You've probably heard about radon, but what is it? It's an odorless gas that emits from the ground and causes cancer. Scary enough - the EPA states that it causes an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. More deaths than drunk driving.
Homeowners and buyers usually get a radon test when they buy or sell. However, the radon levels can change in a home in just two years or after a major renovation.
Lately, we have seen a number of houses with high radon emissions and figured we should tell our friends about testing or re-testing their home. The test is not expensive, could potentially help identify cancerous gases in your home and it really gives you a piece of mind, especially if you have lived in your home for a very long time. The best part - radon is easily and inexpensively remediated.
Contact us and we can facilitate a radon test for about $200.
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What's going on with the market?You've seen it. A property goes up for sale one day and is sold the next. We were busy this Fall and Winter making sure our buyers got their dream house. And right now, we're busy getting new properties ready for market while writing offers for several buyers.
If you have any question about a neighborhood, don't hesitate to ask us. We have the data at our finger tips. You can't make a decision without asking the question. And that's what we love to do - answer those questions. Just email or call us for a monthly local market update.
Local Peeps - join us in Old Town Alexandria on Saturday March 7th for the St. Patrick's Day Parade. We will be located in front of the Weichert Offices on N. Royal St. (across from Market Sq) with give aways!!! Erin Go Bragh!!!!!