Are you purchasing your first home? Maybe you are trading up and buying and selling at the same time? You could be having a custom home built or perhaps your children have all moved out and you are downsizing.
Buying, selling or building a new home can be very exciting but it can also be stressful as it often represents one of the most important and largest financial commitments you can make.
At HART LAW OFFICE, we understand that realtors are explaining all about real property reports, compliances, holdbacks and asking you to sign contracts and the banks are explaining the different types of mortgage products on the market. Our focus at HART LAW OFFICE is to make your experience of buying and/or selling a home a relatively easy and stress-free transaction.
At HART LAW OFFICE we have over 20 years experience in real estate and can work with you, your realtor and your banker to make the experience a pleasant and happy occasion.
Here are some of the ways HART LAW OFFICE can assist and advise you:
These would be defects that you, as the buyer, could not discover through an ordinary inspection. So, a gauge in the hardwood flooring, under the area rug, is not a hidden defect as that is something you could have discovered had you moved the area rug.
Yes, it sounds crazy that you’d have to move an area rug or move furniture to see what condition the floor is in, but if you want to avoid a surprise when you move in and you want some compensation for the damage, it is much better to discover it at the time you are deciding on making an offer rather than the day you move in.
Something that is “hidden” in nature would be blocked sewer lines or cracks in the foundation that may be hidden behind basement walls. There is no obligation to disclose defects or deficiencies that are visible and simply not noticed by you. Also, a seller is not obligated to disclose building code deficiencies nor is there an obligation for the seller to remedy building code deficiencies. This is where having a really good home inspector comes in.