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  • Looks like she should have had a Holmes Inspection!

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  • GIS for the woman reveals this:

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    Sure looks like someone willing to forgo $500 on a $1 million transaction..
  • Jesus. I am not a big earner by any stretch. When I was house shopping I was pinching pennies wherever I could, but I certainly didn't skip over the inspection of the place I planned to live in for a long time.
  • A million bucks for a house in Winnipeg...

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  • Somewhere a seller and two Real Estate agents that did practiclly nothing for their thousands of dollars are laughing their asses off.

  • Wolfy


    A million bucks for a house in Winnipeg...


    Maybe that was supposed to be "half of Winnipeg".
  • Well, thats $1M Canadian......meh, thats only like $14K US.

    I know, I can't really use that joke anymore....but I refuse to let it die.

    /Sure as hell doesn't look like a $1M house to me. Looks like a $450K house in my neck of the woods outside of Dallas.
    //Housing Markets...how do they work?
  • As an architect i'm going to put her name down as a Client To Turn Down.
  • These instances always sound like horrible cases of denial and blue sky wishful thinking. Hire your own inspectors and do all of the walk throughs including the final walk through. Everyone is out to fark you and it is always best to have a few more pairs of eyes to catch on to it.
  • It looks like they're testing missiles on that house.


    /too obscure?
  • JMel: Well, thats $1M Canadian......meh, thats only like $14K US.

    I know, I can't really use that joke anymore....but I refuse to let it die.

    /Sure as hell doesn't look like a $1M house to me. Looks like a $450K house in my neck of the woods outside of Dallas.
    //Housing Markets...how do they work?


    this one has a toilet... which ups its sale value in Winnipeg.
  • Anyone have advice for a first time house shopper buyer? I'm considering buying something in my area. Personally I like small and bizarre and cheap. But I don't really have 300k to drop over 30 years, and would prefer a much shorter aggressive mortgage.
  • Even if the guy is an idiot, it's insurance. Although if I had a cool million to spend on a house, well fark if I would care. It's just some chump change.
  • It could have been worse. In addition to the rodents in the walls, her unfortunately-racist-named cat could have led her to a subterranean hell-scape below the house where she could have had the very sanity blasted out of her head by the revelation of a Terrible Ancient Secret that would have caused her to dine upon her neighbor to the accompaniment of the infernal piping of a blind idiot Elder God.

    So at least she's got that going for her.

  • Forsythe said she did not get the home inspected before purchasing it, but she did go in with contractors, engineers and architects several times before the handover and no one noticed anything wrong.
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    The previous homeowner told CBC News he did not know anything about a mouse problem, adding that he would have never sold the house if he did.

    Forsythe believes he had to have known, but Jeffrey said it is possible the previous owner may not have seen mice in the house, which was constructed with thick walls and thick insulation.


    So none of her "contractors, engineers and architects" noticed anything but she thinks the previous owner "had to have known"?
  • kroonermanblack: Anyone have advice for a first time house shopper buyer? I'm considering buying something in my area. Personally I like small and bizarre and cheap. But I don't really have 300k to drop over 30 years, and would prefer a much shorter aggressive mortgage.


    hook up with some 80 year old grandma.. bang the life out of her (and the house)
  • I knew some people who passed on the title insurance when buying a house.

    For the uninitiated, "title insurance" insures that the house you're about to buy really belongs to the seller, without any gotchas like a neighbor having a legitimate claim to half your backyard. Since it "insures" against events in the past rather than in the future, you only make a one-time payment for it. It's a typical expense along with home inspection.

    Passing on the insurance for whatever reason, my friends later found that the previous owner ran a business out of his house that went into bankruptcy, and some bank claimed it was theirs. I guess they're still living in it so they got the issue resolved, but Cheeee-rist people, pay for the damn insurance.
  • markie_farkie: GIS for the woman reveals this:

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    Sure looks like someone willing to forgo $500 on a $1 million transaction..


    Is she hiding a tennis ball in her lower jaw?
  • Skr: These instances always sound like horrible cases of denial and blue sky wishful thinking. Hire your own inspectors and do all of the walk throughs including the final walk through. Everyone is out to fark you and it is always best to have a few more pairs of eyes to catch on to it.


    My realtor would actively point out every instance of termites, possible rats, flood damage, etc, every possible chance he could, and he had a good eye for it. We definitely knew we could trust him to get the skinny on a place.

    /But that was because he was trying to get us to buy a new place for 5 times as much as the places we wanted.
  • An inspection is money well spent. What a stupid coont.
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    If only there were some sort of creature that preyed on mice... 

    /Just sayin'
  • I don't know how much of a case she has against the seller. I'm assuming they have some sort of boilerplate "we swear we don't know anything about the NIMH colony living in every wall of the house" language in the contract, but I don't know how you'd go about proving the seller didn't know anything.
  • kroonermanblack: Anyone have advice for a first time house shopper buyer? I'm considering buying something in my area. Personally I like small and bizarre and cheap. But I don't really have 300k to drop over 30 years, and would prefer a much shorter aggressive mortgage.


    I would start by saving money for a down payment. Then I would go looking for something small, bizarre, and cheap in your area. Then I would apply for a ten year loan and subsequently pay that off month by month. I would definitely skip the home inspection though. It's not like someone is going to miss a historic mouse infestation or something
  • Somebody's got to help me.
    The seller must have known.
    There's got to be SOME way that this isn't MY problem.
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