There has been a problem with potentially sinking basements in the Amherst area. Any buyer purchasing in this area, should absolutely have a home inspection done. As an agent, I have shown many homes in the Amherst and East Amherst area, and have seen a few homes that had major foundation issues. It's not every home in the area, but unfortunately some have been built in area's that are no longer supporting the foundation. A Structural Engineer, might also be able to help evaluate the foundation of an home you may be interested in.