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Old 12-12-2007, 07:15 PM
 
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We recently signed a contract to purchase a lovely home in Charlotte at nearly 100% asking price, and also agreed to almost all of the sellers requests regarding moving up the closing date, etc. Now, when we are trying to get inspections done on the property, the sellers are having a fit and refusing to allow the inspectors in to make a cost for repair estimate. The original inspection showed some potential problems with moisture and mold. The sellers are proposing that they will treat the "mild" mold problem with some mold-rid type product and they act insulted that we would question the safety and quality of the home they live in. We don't mean to offend them but we think it needs to be checked out by professionals. In Charlotte, is this so unusual?
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:20 PM
 
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We recently signed a contract to purchase a lovely home in Charlotte at nearly 100% asking price, and also agreed to almost all of the sellers requests regarding moving up the closing date, etc. Now, when we are trying to get inspections done on the property, the sellers are having a fit and refusing to allow the inspectors in to make a cost for repair estimate. The original inspection showed some potential problems with moisture and mold. The sellers are proposing that they will treat the "mild" mold problem with some mold-rid type product and they act insulted that we would question the safety and quality of the home they live in. We don't mean to offend them but we think it needs to be checked out by professionals. In Charlotte, is this so unusual?
Run. Don't Walk.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:48 PM
 
Location: charlotte, nc
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Mold = not easy fix. Any "mold-fix" products will work about as well as a plunger on my butthole when I'm constipated. (I know a bit extreme, but gotta be extreme in cases where people like the sellers are such dumba$$es - if they want to sell the house thats not the way to do it)
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:50 PM
 
Location: southern california
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red flag you got it. get a lawyer. full disclosure is manatory. abort abort.
every picture tells a story dont it.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:55 PM
 
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They know the cost will be over 10,000 of dollars - we had a small mold issue in a condo we owned. The small mold issue turned out to be huge once we got a specialist in - I would not buy that house - it is a buyers market - shop around - I am sure their is a place for you - plus I "think" by law you are entiled an inspection or it breeches the contract - I am not a realtor or an attorney so I don't really know - but jeez -
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Newton, MA
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Huge red flag! Mold problems are no joke. You don't want to buy a house without a thorough inspection.
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:30 PM
 
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Sorry! I was just quoting another person who was trying to be light-hearted. Oops!
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Now, when we are trying to get inspections done on the property, the sellers are having a fit and refusing to allow the inspectors in to make a cost for repair estimate. The original inspection showed some potential problems with moisture and mold. The sellers are proposing that they will treat the "mild" mold problem with some mold-rid type product and they act insulted that we would question the safety and quality of the home they live in.

The reason is once fully investigated you will find the house will more than likely need to be demolished.

Off course they do not wnat a proper estitmate done as I think they know the truth.

Do not buy this house!!!!!!!
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:07 AM
 
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Okay, now RUN FASTER!!

The sellers are being stupid. They are going to have to address this problem anyway when the next buyer comes around.

I wouldn't touch this house if I were you. You'll get over the disappointment and find another one.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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If you are still looking to purchase this home I would not do anything until I had my own inspectors/mold specialists go in there.

Mold can be stopped. First find the source stop the moisture then remove all the mold and any damaged property that can cause it to come back. If you need a reference for mold removal please DM me I have a guy that works in water restorations and does a wonderful job.

Good Luck and proceed with caution!
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