I'm considering buying a home in Lehigh Acres, FL - the house has Chinese Drywall. Do you have any comments regarding the drywall you can give?

Asked by Eve, Lehigh Acres, FL Tue Nov 16, 2010

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Monir Mamoun, Agent, Denville, NJ
Thu May 5, 2011
Eve Chinese Drywall is a huge issue

Read my four part trulia blog about it for more details, here's the link

http://www.trulia.com/blog/monirmamoun/2010/10/chinese_drywa…
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Tammy Hayes, Agent, Port Charlotte, FL
Tue Nov 16, 2010
Contact a local company that does chinese drywall repairs such as http://ftmyerschinesedrywallrepairs.com/aboutbenchmark.html

They can give you the costs and risks associated with chinese drywall. They also have some links and articles you can read related to chinese drywall.
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Tammy Hayes, Agent, Port Charlotte, FL
Tue Nov 16, 2010
Contact a local company that does chinese drywall repairs such as http://ftmyerschinesedrywallrepairs.com/aboutbenchmark.html. They can give you the costs and risks associated with chinese drywall. They also have some links and articles you can read related to chinese drywall.
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Marc Comisar, Agent, Bonita Springs, FL
Tue Nov 16, 2010
Eve.....Great opportunity. Concrete is Concrete......when you strip and rebuild....thats that. You will have a new unit when done.

jessemcgreevy@gmail.com
239-898-5329
http://www.Bonita-Estero-RealEstate.com
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Debra B Albe…, Agent, Port St Lucie, FL
Tue Nov 16, 2010
Eve,
I will give you my personal opinion. This is just the way I feel about it. I would not touch it.

I do not know why there has not been any health risks associated with Chinese Drywall. HOWEVER, if it is pitting the exposed plumbing metal AND destroying the air handler exposed metal fins in the air conditioner and corroding the metal wiring in the house...I do not want to be breathing it.

Another fact, concrete is porous. It seems to me that if you take out the sheetrock, the plumbing, the wiring you still have a concrete floor and in some homes concrete block walls, you have porour concrete. I have not heard anyone assure anyone else that that is safe without some sort of treatment, however, what kind of treatment is available?

I know that there are investers buying these homes and rehabing them and re selling them.

There is one other issue. When you are selling a property, a document that the seller must supply a potential buyer is the Property Condition Report. It must disclose anything that might materially effect the property. Chinese drywall MUST be disclosed to a potential buyer and won't that go on to the next buyer that...Yes it contained the tainted drywall, it was removed and remediated. This will allways follow the property.

Well, that is my opinion, you do your research and come to your own conclusions and of course I wish you the very best in the future.

Debbie Albert, PA
Keller Williams
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Danielle Sha…, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Tue Nov 16, 2010
I 150% agree with Gerard. We do not know enough about long term effects or if the current remediation rules are enough. Better safe than sorry and buy a home that does not have it. The comparison I usually is asbestos - they might say to do one thing now, but 15 years from now the rules will probably be very different.
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Gerard Dunn, Agent, Chevy Chase, MD
Tue Nov 16, 2010
Stay away from it. Chinese drywall is a real problem. Even if you were comfortable living in the home with the drywall - you will have to disclose it when you sell. This could cause you a great deal of difficulty in getting the home sold.

I think that we will see more problems with Chinese drywall as time goes on.

FInd another home without this issue. You will be happy you did!

Good Luck!

Gerry Dunn
Associate Broker
Serving Maryland, D.C. and Northern Virginia
301-651-8600 - A few minutes ago
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