Inspector descends on the potential homestead

The inspector showed up today at the prospective first home here in Eugene. He pointed out a lot of scary shit:

A. There’s mold under the roof. They’ve got OSB board under the shingles and it’s black with mold. He couldn’t find any specific moisture, but the mold is coming from somewhere. Cost to rip the roof off and replace: $5000?
B. The water heater is outdated and needs replaced — $350.
C. The windows are a billion years old, single pane and should probably all be replaced. Also, the back door needs replaced — $5000.
D. The circuit panel need replaced — $2500.

So we can sink $13k into the place we like or keep renting. Here are some new pics:

The new place

The new place

The new place

The new place


About mstansberry

Matt Stansberry currently lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife and son.
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3 Responses to Inspector descends on the potential homestead

  1. Bpaul says:

    Email me about the circuit panel, I’d like to see some pictures and brand names before you decide it needs replacing. Sometimes they are full of it about that.

    tho sometimes right,


  2. Missy Moose says:

    Slow and steady wins the race Matt… instant gratification gets you a house built in the last 4 years by someone who doesn’t care… it’ll eventually cost you more to correct the cracking plaster and shoddy workmanship.

    A beautiful older woman, while perhaps having some ‘gravity issues’ and ‘non-aligned doors’ will keep you happier than a cosmetically-altered new-thing without a soul.

    We’ve had single pane for the last 6 years and still haven’t replaced them. Sure, TECHNICALLY it would be nice, but that’s the price of a place with character.

    My two cents
    (because I live in a 1959 ranch in Bend and love her!)

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