Would you buy a house that had a prior mold problem?
We have found a home that we both like quite a bit. It's just the perfect layout etc. for us.
The problem this house has is, as my husband says, it has a checkered past.
It was built in 2002 - partially finished and sat empty for 4 years while the builder went through financial issues. Towards the end of this time period, the electricity was turned off, the sump pump wasn't working, so water flooded the basement during a storm.
There was a good amount of mold that grew in the basement and around some of the window sills, around drywall where the vents came out etc.
In 2007, a mold remediation company was hired to come in and clean it all up - removing drywall, flooring whatever was needed to fix the situation. We've seen the original report and there was an inspection by a different unbiased inspector after the work was completed.
The current owners have lived there 2 years and the house has been redone, new floors etc. and is lovely. We are planning on having a house inspection along with a mold inspection of our own, but since 2 years has passed since the remediation and the house and basement are dry and don't have any odors etc. do you think that it's safe to say the mold is a thing of the past?
The mold removal/drying etc was about $8000. The drywall redo/flooring redo etc. was estimated at about $9000.
This is a good size house and with the trims/flooring etc. the home pricing is over $600,000.
If it passes all inspections, would you buy it?