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Q: In a recent article you suggested to a daughter that when selling her mother’s home in poor condition that she could just refuse the buyer’s request to have a home inspection.

Why in the world would you suggest that? Refusing a buyer to conduct a home inspection reeks of “hiding” something.

A: Some people will certainly see it that way. As if the seller is hiding something by refusing to open up the doors to a professional home inspector. But there are a few circumstances where it makes sense to do this.

Let’s back up. Most buyers will include an inspection contingency when making an offer. And most sellers will agree to allow a professional home inspector to come through the house within a week or 10 days after the buyer and seller agree to the purchase price.