Don’t Meth with Home Sales!

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Real Estate Agent with Prado Real Estate South UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Don’t Meth with Home Sales! 

 

The referral was sent out to a trusted listing agent. He was able to get the home decluttered, cleaned and in order to put it on the market. The home was priced well and  went under contract quickly.

 

All was going well until the home inspection revealed a few things that were unacceptable, including  high levels of meth present in the basement. The 50-something year old owners had no idea how this could be!

 

After questioning their 20-something year old, they came to realize that on the weekends, he and his buddies were partying pretty hard in the basement using illegal substances - meth to be exact. 

 

It fell out of contract as expected! A quick price drop was in order along with a disclosure about the meth discovery in the home. It went under contract again after much cost and negotiation, eventually recording.

 

Let this be a warning to all parents out there, allowing their grown kids to live at home in their basements, when they should be out on their own. Their bad habits wreak havoc and can meth with the sale of a home!

 

Just sayin'!

 

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Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
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Wow - I can't imagine what those conversations sounded like - maybe a difficult Thanksgiving Dinner too

Dec 07, 2018 04:22 AM #3
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! that's something we've never experienced with any listing....

Dec 07, 2018 04:47 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning,  Wanda-  - -as Lise commented, this discovery must have led to some interesting family converstations.

Dec 07, 2018 05:05 AM #5
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Wanda. What a sad story on soooooo many levels. I never knew there was a home inspector who tested for meth?

Dec 07, 2018 05:48 AM #6
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Brian England
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That seems kind of odd that the parents had absolutely no idea, but then again, I don't know enough about meth and I wouldn't be able to tell if someone was on meth either.  I would be able to tell that something wasn't right though, even if I didn't know what it was.

Dec 07, 2018 05:55 AM #7
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Gabe Sanders
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Wow!  A nasty surprise for these home sellers.  Maybe their son should pay for their loss.

Dec 07, 2018 06:47 AM #8
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You are so right about that! If a home was ever a rental, it is a good idea to test for meth William Feela. It can be very harmful to people if not remediated.

Dec 07, 2018 05:34 PM #9
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Paying attention to who and what is going in and out of your home is pertinent or anyone can end up facing this type of situaion Wayne Martin. It cost them a lot of money!

Dec 07, 2018 05:36 PM #10
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Lise Howe, I can imagine how it all went over, very awkward and maybe some shouting and ultimatums. No turkey for him!

Dec 07, 2018 06:38 PM #11
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It happens everywhere Barbara Todaro, you are lucky. The home inspector said people can bring it into a home on their shoes if they have been in an area where it is being manufactured.

Dec 07, 2018 06:41 PM #12
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They'd do best to not allow him to make the new move Michael Jacobs! The same thing most likley could happen.

Dec 07, 2018 06:48 PM #13
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Meth manufacturing and use is more prevelant than people think Sheila Anderson. It is a horrible situation the son presented to the parents and a costly one!

Dec 07, 2018 06:50 PM #14
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Brian England, it is amazing the things that go in homes when someone has the freedom to take advantage. Living rent-free in the basement has a cost!

Dec 07, 2018 06:52 PM #15
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THAT would be the thing to do unless he was free loading Gabe Sanders. A shame really! 

Dec 07, 2018 06:53 PM #16
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Morning Wanda.

A very expensive lesson learned by his parents.  I wonder how that relationship is going, given what he did.

Dec 08, 2018 12:54 AM #17
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Good morning James Dray, Hope he moved into a place of his own and if the parents allowed him to move in again, they may get what's coming...again!

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Seriously, a heartbreak on so many levels. I'm sad to hear about this type of situation - it's such a breach of trust and disrespect for his poor parents. 

Dec 08, 2018 05:04 PM #19
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Very unfortunate Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and I agree with you. He took advantage of his parents and it cost them!

Dec 08, 2018 05:26 PM #20
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Wow that must have been a real wake up call.  Never ran into anything like this before.

Dec 11, 2018 11:56 PM #21
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It was the parents first experience and hopefully their last Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089. Shame on their adult child for taking advantage and another reason to make kids self-sufficient to be out on their own and stop coddling and enabling them. Sheesh! 

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