(Closed) ugh…. the inspection!!! (long)

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Magdalena:  

If you can get the radon fixed and take money off the price for the future basement work , I think Id do it. The price for all the new stuff is a killer deal!

Maybe I would get a second opinion about the crack just to make sure that is not a future night mare.

I also think the owners will be forced to address the issue, cause the next person will likely find the same things. 

Post # 5
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would for sure get a second opinion.  A wet basement and need for a dehumidifier are more than just inconviences, those things can lead to mold which could be a major heath problem.  It’s hard to say if they will go for it, but I agree with your inspector to be wary.  A flipper is less likely to pay for a great contractor to fix problems like that.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I know the boat you’re in– I was there myself back in March. The house we bought had definite water issues in the basement. The inspector recommended we get the owners to come down $5k on the selling price because of it. They wouldn’t, and we weren’t willing to give up on a house we otherwise loved, so we bit the bullet and got it. Roughly 6 months later, and we have paid almost $4k to redo the sidewalk/tear out the cement patio around the house. It was slanted the wrong way (toward the house) and also above the foundation line, all of which contributed to the leaky basement. Since we had that done, no more leaks. But it wasn’t cheap, and now the yard is a wreck. I am NOT in any way discouraging you from buying the house. It sounds like it’s still definitely worth it. Just pointing out that water in the basement is a problem that can’t be ignored long term and fixing it could require either considerable money or lots of elbow grease (and possibly both). Good luck!

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