Monday, July 14, 2008


Remember the house? And the inspection? It is not.going.well.

The team that came out last week to do the inspection was wonderful and thorough. It's been twelve years since we went through this and now they put the reports on line, with pictures and everything, which is very cool. But I digress.

Here's what they said. The roof and foundation are in good shape. A little termite activity, to be expected in a house that age, that the sellers agreed to treat in the original contract. All the windows are new, as are the kitchen appliances. The furnace and A/C are less than ten years old. The siding is in good shape, so is the deck.

BUT. There's always a BUT. There are some things that need to be addressed. There are wiring AND plumbing problems in the 36" CRAWL SPACE. And the A/C is not working at full capacity. The chimney crown has deteriorated and the chimney had so much debris that it needed a separate inspection.

The chimney inspectors came out last Friday. $600 bid.

The plumbing/AC/Heating dudes came out this morning. But my sister failed to mention the AC/Heating part. So just a plumber dude showed up. Plumbing bid is over $1,000. Though he couldn't inspect the WHOLE crawl space because of all the EXPOSED WIRING. And we have to wait until tomorrow to get the AC/Heating guy out.

So basically it's a death trap. I hope the words DEATH TRAP help when we go back to the sellers to re-negotiate.


Anonymous said...

Uh oh. Not good. Not good at all.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

On the bright side, better to find out sooner rather than later. I hope it all works out.

Swistle said...

GROANNNNNN. House inspection stuff is SO DISCOURAGING.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Good luck. I hope they bring down the price.