Thursday, June 29, 2006

Land barrons no more

We found out yesterday that the lot we were purchasing in Albrightsville PA failed the perk test back in 1989.

"And if nothing has been done to the lot since then," warned the county worker via the telephone, "it won't pass now."


We'll be getting a refund for our downpayment less the doc fees we had to pay.

We're not giving up. Geo and I are making an appintment to talk to our H & S Homes rep, Jackie, this weekend to discuss other options (i.e., they supply the lot and build the house).


Jaded&Opinionated said...

Hmmm...seems rather like fraud to me....selling you land that they know you can't build on.

I hope you can find something that works for you through the builder. I clicked on their link in your other post and the homes are beautiful and not terribly expensive. Their biggest model build on a half acre was like 219 thousand. It's the same size as my house (2200 sq ft) and the group that built mine is building my exact model on a lot that is less than half an acre for 360 thousand.

Love the pic of you and your girl!

Christine said...

Followed you over from Whinger's based on the fact that you too were from PA, or at least currently living here. I'm sorry things didn't work out as you planned. But I'd be willing to bet things will work out. They always seem to.

(And also, your daughter, ADORABLE)

Sangroncito said...

I'm sure you're going to find the perfect spot!

Mr. Fabulous said...

That sucks. I'm sorry.

Joe Tornatore said...

i give up. what is a perk test.

Charlie on the PA Turnpike said...

Sadly, its better you learn that now instead of later.

A Perk Test shows the ability of the land to handle/process a septic system.

Maidink said...

Jade ~ hey, you! It could be looked upon as fraud IF the seller had knowledge of past perk testing; alas, that's almost impossible to prove. The seller can just claim stupidity. I look at this as more of a lesson for Geo and I, a caveat emptor. Always check the land ifo before you attempt to make a purchase. And thanks on the pic!

Christine ~ Howdy and welcome! I am a firm believer in things always happen for a reason. I know things will work out. I just have to get Geo, the nimbled headed impatient one, to believe that, also. And I thank you for the compliment on the Dinks.

Now, I shall trot over to YOUR site. :)

Sangron ~ I pray so. I'm sure we will. I'm not giving up on this dream.

Mr Fab ~ Thanks, sweetie.

Joe ~ Charlie answered that one for ya.

Charlie ~ This is true. Caveat emptor, my friend.

Charlie on the PA Turnpike said...

Oh I know a Perk test well.... we reside not terribly far from you, where the 'circle' that encompasses the Poconos touches the 'circle' that ecompasess the Lehigh Valley.

Howdy neighbor!

Rowan said...

I'm so sorry, that's awful

Anonymous said...

If your buying new try Twin Builders on rt 903. He is pretty honest from what I've heard. I'm from NYC and Century 21 steered me OK, not the best but I'll do them again when I upgrade. Looking for quallity go to Big Boulder up the road from Tomencing Trails in Kidder Township. Prices double but worth looking at. Bear Creek Lakes is a great community but costly for me. Theres always the town of Jim Thrope if your willing to rebuild and have it all at your door step.

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