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Home Selling in Belmont : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Sep 4, 2013
Gregorio Denny answered:
If you wish to make it available to buyers with the most financial choices, you may need to convert it back to a garage. If you don't convert it back, be prepared for issues when your buyers try to get financing. ... more
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Max Reinhardt answered:
In almost all instances, the impact will be negative. If there is limited parking in the surrounding neighborhood and/or the conversion undoes the functionality of the garage, the negative impact will be even more severe.

If you choose to convert a garage for any sort of use other than it's intended purpose of storage, try to make the changes minimal and easy to undo.
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
The Medford Team answered:
If lead is a real concern and the owner insists it be remediated, then test each area of the home to find out where lead is actually present. As stated below, just because a home is old does not automatically contains lead-based paint. Vice versa: it’s always possible that a newer section of a home was painted with an old can of paint that contained lead.

Test the entire home and remove lead only in those areas where it is actually located. And make sure you use a licensed contractor with a lead removal certification.
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Sun Apr 18, 2010
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Mon Apr 12, 2010
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Sat Oct 3, 2009
Arn Cenedella answered:

there is no mandated requirement for lead inspection or removal on the sale of 1 to 4 unit properties.
just disclosure what you know and then it is up to the buyer to decide whether they want property to be inspected.
you are right, most older homes probably do contain some lead paint.
if you are aware of any prior lead testing, you must provide a buyer copy of same.

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Mon Jun 2, 2008
Robert Applegate answered:
Houses built before 1978 may contain lead, and all home sales require a disclosure stating that fact. You do not need to test or know if the house actually does have lead paint. Most homes sold in this area have lead based paint but the only requirement is to provide a disclosure stating wheather or not you know if it actually has lead paint. Please call If you have other questions or would like more information about this or other concerns selling your home. ... more
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