I was called by my favorite Real Estate Agent to help a buyer decide if this is the right house. They are concerned that this definite fixer might have serious problems with basic structure. And, although many parts of the house need maintaining or repairing, I discovered that the basic structure of the home, its bones and sinew, are all working well and in good repair. I checked the walls, foundation, structural beam and joist framing, among other things. There was some damage to the lower floor masonry walls, but that appeared to be owner-inflicted! My agent and her client were pleased with the result, and although the house requires some serious fixer-upper investment, I believe they decided to go ahead with the purchase.