I have been looking at several homes for the past month and it seems as though my budget will allow me to purchase a home in the school district I'm wanting that have a few issues. What comes up the most is foundation repair. Most have transferable warrantees and may be able to finance, however, there was one I was thinking about making an offer on. It's a two story brick home on concrete slab (clay soil) built aproximately 15 years ago. From the inside, there appears to be a crack in the sheetrock and appears the southeast corner may have dropped a bit. The house is raised a bit so runoff does go around the house into the planned alleys and into the street. I can add the foundation repair to the mortgage and there has been an estimate on the home previously ($5k). It reports the house needs 15 piers around the perimeter and some root barriers (there is two young trees in the front yard). This would be my first house and I am a single parent so I would appreciate any feedback and thoughts about houses that need foundation repairs.