I would make sure that your septic tank needs to be replaced, or if it just needs to be pumped. Sometimes if you're experiencing problems they can be easily fixed by pumping the tank. However, you won't know this unless you've had it well inspected. I would call around to check the cost from several different contractors, since you don't have experience with one from before.
You kind of have it backwards. Listings get put on MLS and then migrate to Trulia. There are some listings that are not in MLS that are on Trulia and mostly because they have not been updated as pending or sold. The most up to date listings come from MLS... more
Karen, in the past year I closed on two properties that did not have Title V at closing. There are a few banks that will do this, and the usual procedure is that the bank withholds the cost of the septic plus an additional 50% for a stated period of time. You can reach me at 508 292 7939 if you want to discuss this further - or by e-mail email@example.com.... more
I have sold around the lakes for years. The pollution stigma has not impacted sales that I have had for many years. The pollution was not air born and with town water which is tested regularly buyers feel comfortable from my experience. Now I would not eat the fish in many Cape lakes. The nitrate loading and run offs are a serious problem to the natural habitat. Sewers are on the way in the future in most water sensitive locations across all the CAPE.... more
Patience, patience, patience. Consider that the bank has one individual handling all of there bank owned properties or at least a great number of them. If you have a deal --- wait it out, they will get to you but you will have to wait. I agree with all of the other comments provided to answer you question.... more