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Inspection contingency may save buyer from losing deposit

Sub-par house stirs up buyer remorse

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DEAR BOB: Your recent column containing a question from a home buyer who was worried about losing his $4,000 deposit because the house miserably failed the home inspection made me wonder why the buyer's agent didn't make the offer contingent on a satisfactory home inspection. Had he done so, there would be no problem and the buyer would have received his $4,000 refund with no hassle. Having been a Realtor since 1955 and still going strong at 80 with Century 21, after overcoming two heart attacks and colon cancer, your column is the main reason I subscribe to the newspaper to keep up to date. You give excellent advice and sometimes even jog my memory about a detail I might have forgotten – Thomas P. DEAR THOMAS: Thank you for your great letter. Congratulations on still selling homes at age 80 after 50 years in the business. I think you found a career you really enjoy. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. You are 100 percent correct that a buyer's agent should recommend th...