Your realtor should have more information about the sources and treatments for Radon. As far as the specific home you looked at, it may have been a preventative measure or one that resulted from some testing.
I didn't see all the details on the listing- did the listing agent say it needs a radon mitigation system? I assume it has been recently tested? Are the sellers offering to pay for it, or install before a closing?
I've been through it all regarding radon levels and mitigation systems, etc.
The EPA has a SAFE zone, and then a "caution/ marginal" zone, and then also a hazard zone where they strongly recommend a mitigation system being installed. Even their hazard zone can vary from a pretty low number up to a very high and seriously dangerous level. Each house and situation is different.
A few questions, for you to gauge the seriousness of it-
Does anyone in the house smoke? Does anyone have or have they had any cancer?
Are there any infants/ toddlers, or elderly people living in the house?
Do you plan on living/ spending a lot of time in the basement areas (finished family room, etc)?
Those are just some things right from the EPA's site. Hope that helps.
If I can be of any help in your purchase, please let me know. Thanks and good luck,
The sewer betterment is a fee a municipality charges when they bring public sewer or water into a n.hood. usually you can pay it outright or what many homeowners do is -they allow you to pay it over say, 20 years by adding it on to your yearly sewer/water bill at 0% or very low interest rate, in this case they are asking you to assume whats left of it.
I hope this is helpful,
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