Is it common to buy a home 'as is'?
First off, yes I am using a Realtor, and I still don't think I need one if I were to purchase the type of home I planned on but THIS place...one look and whoa. I need an agent.
Anyway I'm negotiating on a house that is a bit of a fixer upper. Following the agent's advice (and seeing the owner's skill level) we made an offer "as is" with the intention of adjusting the offer after (several different) inspections. It seems odd, definitely not what I've done in the past.
I've seen what happens when one requests a new roof (won't make THAT stupid mistake twice) and it seems to make more sense to buy as is, especially on an older property. Is this more common than I realize?