Given the high cost a local government will typically inflict on a homeowner in order to change their utility from septic to public sewer, one might expect a public sewer line to increase that property’s home value. One might think.
We perform the research so homeowners considering switching from septic to public sewer and homebuyers considering purchasing a home on a septic vs. on a public sewer can make an informed decision.
If you’re thinking of selling your home in the next twelve months, Stephen would love to tour your home. Call today to set an appointment.
Most homes within city limits are connected to a public sewer system (but not all). Of course, most homes in rural areas are on septic. Occasionally, the local government might force a homeowner to connect to their public sewer system and decommission their septic system (because they are laying new sewer lines in the area, or simply enforcing a new policy). Also, home buyers should pay attention to whether or not a home is on a public sewer or septic system as it affects the current and future value of the home. We started this report in 2022 for the greater Portland metro area and have revised our criteria in our 2023 report to attempt to generate the best comparison...
When we think about buying a home, our immediate thoughts usually lead to curb appeal, square footage, number of rooms, lot size, and a long list of other wants and needs to meet our individual tastes and lifestyles. We even give thought to structural integrity—like the age and quality of the roof and condition of the foundation—as well as HVAC systems, when thinking about energy efficiency. Another not so fun or exciting, but essential, facet of home ownership is knowing about a home’s private septic or public sewage system. If your home or the one you want to buy is within city limits, chances are you’re on a public sewer system (not always). On the other hand, homes in more...
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When my wife and I decided to sell our home we started to search for agents who work for less than the 6% standard commission. Slightly skeptical, I decided to call Stephen for a consultation. Stephen came very prepared with comp sales, marketing techniques, and several other items pertaining to the sale I never would have considered. We sold in six days.