I've been doing a little bit of previewing of possible listings for two different sets of buyers, and came across one that can be safely crossed off the list.
Seemed like a long shot from the start since it is bank owned, with a flat roof (BAD idea in our rainy, rainy part of the world), and appeared to be overpriced to boot. But not a bad location, and not bad square footage.
So I stopped by to see if the cost of renovations, including converting to a pitched, composition roof, might make sense.
But I think we can safely cross it off the list - as I went inside, I heard running water - make that GUSHING water! Now that's just never a good thing to hear in a vacant house! Heading on back to the kitchen I could see the signs that the house had been winterized - so not likely to be a leaky or burst bit of plumbing....
Following the sound of the water, I turned into the bedroom corridor and could see that the lovely flat roof appears to have sprung a not so lovely, and sizable leak! Either that or the indoor waterfall effect has become a new feature??
Yes, I called the listing agent to alert them of the problem - but heading back out to my car, I put a big X onto that listing. The amount of needed repairs at this address just skyrocketed I fear!