November 14, 2021
Real Estate

Should You Waive a Home Inspection in This Market?​

O’Grady, who had 15 minutes to walk through the 1,800-square-foot Colonial she eventually bought, quickly found out her angst was warranted. Once she moved in, she discovered drips coming from the showerhead and the bathtub faucet — drips that leaked five gallons in 24 hours. The first repair estimate would’ve required taking everything out of the bathroom, including the original cast iron tub and fixtures, and came in at nearly $20,000. O’Grady eventually found someone who could do the job — for $5,000 — without touching the tub.

Though happy with her home overall, O’Grady was “devastated” by the surprise trouble and recommends that home buyers bring an inspector friend or someone else knowledgeable about houses to fully…

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