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What are common lender-required repairs?

Posted by Joseph A. DiPiazza | Mar 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

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When it comes to buying a home, there are several factors to consider. One of the most important is financing. Most people need a mortgage to purchase a property, and as part of the mortgage application process, the lender will typically require an appraisal to determine the home's value and ensure it is a good investment.

During the appraisal, the appraiser will also assess the property's condition and identify any necessary repairs or improvements. If any repairs are needed, the lender may require that they be completed before approving the mortgage.

If the buyer is just taking out a conventional loan, the buyer will probably only need to fix major structural issues that put the value of the house at risk, such as foundation cracks or a deteriorating roof.

For a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan, here are some of the most common bank-required repairs that you should be aware of:

  • Patching up peeling paint
  • Concealing any exposed wiring
  • Fixing broken gutters
  • Installing missing handrails on stairs

This list is more extensive because an FHA loan is provided to low-income homebuyers who may not have extra money to cover repairs on their own.

In conclusion, when purchasing a home with a mortgage, it is important to be aware of the potential bank-required repairs that may be necessary to secure financing. By addressing any issues upfront, you can ensure that the home is safe and secure for you and your family and that you can move forward with your home purchase with confidence. Contact The Law Office of Joseph A. DiPiazza, LLC to go over any issues or questions you may have concerning your financing or purchasing a property.

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Joseph A. DiPiazza

Joseph DiPiazza, Esq. is a highly accomplished real estate lawyer with a wealth of experience specializing in residential real estate transactions.


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