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
    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
    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
    Fort Dodge, IA
    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.

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