When you are buying a home, you will most likely
have an home inspection or you may choose to do a visually
inspection yourself. which is great for things like light switches,
heating/AC, test the water faucets and so on.
it is also very import that you know about what you
can’t see, and perhaps things that have happened in the past
regarding the property. The seller is usually obligated to
provide disclosures regarding the condition of the property
(past and present), Like what kind of natural hazard zone the
property is in (flood, fire, earthquake etc.), and if it’s a
condominium, documentation regarding the homeowner’s
association. Plus there may be other disclosures required in
the area the home is in like if its within so many miles of a
prison, or nuclear power plant.
disclosures are automatically required per contract. This is the
contract that you wrote your offer on. Your agent will assist in
providing any disclosure they can. This is very important because you want to
have time to review and approve these documents.