What is the name of your state? Massachusetts
We are first time buyers, and need some advice on how to handle the results of our home inspection. The house is 15 years old, and the inspection uncovered the fact that the roof has defective shingles, and needs to be replaced. According to the inspector it will last no more than a year. In addition there is about $1,600 worth of work that needs to be done to some windows on the exterior of the house. We are getting estimates done now, however in speaking with the Seller's broker, while the owners will listen to our negotiation, it seems unlikely that they will budge at all on the price. Is there a way to approach this that would make us more successful in getting something/anything knocked off the price? Is it possible that our inspector was wrong about the roof (the sellers claim there isn't a problem)?