What Should You Disclose When Selling Your Austin Texas Home?

Posted by Kent Redding on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 1:27pm

By The Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX – During the process of selling your Austin Texas home, there may be certain things that you will need to disclose to potential home buyers because failing to disclose information about your home could cost you after it’s sold if you’re taken to court.

What to Disclose About Your Home

Mold Or Water Damage - The first thing to disclose about your Austin Texas Home is if your home has had mold or water damage that had to be repaired in the past.

Termites – Disclosing information about a previous termite problem is especially import, regardless if the termites have been treated or not, because the termite problem could affect the value of your home.

Home Repairs – You shouldn’t hesitate to disclose any information about repairs that you’ve made to your home over the years including repairs to the heating/cooling system, roof, plumbing or foundation.

Your Homes Past – If your home has a “criminal past” or is the location of a well-known event, the history of your home must be disclosed, especially since there are some home buyers who may want to avoid buying a home with a “notorious” history, while there will be other home buyers who may be attracted to it.

Lead or Asbestos – Last of all, but most important, you should also disclose information about your home if it has materials that may contain lead or asbestos.

You should also consider disclosing the following about your home:

  • plumbing and sewage issues
  • water leakage of any type, including in basements and around windows
  • termites or another insect, pest, mold, or rot infestations
  • roof defects
  • heating or air conditioning system issues
  • property drainage problems
  • foundation instabilities or cracks
  • problems with legal title to the property
  • neighbor disputes or boundary issues

Sell Your Austin Texas Home

To get started with selling your Austin Texas Home contact the Kent Redding Group today by calling us at (512) 306-1001 or CLICK HERE to connect with us online.

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