I am purchasing a brick rancher house built in 1967 and had a home inspection done yesterday. Some of the major items found were:
1) A crack in the exterior brick siding from the top corner of a window towards the roof. The crack is rotational in nature and turns counter-clockwise as it gets higher. The inspector crawled under the house and inspected the support structure of the wall and stated it is not related to the foundation but will need the attention of a brick mason. There are also other minor cracks or in reality mortar separations on a few other areas of the exterior walls.
2) Washer/dryer hookups are located in the attached garage. There is no dryer duct to the outside and really no easy way to run one to an outside wall considering the house has brick veneer. I am unsure whether this is a major issue.
3) The house was originally built with an oil burning furnace and has an underground tank. It now uses natural gas and the furnace/AC are around 3 years old. The inspector suggests ensuring the underground tank has been pumped dry.
4) The roof shingles are cracked, torn, improperly spaced, nail pops and cut crookedly along the roof edges. The boots around the vents are torn and/or dry-rotted. It is at least 15 years old. There are two roof fans installed.
There are various other minor items found that I can deal with myself and don't want to overwhelm the seller.
I am interested in suggestions on how to approach these issues and what to look out for.