Agent

Beware of home inspection red flag

If agent won't provide report in a timely manner, think twice about purchase
Published on Dec 29, 2010

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DEAR BARRY: When I bought my home, I hired a home inspector recommended by my Realtor. After the inspection, the report was sent to my Realtor, but no copy was ever given to me. I asked for it repeatedly, but she stalled me until the end of the transaction. When I asked the inspector, he told me to get a copy from the agent. So I closed escrow without ever seeing it.

After moving in, there were lots of undisclosed problems, such as kitchen appliances that did not work. Finally, I hired another home inspector, and he found problems with the foundation. Since then, the agent refuses to answer my phone calls. What should I do? --Gloria

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