Vancouver, WA homebuyers can save money

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Vancouver, WA home buyers can save money.

It is a SHAME to make a borrower pay for a re-inspection of their home just because a CO alarm has not been installed.  Safety is a key component of an appraisal.   Carbon Monoxide Alarms & the Law in Washington State posted by the City of Vancouver gives the exact requirements.  "The seller is required to equip the residence with CO alarms before any other person legally occupies the home."   Your realtor should be on top of this but a home FSBO may not be. 

Appraisal companies charge in the neighborhood of $150 to re-inspect so I have decided to provide my clients with a heads up when I first meet with themCO alarms save lives

My message goes:  Make sure the home you are looking to buy (or sell)  has a CO alarm.   You and your famly deserve that extra protection from possible harm plus it is the law.  They cost less than $50 AND....they are easy to install.  A re-inspection can be avoided. The  alarm can save you money and possibly your life!

As the weather cools here in Washington and Oregon, we are indoors additional hours and our homes are sealed up tight. Fossil fuel consumption rises.  Gas stoves, furnaces, hot water heaters and fireplaces are sources of possible harm AND are working over time. Safety is important.  Saving money is important too.

If you are purchasing or refinancing your home and an appraisal is necessary - play it forward - and get a CO alarm. I want to help Vancouver home buyers and all borrowers to save money and to stay safe.  

Vancouver, WA homeowners can save money.  


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Comments (1)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice for home buyers. Perhaps there needs to be wording in the contracts that will protect buyers from the additional cost.

Nov 20, 2014 07:16 AM