Originally Posted By: jremas
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Good call Joe, you flagged the major problem and I am sure referred it to a licensed qualified electrician to further evaluate and repair. I think that is where it is suppose to end for us. Although I have been doing electrical work for over 20 years, I don’t get involved with the specifics and just tell them to see the professional in that area.
As for the realtor, they of course are more qualified than we are and I don't know why they are not doing the inspections instead of us. I just had a realtor tell my client that the foundation was structurally sound and there was no problem with it after I flagged it because the exterior wooden door under the porch was blocked off with cinder-blocks (no mortar) and under the porch from the outside you can clearly see that the wooden door was half covered with the soil that had collapsed inward when the porch foundation fell in. The piers were still standing but under the porch was large pit with debris of the previous foundation. They covered up the wooden basement door 3/4 of the way up so no one could open the door and have all of the soil fall into the basement. With the porch supporting a roof, it won't be long before piers drift and fall into the pit under the porch and the roof falls away from the house.
I am just glad that the realtor took the high road and tell them that it was OK and not to worry about it because the seller bought the house like that. The nice part here is that the realtor was the buyer's agent which really blows me away. Good thing they have ethics training every 2 years.
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