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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Selling Your Home by Nancy Gentile, Katie Severance

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Chapter16
The Inspection and Environmental Issues
In This Chapter
◆ What gets inspected in your home
◆ How to successfully negotiate an inspection
◆ What you are required to fix
◆ How to deal with environmental inspection issues
Inspections can be a difficult part of a home sale. Buyer and seller are often on edge on inspection day. The buyers don’t really want to find something wrong with their new home and yet they want the peace of mind that it is in good condition. They need the inspector’s stamp of approval to complete and validate their choice. When they find flaws in the home, they can suddenly change. They still want the home but now they may take an aggressive approach to repair requests and credits for repairs. On the other hand, sellers ...

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