Zillow Advice: Home Buying - What are the risks of buying a home "as is"? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-risks-of-buying-a-home-as-is/525123/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Many states require most ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-risks-of-buying-a-home-as-is/525123/ <p>Many states require most sellers to fill out a disclosure form,&nbsp;what they know about a property's condition, Often these disclosures involve a standardized form the seller fills out and gives to the buyer. In the case of an REO, (Bank owned) the information might not be useful since the bank obviously hasn't occupied the home. All of the foreclosures (most estate sales) or bank sales are strictly as-is because the banks aren't in a position to know what happened to these properties over time before they were taken back.</p><br/> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-risks-of-buying-a-home-as-is/525123/ 2014-01-20T17:21:00Z In CA, there is little risk ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-risks-of-buying-a-home-as-is/525123/ In CA, there is little risk in buying as is as long as the buyer has proper, complete inspections. CA law protects the buyer of as is real estate by still requiring the current owner to disclose known defects even if the defects are items that they are refusing to repair before sale. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-risks-of-buying-a-home-as-is/525123/ 2014-01-20T17:03:00Z Funny thing, Julie - we are ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-risks-of-buying-a-home-as-is/525123/ Funny thing, Julie - we are always buying houses, "As-Is."<br/><br/>The seller is not going to come out to the house after closing and fix things, that's for sure!<br/><br/>Realistically, there is no "Super Blanket of Protection" - you can/should hire inspectors to give it a visual once-over, but they can't open walls or do anything destructive to the property. At some point, you have to either be satisfied with the apparent condition of the property and take it, or move on to another one! Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-risks-of-buying-a-home-as-is/525123/ 2014-01-20T17:00:00Z Generally, "As Is" means ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-risks-of-buying-a-home-as-is/525123/ Generally, "As Is" means the seller is not willing to make any repairs to the home. However, that does not mean that you cannot do any inspections to the home, to find out exactly what you can look forward too in the way of repairs. In my opinion, no one should ever buy a home without doing an inpsection, regardless of whether the seller is willing to do repairs or not. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-risks-of-buying-a-home-as-is/525123/ 2014-01-20T15:35:00Z