I just saw a television commercial about a tire that could go up to fifty miles after it is punctured! That sounds like a great idea.
But here’s where it falls “flat:”
Until the tire actually goes flat, how do you know that it has been punctured?
So if you’re on a road trip and you get a puncture, the only real difference is that you will be changing the tire on the side of the road fifty miles from where the failure occurred.
All of a sudden, it’s not such a great idea after all.
There are a lot of allegories in real estate:
“The house should appraise,” but we never know for sure until the appraisal is in our hand.
“The loan should be approved in ten days” but for whatever reason we don’t know for certain until the day before closing!
“We don’t expect any problems with the inspection,” that is, until we see the laundry list of repairs.
Problems must be addressed in their own good time.
There is no such thing as a puncture-proof transaction!