Hi Everyone, since i dont have any construction connections and anyone to give me advice i thought id seek the help from the online community. Im a school teacher, so basically i dont have alot of money. Im approved for 162k. Recently a house came on the market, and it is 144k. I went to look at it, houses in this area are selling within a week. So i kind of need to act fast. My question is the house looks in good shape, except for the kitchen and bathrooms(the most expensive things i guess) here is the kitchen It looks like mold, but doesnt feel moist and i cant smell anything. Im also sick so i cant really smell stuff that well The bathroom in the basement was filled with tons of black crap. (the toilet). No idea what it is. I suspect there was water in the basement and they cleaned it up and filled it? Why would anyone do that? Its scary buying a house, specially when i dont have much money and i dont want to make a horrible decision. I did back out of a great house i got at 165k and eventually someone bought it, fixed it in 2 months and sold it for 395k . Any advice is appreciated.