DIY Home Improvement Forum banner
21 - 23 of 23 Posts

·
Tileguy
Joined
·
10,705 Posts
If the shower looks like hell, then that fact is already reflected in the asking price of the house. A similar house with a shower thats looks brand new is going to be asking $5000 more.
YOU don't know that.:eek:
 

·
Crusty Old Dude
Joined
·
111 Posts
What about the rest of the house? If it is great shape, redoing one shower might not be all that bad. Ultimately the decision is yours. Good luck,
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
951 Posts
Get a reputable tile guy to look at the shower. His opinion is worth way more than a home inspector.

But basically I'm right with the first reply. Welcome to home ownership. There's always something to deal with. Usually minor, but sometimes not.

One thing to consider: now the homeowner has a disclosure issue. In my state, and most, if not all others, if you know you have a roof leak, you have to disclose it in the listing documents, and that will make the house a lot harder to sell. Good incentive to make an allowance for it.

When we bought our house the seller had to pay for $10,000 worth of foundation drainage for that exact reason -- they didn't want to pay for it, but they thought we would walk, and then they'd need to disclose that in the listing. :thumbsup:

Assuming your Realtor isn't the listing agent, then you can use them to help feel out the seller regarding stuff like this. Your Realtor, if you've established a buying relationship with them, will get a commission no matter what house you buy, but the listing agent (basically) only gets a commission if the house sells prior to their contract expiring.
 
21 - 23 of 23 Posts
Top