That Old House
Well, the inspection was interesting. The tilt is nothing to worry about, just the ground settling. "All" we have to do is crank up the house until it's level, slide some extra support under the sill, and voila. Heehee. O yes, and grade the soil on the outside. To slope AWAY from the house. Duh.
But, then there are the windows, that don't close at all (might have something to do with the tilt? Hmmm?), the lead, the plumbing with pinholes, and the 1927 never-improved electric system. And the termite damage. The oil tank is about to roll over too.
So, we offered to pretty much divide the cost of all that 50-50, but the sellers are in severe shock, so we'll have to wait and see if they ever recover.
"Our" contractor was going to have a look today for some estimates (and so was "theirs"). We'll see.
Stay tuned for Part III.
PS did I mention the roof?