Seller and the agents in a transaction are required to disclose any information that materially impacts the value of a property, hence some of the above information should be disclosed as part of the routine disclosures. Having said that you as a buyer are encouraged to do your own due diligence and investigations i.e. you may contact loan police department and ask them about the crime rates and incidents. You can knock on the neighbors' doors and get to know the area better to satisfy yourselves as some of these concerns are relative....different people find it different. Do you own due diligence.....purchasing a home is a big investment,
It is a good thing that you have the disclosures before you finalize your deal! Nevertheless we have these things and others anywhere. In so. Orange County we have landfill, methane gas, and abandoned army sites that are still in need of environmental clean up. It is very challenging to find a house in a pure environment and far from all environmental and social hazards.
If you feel that your life will be impacted in a negative way living in such condition you should express your concern and walk away. What you get as disclosure will be passed on to the future buyer. In a slow market where buyers have so many to select from these issues will be more noticeable. In a hot market people will not pay close attention to these issues.
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