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Old 06-02-2016, 04:37 PM   #1
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At 63, I had to give away almost all my retirement (profit sharing), my house, all belongings, all my savings, most of my tools, kayaks, canoes, I ended up with two trash bags of clothes and 5 years alimony but I am free of the VINDICTIVE, BITTER ............. This has been a long drawn out affair with a woman that only wanted to drive the lawyer fees up and up, I could drive a real nice car for what those guys made. But it is OVER

So now that that is off my chest I put a contract on a house today, from the residential guys do I go with a home inspection or not?

It seems home inspectors are limited in knowledge but since the home owner is paying for it, what to heck?
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:46 PM   #2
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Sounds like you should of put a contract out on her......
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Wowzers! I'm glad that's behind you dude, damn! So you're asking if you should have a third party inspection on a home you plan to purchase?
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Damn Brian, you need a better lawyer.

As far as the home inspection, I would definitely get one. Your mortgage company may require it anyway.
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Brian, I buy homes with cash, with no inspections. (sellers love when a buyer waives inspections). I never pay asking price. I inspect them. I know what to look for, and am more qualified than most HI anyway. Most are idiots.

Having said that, if the sellers are paying for it, go for it. It'll be worth the laugh.
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Damn Brian, you need a better lawyer.

As far as the home inspection, I would definitely get one. Your mortgage company may require it anyway.
I had an excellent lawyer I had a bad appraiser. My company came valued way higher that we expected due to some weird Virginia laws.

I had my company appraised a few years back and the appraisal came in fairly low, well in a divorce Virginia law handles company worth differently and it cost me.

I have no fear about the future, the mother of my children will be well taken care of and she can never tell the kids she was screwed (out of money cause the other type was non-existent), WHICH SHE HAS. I kept the kids out of the fight and tried to play fair.
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Brian, I buy homes with cash, with no inspections. (sellers love when a buyer waives inspections). I never pay asking price. I inspect them. I know what to look for, and am more qualified than most HI anyway. Most are idiots.

Having said that, if the sellers are paying for it, go for it. It'll be worth the laugh.
If the sellers are paying for it, it gets added to the price of the sale and the buyer ends up funding it.
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You will have those bitter feelings right now but it is over. The whole thing is a familiar story to me and many other guys. I was 40 when I did the same thing. She got all she wanted and all I got was freedom. I hope your children don't take sides like mine have done. Best of luck with your new found freedom, make the most of it, stay healthy and prosper.
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I had an excellent lawyer I had a bad appraiser. My company came valued way higher that we expected due to some weird Virginia laws. I had my company appraised a few years back and the appraisal came in fairly low, well in a divorce Virginia law handles company worth differently and it cost me. I have no fear about the future, the mother of my children will be well taken care of and she can never tell the kids she was screwed (out of money cause the other type was non-existent), WHICH SHE HAS. I kept the kids out of the fight and tried to play fair.
Your a good man for it and your kids really appreciate it. I was 14 when my parents split. I was well aware of the problems, but I never heard either my father or my mother say a bad thing about each other. My father passed a few years ago, and my mom went to see him in the hospital a couple days before he passed. It meant a lot to him and they talked about old times and how great of kids myself and sisters turned out to be. It was nice for me to see that.
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HI's vary widely. I've dealt with ones that new a lot. Others that made most of
it up.
Home inspector or not, make up your own list. Simple things like checking
that every door and window fully opens and fully closes.
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At 63, I had to give away almost all my retirement (profit sharing), my house, all belongings, all my savings, most of my tools, kayaks, canoes, I ended up with two trash bags of clothes and 5 years alimony but I am free of the VINDICTIVE, BITTER ............. This has been a long drawn out affair with a woman that only wanted to drive the lawyer fees up and up, I could drive a real nice car for what those guys made. But it is OVER

So now that that is off my chest I put a contract on a house today, from the residential guys do I go with a home inspection or not?

It seems home inspectors are limited in knowledge but since the home owner is paying for it, what to heck?

My advice is don't bother. Its not worth you character or pride being mauled by someone who is seen as established.
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Your mortgage company may require it anyway.

True, that happened on one home I was buying. I refused to be present during the inspection. Told them to just send me the report. The unopened manila folder went into the storm sewer by my side walk when I got home. A talent I acquired doing the same with report cards.
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I thought this thread was going to be about guys who drill wells or fix well pumps.
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I have no fear about the future, the mother of my children will be well taken care of and she can never tell the kids she was screwed (out of money cause the other type was non-existent), WHICH SHE HAS. I kept the kids out of the fight and tried to play fair.
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I've been through this ,lost everything, been broken, beaten , had the loosing lawyers, lost my biz, started over diggin' a cellarhole,etc ad naseum.

BUT this one part you wrote elevates you to my respect Brian

I don't give that out easily.

Hang in there, it gets better....

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Home inspectors are idiots. Tell the HO to just give you the money so you can inspect it.
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I was going to say only hire a HI if they come referred by people you trust otherwise what's the point? Only thing is like others mentioned is of its required by mortgage company. So... You gonna make a match.com profile now?

Oh I forgot, do you still have that sweet car!?
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It's no more than a bureaucratic bag of bologna foisted for sake of a sale Maj , just ironic to have a pro-spark subjugated to it all.....~CS~
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You're going about this all wrong. You just became a free man. You're thinking about home inspections. You need to be inspecting some 25 year old waitresses, or "dancers".
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