We got the report from the home inspection. Keeping in mind that when you buy an older home there are always problems and that we knew it was a fixer upper it isn't too bad. The house is sturdy, roof within 2 years, electric updated within 2 years, newer hot water tank and furnace. The catches are, asbestos tape fraying (means if is friable and needs to be removed) under the crawl space, windows are either broken or do not open which is a big safety hazard, especially on the second floor. The garage roof needs new shingles. The upstairs toilet needs to be replaced and the downstairs shower needs a control dial. The plumbing vent on the roof must be lengthened.The front and back porch need to be shored up sometime in the next couple years. Little things include outlet covers and switch covers. All the walls need to be painted and patched and the cleaning will be impressive. They also noted defects in the siding on corners. Of all that the non opening windows were a surprise, and the asbestos was a shock. I turned it in to my realtor and we'll see their thoughts on what needs to be fixed before we buy. The asbestos is a must I think the plumbing needs to be addressed and I vote the windows be operable or they take the estimate of costs off of the bill for the house. I sure don't have enough to buy a house and fix all the windows. The rest of it I can deal with.
too soon to tell
November 6th, 2006 at 03:06 pm