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You don't need to disclose foundation issues if you don't believe you have them. You will disclose "settling", and you could attach any documentation that supports this in the event that one or more of the foundation companies provides a written opinion that the foundation does not need repair. Worse case is that you spend $500 for an engineer's report to know for sure.
It will be great and pro-active on your part to have your foundation inspected by a reputable company. Make sure they offer tranferrable warranty so you can pass it along to your buyer.
Also you should fix the cracks on the wall since they will be a issue on the apprisal that lender might not approve a home loan due to cracks on the wall.
Please let me know if you need help putting your home on the market. I would able to walk you thru each steps.
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Having a reputable foundation company that will have a life time warranty on the work they do will not hurt your resell value. Many times it helps because it gives peace of mind to the buyers, although the buyers need to understand the warranty only covers the piers that they installed and not any new piers it may need in the future.
Given the area that you live in that is prone to soil movements, I do recommend that you have a reputable foundation company come to look at it. There are several foundation companies that you advertise locally. Most are reputable and provide transferable warranties (which is important to your buyer).
If foundation repair is recommended (I suggest getting up to 3 different companies to look at it), the impact to your resell value will be nominal. In fact, I believe that by being proactive, you will minimize the impact of the visible cracks when attempting to sell. Buyers in our area are concerned about any cracks, even if they are "just" settling cracks.
I'm very happy to visit with you about your plans and the best strategy to obtain the highest price should you decide to sell. There is certain documentation that will be important for the prospective buyers as they decide to purchase your home. Let's talk about this more. Give me a call this morning or feel free to text me anytime at 214-808-3100.
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