Can Boulder Real Estate Have Lead?

paint1.pngThere are many homes in the Boulder Colorado area that could potentially have lead paint. With the trend towards buying an renovating Boulder real estate as prices continue to climb this is an issue worth looking at.

As we see many homes in formerly ‘inexpensive’ parts of town such as Martin Acres and Table Mesa, for just a couple of examples, have converted back to owner occupied in the last couple of decades (there was a time when many parts of these neighborhoods had been predominately investor owned rentals), new homeowners in these and other area have trended away from rentals for college students and back into single-family, owner-occupied homes. There are also many other parts of Boulder that are being or have been renovated and will see future improvements which were built when lead-based paint was a commonly used product.

There are many relevant questions on this topic and more good answers than I can personally provide. I’ve included links to some resources if you are interested in learning more about lead in a home. My intention is not to be a final resource but rather a conduit to more investigation and information for you…

Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based
paint. The federal government
banned lead-based paint from housing in
1978. Some states stopped its use even
earlier. Testing Your Home For Lead is one way to know if there’s a risk.

Moving walls, putting in new kitchens and bathrooms and other typical improvements are going to disturb the potential lead-based paint and create lead dust so it’s important to know what you’re dealing with on this issue. If you’re considering Finding a Qualified Lead Professional For Your Home The EPA has some information for this on their website or you can contact the regional EPA office at 303-312-6021 in Denver. (The PDF document has info on the other regional offices around the U.S.)

I don’t pretend to have all the answers but rather want to encourage you to know the issues and do some of your own investigating so that you will be well-informed. If you buy a home built before 1978 it’s important that you get the EPA document “Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home”.
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… AND, you can FOLLOW THE LINKS I have for you on the right side of this page to find some great information. Please see my video tour section, to see tours of Boulder real estate for sale, business profiles, neighborhood profiles, and new development profiles. I want you to find exactly what you want, and get all the info you need. Call or email me now to get straight answers, and start the process of finding the perfect solution to your real estate needs.
-Zachary Epps, full-time professional Realtor® and EcoBroker®
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… AND, you can FOLLOW THE LINKS I have for you on the right side of this page to find some great information. Please see my video tour section, to see tours of Boulder real estate for sale, business profiles, neighborhood profiles, and new development profiles. I want you to find exactly what you want, and get all the info you need. Call or email me now to get straight answers, and start the process of finding the perfect solution to your real estate needs.
-Zachary Epps, full-time professional Realtor® and EcoBroker®

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