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Wed Jul 20, 2016
Curatolo answered:
Every picocurie of Radon does the equivalent of 1 cigarette a day for each day spent in a home. A cigarette a day for life shortens a person's life by approx. 100 days. So this home, if you lived in it for life would potentially shorten the life of the occupants by 380 days...........
I would press for a mitigation here or at least consider its cost in the purchase of the home.
The EPA says to consider mitigating any home between 2.0 - 3.9 pCi/L even though this is below the action limit of 4.0 pCi/L (the point where it becomes a material fact that has to be disclosed going forward)

Good day to everyone. My name is Rudy Curatolo and I am a Certified Radon Testing Professional in the Triangle Area. I wanted to assist in this question above and some of the inquiries below. Radon Testing is all I do, I have an Analytical Certification in this and have a good reputation among some of the best Realtors in our area.

Quality of testing and quality control in the environment being tested are paramount in identifying whether or not Radon is an issue in a dwelling. Simply put, make sure it's done RIGHT. Many well intending folks pass on inaccurate information regarding Radon and Radon testing, so be careful where you get your info. This is afterall an odorless, colorless carcinogen capable of giving a person (or family) lung cancer by prolonged exposure. The Raleigh/Triangle area does have elevated Radon areas and it can differ from home to home. This is an above average area (both statewide AND nationally) so consider getting your home tested by a professional.

Rudy Curatolo
Advanced Radon Detection Services
Email: curatolo@gmail.com
Phone: 919-619-9448
Website: http://www.radontestingnc.com/
NRPP ID 107466RT
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Thu Mar 31, 2016
Brookswilliamm answered:
It is a ratio between two measurements with different units. Calculating Rate is a way of normalizing between different units. Crime rate is the number of crimes that occur in a given population. http://www.munnarcalltaxi.com ... more
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Tue Apr 7, 2015
Bill Burress answered:
The buyer or the seller may pay the closing costs. If the seller is to pay the closing costs, it will be spelled out in your purchase contract. This is a negotiable commodity.
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Wed Jun 4, 2014
Deron Leonard answered:
Sabrina, One way around the down payment is a Rural Development loan. With the seller paying closing costs, it is one of the few, if not the only "no money down" option. Location specific. ... more
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Janine LaMothe answered:
The EPA acceptable radon level is 4.0. So to answer your question, yes 3.2 is perfectly ok.
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Sat Nov 2, 2013
Richard Baldi answered:
Hi. Personally I don't like marking up the price of a house when listing much if any at all. If my client needs to sell in a fairly short amount of time, I always list right around what it's worth. Going and marking it way up, and then having to wait, and start dropping the price is a waste of everyone's time. Sellers may not like hearing that, but when it comes to selling, the sooner you sell, the more money you save/earn in the long run.

I recently sold a beautiful home off of Clyo Rd in Centerville. Sellers let me price it where I told them to, and we had it under contract in 3 weeks :-)

I'd be happy to help you if you are still in the market. I know the area very well. Give me a call, or shoot me an email. There's no obligation to you whatsoever! Thanks!
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Mon Aug 26, 2013
Don Brenneman answered:
Lauren, you are welcome. I am just checking back to see if you are still in need of assistance with seeing the homes at Nantucket Landing. I have tomorrow afternoon/evening open and can schedule any home you would like to visit. Thanks in advance for the opportunity to assist you in your new home search. I hope to hear from you soon. ... more
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
Brian Nguyen answered:
You should also consider your loan options if you are concerned about down payments. For example, you should look into an FHA loan which only requires 3.5% down which is relatively low. Just shop around with lenders and see what they can do for you.

Hope this helps and good luck!

Brian Nguyen
Sr. Mortgage Banker
NMLS # 659743
Phone: 949.667.2887
brian.nguyen@nafinc.com
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
Don Brenneman answered:
Kathy, that is a great question and one my clients commonly ask. Unfortunately the laws have changed and this information is now protected. I have found that most owners are usually willing to share this information when requested to assist with the decision folks are making when considering new homes to purchase. Please give me a call if I can help. Good luck with your search. ... more
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Wed Jul 10, 2013
Cindy Schimer answered:
Renting to own is not the best way to purchase a property. I understand there are circumstances that may force you to look at this as an option, but in the long run it will likely cost you a LOT more than waiting to buy the traditional way. May I ask why you're considering this??
Cindy Schimer-Irongate Realtors
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Fri Aug 17, 2012
Janet McCarthy answered:
"AS IS" simply means the seller will make no repairs. There are two reasons a seller may want to sell "As Is"
1. The know that the house needs repairs but they don't have any money to make any repairs and they want the buyer to know that fact up front so that there are no issues later when the physical inspection report is completed.
2. The seller does not occupy the home and is not able to make any repairs on the home.
The ramifications are -
If the seller failed to fully disclose known issues on the home the buyer might be able to sue.
A buyer should always have a licensed physical inspection on a house regardless if it is an "as is" sell or not. A seller should at the minimum provide a Home Warranty to the buyer in order to avoid possible litigation.
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Wed Sep 28, 2011
Susan Blanford answered:
I'd be happy to help you, however, if you have already enlisted an agent through a signed Buyer's Agency Agreement, then you must do business with this agent or ask the brokerage firm with whom the agent works that you wish to be relieved from the services of the agent. Generally, the broker will assign another agent for you from their comany. If the agent showed you this home, then that agent is entitled to compensation unless you make other arrangements with the broker. The broker should be able to assist you with a market research for this house if your agent cannot. Good luck. ... more
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Wed Jul 22, 2009
Susan Morris answered:
Good morning Estella,

Let me suggest something you may not have considered, if you do a search in your price range, you will find some excellent values from all kinds of sources rather than narrowing your search to just these types of properties. For example, properties being sold through relocation companies can be a much better value than those you've listed. Also many homeowners are competing with these sellers.

Here's why these are perhaps better over all values, most short sales, bank owned and foreclosures are sold "as is". You can do inspections for your own purposes but the sellers can not or will not make any repairs. Relocation companies and private owners generally will.

It would be my pleasure to help you,

Susan Morris
Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors
(937) 510-1248
smorrisrealtor@gmail.com
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Thu Jan 8, 2009
Cindy Schimer answered:
I'd like to answer the question, but am a little confused. What exactly is the question?
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