Buy a home with stolen copper pipes?First time buyer here. Today we're being shown a house that has been on the market for quite some time. Our agent found out that sometime during that vacancy, the copper plumping pipes had been stolen (common occurrence I'm told). My question is more toward how we, as the potential buyers, should approach this. The home is listed at 200k and we've been approved for an FHA up to 225k. Problem is, I know this home won't qualify for an FHA if it is devoid of working plumbing.Bottom line: Should we ask the seller to foot the bill for the repairs and if so, can we expect that cost to be transferred to us in an inflated sale price? I know they are not required to meet FHA standards to sell to a non FHA buyer, but with us, they either fix it or we do for the loan to go through. Any thoughts on how we should approach this situation?November 26 2011 - Milford00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.