I remember walking through the house we live in now for the very first time. It was our first meeting with an actual realtor on our journey to buy a home, and it was only the second house we had seen. We couldn't believe we had found 'the one' so soon, so we dragged ourselves (and our four kids) to look at least a dozen more, just to make sure we weren't being too hasty. After weeks of searching and debating, it always came back to this one. We were lucky and everything fell into place; lenders were cooperative and all the inspections passed. Now we're living happily ever after in a home where we expect to spend many, many years.
Not all stories turn out so well though.
A family in Chesterfield, MO purchased their home over the summer. It wasn't long before they found a brown recluse in their bedroom, and then another in their dog's fur, and then more and more. Despite inspections and disclosures, they were not made aware of the fact that their home had had an ongoing problem with brown recluse spiders.