My daughter and her husband are looking at buying a house in eastern Ohio. Yesterday we joined them to look at a little place in the Boardman/ Poland/ Canfield area. It's a about 2 miles off Rt. 7. Anyway, the house has had all major things replaced including roof, furnace, water heater, etc. within the last year. It does need updated cosmetically which we will help them do over time. Home inspection has shown us two things that should be taken care of soon. They don't HAVE to be but it would be in their best interest. Myself and the other father just don't have the time to go out and dot his stuff so we're looking for good, reasonable and reliable professionals to take care of these issues. The house is priced accordingly to the point that they don't want to ask the seller to do any more to it. Quite frankly, he's done enough. First and foremost, we're looking for an electrician. Honest, trustworthy and reasonable. I've heard horror stories of people who moved to another state and they are just gouged by these folks because they don't know anyone. I'm not clear on exactly what needs done but that doesn't matter at the moment anyway. I just wantt o find the right person to look at it. The second thing is the chimney. There needs to be a little mortar work done around the top to be able to safely use it. We don't have to worry about that until later this year and we may be able to do it if work slows down a little.
As a side note, my daughter just called and the seller has accepted their offer! I guess we'll need to put this plan in motion. Hey, my future granddaughter is going to grow up there so I want it to be safe. Any ideas? You can PM me with any info, I should would appreciate it.