SHOULD A SELLER BE PRESENT AT A H0ME INSPECTION???
By Ann Sabbagh, President, Sr. Loan Officer
(Seacoast Mortgage Corporation, RI (20021119LB & 20031576LL), MA (MC2107) & CT)
So, we have a client all lender approved with a signed P&S agreement for $525,000. It's time for the home inspection. The client selects the inspector and arranges a time through their buyer's broker. The day arrives and upon entering the house, there is the listing broker with her seller right behind her. As the inspection begins, almost every comment by the inspector was followed by a rebuttal from the seller. It all came down to one issue: some water damage that was found on the floor. Our client has asthma issues and had to make sure there were no air quality problems with the house. The seller said this was a minor issue. Upon further investigation, it was more than minor. There had been a leak in the roof, causing possible mold. The client wanted a licensed inspector to...