reply to tmc8080
Re: nuclear option..
said by tmc8080:I've seen $500k houses that were totally off-the-grid. (Granted, with $300k land value, because they were on the ocean.) By that, I mean septic tanks, well water, and propane-fired generators.
would you buy a $200k house that didn't have plumbing or any chance of getting clean fresh water? how about electricity?
But yes, if you want Internet badly enough, you should indeed treat it as a capital improvement. If you want to buy a house that has a bad roof, then it's only logical that you get a quote to replace the roof, and then deduct that amount from your bid. Similarly if you see a house with bad Internet, for whatever reason.