- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Fiance and I are supposed to close on a house this Friday. We have been very excited for months about buying this house, and now I am not completely sure if it will all work out…
We are first-time homebuyers, so going through the whole process has been very stressful/frustrating. Our loan has been approved, appraisal was fine, inspection passed, everything was ready to go, and then we found out some bad news this morning.
When the current homeowners were packing their things, they moved a set of lockers that were sitting in the garage. Underneath, they found a crack in the concrete. Apparently, our inspector didn’t see the crack because he didn’t move the lockers (not sure if they are allowed to move homeowner’s things…), and so, with only five more days until closing, we found out this morning about the crack.
The current owners said they would fix it, but we are worried. I researched a lot today about cracks in garage concrete, and what I found was not helpful.
It really could be nothing, and we could end up with this house and be perfectly happy. However, if this crack is a specific type, we might end up having to back out of the deal because it could cost tens of thousands of dollars to fix.
I just don’t know what to do. We have been dreaming about this house since our offer was accepted. I don’t want to have to pay thousands of dollars and then some to fix a faulty foundation, but I am afraid that if we back out, we will be out several thousand dollars (not completely sure if the foundation really is bad) and our dreams will be crushed.
I guess I just need some words of encouragement. I am so sick of worrying about whether we will get our house or not!! Has anyone else ever gone through something like this? I am sure some of you have been through worse, but it is still just so frustrating and disappointing…