Buying an old house from the secondary market is
a hidden danger for your health. Why?
It is impossible to trace the history of a house. Had it been abandoned by its owners during the crisis and left without electricity? In the Florida climate, when a house is left without electricity and air conditioning for an extended time period it is very likely that it is affected by black mold.
Black mold is invisible and hard to find, special costly tests must be performed. Molds in the environment, produce allergens, irritants and toxic chemical substances that cause a multitude of health problems, ranging from sneezes to permanent brain, lung damage and many types of cancer.
The most horrible thing about black mold - it is nearly impossible to get rid of it completely. There are two ways to be sure it is gone: leave the house or demolish it.
According Mold-Help Organization the hundreds of thousands of innocent people have lost their lives, health, jobs and homes to mold infestations.
Mold is not the only problem. According to the EPA indoor allergens and irritants play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks. Asthma, a lung disease, affects over 24 million people living in the United States, including more than 6 million children.
Are you ready to buy these health problems for yourself and your family?
Make a wise choice, build Green.
Florida Green Construction, Inc., the only builder in Palm Coast that builds
healthy to live in Green homes, virtually allergen, dust and mold free.
EPA created the Indoor airPLUS label to help homebuyers keep track of all the preferred construction details and technologies that builders can incorporate into their home that help contribute to improved indoor air quality. All our homes are built to these standards.
Homebuyers pay more buying an old house!
Old home - a money pit.
The old houses people buy usually require extensive repairs. We've listed, below, possible repair requirements and the approximate cost per line item for a middle-sized home.
The buyer may feel they want a “fixer upper”, but the reality is that soon they will watch their budget and probably the list of repairs grow to a much more than they originally thought they would spend.
Possible necessary repairs: exterior and interior paint; change flooring (carpet, laminate, tile, vinyl); trimmer repairing (including handles and door locks; kitchen and bath cabinets, counter tops; change showers, bathtubs, fixtures, toilets, sinks, mirrors, lights; kitchen appliances; new light fixtures, fans, outlets, switches; garage remote controls and repairs; air condition unit; air handler; air duct maintenance; change roof insulation; pest control and bond; replace grass. Plus?
And, these are just basic repairs. What if the house was in worse condition? Maybe it needs new windows; maybe a roof, it’s another extra expenses.
Total homebuyer’s out-of-pocket possible repair cost: $40,000 - $50,000 or more.
Can you picture this? After all these repairs are completed, you still have a renovated, old, previously lived-in, and maybe abused house. Then, what's going to need attention, repair and dollars just a few years down the road?
How can that "old" house compete with a brand new certified Green home that's highly energy efficient and healthy to live in? Don't be a risk taker.
GREEN HOME - GREAT VALUE
Up to 70% savings on utility bills. Substantially lower insurance premium.
Purchasing a Green Home, you save over $30,000 more than purchasing any traditionally built homes plus continued savings over lifetime of home.
OUR COMPANY BUILDS A NEW GENERATION OF HOMES.
Homes of the future at today's prices! Higher resale value. Sustainable construction technologies, that will keep your home competitive in the future housing market with newly built homes