Just because a home inspector discovered certain flaws or inadequacies does not mean you shouldn’t purchase a particular house. Your choice to buy a particular property should be influenced by you, the flaws in the home, and whether or not you are willing to live with these flaws.
Use a house inspector’s report as a bargaining tool with the seller when it comes to pricing, repair requests, and so on. You may also utilize this report to assist you in budgeting for prospective repairs and maintenance for your new house. You could get lucky and discover some severe flaws that the seller(s) is/are willing to repair.
If there are flaws and you are unsure how to negotiate repair requests with the seller, your real estate agent or broker could be of assistance.
Your real estate agent or broker may assist you in determining if you would benefit more from asking the seller for a cash credit for an item being fixed rather than having the seller repair or replace an item.
The logic for having the seller pay you with a cash credit to repair or replace anything is because the seller may not have a vested interest in their house after selling it.
In other words, when it comes to making repairs, there is no assurance that they will employ the right contractor to do so or that the repairs will be done to your satisfaction. It is important to verify with your lender before requesting a cash credit to repair your house since some lenders do not allow this.