Cutting to the chase, in a seller's market in Sacramento, the types of common home inspection repairs are pretty much nil. Meaning they don't really exist. Sellers are not required to do any home inspection repairs in escrow. Not even lender-required repairs. Because you know whose fault that is for the lender-required repairs? It's the buyer's fault for obtaining a loan. Not the seller's problem the buyer can't pay cash.
Our California purchase contracts used to require the seller to do lender-required repairs, but not anymore. It is all negotiable. And we generally demand the buyer fix whatever the buyer's appraiser noted. That fire-rated door to the garage with self-closing hinges? Buyer can install it.
Of course, if this happened to be a buyer's market, which it is not, we'd be singing a different tune.
You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Does a Sacramento Seller Need to Do Home Inspection Repairs?
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