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.
Dear Mr. Cowan,
"We want to express our gratitude in selling my Mothe'rs home. The very first call was very impressive in explaining all the details of selling a home. My husband and I were in agreement on how you were the real estate agent for us. You presented yourself professional, kind, and compassionate. As time went on you kept us informed as to when there were potential buyers. As a real estate agent you advocated for us and answered every question. We also want to thank your wife for taking the time and staging the house. We will recommend you to our friends and relatives! Thanks again for all your assistance from the beginning to the end."
Danny and Ida Zamora, Albuquerque