Archive for the ‘Agent Tips’ Category

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Radon: You Might Want To Get Tested, Dear.

January 8, 2008

 

Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that is a natural radioactive decay product of uranium, a common element in soil and rocks. Radon gas is considered harmless when dispersed in outdoor air but can be a serious health hazard when trapped in buildings.

Radon gas can seep into a home from the soil through dirt crawlspaces, cracks in the foundation and walls, floor drains, pipes and sump pumps. Radon can enter any home, old or new, even those with no visible cracks. Each building is unique, and the ground beneath it is also unique. Two houses side-by-side can have totally different radon levels. The only way to know what the radon levels are inside your home is to measure them. Read the rest of this entry ?

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A Picture Ain’t Always Worth 1,000 Words.

November 29, 2007

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While recently researching potential properties for some buyer clients of mine, I came across a listing with the above photo attached. Good area, decent price and it seemed to have several of the features my buyers were looking for. Although MLS allows agents to upload 30+ photos for each listing, this was the only photo attached to this listing. Seeing the remnants of snow on the roof , and knowing we hadn’t had any yet this season, I took a look at the listing history of this property. This property has been on the market for 626 days. It originally listed back on March 1, 2006. We probably had some snow back then. Seeing a listing like this iritates me for several reasons: Read the rest of this entry ?