As a Seller, Will You Need a Truth in Housing Inspection?
Click here to see list of cities required in metro area to have Truth in Housing Inspections
STEVE: Hi, this is Steve Westmark, Counselor Realty. We’re at the Twins’ ball park and sitting on the golden glove, and I want you to know that I want to give you golden glove service when you come to buy or sell a house. Well, in this week’s video blog I’m going to talk to you a little bit about as you sell a house what are some of the things you have to do.
In many cities, they have a thing called for a time-of-sale housing inspection ordinance. And I’ll name the cities that they’re required in: Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Maplewood, Minneapolis, New Hope, Osseo, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, and South St. Paul. Now if you have a home in one of those areas and we’re going to sell that home for you, you’re going to need to go to our website and we’ll have a download of this five-page report that tells you what to do to do this time-of –sale inspection.
These are great for your buyers because as the buyers come through, you’ll have had an inspection done on the home and in some cases, have to do some repairs that are going to need to be done. But it’s a great opportunity for you to know about these types of things if you’re a seller in the marketplace. Now all the other cities at this point don’t require it, but as I’ve had in earlier videos, I’ve pointed out that it’s really a good idea to have an inspection done on your home anyways.
That way, you’re prepared for what a buyer’s home inspection might have to it. Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed this video today. At the bottom of this video blog, you’ll see the link that will take you to this five-page report on housing inspection ordinances. Make it a great day! And go Twins!