Lrosado3, Home Buyer in San Antonio, TX

I am buying a new home, is the seller required to disclose to me the hazards in the area?

Asked by Lrosado3, San Antonio, TX Sat May 11, 2013

I am buying a new home built in an existing subdivision. Does the company selling me the home have to tell me about the testing done on the soil, water, noise study or any other potential hazards located near this property?

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Dan Tabit, Agent, Issaquah, WA
Sun May 12, 2013
Disclosure rules may vary by state, and only your local agents can give you the best answer. Regardless of what obligations the builder may have, you have an obligation to do your own research too. Relying on their knowledge can be dangerous. They could be an honest company that doesn't know or a company that prefers not to know.
Hopefully you have your own agent to advise you of the issues that you should be concerned with. I also advise that you have a professional inspector go through the house before you close. Yes, the builders have a warranty and the county checks off the permits, but not everything is always caught in time. If an issue is missed and not discovered until after the builders warranty expires, you could be out of luck.
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Sat May 11, 2013
No just specific to that property only up to the buyer complete any further research

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W, Home Buyer, San Antonio, TX
Sat May 11, 2013
Hello, In short no but to give you a well informed answer, I need to ask you a few more questions. Give me a call to discuss, there is no obligation. I'll provide some info for you pronto!

Erick Taylor

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Claudia McSh…, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Sat May 11, 2013
Are you represented by a Realtor? If not, this is one reason why you should be. Usually the Seller/ Builder pays for it, so it is FREE for you! Why not take advantage of it.?

You can contact me anytime if you want representation.

Claudia McShane
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Joe Crain, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Sat May 11, 2013
You should ask your Realtor - they will have the answer and know best based on their knowledge of the builder and area. Good Luck!
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