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Old 07-31-2012, 08:28 PM
 
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Are there any ongoing issues in the Tampa Bay area with Chinese drywall in the houses? Are there certain year houses I should avoid or has that all been worked out by now?
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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It was mostly used during the building boom around 2004-2007 but even though it was big news it was a small percentage of homes built then that were affected.
You want a home built 2004 and after which will keep insurance costs way down, just make sure when you choose your inspector that you make sure they check to see if there are any signs of Chinese drywall.
Don't avoid certain years of homes just because of fear of Chinese drywall, just make sure the house you choose does not have it.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:45 AM
 
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Properties that have Chinese drywall are all identified and even if some owners try to deny it you can find them easily by checking out the neighboring homes and your agent should be able to do that...at least a good agent would do that.


It is a very small percentage of homes that had it...

On the MLS there is even an agent trying to rent out a property with Chinese drywall and we wanted to know if it is allowed and unfortunately it is allowed but unethical to do so but that will not cost the person their license....because they disclose it and if someone is stupid enough to rent it then it is on them....

These are not my words but from the lawyer at the legal hotline of NAR.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Treasure Island Fl
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Here is one for sale. they disclose the Chinese drywall in the MLS.
http://http://www.realtor.com/reales...404?source=web
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:30 PM
 
Location: In a little house on the prairie - literally
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Here is one for sale. they disclose the Chinese drywall in the MLS.
http://http://www.realtor.com/reales...404?source=web
That is not even close to being a deal, even if there was no Chinese drywall. Notice it is a short sale.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:35 PM
 
Location: In a little house on the prairie - literally
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Here is one for sale. they disclose the Chinese drywall in the MLS.
http://http://www.realtor.com/reales...404?source=web
Been on the market for 386 days and horribly overpriced. At least $40/ft too high, and then you can discount for the drywall. Let it be for another 386 days; they may come down to reality.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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There are still CDW homes in Tampa some of which were built as early as 2003 and as late as 2009. Any home built during that time frame should be tested or CDW bond should be provided by the builder.

As a CDW home owner who went through the remediation it is an exhaustive chore to fix. My family was displaced for nearly a year to make the corrections.

As for renting a home with CDW, there is nothing unethical about renting it out if the CDW is disclosed. There have been no substantiated long term health effects from living in a CDW home. Renters choose a place of their own free will. CDW damages metallic items in the home such as pipes, wires and fixtures. These damages ultimately effect the homes owner and not the renter.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Are there any ongoing issues in the Tampa Bay area with Chinese drywall in the houses? Are there certain year houses I should avoid or has that all been worked out by now?
I have seen a few up around Wesley Chapel built around '03 to '05ish.
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