If you love to entertain, a home with a beautiful deck is likely at the top of your list. Decks can be wonderful gathering places for family and friends or a perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors. While decks can be a huge selling point for a home, a poorly maintained deck can be something might make you think twice.

If a home inspector has found issues with the deck and feels they are cosmetic and easily repairable you can likely negotiate that as part of the sale. If the inspector sites issues that are serious and structurally unsafe you may want to look at your options to repair, rebuild or keep looking for another home.