I was In a battle with lender for wrongful f.c which was f c in June 2012 I filed civil case again bank during discovery period lender pays loan in full loan return bank no more benefecery then 27 months later they evict me since dec 2014 now I was told by rumors that home is being condemned and no one seems to resell its sitting lonely but no one from county would response to me in regards to... more
Here is the EPA page for asbestos. If you do a Google search for 'asbestos in plaster' you will find a variety of comments. Some will answer no, some yes, some possibly. It is correct however to say that from around the 1940's to the 1970's or so, asbestos was a substance used in some plaster installations. While possibly common it was not universal. The only way to tell if a particular material has asbestos in it is the get it tested.
You might note on the EPA's page on the right is a section called 'Key Information'. It points out the the 'best practice' is, if its in good condition leave it alone. In most cases this is the right thing to do. A certified asbestos contractor/inspector can help if you feel the need to go that route. It should also be noted that asbestos was used in many building materials. The EPA site mentions some possibilities. You will also find information on encapsulation and encasement.
The real issue with asbestos is when it is disturbed. It's when a remodeling project is planned that risk rises. In all construction projects where dust and debris is a factor, proper breathing and ventilation devices should be used. Even modern plaster can contain substances such as gypsum. Cement products can contain silica. Both these substances are harmful if inhaled.
Any remediation project may have several potential solutions. And while real estate agents and inspectors can help with some input, others certified in a particular area may be needed. The final decision on how or to cure rest with the buyer/seller/owner.
(I am not a home inspector or an asbestos professional. These comments are general in nature.)... more
Tax sale already happened for this year. You can look on the county website to see if they do a follow up. The MLS site will help you with 'fire sale' listings. It's in the reference link. You could also contact a local agent who can send you a prospect sheet. Wish you well.... more
No, the estimates are just that and not necessarily always accurate; in order to determine worth review comps with your agent, recently sold similar properties in the immediate area, see what the data suggests and go from there...... more
Bob We / I can and would be happy to set you up with access to the Jamestown Area MLS and send you existing listings and send you properties (land) as it becomes available, Please feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to help you.Roger Britz... more
Lawyers owe fiduciary to you when involved in your real estate transaction. Many states (most) operate without lawyers, but in NY, real estate agents refuse to write fill in the blank contracts, forcing an additional fee onto buyers or sellers that would prefer to go without. I've seen $1500- $2500.
While recommending a lawyer is the law, it isn't a requirement in New York.... more