1.On the second floor in one of the rooms the ceiling is sagging. A ceiling fan is in the middle of the ceiling. The outer region of the ceiling is fine, but there is a 5' by 5' square in the middle, that seems to be made of a different material(plaster maybe?) and it is sagging a total of 3-5 inches. There is no evidence of water damage(no stains, and the roof was supposedly patched recently). Could the ceiling fan be the cause of this? Is it a structural problem, or just poor workmanship for installing the fan. The home inspector didn't think it was a problem, mostly because there was no evidence of water damage. Will the ceiling cave in soon?
2.On the first floor, there is a bump in the floor of one of the hallways. The floor is carpet over plywood. The bump rides up about 3 inches, and the total surface area is no more than 2' by 3'. Is this a problem? The inspector didn't say it was a big problem, but we didn't have access to the crawl space underneath the house. We will have access during the reinspect though. Is the bump a structural problem or termites or what. Is this a hint that the structure of the building is shot?
Please help. I dont't want to buy a building that requires a lot of repair in the first three years. Does anyone have any idea of what these repairs might cost. Or are they even necessary? I could live with anything under 5k