House Hunting Woes
So the mister and I are house hunting. We don't want a huge mortgage, a decedent 3 bed 2 bath home with a larger lot for gardening. There is very little in Boise that meets our criteria. We finally thought we might have found "the one" and had our inspection done yesterday. Kyle and the inspector spent 3+ hours going over the place with a fine toothed comb. They were in the crawlspace a really long time and finally emerged with photos of their findings. Now note that the seller had said that there were no known water leaks or damage to the home, none. The boys found otherwise.
Here's more died mud on the ducting that someone duck taped to the plumbing! Note the water marks on the piers. There was a lot of water down there.
Here is an example where the soaked insulation had been torn out, again it had to come out right through that hatch in the closet. No replacement of the insulation had been made.
Lastly, the guys discovered that the plumbing isn't Pex, its polybutylene, the new "asbestos". Apparently the stuff was banned in 1992 and instantly bursts with no signs of compromise. All of the plumbing is this stuff. Most insurance companies won't cover your house if you have it.
I know, really ballsy right? Make sure to have a thorough inspection done if you find a house you like. This could have cost us thousands of dollars.