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Sellers, don’t fret over repairs

Repair credit, home warranty help remove liability
Published on Oct 22, 2009

DEAR BERNICE: My husband used to work in the construction industry before he earned his college degree. He's pretty handy and can fix most things around the house. We recently listed our house and received an offer. When the buyers did their physical inspection they came back with a laundry list of things for us to fix. My husband can handle most of the work, but our Realtor was really against it.She recommended giving the buyers a credit and letting them do the work. She also recommended that we pay for a home warranty for the buyers. My husband isn't thrilled about her ideas. What do you recommend? --Cathy Y. DEAR CATHY: It's your house and your decision about how you handle this. However, I'm inclined to agree with your agent on both accounts. A number of years ago I had an attorney client who purchased a home. The roof was leaking and needed repair. The seller provided us with receipts stating that the roof had been repaired, and we closed the transaction. About four mo...

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