Toonces wrote:Whoah, don't tell me you did'nt bother to get an estimate on replacing the electrical and writing that into your offer on the house... yikes.
So the answer to your first question is most likely: everyone.
haha, no we're in better shape than that, this house we're looking to buy. Long story short, the inside is beautiful. The Mrs. fell in love with the layout, the kitchen, the main bathroom, and the bedrooms, I on the other hand spent most of my time in the basement scratching my head.
Best estimate for replacing the wiring is about $12,000. Not great, but its a bargaining chip at least.
dave esmond wrote:We replaced the whole system once we got tired of not being able to use the computer and washing machine at the same time. It did cost a bit but very worth it.
I was more worried about the subpar previous homeowner "upgrades".
But before we did that Allstate never had a problem.
Yeah, there is some suspect wiring to be sure. The whole bathroom upstairs is knob & tube (probably running through the attic) No GFCI outlets in the bathroom or kitchen (red flag) and there's fan in the walk-in shower that I'm terrified to look behind.
Obviously anything with a motor shouldn't be on the knob & tube --but I'm not really holding out hope on that one either ---ZZZZAP!
Allstate is the winner for me as well, he came in with a respectable $650/yr. The guy kinda chuckled, but he must be used to people calling about insuring all the "luxurious" downtown properties for sale. So far I've gotten "no-go" from West-Bend, Foremost, Hastings, Philadelphia, Wisconsin Mutual, and Secura. Its been informative to say the least.