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Old 05-23-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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We are in the process of purchasing a home and have found out by the inspection that there is major structural damage on the south end of the home. Once this is repaired will it be ok or can it come back later at another time or cause things to collapse if not repaired correctly.

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If it was a good home inspector, he should have made you aware to find a professional (not contractor) to determine the extent and any remedies before you finally sign the papers.

Once you have an idea of the extent and cost, you should get a price reduction rather that trust the seller to do a "quick and dirty" job.

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We are in the process of purchasing a home and have found out by the inspection that there is major structural damage on the south end of the home. Once this is repaired will it be ok or can it come back later at another time or cause things to collapse if not repaired correctly.
This question cannot be answered over the internet you have to have a structural engineer or an architect come in and look at it. If it's done right inspected by the town you shouldn't have any problems in the future .
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You would probably be better off cancelling this deal and looking for something else. You don't want to be generalcontracting (and watchdogging) something when you would rather be moving in and enjoying the house, and maybe doing a few small jobs like painting and replacing a few electric outlets.

If you really want to go ahead with this deal, a price reduction should include paying you for your time getting the structural repairs done as well as for the material and labor of a contractor.
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