My fiance and I are considering a circa 1910 brick home that seems more dutch colonial than anything. The stone foundation and brick walls seem to be in good shape. A small wooden shed that provides access to the cellar has been infested by termites, but the nearby wooden flooring looks dry and solid.
The home is a foreclosure, and the previous residents stripped the plaec bare. Neither kitchen has so much as a cabinet.
The big question for us is the roof leaks. There are two 6' x 3" tears in the upstairs plaster ceiling. We saw the places after two days of rain, and under one of the tears was a 1' diameter wet spot on the upstairs carpet. Under the other tear was another wet spot, but not a large enough leak to discolor the beige carpet. On the first floor ceiling, under each leak, was a 3' diameter patch of black mold. The realtor said the spots were new. It has been raining in the days since.
My question for everyone is about the mold. Should I expect to have to replace the roof, plaster ceilings and floors? What about the structural wood in the roof? A coworker advises that we should run away fast.
Thanks in advance,