Another issue to think about..... using common sense right now makes sense to me...
this is too new for anything other than common sense..... I like "shelter in place" for now....
There is a new issue no one has talked about during this Corona Virus period in time. What if someone in a home had Covid 19 and now is recovered and cleared by the doctor. Can that home be put up for sale? Would the seller have to disclose that fact?
With uncertain times, comes uncertain answers. First it may depend on what the state law is. Here in NH on basic items, only defects in the home have to be disclosed.
When posed with this question many of my own questions came up such as "do i want to even go inside that home?" Do i want to be near any person that resides there? For me, I like answers, so i called my trusty favorite real estate attorney and asked. He did not know, but he will find out. Second, my questions about feeling safe were answered by the family letting me know who was tested and what the results were.
Again, with so much uncertainty, the question to the seller of why they needed to sell? Did they need to sell now? Could they wait until this is over? Then of course the home, is it sanitized? Can any member of the family get sick again? Do i need to wear a mask? Do i need booties?
IN SUMMARY this was not something to rush into. However the seller was very happy that I had completed the research i did and got the answers they could not. Another agent already told them no, they would not list it ever. I would not say that, I like real info first. I did not go into the home I was able to use the tax card and old mls. The seller took a video and we face timed (many times). It was easy to place a value on the home. It was a little harder to get answers.
THE BOTTOM LINE the seller will await the lawyers response on disclosure. The seller will be moving out soon to another home they have. The home will be cleaned and dis-infected by a professional company. At that point, I can go in and we can move forward. They were happy I did not want to rush. They were also happy i put a plan of action together.
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