Have a Mold Problem in Your House?
Selling a house with a mold problem is a tricky situation. Most home buyers, if not all, will avoid your house like the plague once they find out that there’s a mold infestation going on. Besides, there’s no point in buying a house with mold when you can find an equally good deal, or even a better deal without such problems, right?
What’s the Big Deal About Mold?
Mold can be found almost anywhere. It can thrive in any environment as long as moisture and oxygen are present. It usually doesn’t pose a problem in small amounts, but if you fail to stop its growth it can quickly develop into a much more serious issue. Studies have shown that about 50 to 100 common indoor mold types have the potential for creating serious health hazards. This is why selling a house with mold is not something to take lightly.
How Can You Tell if You Have Mold in Your House?
If you see discolored patches or speckled growth on walls or furniture, then you are probably noticing the beginning stages of a mold problem. An earthy or musty odor is also a positive indication that you have mold in your house. If your house has a history of water damage, then you may find more mold growth underneath floors and behind walls.
Can You Sell a House As-Is With Mold?
Yes, you can still sell a house with mold, but here’s the catch – you must disclose it. Hiding mold issues can bring more problems down the line and could even lead to legal consequences. Some states, including California, require home sellers to disclose information about mold. Failure to do so can make you liable for any issues that may arise post-sale.
Know Your Options
If you have the time and resources, fixing the mold issue prior to listing the property is one solution. But removing mold and repairing whatever damage it has caused can cost a lot of time and money.
If you need to sell your house fast and you don’t have enough resources to spend, selling your house as-is to investors is probably the most practical option. Investors will take into account the cost of mold removal and repair. That’s where Skye Homes comes in. We can buy your house directly and take care of the problem. We also help when there are other reasons your house won’t sell.
Need to sell your mold-infested home fast? Give us a call at 877-210-6460 or fill out the form below. Skye Homes can offer you a fair, no-obligation estimate for your house. We buy houses all around the Bay Area regardless of condition, which means you don’t have to spend on mold removal and repairs.