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    Red face Home inspection nightmare? Need advice!!! HELP

    Have my home for sale. Had a home inspection done 6 months ago and the inspector actually complimented the house, good house for the age of the house (built in 1965). We get a new buyer for the house and just got back the home inspection (everything was mentioned even the kitchen sink divits!) Please let me know if the following is expensive to fix, or something I might be able to do myself. (BTW, I have already agreed to paying their closing costs!)So, how much $$ are we talking here??? Thank you!!!

    Septic: Install inlet baffle; 2. determine cause of standing affluent in drain pipe and repair 3. add soil to reduce ponding and 4. add cleanout within 3 ft of home 2// have HVAC unit serviced and repaired per report requirements--repair.replace heating elements, insulate low pressure line and verify all ductwork is suspended from rafters per current standards and not lying over joist and insulation 3// WDI report treat active and conducisive conditions and provide buyer a clean WDI report within 7 days of acceptance.

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    Default Re: Home inspection nightmare? Need advice!!! HELP

    The first question is, how motivated are you to sell? Second question, even if you're highly motivated to sell, can you afford to make the demanded repairs?

    IMHO, it is completely unreasonable to be required to bring a 44 year old home up to current day code specs just because an someone the buyer has hired to point out "defects" tells you to. Are you equally willing to bring all systems of the home up to current specs? While you're fixing that sink, would you mind doing a total kitchen remodel? Unreasonable requests, no?

    It's a 44 year old home, some updating, repair, or remodel should be expected by the buyer, and it is up to them to pay for it, not you.
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    Default Re: Home inspection nightmare? Need advice!!! HELP

    None of those items are a DIY fixes.
    Since when are you required to make fixes in an inspection report.
    At most they are points of negotiation between you and the buyer.

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    I agree with the above writer.It is a common real estate ploy to ask the world and hope for a reduction in price. As the first responder mentioned it is all a matter how motivated a seller you are. All things are negotiable.
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    There is no hard and fast rule as to what the seller pays for or what the buyer pays for, it's all negotiable. In the current buyers market many buyers will try to take advantage of the seller. You either have a buyer trying to take an excessive advantage of you or the buyer is not qualified to buy the place. You would be far better off lowering the price a little and sell "as is".
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    When I sold my first home, one of the interested parties weren't sure the home was for him because the kitchen wasn't laid out the way he would have done it. I told him that under those circumstances the house probably wasn't for him. I've been through this a few times, and buyer's will try to get all they can out of you. My rule has been, if it isn't a health, structural or electrical problem, it is probably something I don't need to spend money on to sell the house. The buyer can request any test they want, but unless there is a problem I am aware of they can pay for it! I've had requests for everything from new windows in a garage we were going to tear down, to new siding because the color wasn't to their liking! There, you got me started on one of my "pet peeves". Good Luck and keep your head about you.
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