Nevertheless, my hubby and I were sure that it was our dream house. So we sold our little apartment, paid for down payment, and moved into the new house. We cleaned and aired the basement, cleared out the mold and then bought a 70-pint dehumidifier to install in it.
The dehumidifier had a hose to drain the water continuously, which is great because I don't have to empty the water tank all the time. Eventually we repainted the basement walls so that mold stains are covered, and even set up a games room in there. We still love our new house until now. It was a great buy indeed.