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Who Orders the Inspection When Buying a Home?

In the homebuying process, the buyer typically orders and pays for a home inspection after the offer is accepted. Sellers in the inner San Francisco Bay Area often opt for a pre-listing inspection to address issues before listing. Buyers can negotiate a contingency to conduct their inspections.

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What is a Point of Sale (POS) ordinance? 

Point of Sale (POS) ordinances are city-mandated property repair regulations that ensure safety and environmental health during real estate transactions. While they serve essential purposes in protecting buyers and maintaining community standards, compliance can pose financial burdens and disproportionately impact lower-income property owners.

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