in that bad of condition

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Are both sentences grammatically correct?

1) If I'd have known that the house was in that bad of condition, I wouldn't have bought it.
2) If I'd have known that the house was in that bad condition, I wouldn't have bought it.
 

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"If I'd have known" is incorrect. It's "If I'd known ...". It's short for "If I had known ...".

I'd use either "was in that bad a condition" or "was in such bad condition".
 
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If you found sentence 1 somewhere on line and apparently written by a native Anglophone, the author may live in my region. Both of the nonstandard usages in the sentence are common in the American Midwest. You should not emulate them.
 

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