As suspected, the inspector found a few minor issues (9 to be exact) and nothing major. The nine issues consisted of a couple contractor mistakes (hot/cold water lines reversed on two faucets, tub drain installed incorrectly, a piece of insulation caught in an HVAC register), a couple oversights (old plumbing hole not caulked, gas line entry into house not caulked, condenser insulation need to be replaced) and a couple cosmetic issues that we knew about but chose not to repair (a small hold in the vinyl siding and a hole in the front yard where a dead bush was removed).
The buyer sent an amendment requesting that all nine of the issues to repaired. Of course, we were happy to fix the contractor mistakes and the oversights, but the two cosmetic issues we refused to fix, as they aren’t safety concerns, they aren’t substantial and we chose not to fix them in the first place. So, we sent an amendment back to the buyer with our changes, and are waiting to hear if it will be acceptable to them.
We’ve actually already fixed the seven issues that we agreed should be fixed — our plumber came out first thing this morning and realized that the hot/cold supply lines were mislabeled on a couple of the faucets, resulting in them being reversed (this was before the new hot water heater was installed, so they weren’t tested), and my projects manager fixed all the minor stuff, including caulking the holes, cleaning the registers, and replacing the condenser insulation.
The first appraisal is scheduled for tomorrow morning, so I’ll post an update on that later in the week…