Posted by Joe Kaiser on January 19, 1999 at 01:20:01:
I know a couple things pretty well, and next to nothing about everything else. Artesian wells would fall in the latter catagory.
Still, I’d do the deal.
Write it up so it’s nice and tidy and then let someone else figure out what it’s worth to them to do the repairs that’ll eventually be needed. If it were me, I wouldn’t try to venture a guess or educate myself about that sort of stuff. It would just take too much effort and I’d learn lots and lots about something I’d probably never need to think about again.
So, let the other guy do that homework for you and let him figure out what it’ll take. If it’s a number that you can live with and puts food on the table, you do the deal. If not, you either rework your original deal based on your new findings, or you walk away without having wasted lots of time on a no go deal.