Purchasing a home with 45 year old appliances
The cook top is built in, the oven is on the wall built in, the furnaces pilot light could not be tested because they had the gas turned off. They turned off the water because the water heater was leaking so we were told by our relator, however the disclosure says they know of no plumbing problems which includes the water heater. They have not lived in this house in the last 12 months. Its two daughters selling their fathers house. When i went to the estate sale i looked at the house and the one daughter said the appliances are 45 years old. I said well do they work. She said They are 45 years old. As I was just looking and not looking to buy I guess she didnt have to tell me if they worked or not,. My atty says they all need to go they have outlived their lives. The carpet is all stained, the front sidewalk is heaved up from tree roots the garage door has a hole in it, the back garage is leaning and has termite damage although our home inspection said that the home had at sometime been terminte treated. How long does that last? Not forever I am sure. My atty said we needed a termite inspection and a radon test besides our home inspection, but when we put in a bid considering the replacement and fixing the large mechanics of the home, our realator told us that they had no response. I am wondering if they even gave them our bid? I guess we will never know. Their realator cited that the reason was we had to sell our home. Well I think ours is close to being sold. 10.2 acres with a 12 year old home and a big barn with 7 stalls a wash rack, foal camera etc. Since we got absolutely no response from our first bid, how do we initialize a 2nd bid? I have my home inspection papers. The jack and jill shower has a cracked base so its not usuable. Aren't these things major mechanical things that should be working when you buy a home? Any help would be appreciated. We are retiring from the horses and need to downsize is the only reason for selling our home.