Writing on the Wall

For Realtors still adjusting to last year’s beefed-up radon disclosure — Minnesota’s Seller Disclosure now includes a mandatory section on radon — there are more such changes on the horizon in 2016 and beyond.

Such as:

–A Minnesota state licensing requirement for radon inspectors and contractors.
–A “system tag” indicating that a radon system passes muster.
–At least in new construction, a preference for active (fan-powered) vs. passive remediation.
–Transition from voluntary to mandatory radon testing for home Buyers (note:  my Buyer clients have been testing for radon for years).

The good news is, as radon mitigation gradually becomes a standard feature in Minnesota homes (think, garbage disposals and dishwashers), the price is coming down, and the number of good contractors is going up.

See also, “Testing for Radon”; “Testing for Radon:  Cost-Benefit Analysis;” “Recommending a Radon Test (or Not)“; and “Testing For Radon 2013.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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