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More than 95% of all Los Angeles area home buyers choose to get a professional general home inspection upon going into escrow so that they can know exactly what they are buying.  Many defects are hidden under the sink, inside major appliances, on the roof and other places that buyers often miss.  A licensed home inspection company checks all of these places and more, then provides a detailed report on the defects found and other helpful information on the current state of maintenance for the home.

laloftinspect-mkFor Downtown lofts and condos, home inspections are usually smoother than those for the average single family house. Lofts are usually the sturdiest of all residences because they were originally built to more demanding, heavy-duty industrial or commercial specifications. Most single family homes in the Los Angeles area have more defects than condos, and many houses have unpermitted additions and other issues (such as fences that are too high etc) that general home inspectors do not normally catch. Homes on hills such as Mount Washington sometimes need a separate septic system inspection.

According to industry experts, there are at least 33 physical problems that will come under scrutiny during a home inspection when a home is for sale. There are 11 that everyone should know about if planning to put a home up for sale. A free report is available called “11 Things You Need to Know to Pass Your Home Inspection.” Request a free copy of this report in your mail by ordering from the toll free 24-hour automated condo information hotline at 1-800-791-4541 ID#1003 or at www.LALoftInspect.com.

Most traditional houses eventually get termite infestations and other pest problems, while most lofts never do. Condo owners need be aware of different HOA Homeowners signature-higgins-705-3973Association issues and rules. Condo sellers much check with the HOA well before an inspection to ensure that the inspector can gain access to rooftops, air conditioning, heating, plumbing and electrical panels for the unit being inspected. If the seller does not have the electricity and other utilities turned on, then the seller might need to reimburse the buyer for a 2nd inspection. While buyers usually for inspections during escorw, it can be a good investment for the seller to get a home inspection and repairs in advance so that the buyer is more likely to pay top dollar for a home that is in fabulous condition.

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Loft Inspection Traps and Pitfalls – Agent Visual Inspections and Seller Disclosures
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ad-cp-inspection-ho-csiIn addition to arranging the buyer’s optional inspection by a professional inspector, the seller and agents each have legal obligations to perform an individual inspection of the property.

When buying or selling a home anywhere in California, sellers and real estate agents are required by law to take a look around and to disclose to the buyer all known material facts and observations that may affect the value or desirability of the home. These days, that is often done by the seller using the Transfer Disclosure Statement, and also done by the agents on the Agent Visual Inspection Disclosure.

Some sellers have occasionally been known to purposely try to hire an out-of-town agent when the seller knows that the building or unit has some kind of problem that the seller would really rather not disclose.  This strategy is not likely to work for the seller because most agents will take the time to familiarize themselves with all of the issues of the property so that they will be prepared to handle any objections or questions by prospective buyers. The agent is required to write down all of the issues that they see or know about.

One current example is the Notice of Claim and possible future litigation at Alta Lofts.  This is in the gray area because no lawsuit has been filed but the sellers know that a lawsuit may be pending that could potentially affect the value and desirability of the loft condo units.  Most sellers and agents will find that information to be material, and thus they are likely to disclose it to the buyer in writing.

The items in an agent’s visual inspection are unlikely to raise a red flag. The AVID form is a disclosure, and is not created by a licensed inspection professional. Nevertheless, some sellers want to at least be sure that their agent does not list items that could be immaterial from the California Association of Realtors(R) AVID Agent Visual Inspection Disclosure form. The seller can let the agent know specifically if the seller believes that any items are not appropriate or material.

For a smooth transaction, buyers and sellers should generally sign most disclosure forms because a disclosure is simply sharing information. When a seller does not sign a common form, it has a substantial likelihood of raising a red flag for the buyer’s agent and the buyer. Failing to complete a common disclosure has a chance of jeopardizing the transaction, and may increase the liability of the seller. It is recommended that sellers consult with an attorney if they have legal questions about the AVID form and California disclosure law.

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