What would scare you away from buying a particular house?
ie....foundation problems, needs hvac, needs complete tear off of roof, all of the above.
I think the worst house I ever put an offer in for was two issues from being bull dosed.
It was vacant for about 5 yrs. It had a leak in the roof for about 3 of the 5 years. The ceilings were falling in. The floors upstairs under where the leak was, were buckled up about 10 inches. There was mold everywhere. The carpets squished when you walked on them. there was *sheet* everywhere. Each room had a little path that you could walk though. The foundation had some nasty looking cracks. The entire house was stuck in the 70's. The out side had a crappy pool that needed to be torn out and filled in. Every room had to be gutted to the studs!!! I estimated 100k to fix. I offered 180k. ARV was about 330k for a quick sale. My offered was not accepted. I later learned that is was bought for 215k. The guy fliped in in 2 months and listed it for 369k sale is currently pending. He did a beautiful job, place is top end now.
so What would scare you away from buying a particular house?
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