Hi folks, I have a pretty urgent question that I'm hoping anyone with this experience could give me insight into. I am close to having an offer accepted on a house that will definitely require re-stumping. I don't like to pay for a $500 building and pest inspection on ANY property where my offer hasn't fully been accepted (its just not the way I roll), but with this situation its a multiple-offer scenario and the deal stacks up. The agent was actually quite honest with me and told me something he shouldn't have which was that one of the bedrooms will definitely need re-stumping. Has anyone here seen a good deal, known that it WILL require some re-stumping work (possibly $5-$10K of cost to do so) and still entered into that deal anyway? The house is about 100 years old and only a foot off the ground which is really crappy in the re-stumping world as it requires more expense/cost to repair it than a house higher up off the ground. I could bit the bullet and pay $500 for a b&p prior to putting my final offer in, but the crappy thing is I'm still at mercy of being out-offered. I think a lower offer (that compensates for the restumping costs) is stronger if it is unconditional to b&p report issues thereafter. Smarter for a vendor to accept a slightly lower price for a guaranteed sale, than a slightly higher price, then have the contract crash due to that offer's B&P revealing the restumping work required. What do you think?