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Old 10-15-2006, 02:22 PM   #31
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Who would be responsible for this repair? The seller or you (buyer)?
Seller..hopefully..otherwise i will back off..seller has already agreed to give me a credit for a new roof...Inspector said roof had severe wear ( but yesterday engineer said it was in good condition but suggested to replace it since it was too heavy)

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Old 10-15-2006, 02:31 PM   #32
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Did the inspector find any other problems with the house besides the slanted wall?
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Old 10-15-2006, 02:34 PM   #33
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Did the inspector find any other problems with the house besides the slanted wall?
no nothing structural..he said even if left untreated the will move about an inch in next 60-70 years
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Old 10-15-2006, 02:36 PM   #34
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No plumbing, electric, chimney, cracked walls, crooked floors... issues that may need attention or cost a large amount of money to repair?
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No plumbing, electric, chimney, cracked walls, crooked floors... issues that may need attention or cost a large amount of money to repair?
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plumbing is a mix of old and new...old probably would need to be replaced soon.

electric is a mess too ...100 amps circuit breaker with some very old wiring and lot of ammteur work.

chimeney...needs cleaning ..thats all i was told

no cracked walls or crooked floors ( carpeted )but basement and den has asbestos floors.

thee have wall paper all over ...would need to remove them and have painted

carpets need to be removed and hard floors refinished...

it needs exterior paint...has cedar siding..paint is cracked and most likely has lead..

any idea how much this would cost? house is about 1700 sq ft
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plumbing is a mix of old and new...old probably would need to be replaced soon.

electric is a mess too ...100 amps circuit breaker with some very old wiring and lot of ammteur work.

chimeney...needs cleaning ..thats all i was told

no cracked walls or crooked floors ( carpeted )but basement and den has asbestos floors.

thee have wall paper all over ...would need to remove them and have painted

carpets need to be removed and hard floors refinished...

it needs exterior paint...has cedar siding..paint is cracked and most likely has lead..

any idea how much this would cost? house is about 1700 sq ft
Did the inspector say that all this needs to be done?
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Did the inspector say that all this needs to be done?
No he said "aprroaching end of life" and monitor.... for old plumbing.... he rated electric as "fare" commenting that sowe of the wiring was old and would need to be monitored

engineer was very skeptical of old wiring though..he suggested me to get an electrician

will be removing wallpaper and carpets for cosmetic reasons..

would replace asbestos floors for health reasons....although asbestos floors appear to be in good condition except for a few broken tiles but who knows dust may be flying all over
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No he said "aprroaching end of life" and monitor.... for old plumbing.... he rated electric as "fare" commenting that sowe of the wiring was old and would need to be monitored

engineer was very skeptical of old wiring though..he suggested me to get an electrician

will be removing wallpaper and carpets for cosmetic reasons..

would replace asbestos floors for health reasons....although asbestos floors appear to be in good condition except for a few broken tiles but who knows dust may be flying all over

It sounds like the current owner has not made repairs or keep the place up very well.

I would get estimates for the wiring, plumbing, furnace and any other repairs that may be needed before you continue with the pruchase.

How long has this house been on the market? (weeks, months or longer)


You said that the chimney needs to be cleaned. Does this have a fireplace?

If the furnace gets replaced then the chimney will more than likely need a liner installed unless you install a high efficiency one that vents out the side of the house.

Have you had other family, friends, relatives... look at the house and get feedback from them?
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plumbing is a mix of old and new...old probably would need to be replaced soon.

electric is a mess too ...100 amps circuit breaker with some very old wiring and lot of ammteur work.

chimeney...needs cleaning ..thats all i was told

no cracked walls or crooked floors ( carpeted )but basement and den has asbestos floors.

thee have wall paper all over ...would need to remove them and have painted

carpets need to be removed and hard floors refinished...

it needs exterior paint...has cedar siding..paint is cracked and most likely has lead..

any idea how much this would cost? house is about 1700 sq ft
Plumbing could cost from $2,000 and up depending how much work needs to be done. This would be just for the water supply lines and not the drain lines.

How many bathrooms?

What are the major electrical appliances? (hot tub, electric dryer, central a/c, electric heat...)

The electrical is 100 amps. If you have a large family and use a considerable amount of electrical appliances than you may want to go to 150 or even 200 amp main service.

To upgrade from the power pole to the house main service panel could cost from $1500+ depending on if it is 150 or 200 amps for the main panel.

To replace the wiring in the house could range from $2,000+ depending on how many circuits there are, the size, accessibility...

The cost to correct the slanted wall may be 2 or 3 times higher if not done when the roof is replaced. The wall would be harder to move with all the weight of the roof on it.

Have you checked comps for this house?
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[quote=redline;20959]Plumbing could cost from $2,000 and up depending how much work needs to be done. This would be just for the water supply lines and not the drain lines.

How many bathrooms?

1.5 baths

What are the major electrical appliances? (hot tub, electric dryer, central a/c, electric heat...)

electric washer/dryer....electric oven... I will upgrade it to 200 amps anyway

The electrical is 100 amps. If you have a large family and use a considerable amount of electrical appliances than you may want to go to 150 or even 200 amp main service.

To upgrade from the power pole to the house main service panel could cost from $1500+ depending on if it is 150 or 200 amps for the main panel.

To replace the wiring in the house could range from $2,000+ depending on how many circuits there are, the size, accessibility...


Have you checked comps for this house?

not sure what those are
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Comps or comparables are the selling prices of houses that are similar to yours and have sold recently. This will tell you if you are paying too much for the house or if you are paying a reasonable price for the house. You should be able to ask your real estate agent for these comps (comparables) listing. This will give you a general idea but you have to understand that it is difficult to compare houses because there are many factors that go into the price of a house.
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Keep us updated as to the progress with the purchase of the house
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Comps or comparables are the selling prices of houses that are similar to yours and have sold recently. This will tell you if you are paying too much for the house or if you are paying a reasonable price for the house. You should be able to ask your real estate agent for these comps (comparables) listing. This will give you a general idea but you have to understand that it is difficult to compare houses because there are many factors that go into the price of a house.
oh... I think i got a good deal.... ..definitely
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Keep us updated as to the progress with the purchase of the house

Will definitely keep you posted....you have been a great help.

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You are welcome and best wishes with your first house .

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