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John Abshire's Blog About The Hendersonville, NC Real Estate Market

By John Abshire | Agent in Hendersonville, NC

Do I need a radon inspection?


If you are considering buying a home here in the Asheville / Hendersonville NC this a question you should probably be asking yourself. Most buyers I work with in this area do obtain a radon inspection when purchasing a home. Although many buyers come from other areas that may not commonly have an issue with radon gas once they are educated about this area of Western North Carolina they do realize the importance of having a home tested. Should the level exceed the EPA recommend 4.0 then the buyer can ask the seller to install a radon mitigation system to remove the gas from the home. Of course the seller is under no obligation to install the system however, the buyer does then have the right to terminate the contract.

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By Shirley and Daphne,  Mon Jul 25 2011, 07:02
I'm in Haywood County, west of Asheville, and this is becoming much for common here too. The test is usually $100-150, so it seems to be worth it to most to make sure Radon is not an issue. Mitigation can be $1000 or more, so it's good to ask the Seller to help with this type of repair. Once the Seller and his agent realizes that they must disclose this information if it's not mitigated, the faster they are to agree!
By Shirley and Daphne,  Mon Jul 25 2011, 07:02
Good blog
By Pat and Steve Pribisko,  Mon Jul 25 2011, 08:15
I'm from Northeast OH; and, we always encourage our Buyers to obtain a Radon Test. Our Buyers frequently find out that the Radon levels are above the EPA's max level, so mitigation is necessary. Usually the mediation the Seller's pay for is around $750 or slightly more.
By Valerie Thorne,  Mon Jul 25 2011, 11:33
Living on the western NC mountains (Asheville area-Buncombe/Madison counties) there seems to be pockets or areas where the radon seems to spike to quite high levels. These gases build up under houses in basements and crawl spaces which have little or no ventilation. The mitigation system takes the gases up and out of the house through a pipe with the assisitance of an ongoing fan. Definitely better safe than sorry where radon is concerned and well worth the cost to have a radon test done when inspecting a home.

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