The “BIG” items in a home inspection report are the ones that you need to pay the most attention to. These items may implicate costly repairs and have the highest potential to kill a deal.
Home inspection deal breakers will vary, based on the person buying a home. Someone looking for a “turn-key” ready home may back out due to minor cosmetic structural issues or a roof that will need replacing soon.
In contrast, a buyer with a seriously high risk tolerance or who is looking for a “fixer-upper” may not shy away from serious issues such as structural flaws, a cracked foundation, and other such problems. The seller will likely have to reduce the price accordingly, but the home still could be sold.
However, there are a few home inspection deal breakers that are pretty consistent. Most buyers will not want to complete the purchase of a home that has serious issues.
If the inspection report comes back with a multitude of issues, buyers may wonder what they can ask the seller to remedy before moving forward with the purchase of the home.
Here’s an overview of the “BIG” items in the inspection report.