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A Mothers Nature: A Force to Reckon With When It Comes to Mold and the Home

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A few years ago, I bought a house that had been infested with black mold but it had been cleaned up by a professional remediation company months before I had bought it. The house had an ARV over $300,000 and I got it for $160,000. Most of the walls did not have drywall and it [...] View the full article: A Mothers Nature: A Force to Reckon With When It Comes to Mold and the Home on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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    Michael Creel
    Replied over 11 years ago
    In the end, with kids, it’s always “better safe than sorry”. From their perspective, even though you asssured and even likely showed them the mold was gone, they believed it could come back. If it did, then they kids could be harmed by it and they would have a hard time selling it. Its a tough thing to overcome.
    Michael Creel
    Replied over 11 years ago
    In the end, with kids, it’s always “better safe than sorry”. From their perspective, even though you asssured and even likely showed them the mold was gone, they believed it could come back. If it did, then they kids could be harmed by it and they would have a hard time selling it. Its a tough thing to overcome.
    Joshua Dorkin
    Replied over 11 years ago
    Hey Jim – Is that you in the Mold suit? lol!
    Jim Watkins
    Replied over 11 years ago
    No… Its not me in the mold suit! I am taller than that. I’ll have to tell the story about losing a sale last year because of the back yard. Turns out mothers care about the back yard more than I thought.
    Jim Watkins
    Replied over 11 years ago
    No… Its not me in the mold suit! I am taller than that. I’ll have to tell the story about losing a sale last year because of the back yard. Turns out mothers care about the back yard more than I thought.
    Joshua Dorkin
    Replied over 11 years ago
    I’m looking forward to that one as well!
    [email protected]
    Replied over 11 years ago
    Your blog post was very informative. I’m sure most people, especially men, would not have at all thought about this issue. Once, my uncle wanted to buy a house in Toronto that was previously used as a grow-op (of the marijuana type), and his wife did not and could not object. In the end, the sellers didn’t accept his offer, but the point is that his wife had no say (they have children). The reason being that they are Chinese, and in Chinese culture, the male is the decision-maker in the family. It goes the same for a lot of other Eastern cultures, too. I guess you just had born-in-America families looking at your home, eh?
    Jim Watkins
    Replied over 11 years ago
    I am sure I don’t have any idea where any of the prospective buyers were born nor do I know the chain of command within their famileies. However, in my experience with that house… It was the mothers that decided if their family would be living in that house.