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How to avoid buying bad real estate

Hire own professional inspector after seller accepts purchase offer
Published on Apr 30, 2004

Ask any experienced residential real estate attorney about his or her most difficult case. The answer will probably involve a "bad house." While not exactly a legal term, a bad house is one where the buyer alleges the seller knew about a serious structural defect, but failed to disclose it to the buyer before purchase. Proving the seller knew of the undisclosed defect, which the buyer usually discovers shortly after the purchase, can be very difficult. Since it's human nature to look for someone to blame, a home buyer usually looks first to their seller, then to the realty agent, and finally to the professional inspector if one was involved. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. But buying a truly bad house can usually be avoided by following the correct steps. Even brand-new houses have their defects. A local building inspector's approval is no guarantee. However, whether a new or resale house is involved, home buyers can minimize their chances of making a serious mistake. HOME SELLER DI...

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