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Re: What the home insecptor found...
The water heater and AC will need to be replaced soon. If your home includes a home warranty, they should replace it for you if it craps out on you within the first year. I would probably pro-actively replace the WH because when they go, they tend to leak and the water damage can cost more than the WH to fix. The AC, run it till the wheels fall off. Friend of mine bought a home with a 20+ year old Trane and the thing still worked fine.
It doesn't hurt to ask, but I wouldn't expect the sellers to cough up another $10k simply because the AC and water heater in the home are old. You're buying an old home and it was likely priced that way. If things are non-functional and you were expecting them to work (i.e. the attic fan) when you made an offer, that's different. I would also ask them to correct the safety and code issues.
Overall those issues seem typical of an older home. All homes will have some issues. They would not stop me from buying the house, but you do need to budget to replace the AC at some point. If you're not comfortable with that you have there right to walk away from the deal. Then you know to ask those questions before you make an offer.
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