How to Sell a House with Foundation Problems in California: The Costs, Challenges, and Options

How to Sell a House with Foundation Problems in California: The Costs, Challenges, and Options

Foundation problems are becoming more common in California because of the recent drought. Without rain, the earth around your house contracts and causes your foundation to shift, crack, and sink. The rains this past winter didn’t help matters much. Once the ground becomes saturated, it lifts the foundation up again, shifting things even more. But even though many California houses are affected by foundation issues, it doesn’t make it any easier to get yours sold. Thinking through how to sell a house with foundation problems may make you feel as though you are between a rock and a hard place. You only really have two options: making the repairs or selling as-is. Let’s take a look at the costs and challenges involved in both choices and, perhaps, you’ll see that one suits you better than the other.