Radon found on inspection

Discussion in 'Real Estate' started by Dingus, May 13, 2017.

  1. keepngoal

    keepngoal Jobless Jerk
    Staff Member Bookie

    Jun 20, 2006
    +3,336 / 67 / -0
    excellent point. My counter would be, for $1500.00 get one installed. Good piece of mind, and house is always safe.
  2. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    +4,356 / 158 / -0
    Another thought-- perhaps if you don't want to jeopardize the deal perhaps just ask for a credit towards, say, half the cost of installing one. That way it wouldn't have to be installed by closing and they've only lost the cost of half the installation from their proceeds. That may be easier for them to stomach.
  3. SCyclone

    SCyclone Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    Sales manager
    Fort Dodge, IA
    +3,827 / 81 / -0
    Just so you know, here is a map of the contiguous 48 showing naturally occurring radon levels (notice where most of the red levels are?):

    And further -
    Iowa has the highest average radon concentrations in the United States due to significant glaciation that ground the granitic rocks from the Canadian Shield and deposited it as soils making up the rich Iowa farmland.[80] Many cities within the state, such as Iowa City, have passed requirements for radon-resistant construction in new homes.
  4. AuH2O

    AuH2O Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    +1,066 / 39 / -0
    It's all negotiable in Iowa as it should be. You might as well ask for it. I think it's pretty ridiculous that people are saying to walk if they don't do it. It's 1500. The question is would you pay an extra 1500 or more for the house? If so, ask and get what you can get and be happy. If 1500 is the difference between buying or walking away you probably are buying the wrong house. Likewise I think it's stupid for sellers to say while they are advertising that they will not mitigate or negotiate based on mitigation. Just clarify at the purchase agreement stage. If you have two buyers, one that offers an extra 2000 and requests mitigation and one that offers list price but doesn't request it, you've got the makings of a bidding war. why eliminate perfectly good buyers. People get all worked up over this stuff and think we need a law taking out simple and relatively small negotiating points. Guess what, if law dictated sellers always must do it, house prices would reflect it to the effect that it's a wash.

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