When purchasing a piece of property, it is important to be aware of any environmental liabilities associated with it. For example, you should find out if there are any registered underground tanks within several miles of the property, known contaminated properties in the neighborhood, or property owners who have been fined by the government for failing to meet environmental safety standards.
Before, it took a costly site investigation to acquire this type of information, but now there are online environmental databases available at a fraction of the cost. Anyone can access reports on otherwise hard to detect environmental issues. With these databases, it is possible to obtain a list of hazards near a property, or spills and violations attributed to businesses nearby.
Some reputable databases include VISTA Information Systems, located in San Diego, California, which allows you to register and search the data bank for free, and E Data Resources, which is located in Southport, Connecticut. These services are all relatively inexpensive, but can provide you with priceless information that is useful before you make a purchase.
Patty Clark Helping Families Move with Care Broker/Owner Morningside Homes Realtor Emeritus Certified Residential Specialists Certified Master of Real Estate Graduate of the Real Estate Institute Women’s Council of Realtors Certified Negotiations Expert Certifed Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certified Stager Doing business since 1979 Past Board of Directors for Aurora Association of Realtors Cell: 720-231-5200
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