Home Buyers: 4 Reasonable Repair Request to Make After the Home Inspection

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 18 March 2015 09:18


No home is perfect, and the one you’re buying may need repairs. When you look at your home inspector’s report you are going to see so many items for repair noted that are headache-inducing. Your head will spin and you might think the house is about to fall down. But there are certain types of repairs that are ok for home buyers to request sellers make before they agree to purchase the home.  Here are 4 Reasonable Repair Request for home buyers to make after the home inspection.



1.Rewiring. Pre-1960s wiring is not suitable for delicate electrical equipment like computers and modern televisions. It is very common to request complete rewiring. Some sellers will agree. The job is expensive, however, and many sellers flatly refuse.


2.Sewage pipes. Wise buyers request a sewage-pipe inspection on older houses. Pipes infested by tree roots or pipes made of tar paper often need replacing. This is also an expensive job, but most sellers will agree to do it.


3.Galvanized water pipes. These pipes are often affected by buildup of mineral residue from water, which can cause water-pressure issues. Galvanized water pipes also tend to suffer from leaks and rust. It is reasonable to ask for faulty pipes to be repaired, and the seller will often agree. It is not reasonable to ask for the entire home to be repaired.


4.Roofing. Sellers often commission a roofing certificate, which tells the buyer that the roof is in good condition. If the roof needs repairs, they must be done in order to get the certificate. If extensive work is needed, sellers may prepay for repairs or offer cash credit for repairs.




Rate this item
(0 votes)
Josh Feinberg

I’m super excited and passionate about what I do and take pride that a lot of my business is word-of-mouth referrals that has created many long-term relationships with people who have bought and sold through me repeatedly over the years. I ‘m more than just a realtor I’m an advocate, facilitator and expert in Phoenix’s often intricate real estate market. 

For ten years I’ve helped my clients in setting realistic expectations by considering such factors as budget, desired location and the event of a sale, I’ve helped achieve for them the maximum selling price. Having expertise and experience in the ever changing Phoenix real estate market dramatically has helped shape the decisions of my clients through the complex process that real estate has become.  


10 Years Of Experience 

• Expert knowledge of the Scottsdale,Paradise Valley and Phoenix area

• Skillful negotiating skills

• Innovative marketing ideas

• Extensive knowledge of the mortgage industry

• Excellent communication skills

• Outstanding personal service



Agent Resource

Limited time offer - 50% off - click here

Realty Times

From buying and selling advice for consumers to money-making tips for Agents, our content, updated daily, has made Realty Times® a must-read, and see, for anyone involved in Real Estate.