Does buying a house “AS IS” mean you can’t do inspections?

Even if the Spring Texas home you are interested in is being advertised “AS IS”, you still have the right to have the home inspected. Homes that are being sold as a short sale or as a foreclosure are typically sold ”AS IS” and it means the owner/seller of the home is selling it in its present condition. Whatever that condition may be.

You are accepting the home with all its faults and deficiencies. The phrase “AS IS” is a classic buyer beware situation where the buyer should take the time and spend the money to have the home professionally examined and inspected.

If the inspections reveal more problems than you are willing to deal with you can get out of the real estate contract.  But there are defined time frames you have to abide by if you want to terminate the contract due do the home’s condition.

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