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Moving: Part 11 – The Inspection Tells All

The Home Inspection revealed more than we bargained for.  Since y’all have been following our saga thus far- I won’t keep you in suspense… We are backing out of the deal with this particular property.  It was so sad for Hubby and I to come to this decision over the last few days.Lillies inthewindow

Now, if you’ve never went through this process; 9 out of 10 times you cannot back out at this junction in the game. UNLESS the inspection has pointed out grave issues with the structure.

For one, the water wasn’t turned on, so in that respect we couldn’t have the plumbing inspected (and because of that my Realtor will be asking for our money back from the seller.)  The report included: nail holes in the roof and subsequent water damage where some rafters had already been sister-studded, some knob and tube wiring (which may or may not be functional, but will negate a homeowner’s ins policy), and live hot wires not capped. But the worst of it was pylons continuing to sink in the basement with moisture all over. Plus the back half of the house has settled one direction and the front has settled another. Yikes!

Friends and Confidantes, when your inspection guy mentions the movie “The Money Pit” read between the lines.  “We got weak trees!” Tom Hanks  Gma Auburn {Jen}

#moving #homeinspection #midwestlife #indiana

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6 thoughts on “Moving: Part 11 – The Inspection Tells All

  1. Holy Moly! What a discovery, and how very shady of the sellers not to be open about it. I’m glad you weren’t caught in that mess. (Mr. Deeds Builds a House is a fabulous 40’s era version of The Money Pit). You’ll find a landing spot, that’s right for you. I know it.

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  2. I am so very sorry! We have been through this moving process many times and several we were able to get out of due to excessive and structural home issues………..it is heartbreaking but so thankful the inspector discovered it before we moved in. You will find a proper place to live, keep the faith.

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