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Old 05-21-2018, 03:26 AM
 
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The reason I'm saying this is because if I make an offer on a lot with time for a feasibility study, the studies I would have to do would include a wetlands delineation, a septic feasibility report, calls to locate utilities and get costs for hooking up, etc, etc. By the time I'm done, if I decide for some reason not to buy the lot, then I've invested a lot of time and money, and the owner and owner's agent benefit from all that work.

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I just want to point out that the owners or owners agent need not to benefit from any of these reports because you are not obligated to provide them any reports you pay for.
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Old 05-21-2018, 03:44 AM
 
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The reason I'm saying this is because if I make an offer on a lot with time for a feasibility study, the studies I would have to do would include a wetlands delineation, a septic feasibility report, calls to locate utilities and get costs for hooking up, etc, etc. By the time I'm done, if I decide for some reason not to buy the lot, then I've invested a lot of time and money, and the owner and owner's agent benefit from all that work.

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I just want to point out that the owners or owners agent need not to benefit from any of these reports because you are not obligated to provide them any reports you pay for.
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Maybe not, but take one of the agents I worked with. She took a lot of time and trouble calling the owner, checking things out on the lot and in the end, I decided not to buy it. She was always nice to me so when I got info on the lot about the roads it was (supposedly) on and what wetlands were on the property, I went ahead and relayed that info back to her.

I guess I really don't have any reason to grump about doing that kind of legwork too much, because I think I would share any info I found out with the owners and agents simply because I can't see any good reason not to. I'm just not the kind to say something along the lines of, "I paid for the info, now it's all mine and you can't have it."

Anyway, today I signed the papers for a lot I wanted and closing is on June 19th. I'm pretty stoked.
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