Blog :: 11-2013

A Tough Home Inspection

imagesRecently I attended a home inspection with a buyer client that didn't turn out so well. I can remember only a handful of times in the past 12 years that I have felt it necessary to suggest that my client not purchase the home, even prior to the inspection being finished. Yes, it was that bad. We walked outside (to get a breath of fresh air) and both concluded that this home purchase wasn't going to move forward. Sometimes the issues can be obvious and you may feel a bit prepared, but this time the main issue needed serious investigating by the inspector and the results were not good. Every time we entered the home, we could feel that the house was extremely humid. We weren't sure if it wasn't vented well, if it was just the dog odor, or what was going on. I can say that after an hour and a half in the house, we were all suffering from a severe headache. What was discovered was significant mold in the attic area caused by excessive moisture wicking up from underneath the house. A good home inspector was invaluable in this case and my client is able to move on to continue his search. This event speaks to the importance of representation by a Realtor(I wonder if the seller was represented and had a building inspection?) and the importance of a good home inspection. I recommend one in every transaction in which I am involved. It truly is important.

New Listings! Waterbury Real Estate Update

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I just read some very unfortunate news that I"m almost afraid to share with you regarding our beloved Alchemist brewery. Oh well, at least there will be less congestion at that tricky intersection. The last time I was there, I stood in line for 20 minutes before I even made it through the front door. I can certainly understand their decision.

I also would like to share the better news that I just recently closed on 2067 VT Route 100 and 651 Wescott Road in Duxbury just this past week.

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To replace those two lovely listings, I have two new listings that I would also like to share. I love it when I have such great properties to sell. The first, on PR 2 in Middlesex, is on 18.25 acres and showcases a beautifully maintained home with three full levels of living space, including a nice in-law suite.

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The second, at 860 Scrabble Hill Road in Duxbury is looking directly at Camel's Hump and is situated on 12.9 acres with a great open meadow above the house which would be perfect for your Llamas, sheep, goats or Alpaca. You can't beat the privacy and seclusion.