You’ve found the house of your dreams, and it’s within your price range. There’s only one catch: The home inspector found asbestos. It’s justifiable to be unnerved by a property that contains asbestos. After all, it’s a hazardous material that can potentially endanger you and your family. So, should you be deterred from the purchase, or should you buy a home containing asbestos? It all depends on what steps you intend to take to create a safe living space. [Read more…] about Should You Buy a Home Containing Asbestos?
Part of buying or selling a home usually entails a home inspection – an in-depth survey of a home foundation, structure, systems (such as HVAC, plumbing, and electrical), and more. While not all home inspections are equal or even thorough, each can turn up something wrong with the home. Some will be small problems or simply good point to negotiate a price for the home, but others can pose a bigger risk. Today let’s look at what happens if a home inspection turns up asbestos. [Read more…] about What to Do If A Home Inspection Turns Up Asbestos