She's at it again:
Q I bought a home in Marine Park that I, after the fact, discovered had asbestos, water in the basement, a broken deck and a faulty aboveground pool. Am I better off renovating before I sell or finding a buyer who just wants to knock it down?
A You're a textbook example of why every buyer should spend a few hundred bucks to get a professional home inspection before they close.
Sorry Charlie - keep your money in your pocket and find a buyer who wants a teardown.
"A broken deck and a faulty aboveground pool" certainly are not reasons to tear a house down. Water in the basement probably means you need a new cellar door. Asbestos can be sealed up rather than removed for a fraction of the cost. These are things you would expect to fix when you buy an older house. As for Charlie, he sounds like a flipper and not someone who planned to live in this house. He also is a dimwit since he didn't get an inspection before buying.