find out where your sewer main is first. you would need to tie in to that. is under concrete or does your house have a crawl space under the area in question. the material for the plumbing depending on the run could be quite cheap. under300.00. buy a book do it yourself and take a 2 week vacation.... more
If the home has a basement, then it is not a slab foundation.An Alaskan slab foundation has the home perched upon a single cement pad under which the tundra/ground can move by frost. Then we found out this works in other areas as well. If there is no mold in the basement, then that is good.
In the barn, you have a coule of choices. There are products which will remove mold (Home Depot sells one - I don't remember the name, however). Use a respirator if you do the work yourself. Sheetrock is a good medium in which for mold to grow. Cool moist temperatures and poor ventilation provide just what it needs. An alternative is to replace the sheetrock in the barn with another product, standards for barns being lower than for homes. Wood and plastic products will work. Even ugly old paneling sheets will work. You can sometimes find these for free from someone who is remodeling. Get a fan in there if it starts to come back.... more
If you are interested in a home that is not currently for sale, you will want to get an agent that is experienced and can do the proper research before going to the homeowner. The agent can then contact the owner by a phone call or door-knocking and find out if they are open to selling. Having an agent do this as opposed to doing it yourself will add validity and experience to your cause, thus making the owner will be more comfortable dealing with you. Plus, the agent knows a lot more than you do and can ask/answer more questions appropriately. Good luck finding a home!... more