The issues with the house are probably going to turn out to be insurmountable.

So, it’s probably not going to happen.

I mean, I guess they could agree to replace the roof, the air conditioner, and the plumbing, but I doubt it.

So, there’s that.

12 thoughts on “Defeat

  1. you run into a few of those every time you house hunt. chalk them up to you not being as gullible as the seller is (or thinks you are, whichever) and go back to looking.

  2. NM, if they’re being square about their finances, there’s no way they can afford to fix the house. I feel bad for them, kind of, because it sure seems, from where I’m sitting, like they’ve made some very strange financial decisions over the past few years, which have resulted in them being stuck.

  3. OK, then ask them to lower the price by the cost of the repairs. I know, I know, they can’t afford to. Were they expecting to find a buyer whose inspector wouldn’t notice this stuff, though?

  4. This totally sucks and I’m sorry. If it’s any consolation, we had the exact same thing happen to us — killer mold, cracked septic tank, bad roof, radon in the basement, and a host of lesser things — and so the first deal fell through because we could not come to agreement about who should pay what. Our current house wasn’t even on the market at the time. Now I am thankful that I bought a house a block from campus rather than 20 miles from campus, though at the time it was a cruel blow and felt like it was somehow my fuck-up,

  5. It’ll be okay, I think, though. I mean, it is what it is. We just can’t take the house as it is and I don’t believe they can afford to fix it. In fact, I suspect they’re moving, in part, to keep from having to fix that stuff.

  6. one of the houses we looked at ages and ages ago was presented to be in fine condition. nothing wrong with the house we’re selling, nuh-uh. looked pretty good, in a decent location.

    inspection showed there had been a fire in the attic. roof’d been replaced or at least patched, but some of the rafters were still charred through.

    yeah, passed on that one, too.

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