Okay, so home inspections are curses and blessings I think. Without them I would never know all the disgusting things about the houses I keep trying to buy. This house has a 25 year old roof going on 30 years. A rotted out basement shower that has also rotted the wall AND a furnace that doesn't work. A deck that is falling off the house and a leak in the wall that so far that we can see hasn't majorly damaged anything, just caused mold. Nice. The investor put new carpet in, painted and even painted the rotting wall in the bathroom. This place is bank owned and probably good thing because whoever this investor was tried to hide the problems. There are small issues like tub fixures that need to be replaced or wiring and that isn't a huge deal. The worst part for me is the previous tenants had a love of all things disgusting and had a mice infestation at one point. Which means the attic was so nicely laid out for the culprits and so is the food storage room and under the stairs. The mice are gone, but there remains are here and now we have to take steps to ensure that they don't come back- if we take the house. We are asking the bank to pay for the roof, the bathroom and the furnace. Which would be so nice because we have had a few roofing estimates and the roof would be pretty cool and we would get to have a nice bathroom and decide on our own awesome tile.
The neighbor lady told us that the previous owners were beyond gross with their pets and mess and were quite trashy. Why do we always end up with houses like this? What is with our luck? Honestly. We are also doing another meth test what with the new law putting the responsibility on the owner. We don't want to be left holding THAT bag. So now we continue to wait. I still think the house has potential. Get rid of the yuck and fix the problems and it is a great house with room and potential. At this point though I am half and half. If things don't work out, there are other things out there, but we will have to rent for awhile since we don't have any more extension time here. If we get the house and they pay for it, I can really make it work- I just have to clean up mouse poo. What ever happens, happens.