GETTING THE GRADE What to Do After a Bad Inspection Report
Will a lender receive the report? When applying for a loan, there’s a fear that a lender could see the negative report on a property the buyer wants to sink their money into and will back out. However, at Liberty Inspection Group, we will only provide a copy of the report to clients who pay for the service. As a courtesy, we may send a copy to the real estate agent.
Getting a bad report on an inspection can feel a lot like a bad report card from school. Whether it’s something structural (like termite damage) or a major safety issue (like bad wiring), poor findings can be a crushing blow, leaving a lot of questions in their wake.
So, what do you do when you get a bad report from your inspector? Follow these steps to get a safer piece of property back on the market.
How do I fix these problems? When you work with Liberty Inspection Group, you’re not just getting an experienced property inspection company. You’re also gaining access to construction and home maintenance businesses we have worked with on previous
Who needs to fix the issues? The biggest question when it comes to righting the wrongs on the property you’re selling is who is going to foot the bill? Will the sellers be responsible or are the repairs something the buyers will have to contend with? How will either option influence the price? Everything in real estate is negotiable, but assuming everything can be repaired by one party is unrealistic. Always be open about additional costs with all parties involved. Couldn’t you just fudge the report? At Liberty Inspection Group, we will never lie on an inspection report. We operate with a high standard of ethics, and we will not compromise safety or our integrity to appease a seller or buyer.
properties. We can offer advice on solutions to the bad circumstances we find and connect you to professionals to get the job done.
Don’t let a bad report sour your possible sale. Learn more about our reporting process and have your questions answered online at LibertyInspectionGroup.com.
Inspired by Bon Appétit
This silky caramel recipe is spiked with miso for a complex, rich snack that won’t hurt your teeth. MISO CARAMEL APPLES
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4 Granny Smith apples 1/2 cup raw pistachios 1 1/2 tsp plus 1 cup sugar
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4 Popsicle sticks
2 tbsp light corn syrup 1/4 cup heavy cream
3 tbsp sesame seeds
1/4 tsp kosher salt
2 tbsp white miso, divided
1. Heat oven to 275 F. 2. In a food processor, pulse pistachios and 1 1/2 tsp sugar. Add sesame seeds and 1 tbsp miso, pulsing until miso is fully broken up. Spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 15–20 minutes and let cool. 3. Meanwhile, insert a Popsicle stick into the center of each apple. 4. In a saucepan, bring corn syrup, 1 cup sugar, and 2 tbsp water to a boil. Boil for 5–7 minutes, swirling infrequently, until caramel is a light amber color. 5. Add cream and salt to caramel, whisking to combine. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and quickly whisk in remaining miso. 6. To assemble, first roll apple in caramel, then in pistachio mixture, before resting on greased baking sheet. 7. Let cool 30 minutes and serve.
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