Educate and Prepare Yourself.


REVIEW: Iowa Radon Home Buyers and Sellers Fact Sheet

GOOGLE: You’ll find tons of information about radon on many various websites


The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to require disclosure of information on lead-based paint prior to the sale of most housing built before 1978. This requirement went into effect on September 6, 1996, for owners of four or more dwelling units, and on December 6, 1996, for all other property owners and agents.

Homeowners (and landlords) are required to disclose any knowledge of lead pain and provide home buyers (and leasers) with a 10-day opportunity to conduct a risk assessment or inspection for the presence of lead based paint hazards before becoming obligated under the contract to purchase the property.

REVIEW: EPA Website on Lead

SIGN: Lead Based Paint Disclosure Form

Doing research on these topics allows you to make informed and educated decisions when the time comes.