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Home Buying in Tiverton : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jun 24, 2012
Michelle Jarzombek Drum answered:
What kind of tests. Radon no problem
But septic , lead etc needs to be done by a licensed individual. A septic test runs about $150.
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Jeremy Bailey answered:
Hi James, you can contact DEM and they may have information on your septic system depending on how old it is.
Here's the link:

Any questions, feel free to call me, 401-639-2991
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Thu Aug 8, 2013
Laurie Ammann answered:
Tivwerton, and other towns in Rhode Island unlike MA, do not have Title V to meet to close.
It is important for a buyer to request a septic/cesspool inspection with any offer. There are some great local inspectors who will conduct a dye and water use test as well as a physical inspection of the tank. You should have information about pumping on the Seller Disclosure Statement that is required to be be provided to you when you look at a property in Rhode Island. Please feel free to call with any questions. ... more
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Tue Apr 26, 2011
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello Susan,
It really depends upon the by-laws of the community if children are allowed to reside there. I suggest that you contact the management company or a Board member of the community to find out their rules and regulations.
Good luck!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Mon Jul 26, 2010
The Bellevue Group answered:
First of all, you should have a buyers agent that is familiar with the area and has experience with properties that have had a failed septic system.

It is right that a seller should install the septic prior to close, but you want to ensure that any contract have specific legal language to protect you on how the septic is installed, location, etc.

What you should offer really isn't someone can tell you remotely, you should interview several agents and hire one to be your representative. Then the agent should visit the property, review the seller disclosures and inspection reports and advise you on the value of the property. Your purchase and sales agreement should be reviewed by an attorney.

I hope this is of help to you.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
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Fri Jan 8, 2010
Raymond Cardoza answered:

I am Ray Cardoza with Keller Williams Realty of Newport. I can get you in to see this home or any others in Tiverton and answer any questions you may have. Please call me at 508-558-9619 or 401-608-3914 to st up an appointment. I will show you the home and represent your best interests, NOT the Bank's. The best part is that the bank already agreed to pay for my services to you.

Ray Cardoza
Keller Williams Realty- Newport
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Mon Aug 9, 2010
Karen Hurst answered:
This is very typical. After the inspection you can either renegotiate your price, take out a larger loan to cover the costs of repairs, or buy another home. If you take out a loan to cover costs of repairs, you will need to obtain signed contracts from licensed companies. It can be a lot of work getting everything together, so be prepared. Your Realtor should be able to guide you through this and Good luck! ... more
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Fri Jul 11, 2008
Charles Coachman, SRES answered:
This is a very common problem, but it is not yours. If you have done your due dilligence and $200K is what you feel comfortable offering for the home, then do it. The bank will most likely counter your offer, but have your Realtor explain exactly how you came up with the amount that you feel the home is worth. What a person owes has absolutely nothing to do with what the home is actually worth. If your area is like many in the country there will be other homes available for you to choose.
I wish you the best!

Charles Coachman
Keller Williams Realty
San Jose, CA
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