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G asked in Home & GardenMaintenance & Repairs · 1 decade ago

I just had a FHA apprasial on my house and they want the seller to replace a bathroom that we wont use?

Will they take our word because the seller might not pay for it and we are going to get rid of it anyways? Help.

1 Answer

  • Feral
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    No, they won't take your word for not wanting that bathroom. The FHA requires that all features of the house be functional and in good order. The only way you'll be able to get the matter settled to their satisfaction is either to get the repairs done or remove the fixtures, so that it's no longer a bathroom. Of course, if the repairs needed include wood rot or some other structural work, that part will still need to be done in order to qualify for FHA financing. Remember, too, that one less bathroom will reduce the appraised value of the home, which might disqualify it for the loan.

    Source(s): Home remodeler.
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