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It’s been a hot minute since we’ve been lucky enough to list this rambler floorplan from one of SunCrest’s most sought-after builders. There’s a good reason; the rarely available floorplan always creates a chatter and the people who do own them, don’t tend to give them up. Originally dubbed the Monte Vista, the home’s wide open entertaining spaces combine with a logical, flowing blueprint to create a house that just makes sense. The sellers recently refinished the real hardwood floors, added fresh carpet, and splashed trendy gray tone paint throughout, helping to show off the 10′ foot ceilings, abundance of windows, and brilliant design of this single-level living home. The kitchen extends effortlessly to dining, family, and outdoor space. Be sure to walk out and experience that covered patio. As summers in SunCrest heat up, this is one spot we think you’ll spend hours cooling off in, while enjoying the fresh mountain air and views that this community is known for. Downstairs the oversized family room is complete with a cozy sitting area, wet bar, and rocking with a game area (8 ball, corner pocket!). The sellers have loved this home since it was built and they have raved about the spaciousness of those 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and massive 5-car garage (you read that right) all tucked on a flat, quarter-acre lot. Peruse the photos and pounce; we probably won’t see another one like this for a long while.
What Happens When a Home Inspection Doesn’t Go According To Plan?
Someone sells a home. Someone offers to buy it. In between the time the offer is made and the house is officially sold, the person buying the house asks for a period of “due diligence.” That’s just a fancy way of saying that the buyer needs to do some homework. The most common part of this due diligence is a thorough home inspection, where the buyer hires an independent, qualified home inspector to examine the property from roof to foundation looking for any potential issues that would be important to know before a sale can go through. If the home inspection report comes back with problems, typically a buyer and seller work together to find ways to keep the sale alive. Here are the three most common ways the two parties can work together.
REPAIRS TO BE MADE BY SELLER
In this scenario, the buyer and seller look at the home inspection report and the seller agrees to fix things that needs to be addressed. It may create out-of-pocket expenses for the seller, but it immediately address the items in question, usually on a mutually agreed upon timeline, and may not affect the original terms of the deal.
PURCHASE PRICE REDUCTION
In this scenario, the buyer and seller mutually agree to reduce the sale price of the home in lieu of doing repairs or credit. This is pretty straightforward for all parties.
CLOSING COST CREDIT
In this scenario, the seller may agree to kick in and cover some of the buyer’s costs. Think of it this way: it costs a lot for a buyer to get a loan and close on a house, so the seller agrees to cover some of those costs, and those are paid at the time of closing. This can be a good alternative for sellers who don’t want to pay money out of pocket for repairs, and it also helps the buyer lower the expenses involved in buying their home.
There is no “one size fits all” remedy for home inspections with surprises. Some buyers or sellers may not be big into DIY, while others would much rather tackle the projects themselves. Money, time, skills, and negotiation style all play a role. Should anything come up that needs a specific service professional or educated opinion, working with an agent who can provide references or manage this process for you will allow you to focus on the more fun parts of buying a house.
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We are so excited to highlight one of the many amazing trails in our SunCrest community trail highlight. Come explore the Oak Vista Trail!
📍1689 E. Deer Ridge Drive
📏 .68 distance
⛰ -295 elevation loss
⏱ Less than 1 hour
🐕 Permitted on leash
🥾 Good for all ages