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September 11, 2012

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Uncover a Home’s Deepest Secrets…Before It’s Too Late

by terresteinbeck RODEO REALTY

Way back in the early, pre-heat wave days of August, I unleashed an article spotlighting the importance of conducting do-it-yourself home inspections — before you plunk down a solitary cent for an L.A. home. Eventually, of course, you’ll want a professional to waltz in and do some in-depth snooping. You know, for the stuff that doesn’t meet the eye. The very costly stuff. Problem is, as the L.A. real estate market gallops forward, sellers are riding a high horse of robust demand. Therefore, they’re granting fewer and fewer favors to the groundswell of eager buyers. One of the favors increasingly being dumped is the home inspection contingency. Not a good thing for Mr. or Ms. Buyer.

Consider this — when you put your John Hancock on the dotted line for a no-inspection home, you’re accepting said property as is/as is. Yes, yes, I know — you’re itching like mad to jump right into that gorgeous hunk of real estate. But don’t let looks and charm fool you. Very few homes are perfect, and many are far from it. So if you surrender the inspection contingency, you could be stumbling into a bottomless pit of hidden household problems, escalating repair expenses, and endless frustration.

Bottom line is this — unless you’re a major risk taker who doesn’t mind squandering a small fortune for headache-relief measures, don’t buy a home without an inspection contingency. You could be flinging yourself into the disaster zone. Far, far better to get a grip and look elsewhere for your Xanadu.  Believe me, it’s out there.

If you’d like more info about the importance of home inspections, feel free to reach out to me.  Or just fire your questions or comments into the box below. There’s always a vacancy.

And, of course, if you want to be connected to the latest info and opportunities in the Beverly Hills real estate market, I’m ready to make it happen.  Call or email today.

Back soon.

Terre Steinbeck

terre.steinbeck@gmail.com

(310) 666-4094  DIRECT

(310) 724-7100   OFFICE

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