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Many of my Palmdale CA real estate buyers forget that the price isn’t the only, or the last negotiation in their real estate transaction. There are a number of contingencies and processes that need to happen before you walk away with the keys to your new home.   As a real estate agent in Palmdale, CA many of my deals fall apart because there can’t be a ‘meeting of the minds’ in regards to post closing repairs, or things that come up during the inspection process.

From my image at the top of the page, you get an idea of just how many parts of a home there are that need to be inspected.  This also gives you an idea of how many issues can arise with all of these things.  Thankfully, most of the real estate around Palmdale and Lancaster is newer construction.  Nevertheless, windows might be cracked or not close correctly.  The windows might be old and need replacing and having an inspector uncover that can give us a real edge in negotiation.  New windows on your home can drastically reduce your energy costs, and just make your home more comfortable.  The structure of the house itself must be inspected.  We do live in California and it’s earthquake country.  Real estate inspectors really earn their money checking out the roof.  I have a mild fear of heights so I’m glad checking out the roof isn’t a real estate agent’s job:)  An inspector has to check out all of the mechanical equipment and appliances that are part of the real estate deal.  Ovens, microwaves, air conditioning systems, swamp coolers, ventilation systems are part of the usual inspection list.  Inspection of plumbing systems, mostly to make sure it is modern and up-to-date with copper pipes, not steel pipes.  It does get cold and freeze here in Palmdale and Lancaster.  Steel pipes will expand and explode when we get a hard freeze here, and that’s no fun to deal with.  A lot of real estate buyers don’t realize that this can be a deal breaker.  Copper isn’t cheap and neither are plumbers, so retrofitting a home with out dated plumbing can be prohibitive.   Appliances are something I will talk about in another section, but you/we need to make sure we understand exactly which appliances are being sold as part of the house.   Electircal systems need to be tested.  Proper grounding such as GFCI (whatever that means) outlets in the bathrooms and kitchens are important.  Power systems can be old but we need to make sure they are in safe working order.  I have not seen many problems with termites here in the Palmdale and Lancaster, CA real estate area.  I think this is because termites don’t like to live in places that get freezing cold, but don’t quote me on that one.  Checking for obvious environmental hazards are of course important.  If you’re wondering why that house next to the old defunct gas station is so cheap, well there might be a reason.  Toxic waste might be seeping into the ground water or something tragic like that.  If you are looking at real estate that’s off the power grid, or city water, then we have to test those systems.  Wells need to be tested for function and efficiency, as well as water quality.  Septic systems are no fun to mess with.  Any time I have a home buyer who is buying a property with a septic system, I suggest that as part of our offer we get the seller to have the septic tanks pumped out.  Depending on how modern the septic system is, this might be the only time you have to worry about this.  Real estate sure has a lot of ‘moving parts’ to check out.  When they all work properly for you, your home can be like a beautiful symphony, playing just for you.

I’ve just given an outline of some basic inspections that will need to take place in a given real estate transaction in our area.  Certainly not all real estate deals will involve septic systems for example, but there will be a lot of inspections that are in fact needed.  I will be the one coordinating the inspector or inspectors.  I make sure that everything is done in a timely manner and of course by contract deadlines.

I’m here for you, my Lancaster Palmdale CA real estate buyers to assist you in negotiations so we can avoid killing our real estate deal if possible. I can sometimes apply a little creativity and keep your home deal moving forward.  If the seller of the property doesn’t agree to make the repairs you want, I can help to find a solution. My associates at Keller Williams and I are experts in these inspection and repair negotiations. I maintain a  list of contractors that we have the best chance of getting the repairs done at a price the seller will agree to.

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Real Estate Agent Palmdale, CA Wes Darby Home Listings For Sale

  1. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,802 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Days on market: 1
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 924 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 1956
    Days on market: 1
  3. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,088 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,583 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 1
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,375 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 1
  5. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,815 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 1
  6. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,673 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 2
  7. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,938 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 3
  8. 8 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 5,492 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.14 ac
    Year built: 2000
    Days on market: 3
  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,708 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.89 ac
    Year built: 1976
    Days on market: 3
  10. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,437 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Days on market: 4
  11. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,627 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Days on market: 4
  12. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,695 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,147 sqft
    Year built: 1993
    Days on market: 4
  13. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,342 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 4
  14. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,814 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,147 sqft
    Year built: 1994
    Days on market: 4
  15. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,759 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 4
  16. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,216 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 1956
    Days on market: 4
  17. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,023 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 1986
    Days on market: 4
  18. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,102 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Days on market: 5
  19. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,145 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 1992
    Days on market: 5
  20. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,528 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 5
  21. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,967 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Days on market: 5
  22. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,680 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 5
  23. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,188 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,602 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 5
  24. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,288 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,147 sqft
    Year built: 1994
    Days on market: 5
  25. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,752 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Days on market: 6
  26. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,065 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 1988
    Days on market: 6
  27. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,880 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 6
  28. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,288 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.50 ac
    Year built: 2008
    Days on market: 6
  29. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,043 sq ft
    Lot size: 26.08 ac
    Year built: 2008
    Days on market: 6
  30. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,088 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,890 sqft
    Year built: 1955
    Days on market: 6
  31. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,698 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 6
  32. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,440 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
    Days on market: 7
  33. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,099 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,632 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 7
  34. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,609 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 1994
    Days on market: 7
  35. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,622 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,503 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 7
  36. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,878 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 7
  37. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,264 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,920 sqft
    Year built: 1986
    Days on market: 7
  38. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,988 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 8
  39. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,888 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 8
  40. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,521 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Days on market: 8
  41. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,771 sq ft
    Year built: 1969
    Days on market: 8
  42. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,263 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,632 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Days on market: 8
  43. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,699 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.65 ac
    Year built: 1979
    Days on market: 8
  44. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,320 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,522 sqft
    Year built: 1986
    Days on market: 8
  45. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,690 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Year built: 1994
    Days on market: 8
  46. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,603 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,068 sqft
    Year built: 1988
    Days on market: 8
  47. 4 beds, 36 baths
    Home size: 2,081 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 8
  48. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Year built: 1954
    Days on market: 8
  49. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,905 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 8
  50. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,440 sq ft
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 8

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(all data current as of 11/13/2018)

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