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Lead poisoning is a serious problem that can lead to adverse health problems. In children, high levels of lead can cause damage to the brain and nervous system, behavioral and learning problems, slow growth, and hearing problems. In adults, lead poisoning can cause reproductive problems, high blood pressure, digestive problems, nerve disorder, memory and concentration problems, and muscle and joint pain.
Lead poisoning is especially a problem in cities with older buildings. Typically, lead is present in the paint from older buildings, in the water supply, and in the environment from cars and buses. Preventing lead poisoning in large cities, where there is such widespread possibility for exposure is both difficult and expensive. Federal programs have attempted to address this problem.
Lead poisoning is also an issue that buyers and sellers need to consider. Houses that were built before 1978 probably have paint that contains lead. Federal law requires that sellers disclose known information on lead-based paint hazards before selling a house. Sales contracts must include a federal form about lead-based paint in the building. Buyers will have up to 10 days to check for lead hazards and are likely to stipulate corrections.
As first-time sellers, Kent's knowledge of the Columbia Village market, expertise in negotiations, and professionalism were invaluable. If we were ever to buy or sell again in Columbia Village, Kent would be our very first choice without a doubt. Since we were selling while living in another state, his communication was very helpful and always very diplomatic, honest, and tactful. He was also very responsive to our requests, regardless of how seemingly trivial it might have been. We can't say enough good things about our experience with Kent. If you are looking for a Realtor, choose Kent--you won't be disappointed!
Fred and Nancy Seroski