When buying a home there are several ways the home inspection situation could go down. Buyers have a few choices after that inspection. They can accept, reject or have one of two other alternatives to consider. We'll talk about each and when you should just walk away.
#1. Accept Inspection As-Is
Buyers should always have a home inspection done on the house they are interested in, however, it is their choice whether or not to request on. Buyers can buy a house without an inspection even though it is usually not a wise idea. Even new construction homes should be inspected because things break, codes fail, and mistakes are made, even in new construction.
Once the inspection is completed, the buyer has 4 options. One of them is to simply accept any and all issues as-is and move on to closing. The inspection contingency is satisfied and the seller doesn't have to complete any repair tasks.
This doesn't necessarily mean there is nothing wrong with the house, it just simply means the buyer is aware of any issues and chooses to move forward with the deal, excusing the seller from any additional repairs.
Related: What to Expect at the Inspection
Expert Agent Advice: David Watkins - Calabasas Luxury Realtor®
"We've had buyers order the home inspection, walk through with the inspector, and take notes on what needed to be fixed. There were a few things that I thought maybe should have been requested, but it's up to the buyer and they loved the house so much, they just approved the inspection and we went on to closing. Don't feel guilty that you don't ask for anything; sometimes that's okay! You are the one that will live in the home and you should be satisfied with your decision."