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Old 02-17-2013, 09:55 PM   #16
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Sure looks like a 100 plus year old house to me.
Thank about it, there was no wiring, plumbing, heating duct to deal with back then.

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Old 02-17-2013, 10:25 PM   #17
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There was no access to get into our crawl space, though there is something out there that looks like they were going to put one in. There is access now. In the kitchen. Under the counter.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:28 PM   #18
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1925, Joe...it used to be a greenhouse before though.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:34 PM   #19
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Oh, Joe, lets hope that for once this time that is not the case!
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:48 AM   #20
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look at this from another point,,, was the property listed thru a lic real estate broker ? were structural deficiencies noted on the listing ? IF you borrowed $ to finance, what was the licens'd home inspectors' report disclose ? were you represented by counsel ? in most states, nothing said verbally is binding & all information MUST be in writing ! if i were you, i'd call my attorney quickly your repairs will be extensive & expensive,,, had you known / realized this prior to closing, you'd probably have pass'd on this place,,, usually buyers are liars & sellers are worse ! ! ! ! ! !
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:51 AM   #21
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If you did get it inspected before buying I'll make a guess, it was an inspector the realitor suggested.
I've never once seen a report from a realitors inspector not pass inspection.
I think they show up with a white cane and a seeing eye dog.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:22 PM   #22
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If it were me, I'd rip up the flooring one room at a time and fix/replace the joists with PT lumber, while at the same time digging out deeper for future access, or leave a trap door every so often. And a vapor barrier would go down

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