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Your dream home’s beautiful exterior might be hiding a horror show.
Prospective homeowners might think they’ve covered their due diligence by reviewing local schools and crime statistics.
Yet buyers will need to dig below the surface to find the real deal breakers, including shoddy construction and unreported property damage.
Depending on what those homebuyers find, they’ll have to make a choice: Negotiate with the seller to address the problem or walk away from the sale.
“Until you can get a licensed inspector, you can only make a visual inspection,” said Andi DeFelice, president of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents.
“You can try to pull permits at the courthouse, but if you don’t know what you’re looking for, it can be daunting,” she said.
Here are three signs that you may need to cut bait on the home you want to buy.
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