Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I actually wrote a post way back about meth being a bigger danger than mold in a house. Remediation can be just as involved and expensive. Disclosure is absolutely necessary.

ADEQ has a contaminated home list

Your map didn't exist back in '09 I don't think. I need to mess with it on an actual PC and not my phone. Y'all got coverage in Florida!

Nov 08, 2018 05:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I used to Fred Griffin but then I got out of the habit of it. Thanks for the reminder.

Nov 08, 2018 05:59 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. VA is mainly a " Caveat emptor" let the buyer beware state.

Seems like opiods have taken the place of meth as drug of choice.

Nov 08, 2018 04:53 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I haven't... didn't even know such a map was available! Just what I needed... another thing to worry about. Thanks, Pal! 

Nov 08, 2018 03:27 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Holy guacamole! I've never heard of this, nor have I ever had a meth house for sale but, would have to check with the commission on our requirements before doing so.

Nov 08, 2018 07:19 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Holy Crow ... let me count the questions!

No.

No. 

Don't know. 

Yes, if it is known. 

Nov 08, 2018 04:46 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Disclosure:  Yes

Not aware of the maps you referenced.

 

Nov 08, 2018 03:55 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I was not aware of this site.  However, we have not had a problem here in Kenosha, WI to my knowledge.

Nov 08, 2018 03:26 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

What you know you have to disclose. Be the source of the source rather than the source!

Nov 08, 2018 03:15 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not.

Nov 08, 2018 03:03 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Not working the Meth House niche but I'd imagine that'd be an interesting Broker Tour to go on, bring your own Gas Mask & DeContamination Suit.

 

Nov 09, 2018 01:26 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Quite a meth industry you have going down there Fred.

Nov 08, 2018 06:49 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I will now Fred, thank you for the information. I showed a gorgeous house where a neighbor ran over to tell the potential buyers that meth was not manufactured in the house. I found out that it was actually made in the garage and the fumes sent a policeman to the hospital when they raided it!

And yes, if I know it, so do my clients.

Nov 08, 2018 03:58 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I was not aware of its existence.

Nov 08, 2018 03:30 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

We don't have them here. It's a good idea.

Nov 08, 2018 06:25 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Meth house, if known, is certainly a disclosure item. Toxic chemicals used to make meth could have been dumped on the property.

I am not aware of any meth map.

Nov 08, 2018 05:36 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If the seller or myself have knowledge we will disclose. I don't go out of my way to dig up things to disclose. In fact, I demand the buyer & agent do their own diligence and to their satisfaction...

Nov 08, 2018 05:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Not yet

Nov 08, 2018 05:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Nov 08, 2018 04:48 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Wow, I had no idea this was even a thing! There are no NY results, so I guess that's why I didn't know!

Nov 08, 2018 04:35 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

The Illinois Property Disclousure does require the seller to disclose if the house was ever used to manufacture meth.

I wasn't aware there was a DEA map.

Nov 08, 2018 03:38 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Cow Country.... no meth houses here.... only utters....

Nov 09, 2018 05:01 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have never used that.  In TX it is mandatory to disclose if the property was ever a meth lab.

Nov 09, 2018 04:49 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

Disclose yes, had no idea about meth house maps. A

Nov 08, 2018 04:58 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Not on MLS. It is often condamned with buig signed and yeloow banners.

That chart is probably not current.

Nov 08, 2018 03:31 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Wow, Fred, something new to me every day. 

Thank you.

Nov 09, 2018 10:07 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

Thanks for the info. 

Nov 09, 2018 06:12 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Didn't know it existed till now.  

Nov 09, 2018 05:52 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Fred Griffin it is a good policy to check DEA map, especially some of the fixer upper properties.

Nov 09, 2018 03:49 PM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

I don't, actually until now didn't know this site was even available...

Only issue I've seen concerning a Meth lab was when I was an active member of a local volunteer fire dept... we had a trailer fire which turned out to be a lab... some had holes eaten right thru their bunker gear.. no injuries that I can recall... It was quite a long time back....

Nov 09, 2018 11:28 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, have not used it. Did not realize there was such a map.

Nov 09, 2018 10:57 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I wasn't aware of this site.

Nov 09, 2018 09:54 AM
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I'm not an agent and didn't even know such a list existed. However, if it's there to use, I might want to check it before I took a listing.

Nov 09, 2018 08:41 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good grief! 

Nov 09, 2018 07:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have not checked it, but have found one in new REO listings

Nov 09, 2018 05:19 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Nope, not me. On the IL Sellers Disclosure there is a question about if the house was ever used as a meth lab.

So here's a problem - you look & find something. You have to disclose I bet. I'm not sure I want that liability. What does anyone else think on that?

Nov 09, 2018 05:14 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Thanks for the resource, it's something to let customers know about similar to crime mapping. 

Nov 09, 2018 04:47 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Looks like it is not active in this area.

 

Nov 09, 2018 04:42 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, never used, did not have pleasure to work with such.

Nov 08, 2018 10:19 PM
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Robert Caston
Home Junction Inc. - San Diego, CA
Real estate market data & tools - Home Junction

Sadly, in this day and age, this is obviously an important thing to know. Might be wise to let local landlords in your area know their properties could show up on a meth map some day. That might be one way to keep these dealers out of the area and hopefully hurt their business.

Dec 07, 2018 04:42 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have used the map.  We are required to disclose the meth and als o what approved contractor cleaned it up

Nov 09, 2018 05:37 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Nov 09, 2018 02:15 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have never used this map.

Nov 09, 2018 05:38 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Its not required in N. Virginia or the rest of the commonweath perhaps because it does not at this time present much of an issue according to the map.

Nov 15, 2018 11:23 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Fred, never knew this was available, and HAD a meth affected condo last year.    WHAT a CLUSTER it was to get it sold.   Disclosure is a requiement.

Nov 14, 2018 10:42 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, I guess I should do this.

 

Nov 12, 2018 10:40 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

For some reason, meth houses have not been anissue in the market I'm working in. 

Nov 11, 2018 08:06 PM