August 27, 2010…..Got a hitch in the git-a-long….Today I took a contractor friend to look the house over. I’m very glad I did. There are over $22,000.00 in repairs to be made before we could move in. And since every thing must be 100% for this USDA farm loan, it is a no go.
Problem No.1…Two septic systems one new for the addition and the original is a pig in a polk.
No.2…At one time the house was 4 apartments. Additions are hodge-podge additions.
No.3…No HVAC . only two wall heaters with thermostats attached to side of heaters. Only swamp coolers. These are no good for my son as he can not control his body temp. due to damage to his hypothalamus.
No.4…Three trees growing nest to foundation. An 1 1/2” nest to new addition foundation. Two large 6” on corner of original foundation with 3/4 wide crack out side, Inside is covered with new carpet.
No.5… Large elm, 2 1/2 foot trunk on top of old septic tank.
No.6…Illegal wiring in 3 car garage and new addition. ie extension cords rather than romex. and Worse.
No.7…Fire damage not repaired in two car garage, just painted over bubbles in wal.
And much more….
So back to hunting for a better deal. I bet this is going to take a year….l