First time home buyer-possible danger/issue?!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Kimber_bee:  No, but we did buy a house that is where a high water table even though tere is no ponds around. Make sure you have really good insurance, get alarms put on your pumps and also a battery backup on your pumps just in case electricity goes out.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Kimber_bee:  Don’t take your realtor’s word for it, see what your home inspector says!  Tell him that’s a special area of concern.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Kimber_bee:  I would keep in mind that any time you live near a large body of water, you are going to have some things that come with it living very close to you- frogs, snakes, and worst of all, tons of mosquitoes during their season- which are most annoying and most likely to bother you.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Kimber_bee:  I don’t really know what a retention pond is, but if your realtor says it should be fine, and it’s your dream home and location, you should go for it 🙂

The thing is, you definitely need to get a general inspection done, and the results could be terrible, and after putting that money in you might need to walk awy. But it’s better than buying a horrible money pit!

The inspection for the first house FI and I went into escrow on was horrible, and we paid for an extra inspection of the sewer line because it was a 30 foot drop to the sewer. Good thing we did, because 10 feet down, the pipe was cracked! Talk about a major health & safety issue, stuff was just leaking into the ground in the back yard… we walked, and they had to disclose that to future buyers. But the house we did get is so much better! 🙂

So you might want to pay for some sort of extra inspection, but I say go for it!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Get a GREAT inspector, check floodlines, and make sure you get flood insurance.

Also: How do you feel about frogs/mosquitos/snakes? There are WAY more in water-laden areas.

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