After having the inspection done yesterday we were very pleased to find no major issues with the house. However, there are a few things that we think would be important to negotiate on. Specifically, the central air unit is 38 yrs old! It still works fine but the inspector was concerned about the age and also noted how much more expensive older units are to get serviced. The buyer included a 1yr home warranty that would cover it but if it breaks after the first year we’re not looking forward to dishing out a couple thousand to replace it.
We haven’t even gotten the finished inspection report back yet or spoken with our realtor but I’m just trying to get an idea on what our course of action should be. So… Is this a legitimate item to try and negotiate? Would it be better to ask them to replace it or just reduce the price? How does the negotiating process usually go?