Selling a home 1

February 4, 2017

Selling a home

There are many steps to selling a home in the Orr, Cook and generally the Northern Minnesota, St Louis County area. You of course will want curb appeal and make sure the inside of your home shows well.

One of the first steps to putting your home for sale is to know the status of your septic system if you are not connected to city sewer. The St Louis County website will give information on private septic systems

http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/LAND-PROPERTY/Building-Zoning/Septic-Systems/Septic-Ordinance-FAQs

You may also want to contact a private inspector and or a vancouver realtor who can answer questions about your septic prior to selling a home.  Some of the local installers and inspectors can be found on the resource page http://www.thelakecountry.com/communities/resources/

If a septic has been installed or inspected recently it may not need to be inspected. A call to the St Louis County or look in your records may show a compliant or non conforming certificate for a septic.

Selling a home with a private septic

Selling a home with a private septic and knowing if you will need to escrow funds for upgrades or installation of a new septic is important when negotiating a purchase agreement. Also letting buyers know that you have a compliant septic is a big selling point when marketing a home.

A home owner will want to understand the St Louis County rules and ordinances so they know what has to be done after an inspection. Some septics will have to be brought into compliance 1-2 years from an inspection. Bringing a septic into compliance can be as simple as making a few small repairs or it could mean installing a whole new septic.

Please contact  a real estate agent at RE/MAX Lake Country in Orr MN and we can meet with you to talk about marketing your home and what you may want to do prior to placing your home on the market.

Thank you

Deena Congdon cell 218-256-1823

 

 


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