Selling a Home with Structural Problems

After so many years of owning your home, it may have developed some structural problems. These can be very costly to repair, and in some cases, the time and expense may not be worth it to you. You may wish to sell the home and move, but the very problems you’re hoping to escape will make doing so more difficult to accomplish.

There are ways to successfully sell a home with structural problems, however. Here, we’ll discuss how to make a successful sale.

Types of Structural Problems

First, let’s look at what qualifies as a structural issue. This could include the following:

  • Water damage to joists, beams, and other wooden support structures
  • Settling and cracking of the foundation, sometimes resulting in tight doors and cracked walls
  • Rotting or insect-infested joists
  • Shifting in load-bearing walls, often leading to dips or warps in the roof

If your home has these issues, you likely have some significant structural damage.

Challenges of Selling a Fixer-Upper “As-Is”

When most people buy a home, they want something that won’t demand their attention (and money) for maintenance. This means that if you sell your home on the market, you will either need to fix those issues yourself or sell “as-is” at a much lower price than you’d hoped for. It may be tempting to try to hide those problems completely but doing so will land you in legal hot water once the problem is discovered.

Selling your home “as-is” involves much less hassle (and may be more cost-effective in the long run) than making the repairs yourself, but its structural issues will turn away most buyers, making it difficult to make a sale quickly or at all.

Solutions

There is one solution in particular that can dramatically reduce the time and hassle involved in selling a structurally compromised home, and that is selling to a home investor. For instance, SellMyHomeToday.com can make a competitive cash offer on your home, even if it has structural damage. This allows you to sell and move on quickly without going through the hassle of trying to sell “as-is” on the market.   Just call us today at (972) 643-8320 to set up an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.  We will come view your home and make you a cash offer on the spot.  No showings, inspections, or repairs repairs needed.

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