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Home Buying in 19971 : Real Estate Advice

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Cmauricejones, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Thu Sep 29, 2016
Cmauricejones answered:
Misrepresented, New Construction home buyer, Newark, DE,
My husband and I were in the process of purchasing a home inTimber Farms from LC HOMES. We went through the process of putting down our deposit, picking out everything to make our home beautiful. We were excited and ready. We were not able to see the exact lot because the street was not built. The house was to be finished around the end of the year, maybe Jan or Feb. We were originally told Oct 2016, then the end of the year, then Jan or Feb 2017. We were told our deposit could be paid in increments as the house was being built, but then we were told it was due by 7/31/16. Once we made our $8,000 deposit, then the road was put in.

We could now see our lot. When we saw the lot and what was directly behind it, I cried. There is an asphalt company practically in my backyard. This should have been disclosed. My husband and son both have asthma and my mother-in-law (who will also be living with us) has COPD. You could smell asphalt half way up the road. THERE IS NO WAY WE COULD LIVE THERE. This was such bad business! You could not see anything from the construction site before the road was put in; it was hidden by mounds of dirt and trees. My husband asked several times what was around our yard since we were in the cul de sac. The seller could have told us, we could have made an informed decision to pick a different lot or not buy at all. And they refuse to give any of our money back. I've heard bad things about the Capanos bad business dealings but thought since this was an established neighborhood there wouldn't be any problems. Now we know why they didn't build homes there when the rest of the development was built.

I wonder who else has been stuck by them in this development buying a home on Asphalt lane (Marie Ct.)
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Virginia Egan, Real Estate Pro in Rehoboth Beach, DE
Fri Jan 10, 2014
Virginia Egan answered:
Natural gas is slowly making its way into Sussex County but only in a handful of places at this time. We do have gas heat but the gas is propane gas. The most efficient units (other than solar and geo-thermal) would be the ones that are "dual fuel" where the HVAC system automatically switches between propane and electric, depending on the weather/temperatures. Your heat pump conserves gas while operating as the primary source for heating and cooling. By switching to gas heat during extremely cold temperatures, you use the strengths of propane heat when it is most needed. ... more
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Oldfather Gr…, Real Estate Pro in Rehoboth Beach, DE
Sun Dec 30, 2012
Oldfather Group~The Coastal Specialists answered:
As the market ascends Market Value is beginning to trump Cost Valuations. There are a bunch of us who would love to help you evaluate the market if you haven't already found a great property.

Warm Regards,

Dustin & Mariya
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