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With the real estate market as shaky as it is, homeowners can't afford to deal with more problems. And yet there's always something that pops up — whether it's noisy neighbors or an unfortunately placed sinkhole.
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We've rounded up some of the biggest threats to the value of a home.
Sinkhole damage sucks property values down a staggering 30 percent.
The prevalence of reports of sinkhole damage in the US this year has raised questions about the impact on property values.
It's not the threat of a sinkhole that damages property value — there's insurance coverage specifically for sinkhole damage. In fact, a 2007 study found no statistically significant difference in home values in areas prone to sinkholes. Like earthquakes, it's only after sinkholes hit your property that problems arise.
Rob Arnold, a Florida real estate investor and realtor who has bought and sold more than 30 sinkhole properties in the last five years, told CF13 News he tells owners of damaged homes to knock 30 percent off their asking price, plus the cost of any repairs.