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Old 10-01-2010, 08:20 PM
 
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hey folks,

I'm up in brooksville and checked out a property with arsenic in the water well.

The government seems to provide and maintain a filter to clear it out.

anyone have any experience with arsenic in the well water? does it make a house really hard to sell? is it considered treatable enough to not be an issue?

thanks - peter
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Being there haven't been a huge amount of homes found with the problem I would look for one that doesn't have an issue.
It is mostly the homes close to Powell and Batten but I would have the well tested if you are looking anywhere in the SE portion of the county.
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:23 AM
 
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thanks for the input mike - not sure what I'm going to do because I really liked the property after looking around for months. I'm gonna consult an appraiser to help come up with an appropriate offer considering the need to filter the water. thanks again
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:27 AM
 
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This is not a reply, but a new question on this subject. I'm at the last day of inspection period today and need some advice. About to purchase a 10.5 acre home that is a "project home".(needs finishing touches interior primarily). I was just made aware of the arsenic issue 2 days ago. The county is coming on Monday to test the water and won't get the results for 4 weeks. It's located on Powell. I'm totally ignorant to this issue but would like to know any thoughts about if we should go for it due to less than market value we will be purchasing it for, or leave it be. Is arsenic in the water a deal breaker or is it manageable? Also it is bank owned, and I'm sure they don't care about this subject. Please please please advise quickly.
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:51 AM
 
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This is not a reply, but a new question on this subject. I'm at the last day of inspection period today and need some advice. About to purchase a 10.5 acre home that is a "project home".(needs finishing touches interior primarily). I was just made aware of the arsenic issue 2 days ago. The county is coming on Monday to test the water and won't get the results for 4 weeks. It's located on Powell. I'm totally ignorant to this issue but would like to know any thoughts about if we should go for it due to less than market value we will be purchasing it for, or leave it be. Is arsenic in the water a deal breaker or is it manageable? Also it is bank owned, and I'm sure they don't care about this subject. Please please please advise quickly.
This might help

Arsenic in Private Well Water: Frequently Asked Questions | MassDEP

If something you want to be sure of, you should be able to extend the period or cancel and re-offer and start again as it were.
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Old 06-16-2017, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
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With arsenic in the water, why do you believe it is below market value? It could be significantly above market. The market for properties with a defect like that is smaller and may take longer to sell. Why did the seller not disclose the presence of arsenic in the water with their initial disclosures?
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Old 06-17-2017, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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If you go with a reverse osmosis filter it should solve your problem. I have seen them at numerous homes.
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