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Jdhickman, Home Buyer in Wytheville, VA

what would be the best way to go about buying a house without a septic tank or well?

Asked by Jdhickman, Wytheville, VA Sun Jan 16, 2011

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The best way is to look in an area where there is public water and sewer and avoid areas that are only serviced by wells and septyic systems. You can make that part of your search .
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Greetings Mr. Hickman,

Nowadays, most homes are on public sewer and water. You'll find older homes and perhaps rural areas of the state have septic tanks. I grew up in a home with a septic tank and my mom still has it. It has never backed up or caused any trouble. I grew up in a one stop light town and loved it !! Finding the the place in your mind "where your heart is" and listening to those requests are my job!

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An agent can search the MLS to find homes not on well or septic. My retirement home is on well and septic and have had no problems in 12 years but it can be a concern when we have a drought. Otherwise I enjoy the cost savings of not paying the water company.

Mark Lackey
Atlanta Housing Source at
Solid Source Realty, Inc.
Associate Broker

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Well since about probably 98% of homes are on pubkic water and a good 75% on public sewer, odds are you'll see each. If Mableton is the area, you might catch a home outside a community or on a larger lot with a septic tank but it's likely to have public water.

It's easy to note them, as said earlier it's something that can be identified on the MLS sheets.

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The data available these days allows you to perform very specific home searches. Work with a Realtor in your area and tell them exactly what you want and they should be able to provide you with a very well targeted, narrowed downed list.

Some consumers don't realize that with the exception of for sale by owner homes, the MLS feeds all of the other home search tools and websites. Some people end up searching for homes on all many different websites when all they really need to do is work with one agent to get a targeted list from their MLS account.
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Whether or not a home has well & septic is normally disclosed on the multiple listing information and attainable by real estate professionals.

Our recommendatio is to make it clear to your agent that you want only municipal water and sewer. They will be able to focus your search on only these types of homes.

Best wishes,

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Your real estate agent can set up a custom home search through our MLS that includes water source. We can either eliminate all homes with septic tanks or wells or only include homes that have a public water source. If you do buy a home with a septic tank, be sure to have the septic tank inspected. It's also important to know when it was last serviced. If you're not already working with an agent and you'd like a custom home search set up, please feel free to let me know.

Jen Bowman, Broker Associate
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners
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