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Overreaction of the year...Claimed the Listing Agent

  In Wisconsin...finished lower levels are is what we is what buyers caves, workshops, play rooms. If you have an exposed lower is a whole extra level of living...with those people who  count "square feet" Square to include bedrooms, baths, kitchens, rec rooms, theatre rooms, as additional living space...egress windows and patio doors to the outside make so "un-basement' and so "lower level."  

     Homeowners get creative with this level...relocating buyers especially from areas that do not have basements are thrilled with all the extra living area finished lower levels provide.  One of the things that we are extremely particular 

Permitsabout is permits.David and our home inspector have eagle eyes when it comes to spotting clues for work that may be hiding behind the drywall....the plumbing, electrical...that may have done without a permit...and by someone "handy" and not licensed in any particular trade of aware of the code compliance that the area requires. 

      Having finished a home inspection...the signs were everywhere...wiring not being properly and cold water reversed in the wet bar....the water heater controls inaccessible because they faced the wall....and so the amendment began to address these things...if permits were not pulled and these things corrected....the Buyers were out of the transaction.

    "Overreaction of the Year !"  cried the listing agent..."Lots of Wisconsin basements are fJump in the lakeinished without permits !"  (I could hear my Father saying..."If everyone else jumps in the Lake are you going to jump too ?")   Because it's "common practice" doesn't make it right.

    Having seen what lies behind the tied with twine...wiring that resembled a creative puzzle of some sort....we are very careful when it comes to permit.  If there is a fire....a the insurance company going to cover these incidents when the construction was not done properly ? Hmmmm...

    There are remedies for everything...overlooking and ignoring them in our practice is not one of them.

    If you or anyone you know, is looking to Sell or Buy a home in southeastern Wisconsin...permit Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates at Keller Williams to interview for the position of listing or buying will be glad you did.


Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 52 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • December 09 2017 12:56PM
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