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Selling your Town of Wappinger home mandatory well testing is a must

Real Estate Broker/Owner with JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 10491201242

I recently had an accepted offer on a home in the Town of Wappinger.  My seller wasWater testing fortunate he did not have a private well;  you see in the Town of Wappinger if you have a private well and you are selling your home you will need to have a comphrensive water test done.  This is a mandatory test and your municipal report for the closing will not be released without this test.

The cost of the well water test will run between $500-$600.  The information on the test, as well as the labs, can be found at the Town of Wappinger website.  Go to download forms then building and look for the well testing forms.

So make sure to have the well testing done as soon as possible if you are selling your town of Wappinger home as this could hold up the closings.



Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Interesting. Living and working in an area where most folks don't have private wells, this is another example of the details a good real estate agent better know when working with sellers in Wappinger,NY.  They better call Jennifer Fivelsdal when they are ready to sell!

Apr 28, 2013 09:44 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

We have a lot of small wells that are considered non permitted, but no testing is require to sell that property. We also have properties that use wells for domestic use. No testing is required. It's the seller's responsibility to request any tests.

Apr 28, 2013 10:22 PM
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

That is great information for any seller looking to sell their home in the Wappinger New York area.

Apr 28, 2013 11:03 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jennifer water tests are required here as well if there is a well on the property, but I was not aware of the cost.

Apr 29, 2013 03:10 AM
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi Jennifer,wow $500 - $600 is expensive, the cost of water test in our area is less than $100.   

Apr 29, 2013 12:19 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Gary these are the little details that could hold up a transaction.

Debbie water testing of well is a must here.

Morgan so many different situations comes up in the various municipalities

George and Kwee this is not the usual water test which is required.  This is a comphrensive testing; checking for lots of stuff and that's why it is that expensive.

Apr 29, 2013 02:20 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jennifer, interesting rules for your City for the mandatory well testing.      Our rural areas have wells, and it is highly recommended, but not mandatory.

Apr 29, 2013 11:50 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It is a good idea to test the well water. I always recommend it to my buyers.

Apr 30, 2013 09:00 PM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Jennifer  Wappinger is a concerned community - there are so many things that can affect a well water supply

Apr 30, 2013 11:00 PM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Jennifer, we also have water testing for private wells, but it is not mandatory unless the lender requires it. 

May 01, 2013 11:35 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Jennifer, that is quite a pricey test but it's better to be safe than sorry!
May 02, 2013 10:03 AM