Re: This one stinks - Posted by AnnNC
Posted by AnnNC on December 10, 2000 at 16:42:32:
Just food for thought, as I was reminded of this recent problem: http://www.salisburypost.com/2000dec/120600b.htm
In any event, say the house is worth 100K according to your post, according to the owner, they are asking 95K, but say it will take another 8K to fix? And it’s 3 yrs old, did they buy it from the builder? Couldn’t exactly tell if they were the first owner. Was the house then empty for the other 1.5 yrs? Or was their another owner occupant?
Are they or anyone suing the builder???
Point being, you haven’t been inside, there could be
mold, maybe only the dirt was fixed but the mold, other damp areas that may not have been sealed. Caulking is SO underrated, and often overlooked.
It sounds like a headache, possible potential liability for you, and you are not getting enough discount to take this into consideration the added cleanup and carrying costs during it, Plus, like you said, it’s not summer…
Just saying some clarification would help here, for us and for you.
They moved out, even after all the fix up work and
"no smell", so I’m thinking mold, rotted wood–maybe. Something.
And FHA missed it? Hmmmm. Wonder what the recourse is there?
Makes me wonder if this was a new subdivision and if
anyone else had same problem with that builder? Might be good to find out what else is going on in the neighborhood, as this looks like a new construction problem, not wear and tear, disaster, or very old age rotting or temite sort of thing.
Very interesting, keep us posted!
Let better experience than mine advise on this. Ann