Pasadena CA The Importance of a Home Inspection No Matter What

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Pasadena CA The Importance of a Home Inspection No Matter What

The Importance of a Home Inspection - No Matter What


In Pasadena and throughout California - our purchase agreements state that all properties are sold in “As Is” condition.   Not just bank owned properties.   Not only short sale properties.   All properties sold in the state of California are sold in “as is” condition.  Big or small. Single family home or a condo.  This underscores the importance of a home inspection in Pasadena and throughout California - no matter what.

Does this frighten home buyers in Pasadena?   It shouldn’t.   Why not?

There is a physical inspection investigation period that is agreed upon by you as the buyer and the seller.   Do not give up your opportunity to investigate and inspect the property.   Contact a professional inspector(your Realtor can help you with at least three recommendations) or you can ask others you know for their recommendations or an inspector you have used in the past -- keeping in mind - it should be a professional inspector.   You may also want to utilize the services of other professional inspectors and tradespeople including foundation, roof, structural systems, geologists and more.  Not to belabor the point - but the importance of a home inspection is of the utmost importance - no matter what.

In Pasadena, California and in some other cities there is a city inspection process as well.    It is a requirement within the city and must be resolved as a condition of the sale - who pays for it is up for negotiation(inspection typically paid by the seller).    

Again - An “as is” home sale does not negate the importance of a home matter what.

This is one in an occasional series of blog posts about As Is sales and the importance of inspections.   For further information regarding the subject or any other real estate related matter including buying or selling property in Pasadena and throughout the San Gabriel Valley and the adjacent Northeast Foothill communities within the city of Los Angeles contact Michael Jacobs at 818.516.4393 cell or or www.camoves/com/michael.jacobs

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Michael Jacobs


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Pasadena, CA 91102

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  2. C. Lloyd McKenzie 11/20/2012 04:06 PM
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes
Well said Michael...I will not represent a client who refuses an inspection.
Nov 18, 2012 01:54 AM #1
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Michael - Excellent point. I can't remember the last time we sold a home to a buyer that didn't do an inspection, and we're pretty insistent that it be done by a professional. And I can't calculate how many bad situations have been avoided, but it's substantial.

Nov 18, 2012 02:08 AM #2
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

My best home inspector said that even new construction needs an inspection.  And, that sealed the deal for me!

Nov 18, 2012 02:25 AM #3
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

ALWAYS, always, always get a home inspection.  And, when you are buying in Pasadena, always use Michael Jacobs are your realtor.

Nov 18, 2012 03:32 AM #4
David Grbich
Realty One Group - - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Hi Michael - sound advice for any home buyer - best to be safe than sorry. Regards, Dave

Nov 18, 2012 03:42 AM #5
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael a home inspection is a MUST no matter what, at least it gives everyone peace of mind or if they discover something then that could be addressed either through credits or just knowing that needs to be fixed soon!

Nov 18, 2012 04:21 AM #6
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Hi Michael.  That is weird.  It is amazing how different the contracts are from state to state.  Inpsections are crucial to any purchase.

Nov 18, 2012 05:36 AM #7
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Michael - Great advice to always get a home inspection, no matter how small, or how low the purchase price, a home inspection is always well worth the money and time spent on them!

Nov 18, 2012 06:09 AM #8
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Defintely good information for anyone buying property. You always give excellent advice.

Have a great Thanksgiving Day!

Nov 18, 2012 08:51 AM #9
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Michael, it's always a good idea to get a home inspection before buying real property, especially if you are able to. Trustee's sales, that's a different story...those are typically bought without doing home inspections, usually by seasoned investors. :)


Nov 18, 2012 10:56 AM #10
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Michael, I would also recommend not using your brother-in-law's cousin who does it "on the side."  Get a great recommendation from your realtor, check them out and then pick a great one!

Nov 18, 2012 08:45 PM #11
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jeffrey - I will represent a buyer who does not want an inspection but they will need to sign a waiver that discloses they are doing so against the advice of the broker.

Hi Dick - a professional inspector is very important.

Suzanne - even though there is a builder warranty on new construction, an inspection should be completed.  

Don - I agree.  Thanks.

Dave - better safe than sorry is an excellent way to look at the situation.

Endre - well-said.

Belinda - the inspection/investigation phase is a part of our California purchase agreement --- though it is not stated that an inspection must be done.   I believe it is always wise to do an inspection.

Laura - exactly!

Patricia - thank you.  Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

Ron - very true.    Many inspection companies/inspectors have examples of their reports online for buyers to see and I encourage buyers to check them out to see if they feel it is a good match.  

Leilani - very true - a trustee sale is unique - most times a buyer will see the home(beyond driving by) they purchased for the first time after they purchase it.

Ron - 


Nov 19, 2012 02:22 AM #12
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA
I agree with Belinda I think it is amazing how different the contracts are with regard to inspections. They are on the Pennsylvania Contracts and can be accepted or waived....buyers should never waive!
Nov 19, 2012 10:55 AM #13
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Joy -- it is interesting to see the differences how real estate is practiced in different states(sometimes even different cities within the same county), that's why it is so important to work with someone who is well aware of local real estate customs.     

Nov 19, 2012 11:54 PM #14
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque

Good Evening Michael 

I wholeheartedly agree with you on this one.  Regardless...Get a Home Inspection done.  At leastt you know wher to start if something is wrong.  Excellent post.

Nov 20, 2012 04:00 PM #15
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good evening Michael,

Debbie and I wanted to drop by to wish you and yours a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!


Nov 21, 2012 11:03 AM #16
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