This refers to how much it would cost to enhance one or more aspects of a home for sale. In some cases, buyers will purchase homes knowing they’ll have to conduct repairs and improvements to certain elements of their new residence. Other times, they’ll request (or mandate) sellers take care of any issues before they finalize purchases for their properties. Who is responsible for fixing a home before the paperwork is completed for a deal isn’t always the same. As noted by Bankrate, state laws pertaining to repairs to homes for sale and if sellers need to handle them vary from state to state.