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Distressed Homes and Mold Alert

Real Estate Broker/Owner with New Horizon Realty, LLC 0034929

Many homes which have been vacant have serious mold issues. The lien holders and property preservation companies that manage these homes have at best been white washing the rampant mold issues. 

I have first hand seen hundreds of homes where mold treatment has consisted of nothing more than treating  the affected area with bleach and priming the discoloration. The mold growth that is not easily visible is left untreated.

The sellers have no obligation to disclose mold or prior mold treatment. Thousands of homes are now occupied that present substantial health issues.

When purchasing a home it is of tantamount importance that mold issues are investigated during your inspection process. If any mold or evidence is located, do not purchase the home until proper treatment has been provided. Do not rely merely on a standard home inspection.

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Just stopped by to say hello and welcome you to ActiveRain.

Jun 26, 2014 03:54 AM
Steve Wilhelmy
Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest - Maple Grove, MN

Good warning for buyers looking for a "deal."

Jun 26, 2014 05:34 AM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Welcome to Active Rain Skip!

I can see that this mold issue can be a real surprise to the new homeowner.

Jun 26, 2014 01:00 PM