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jaberi

join:2010-08-13

Mice infest Winnipeg woman's $1M house

A Winnipeg woman says she was shocked to find the $1-million house she recently bought has a mouse infestation so severe, that she has to pay big money to have all the insulation ripped out.

Carrie Forsythe said that after she took possession of the south Winnipeg home in September, she started opening up the walls to renovate it.

»ca.news.yahoo.com/winnipeg-woman···120.html

jaberi

join:2010-08-13
makes one wonder if the previous owner's sense of smell did not detect it, or they did not care...


vue666
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reply to jaberi
Ugh... I hate those little critters...


mazhurg
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reply to jaberi
While she appears to have been swindled on this deal and is whining through the CBC, I say too bad.

Anyone who want to buy a house, especially one as expensive as that and can't spent a couple hundred dollars to to due diligence prior to closing the deal does not deserve sympathy.

Really, if the infestation is as bad as reported, any home inspection (would not require Holmes calibre here) would have determined that there was one.

I thing the message here is this: You want to buy a place, the small investment in proper inspection will go a long way to ensure the safety of your investment.


donoreo
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North York, ON
reply to jaberi
Right here:

"Forsythe said she did not get the home inspected before purchasing it, "

Still a home inspector might have missed it, but not likely. Maybe she needed a Holmes Inspection


ekster
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reply to jaberi
"Forsythe said she did not get the home inspected before purchasing it, but she did go in with contractors, engineers and architects several times before the handover and no one noticed anything wrong."

And now she wants help, and wants to sue the previous owners because they just had to know...

Not getting any sympathy. Anyone that pays that much money and hires all those architects and engineers should have the brains to spend less than a thousand dollars for a home inspection.

HeadSpinning
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The problem is, any clown can hang up a shingle and claim to be a home inspector - and their contracts are typically written so that they're not responsible if they miss something. I'm sure their insurance won't cover it - if they have any.
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Anav
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reply to jaberi
She should start a mouse farm, there are so many labs around the world. Yoyo will probably come in here and recommend leaving monsanto apples lying around to kill the critters.

prairiesky

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reply to HeadSpinning
said by HeadSpinning:

The problem is, any clown can hang up a shingle and claim to be a home inspector - and their contracts are typically written so that they're not responsible if they miss something. I'm sure their insurance won't cover it - if they have any.

This, home inspections are generally pretty useless

They're not responsible if they miss something, and all they look at is what's visible.


ekster
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If you don't try to go for the cheapest one possible and shop for them like you're shopping for apples, and someone paying for a 1 million dollar house has no reason at all to be cheap, home inspectors are hardly useless.


Rob
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reply to jaberi
This could be a 2 part, 2 hour episode of Holmes on Homes!


Steve
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reply to jaberi
You can spend a million dollars on a house in Winnipeg? Really?


donoreo
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said by Steve:

You can spend a million dollars on a house in Winnipeg? Really?

In Toronto, it is a fixer upper!


Thingamajig
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reply to Steve
said by Steve:

You can spend a million dollars on a house in Winnipeg? Really?

It's the only one that doesn't flood annually. Those mice ain't dumb.
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prairiesky

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reply to Steve
said by Steve:

You can spend a million dollars on a house in Winnipeg? Really?

There's about 10-20 that sell / year over the 1 million mark, maybe a few more this year as there's been a lot more listed. That being said, people in that market here are A) generally not buying used homes and B) generally custom building.


elwoodblues
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said by donoreo:

said by Steve:

You can spend a million dollars on a house in Winnipeg? Really?

In Toronto, it is a fixer upper!

In Toronto,it's a tar paper shack.
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donoreo
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said by elwoodblues:

said by donoreo:

said by Steve:

You can spend a million dollars on a house in Winnipeg? Really?

In Toronto, it is a fixer upper!

In Toronto,it's a tar paper shack.

Well, we are going a bit far.

jaberi

join:2010-08-13
can this mess be cleaned up, and what guarantees they won't come back?...yes, i'm learning and curious.


urbanriot
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said by jaberi:

can this mess be cleaned up, and what guarantees they won't come back?...yes, i'm learning and curious.

You have to determine how they gained entry to determine how to keep them out. A few mice in a wall or an attic is normal...

The article doesn't say how many mice there were so I wonder if this is rich people hysterical exaggeration.

Warez_Zealot

join:2006-04-19
Vancouver
reply to jaberi
sounds like a nightmare. Hopefully the previous owner didn't sell it to her like that knowing the situation. :-\


Shrug

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said by Warez_Zealot:

sounds like a nightmare. Hopefully the previous owner didn't sell it to her like that knowing the situation. :-\

If it's infested that bad, of course he/she did. I don't know about there, but here this would be labeled a non-disclosed and hidden defect and should would win in court.


Gone
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said by Shrug :

If it's infested that bad, of course he/she did.

Bzzzt wrong. An exterminator - someone who knows more about this than you do - said it wouldn't be unheard of for something like this to happen without the owners knowing, particularly because of how the house was designed.