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Archive for November, 2007

Newsday article “Mold Problem found that wasnt disclaimed.”

Posted by Dave Jones Realty on November 5, 2007

S.C. Couple Find Secret Moldy RoomBy Associated Press 5:36 PM EDT, November 2, 2007 GREENVILLE, S.C.Kerri and Jason Brown discovered a secret room behind a bookcase containing a homeowner’s worst nightmare — mold. Also in the room was a handwritten note: “You found it!” What the Browns found was a mold problem so serious the previous owner was forced to move, according to the note.

Fearing their young daughter’s health, the Browns hired an environmental engineer who detected high levels of several types of mold, including a black mold fungus called Stachybotrys.

“It terrified me,” Kerri Brown told WYFF-TV in Greenville. “I had heard reports of what it does for children, and I was terrified.”

The Browns said a home inspection done before they bought it did not include a mold test.

The Browns filed a lawsuit claiming Century 21 Flynn & Youngblood, real estate agent Sue Bakx and Fannie Mae knew about the mold.

Fannie Mae, the Federal National Mortgage Association, bought the Brown’s home for $75,000 and will be dropped from the lawsuit. The family plans to continue the suit against Century 21 Flynn & Youngblood and real estate agent Sue Bakx.

Both the company and the agent told the television station they didn’t know anything about the mold. A telephone call to Century 21 was referred to Bakx, who did not immediately return a telephone message Friday


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Search the Ct MLS of all home listings from our site

Posted by Dave Jones Realty on November 3, 2007

Lori and I have just signed up with MLSPulse and now our clients can search the internet for a home in any Connecticut town.  Whether you are looking to buy a house in Prospect, Wolcott, Naugatuck, etc, or anywhere, we have a one stop solution.  Simply go to and sign up!  We are really excited, it will allow our clients to set u their own personalized search that allows them instant access to all new listings. This means regardless of the listing office,  whether it is Smedes Realty, Pavlik Real Estate, Coldwell Banker, Remax, etc… You will get it emailed to you instantly if it meets your search criteria.

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Prospect Ct Election

Posted by Dave Jones Realty on November 3, 2007

Well it is almost November 6th, Elections Day.  It is very important for all Prospect citizens to get out there and vote.   The race between Mike Scaviola and Mayor Robert Chatfield has really heated up.  The candidates websites are both located here. and also  I try to never preach politics, and honestly believe the most important thing is for everyone to do there part, AND VOTE.  This is also the first year of the new electronic ballot system.  It seems to be very straightforward and is similar to an SAT style bubble test.  You fill out your choices and then send it through an optical scanner. 

Feel free to post your comments on what you think the qualities of each candidate are… I would love to hear.

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