Yes, I agree, if you hear a sump pump running, there is a possible issue. One of the steps I encourage my Buyers to do with all homes, they may have an interest in, is to check the pit for wter. If it has not rained in a few days and there is water, there could be issues. It sounds like your case definitely has some water issues. My husband is a developer and is very familiar with concerns like yours. If you are working with an agent, ask them to research the issue. this is not something that you want to deal with after the closing. If you do not have an agent, I would love to work with you.I have been a real estate agent for 7 years and in the top sales for my market center for all 7 years. I love my job and would love to be your agent. My website is http://WWW.JUDYANDCOMPANY.COM,
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