Perc tests in a subdivision

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with (808) 226-1095 or (831) 626-4000 CA #01772851 HI #RB-21268

If you are living in an urban setting, you can stop reading right now. But if you live in a smaller community, you have probably come across this.

Here's the scenario:

1. Beautiful lot for sale in a subdivision that has not been fully developed yet.

2. The MLS says "perc on file". OK, you know that you have to build your own septic system.

3. During escrow, as you are looking at all the documents, you realize that the "Sewage Disposal Location & Layout Map" shows EXPLORATORY HOLES but they are not specific to a specific lot.

4. You do not have a perc test for your lot! 

5. This means, that if your lot does not perc, you need to have an engineered (mound) system designed for your lot.

6. Either way, it will determine where you can build on your lot.

7. Or the land may be unbuildable.

BEFORE YOU PURCHASE A PIECE OF RAW LAND, FIND OUT WHAT KIND OF SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM IS AVAILABLE OR CAN BE BUILT.

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Marge Piwowarski
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Hella, that is a great post, some people buy land or lots withour a lot of consideration for future building possiblities. 

Oct 11, 2011 06:51 PM #1
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
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Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Marge: You got it. Sometimes even if you purchase in a subdivision, you can't ever actually build.

Oct 11, 2011 06:59 PM #2
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Learn something new every day. Thanks for the informative post Hella.

Oct 12, 2011 02:36 AM #3
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Tom: I learned a lot about a subject that normally doesn't even come up in a subdivision. You expect a lot to perc if it has been approved as a subdivision.

Oct 12, 2011 11:16 AM #4
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Tina Droessler
Vanmar Realty - Palm Desert, CA
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Very interesting information Hella. As I have never dealed with raw land, I learned something new!

Oct 12, 2011 01:57 PM #5
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Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

Always get a perk test on vacant land in our area.  You never know what you'll find.

Oct 14, 2011 08:56 PM #6
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Tina: This was the first time I had to actually deal with it either. You, the listing agent, need to know this so you don't inadvertantly put the wrong thing into the MLS and it will come back to haunt you.

Kay: ALWAYS is right. The agent can get into some real trouble if this wasn't checked out. If only test holes were done, that would be good to disclose right away.

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