So the future Mrs. Rabbit and I just made an offer on a 3 bedroom, 1500 sq ft house, and had the home inspection a couple of days ago.
The only real sticking point from the inspection was the furnace. It’s a 32-year-old Magic Chef. The inspector said that it probably needs to be replaced - it took forever to turn over, the control valve’s probably close to shot, and the heat exchanger is about a year away from rusting out completely.
FWIW, there’s no central air. Our original plan was to put air in after few years once the cash flow situation loosens up (we’d need a couple of cold air returns put in, among other things), but the furnace issue has muddied the timetable a bit.
We’re trying to figure out what a reasonable concession from the owners would be. However, we’re having difficulty finding a price for a replacement unit, since it appears the HVAC systems are priced pretty much like used cars - it’s all the haggling. We’re going to have it inspected by an HVAC specialist, but I’m interested in what y’all have paid for similar work.