Floor slants 4′ due to failed supporting beam

Q: I’m trying to sell the 107 year old house of a family member. It has a failed supporting beam over dirt (no basement). The living room floor slants 4′, which has turned multiple buyers off. I’m afraid to have the house jacked up due to age and potential resulting problems. Is there any way I could have a new floor put in on a shim system to level it?

Or should I just have the house torn down for the lot?

A: Best advice I can give you is to research and have a good home inspector come and look over the place. If they know their stuff, they have a broad range of training and should be able to give you the best advice on this.