Yes, they will care. Unpermited work done outside building codes is a giant red flag. Will they know? The home is going to be appraised by a professional right? Unless the appraiser is incompetent, of course they'll know.
If this is a home that you really want to live in, then contact a real estate attorney to go over you options. If this is just an investment, then walk away and find another.
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