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Old 08-06-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Florida Suncoast
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Here's a doozy - the seller and real estate agent failed to disclose that the home had chinese drywall. The deal fell through because of the presence of Chinese drywall. And now, incredibly, the house is back on the market with no mention of the Chinese drywall problem. Incredible!

Make sure you have an independent inspection to determine if Chinese drywall is present. Don't rely on what the homeseller, builder, or real estate agent claims.

Very interesting article from the Herald Tribune on this:
Drywall discovery sets off a struggle

Joe
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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That's surprising that a Realtor would say that a home did not have Chinese drywall. I would never make that claim and would always suggest to have it inspected.

Pretty poor business not to return a deposit on an issue like this. If you read over the Chinese drywall addendum I would think the buyers would win this case. Just sucks that it has to come down to this.

Sounds to me like the list agent was intentionally trying to mislead buyers by not disclosing that the home had Chinese drywall until the newspaper started investigating.

I just looked the property up and it's still listed...amazing.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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The $20K the sellers kept would go some way towards replacing the drywall. hmmm...
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:59 AM
 
Location: North Port
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I have done numerous Drywall Inspections, you would not believe how alot of inspectors in the area, do not know how to look and how test for CDW. So becareful who you contact for a drywall inspections.
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Florida Suncoast
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He had been assured by the seller and his agent that WCI had declared the house free of Chinese drywall. There was no strange smell or problems evident with the air conditioning unit.

This, and the fact that the home is listed again with NO MENTION of the chinese drywall problem is astounding.

So much for business ethics.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:37 PM
 
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how are sellers trying to hide CDW? Is there a quick way to find CDW during a walk-through of a home?
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Chinese drywall was used during 2004-2006. The Florida Dept of Health website has a map that shows that most complaints in the state are on the west coast from Pasco to Collier Co. and on the east coast from Indian River to Miami-Dade Co.
There are lawsuits and complaints against Lennar particularly in east Manatee Co. Heritage Harbor, Taylor Morrison paricularly in Lakewood Ranch, Mercedes Homes [in chap 11]
Also if you live in the Charlotte Co area, affected by Hurricane Charley and had drywall replaced, you may have chinese drywall.
We had pre 1976 lead in paint, aluminum wiring, pvc pipe for water supply, now poisonous drywall.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Bernanke's Financial Laboratory
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It's drywall period, Chinese and American...

Last night's national news:

Defective Drywall Dilemma - CBS News Video
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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article in my local FTW TX paper today saying that studies now show there is POSSIBILITY that Chinese drywall does cause damage to electrical wiring and systems and that there is possibility that it can cause illness...
of course just the admission of POSSIBILITY means there it is a certainty...
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:09 PM
 
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It's drywall period, Chinese and American...

Last night's national news:

Defective Drywall Dilemma - CBS News Video

WOW. Quite the video.
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