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Home Buying in 06382 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun May 5, 2013
Greg Hanner answered:
First, I'm sorry to hear of your troubles Jen. It sounds like you did your due diligence when you purchased by seeking the assistance of a home inspector and who ever caught the fact that there was no CO on the addition was doing a good job.

I agree that it sounds like the foot valve needs to be replaced. The quote of $5,000 sounds outrageous. I've had very good luck with Dalmik Well Drilling (they service Eastern CT) and if you call them at (800) 922-6220 (Linda or Mike) you can confirm if the original quote was reasonable or not.

Home maintenance items are recurring and something that needs to be expected. I regularly post about homeowner maintenance on my blog ( ) and there's some good info there for you. Unfortunately, most older homes don't have warranties like new homes, so the cost for repairs will likely be yours.

I hope this info helps and best of luck since home ownership should provide you with a more positive experience and pride in ownership.

Greg Hanner, Broker, REALTOR, e-PRO
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