I stumbled upon this article by Tara Struyk in the Real Estate section of Yahoo! Finance. 5 Expensive (and Unexpected) Things That Can Happen to Your Home.
“For most people, a home is one of the most valuable assets they’ll ever own. Unfortunately, there are some major perils that can befall a house and put a serious dent in the value of that asset. Many of these perils are much more insidious than a fire or natural disaster. Read on to learn about some of the most expensive damage that can occur in your home, how much it costs and how to avoid it.
Foundation: If you have bowed basement walls, cracks in walls or floors or a tilting chimney, you may be aware that these are signs of a problem foundation.” Read full article in finance.yahoo.com