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Lynn, Home Buyer in Illinois

I am looking at houses that have had mine damage between 8 & 18 years ago. Thoughts on buying here?

Asked by Lynn, Illinois Fri Mar 14, 2008

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Where in Illinois are there homes with mine damage and why would you want to buy one?

I'm not intending to challenge you, but rather just curious what your thoughts are for buying a damaged home on a mine. If the home is in an area subject to settling or some other problem like you'd find in homes built in areas of heavy coal mining, it might be problematic to re-sell that home even if major improvements were made to the house.
I'd recommend having an inspection that includes a structural engineer's opinion before committing to anything.
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