“A Requirement NO, but Good Common Sense to have”

“A Requirement NO, but Good Common Sense to have”




I think the place is in good working order for now and needs some attention but nothing that is immediate. 

Does a conventional loan mean a person has to have well, septic, and home inspections?

Thanks, Ruth


I always get concerned when someone asks me if home inspections are necessary. These questions are being asked because the property is a short sale and being sold in “AS IS Condition”. I am always going to recommend that inspections are done. Sure it may be a “good buy” however, will it be such a good buy if a septic system or well needs to be replaced? How about a roof or furnace?


Spending the money for inspections is a good investment. I always tell my clients there are normally reasons that someone is recommending against doing inspections.


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Comment balloon 5 commentsJoe Petrowsky • March 23 2017 06:53PM


Joe Petrowsky I would hope the person asking you is not a licensed real estate agent. For years now, I have had every home buyer have their purchase inspected by a state-licensed home inspector. Always there are surprises not known from the sales visit.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc.) about 2 years ago

Good morning, Joe Petrowsky no matter what one is buying, it's necessary to know exactly what is being bought....no surprises after the sale!!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 2 years ago

Good morning Joe. I think your advice is sound and believe that is the right answer.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 2 years ago

Good morning Joe. If they ask, they need to have the inspections done! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 2 years ago

We always recommend inspections even on new construction so that we don't have to come back after closing on problems.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) about 2 years ago