12-10-2011 10:45 AM
How can you learn if the subdivision you are interested in is near an old or current toxic waste site?
How do you find out whether the subdivision is built on soil or clay?
How are you able to obtain demographics of the subdivision?
Will subdivisions disclose wether or not they are involved in any litigation?
12-11-2011 03:04 PM
I will contact one of the local agents to see if they are able to answer this question for you.
Client Care Specialist
12-12-2011 09:13 AM
Hello again Lo,
Due to liability issues, it would seem highly unlikely that any developer would spend the time and effort to build anywhere near such a facility.
Soil conditions can vary quite a bit, the best way would be to have the soil tested. Modern builders over the last couple of decades have used staff engineers to test the soil on each lot to design the sub surface and foundation requirements for those areas.
Demographics for an area are available on your ZipRealty client account. When viewing a home, you can click the See Local Information link located just below the Popularity scale and above the Request a Visit button. This will show you a great deal of information about the area. Another great source is: http://www.zipskinny.com/
A subdivision that has a Mandatory Home Owners Association, or a Municipal Utility District must disclose all information including any litigation pending.