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Sagging floor

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Im looking into purchasing a home, but it has some sagging floor joist.
Its a foreclosure home so its sold as is no disclosures, so I was curious if anyone here has experience with jacking up floor joist with ellis jacks or screw jacks or if there are any other methods.

Does anyone know how much it would cost roughly?
It is a single story approximatly 1200 sq ft with a dirt floor crawl
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I would say your morgage lender would insist on a third party inspection, If I were you I would have the deal pending till the house was inspected and an estimate for the repairs was drawn up (Bargaining Chip), then you would be able to see if the house was worth the money and the time to invest in. For the most part anything can be fixed if your handy but if the repairs are gonna cost tens of thousands to fix, it might not be worth it. Get a good inspector, one who knows his shnit.
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