Arthur asked the above question on Trulia Voices with reference to a home that is listed for sale AS IS in Camp Hill, PA. And my response was as follows:

Thank you for your inquiry. There are many reasons, as already stated, why a seller may not want to make the necessary repairs to a home that has been listed for sale. An additional reason may be indifference because with the market as it is right now, some sellers do not have the inclination or the "emotional attachment" to a home so they just place a home on the market and hope it sells. My recommendation is to engage a REALTOR® to represent your interests if you decide to move forward. Why? Because depending on the circumstances, you will need someone to navigate through the total process to insure that if you decide to purchase the home, you can get the appropriate loan to close on the deal, but more importantly, that you get to the closing table.

Thanks, Don.

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