Septic and water inspection – waive it?

House in PA. We submitted an offer on a house 25k over asking. We waived the home inspection, but kept the contingency on septic, water well, and stucco inspections. Husband and I don’t have experience with private wells or septic systems and feel like we need to do our due diligence on these two things. I’ve also read that stucco can be problematic (possible mold or rotting behind it) so wanted to do that inspection too.

Seller came back asking us to waive these inspections and it’d be a done deal.

Husband and I are not comfortable doing so. My realtor said this is just how the market is and encouraged us to waive too. If this were public water or sewage, I think we’d waive. Given that we’re new to septic and private water, we feel we’d be entering this transaction totally blind without these inspections.

Is it important to keep the contingency on inspections for septic, private water, and stucco? Is it more important conducting inspections on septic/water than if the home were connected to public utility?

We also just, on principle, don’t want to be pressured into waiving anything. We’re exhausted from this housing market and don’t think we’re willing to sacrifice too much anymore.

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House in PA. We submitted an offer on a house 25k over asking. We waived the home inspection, but kept the contingency on septic, water well, and stucco inspections. Husband and I don’t have experience with private wells or septic systems and feel like we need to do our due diligence on these two things. I’ve also read that stucco can be problematic (possible mold or rotting behind it) so wanted to do that inspection too. Seller came back asking us to waive these inspections and it’d be a done deal. Husband and I are not comfortable doing so. My realtor said this is just how the market is and encouraged us to waive too. If this were public water or sewage, I think we’d waive. Given that we’re new to septic and private water, we feel we’d be entering this transaction totally blind without these inspections. Is it important to keep the contingency on inspections for septic, private water, and stucco? Is it more important conducting inspections on septic/water than if the home were connected to public utility? We also just, on principle, don’t want to be pressured into waiving anything. We’re exhausted from this housing market and don’t think we’re willing to sacrifice too much anymore. submitted by /u/mandyaffogato [link] [comments]

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