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    Do Old Homes Need to Meet New Code Requirements To Sell?

    A great benefit about living in Orange County is that home buyers have a mixture of new and older homes to choose from.

    We’ve helped many homeowners sell their homes and one common question owners of older homes ask us is if their homes have to be brought up to code in order for them to sell and the answer is yes, and no, especially for these reasons.

    If You Want To Get the Most Money for Your Home  

    One of the best things to do when selling an older home, especially if you want to sell it for the most money, is to hire an inspector to thoroughly inspect every part of your home to make sure it’s up to code.

    A qualified home inspector will let you know if one or more areas of your home (like circuit breakers or electrical) are up to code or not so you can get those areas of your home fixed before you list it.

    Selling Your Home “As Is”

    Yes you can sell your home “as is” but keep in mind that if it needs work, especially if one or more areas of your home are not up to code, this will ultimately affect what you are able to sell your home for because the buyer will have to fix those problem areas before they can live there.

    Non-Negotiable Must Have Items for Your Home

    Regardless of your homes age you must install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home because, these are modern features which will not only help to insure your safety and security but also the safety of the next owner of your home as well.

    To learn more about how to get your home up to code or to view homes for sale across Orange County contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling us at (949) 272-0125 or click here to contact us online.

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