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Selling a House with Unpermitted Work: Where Do You Go From Here?

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You’ve spent hours poring over the finish, tiling, or paint color for your home renovation…but did you take time to consider permits? For many homeowners, this small detail slips through the cracks, then becomes a problem when they want to put their house on the market. “I would say out of 10 homes at random, at least 4 of them would have some form of unpermitted work, you know, 40% to 50%,” says Shawn Engel, says a top Denver-area real estate agent. “It could be some simple stuff like a deck modification or gutters, all the way up to basement...

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