals in selling their home.

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