Recent changes in the Arizona residential Purchase Contract has removed “warranted items” from the contract; leaving all repairs open to negotiation. But just because the seller of the home is not obligated to fix anything, you should STILL get an inspection whether you are buying a home in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, north Phoenix or the Prescott area.
If the inspection finds something major, the buyer can still walk away from the deal with deposit in hand (make sure you are still within the inspection period). Buyers and sellers can always negotiate any issues that come up when the inspection is done, and even if the seller doesn’t fix anything, the inspection report can serve as a to do list for the buyer. Jerry at Sonoran Property Inspections can also give buyers a rough idea of what any repairs might cost so that they know what to set aside (or ask for in compensation from the sellers).
Remember, the cost of a home inspection is very small compared to the price of the home. Be an informed consumer when buying an “as is” home, and hire a professional certified inspector like Jerry. For your peace of mind if nothing else.