Do You Know The Difference Between A Necessary Repair vs A “Desirous Repair”? Okay, so maybe I have coined my own term here. Yes, I am asking about the “desirous repair.” So since I am asking the question of whether you know the difference between a necessary home repair vs. a “desirous home repair,” I will provide some definitions.A necessary home repair would include those items that are in such uninhabitable, unlivable condition, unsafe condition that any reasonable person would expect and request such repairs. For example, the banister is missing from the staircase or the carpet is missing and concrete floors are exposed in a less than artistic fashion.Now that leads us to the “desirous home repair.” That would include such items as replacing the tile kitchen counters that are in reasonably good condition with granite counters or changing the carpet because it is blue and you want beige.
Most home buyers would like to find a house that is more or less move in ready and fits their minds ideal. While there is nothing wrong with this idea, we must also address this practically. This must be particularly addressed as more short sale and foreclosure properties enter the real estate market place across the Inland Empire. Many of these properties have been subjected to deferred maintenance by home owners who just did not have the financial means to keep them up or because they have sat vacant for indeterminable amounts of time and fell into disrepair.
As you search for the perfect home remain cognizant that your ideal property may exist but you may have to put a little elbow grease into it. Definitely try to negotiate the best real estate deal possible but be wise in asking for necessary repairs only. Despite what you may see on the national news regarding real estate, there are home sales and multiple offer situations happening across the Inland Empire in cities such as Riverside and Corona.