How close together are the well and septic system?Inspection is supposed to go down today. The general is pretty straightforward, we should get our findings right away. The septic inspection is required to be sent to the state for review before we are allowed to see the results. I am not familiar with septic systems at all so I don't know if that is typical or not. They are also doing a water quality test as the house is on a shared well. Same deal as the septic, city reviews the results before we see them.
And if they sell as/is it would probably have to be a cash sale because with those issues it would not be eligible for an FHA loan.What sucks for the sellers is, either they fix everything now that they know about it all, because they now have to disclose those failures. Or lower the price and sell as is.
My house has a suffer smell to it. A good water filter and water softener takes care of the problem.I'm with @beags86. Maybe I'm more forgiving because we lived in a 114 year old house for 18 years. The only thing on the list that would concern me is the leach field/septic stuff. Remember, a home inspector is paid to find things wrong, but it doesn't mean they are things that are that big of a deal.
I thought of you @Justin V earlier this morning because we have an employee that grew up in Missouri and has a lot of friends and family there. He was telling a story about one of his friends living in a house that shares a well system like the one you're looking at and he said they have a horrible problem with their water smelling like sulphur. He said he stayed with them for a long weekend and never could get used to it. Was thinking you might run some water when you're looking at houses with wells to make sure that's not a common problem.
I don't know if they have a filter, but he said he gave them a softener and that didn't help.My house has a suffer smell to it. A good water filter and water softener takes care of the problem.
I know city folk don't understand the water softener stuff but its pretty common in most parts of the country for people with well water.
The whole house water filter system are relatively new, but have come a long ways in a short time.I don't know if they have a filter, but he said he gave them a softener and that didn't help.