My name is Ernie Behrle with Northside Realty and I specialize in working with first time buyers. I would love to talk with you. You can reach me using the contact information under my name or off my personal website which is shown below. I have been helping people like yourself since 1994 so have the expertise and experience to assist you. I look forward to hearing from you.... more
You may want to hire a home inspector if you want a truly unbiased opinion on the homes condition and recommended repairs. Most inspectors carry a device that determines not only what the moisture condition is under the house, but also in the surrounding wood and materials which is the real issue. Many pest control companies will also review a property for possible termites at no charge. Others may charge a nominal fee which given the circumstances is probably prudent.
The inspector will provide you with a report that can be shared with a contractor in order to obtain an estimate of the cost of repairs.
Your buyer's agent can assist you with this and provide you with a list of recommended inspectors and contractors to choose from. If you do not have a buyer's agent I would highly recommend one.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.... more