An Environmental Checklist for New Home Buyers

Barry Chalofsky shares his environmental checklist for new home buyers, including tips for environmental considerations when buying a home, checking land for environmental hazzards and avoiding wetlands.



Photo of author Barry Chalofsky.
Photo of author Barry Chalofsky.
STEVE HOCKSTEIN
An environmental checklist for new home buyers.
An environmental checklist for new home buyers.
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Leftover pesticides in the soil can seep into groundwater and wells.
Leftover pesticides in the soil can seep into groundwater and wells.
TONY STONE
Check for tunnels or rotten wood when inspecting a home.
Check for tunnels or rotten wood when inspecting a home.
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