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As a seller, don't be frightened if your buyer has presented you an offer with FHA financing. Prior to 2005 sellers were reluctant to accept an offer from a buyer who was obtaining an FHA loan. The main reasons were FHA required too many repairs before the loan could close and the seller often ended up paying for those FHA repairs. Since then, FHA repair guidelines have softened.
It is not a bad idea to take a look at the list of possible repairs prior to listing your home for sale and make these repairs, just in case.
An FHA appraiser will make an appointment to appraise and inspect the property. (this is different than the home inspection the buyer will have) A report will than be presented to the bank. Any repairs will need to be completed by the seller immediately, because the FHA appraiser will need to re-inspect the property to insure these repairs have been completed.
Types of FHA Repairs That Must be Completed Prior to Closing an FHA Loan
Peeling paint in homes built before 1978.
Unpainted downspouts and broken rain gutters.
Rotting out-building in need of demolition.
Exterior doors that do not properly close and open.
Exposed wiring and uncovered junction boxes.
Major plumbing issues and leaks.
Inoperable HVAC systems.
Leaky or defective roofs, roofs with a life expectancy of less than 3 years, composition over shake.
Active and visible pest infestation.
Rotting window sills, eaves, and support columns on a porch.
Missing appliances that usually are sold with a home such as a stove.
Bedrooms without minimize-sized windows or bedroom windows with bars that do not release.
Foundation or structural defects.
Evidence of standing water in the crawl space.
Inoperable kitchen appliances.
Empty swimming pools, pools without a working pump and pools with mosquito fish.
No pressure relief valve on water heater.
Leaning / broken fence.
Types of FHA Repairs That are Not Necessary to Fix Before Closing
Peeling paint in homes built after 1978.
Cracked glass in windows.
Minor plumbing defects such as a dripping faucet.
Damaged wall coverings in homes built after 1978.
Worn out carpeting or defective floor finishes.
Beat-up or damaged exterior doors that still open and close.
Trip hazards such as heaving sidewalks.
Removal of debris under the house.
Evidence of previous or inactive pest infestation.
Replacement of flat roofs.
Testing of wells, unless required by local jurisdictions or water is suspected of contamination.
If you are thinking of selling your house in the future, take a look at the list and make those repairs prior to listing it. If you have any questions, please contact your local realtor.
If you are Buying, Selling or Relocating to the Lansdale, Montgomery/Bucks county PA area and need help from a professional REALTOR®, I would be happy to assist you! Please visit my Lansdale real estate website for property searches and to sign up for free listing alerts and other information.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.