Home Buyer, North Amherst, MA
Re: foundation issues: I just paid 300.00 for a private home inspection but had I known the Town of Amherst would be so helpful, I would have gone there first. They told me how many homes in the neighborhood I was interested in had reported foundation issues, their house numbers and any repairs that had been made based on building permits issued. I will probably walk away from this deal. I have heard anything north of Main is questionable, however, one house could have serious issues and the one next door could be unaffected. Also, more stringent guidelines have gone into effect since 2000 something and foundations now have to have steel reinforcements.