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#437236 - 06/29/14 04:06 PM Are those cracks on the exterior/corner of the house serious?
qxzrh80 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/14
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Loc: NJ
Hello, I am very interested in one home and have started the negotiation. However, there are some cracks on one corner (exterior of the home), see in the photo [img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Last-wpEvvX2EwanZGZ2wwQTRzYXpUWjF4c1N4YlhpWVk0/edit?usp=sharing[/img].

Also, I have noticed a slight horizontal crack (jagged ~40 degree) on the wall between dining room and living room (~ 1 ft long). The dinging room is above the corner mentioned above.

Should I walk away or move on to atterney review and inspection? I am kind of worrying that I will lose the money I spend on those if there are serious problems after inspection.
Thanks!

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#437237 - 06/29/14 05:49 PM Re: Are those cracks on the exterior/corner of the house serious? [Re: qxzrh80]
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Did you have a Building Inspection ?

That looks like it's a cinder block foundation, with a cement stucco facade to make it look like poured concrete; is that what you saw inside the basement? Typical superficial cracks along the hidden mortar joints inside due to varying expansion/contraction.

In making a purchase, you don't simultaneously attack everything at once. Start with the Building Inspection; then the Appraisal; then the Title Search moving sequentially from the least expensive item to the most expensive item.

Is there an Agent working with you, and providing some guidance ?
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#437248 - 06/29/14 09:57 PM Re: Are those cracks on the exterior/corner of the house serious? [Re: Vermont]
qxzrh80 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/14
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Loc: NJ
Thank you!

NO inspection yet! SO that's why we are worrying it a lot!

Working with an agent, her suggestion is to do inspection and then see what is wrong.
We worried about the seller won't fix it if it is foundation problem, we have to walk away. Wasting a lot of time and money.

No basement in this house. It is bi-level, inside corner is covered by wood board and can not see anything. The seller said he never did any construction/modification to this house since owning it.

Do you think it is possible that water leaks into the inside cider block, and this caused foundation/footing failure or drop?

Is talking to agent about the steps buying a house in NJ.

Thank you again for your reply!

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#437269 - 06/30/14 07:37 AM Re: Are those cracks on the exterior/corner of the house serious? [Re: qxzrh80]
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Registered: 08/31/06
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There's nothing in that picture that would have caused me to even take a second look. Very typical cracking of the parge-coat stucco.

I'd say move on to the inspection process. Let the professionals guide you through the process.
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#437637 - 07/17/14 04:48 AM Re: Are those cracks on the exterior/corner of the house serious? [Re: qxzrh80]
Florent Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 30
Loc: China
Cracks aren't unusual. Before buying a home, you should always completely inspect for any cracks or tilt.

Those ones look alright, no need to be worried.


Edited by Florent (07/17/14 04:50 AM)

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