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Under Contract With One Little Contingency

 

We have a property that is under contract but with a simple contingency.

It's not a financing contingency, it's not a home inspection contingency,  it's not a termite contingency, it's not a radon contingency, it's not a condo or HOA contingency, it's not a well/septic contingency,  it's not an environmental contingency, it's not an it's not an appraisal contingency and it's not a sale of another property contingency. 

It is contingent on having gas cooking available in the property.  Sounds simple?

Just called BGE, for this contract..and you have your answer. NOT. The utility company told me there is gas available at the address.

But, you can not bring a gas line inside until you have a gas appliance to install.

So we've been told there is natural gas at the property, but we have not been able to find out the cost of bringing the gas line in and the installation of a gas stove.

 

 

gas cooking

 

 

And that's the contingency.

Here are some of the people who have already been contacted: 

 

-The condo association states there are gas meters at a few of the townhomes.

-Baltimore Gas and Electric verified that gas is available but could not give other info.

-The appliance dealer but they only install the appliance.

-The plumber...who would run the gas line after the hook up by BGE.

Someone to pull the permits.

 

Sounds like a lot of coordination to switch a new electric stove to a new gas stove.

Sounds pretty simple!

This gas stove is the buyer's only contingency before moving forward.

And since this is the single contingency holding up this contract, we plan to have the answer within 24 hours.

 

Does anyone have a better, correct and safe way to get this buyer a gas stove?

 

Margaret Rome 

 

 

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Comment balloon 22 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • April 13 2019 06:45PM

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What a great honor to have that much knowledge and wisdom to share with us!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 2 months ago

So good to see you beautiful Laura Cerrano 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

Good Evening  - Just wondering , since the utility states that  gas is available on the property.  Would the condo board be able to let you know which units may have converted so that you can speak to the owners regarding the cost. 

Check for pulled permits...

 

Posted by Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker - (Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229) 2 months ago

These are the bumps in the road Zillow can never do.... its not always easy but the problem has a solution and you will certainly find it...

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 2 months ago

In my home, we converted to a gas stove by getting a propane tank outside, but I doubt a condo would allow that. As Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166 mentioned, maybe the town has records of permits (if they are needed in your area). Then perhaps talk to the owners of the units that have gas stoves to see how they did it....Good luck!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) 2 months ago

Finances and property type seem surmountable for this install. Before you know it they'll be cooking with gas Margaret.

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) 2 months ago

This post is a testament to the many different challenges real estate agents confront in helping their buyers and sellers convey property.  It isn't always for the faint of heart.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 2 months ago

Good morning Margaret. You will be jumping through hoops on this one before it is over. To successful jumping! Enjoy your day! 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 2 months ago

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - I like Kat Palmiotti's answer. Find out who the contractor was and see if they have any answers for you. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 2 months ago

Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166 Good suggestion. We can see several gas meters at the units and I have reached out to one of the owners

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

I'd say Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166 has pointed you in the right direction. I had a similar situation only it was a single family home and their was a down draft for the solid surface cook-top. They could get permits and bring as gas line up through the downdraft to install a gas cook-top because there were natural gas lines to the house..it wasn't cheap..$7,500 but a solution. You will find an answer I'm sure of it.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 2 months ago

Debra Leisek  Being able to identify the problem can be more challenging than finding the solution.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

Kat Palmiotti This one is going to be easier to solve. I just have to get to the right people for the answers. Propane has been a solution for private homes that don't have gas in the area.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

Kevin J. May Cooking with gas is our objective! That would have been a good title.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

I grew up with a gas stove and have learned to enjoy cooking with an electric range.  To me, cooking is cooking. I'm sure they have a good reason for insisting on gas.

Posted by Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate (United Real Estate) 2 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat It's not as easy as it looks! But it's not as hard as it looks! Experience is the key to knowing how to identify and then solve all the challenges.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

Wayne Martin With or without hoops we are always jumping!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® There are several contractors that we are reaching out to.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR For sure we will find the solution and when that happens, I'll do an update.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417 This buyer will NOT even consider this home without gas cooking.

Some like chocolate and some vanilla. :)

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

Whew, I love gas top cooking over electric, but I don't know if I love it enough to make it a contingency.  I hope the answers you find result in a happy buyer, happy seller, and a beautiful new home for someone : ) 

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) 2 months ago

John Meussner I made this a topic on my radio show today and had two good callers with good advice. I will follow up when all worked out.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 2 months ago

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