DOES THIS HOME HAVE CHINESE DRYWALL? DOES THIS HOME HAVE MISSING ITEMS OR INTERIOR DAMAGE? THANK YOU. GARY...

Asked by fatcatdetroit, Dearborn Heights, MI Thu Jun 28, 2012

REPAIRS IN DETAIL PLEASE. THANK YOU, GARY...

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Fred Strickr…, Agent, New Port Richey, FL
Wed Jul 11, 2012
Inspect, inspect, inspect. Homes built between 2001 and approximately 2007, when Chinese drywall was still being imported into the Unites States, could be suspect and only an experienced home inspector will be able to determine that for you. Regardless if the home is bank owned, if a listing Realtor® is aware that a home has defective drywall, it must be disclosed. A homeowner has the same obligation. It is not likely that you are going to get anybody other than a home inspector to list the repairs in detail. It is the prospective buyer's responsibility to have inspections and determine if they want to proceed with the purchase. This may mean an investment on the buyer's part upfront, but it is well worth the money spent to determine if material defects exist. The key is to have a good Realtor® working on your behalf.

Best Wishes!

Sincerely,

Fred Strickroot, Realtor®, MBA, CDPE
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Sarah Garrett, Agent, Fort Myers, FL
Fri Jun 29, 2012
Hi there,
Most of the homes that had "defective drywall" have been identified and most listing agents mark the homes in the special remarks that there is evidence of "defective drywall" as well as other issues such as missing appliances or a/c systems. We always advise our clients to have home inspections. Our contracts provide for up to a 15 day window to have detailed inspections before continuing on with a sale.
"Defective drywall" can be identified through the way a home smells, corosion or "sooting" in the copper wiring located in a/c units, refrigerators and inside the electrical sockets of each wall in the home.
Agents like myself have become helpful to our clients in identifying suspect homes in most cases prior to viewing. Please let me know when you are thinking about traveling to our area and I will be happy to show you around. Until then please use the website below to search and keep track of your favorites.

Sarah Garrett, Realtor
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Marge Bennett, Agent, Fort Myers, FL
Thu Jun 28, 2012
To what home are you referring?
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Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Thu Jun 28, 2012
Gary,
please stop and think for a minute:
How would a Realtor know if there was Chinese Drywall in a particular house?
Do you think that if you went into the house, that CHINESE DRYWALL is written on the walls?
Do you even know what you are talking about?
The odds that a house in Michigan has it, are astronomical.
And the only way to find out is to remove stratigic pieces and look at the pipes behind.
And since you do not own the house, it would be illigal to do this.

The Industry has set up specific procedures for buying and inspecting houses; all to protect you.
Please talk to a Realtor if you are still interested.
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Kevin Clouti…, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Thu Jun 28, 2012
Whats the address Gary?

Kevin
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Danielle Sha…, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Thu Jun 28, 2012
Hi Gary,

There is no property attached to your question - what is the address?
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