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Re: USDA Direct and In ground swimming pools

1.  Does the listing say it has a pool?  If yes, have the seller change that IMMEDIATELY and print out a new MLS listing without the pool mentioned.

 

2.   Fill in the pool and landscape over it.   How will the lender know if there was a pool?  Probably can't tell unless they know the history of the house or look at the MLS listing.

 

3.   The appraiser won't see a pool, so it won't be mentioned in his report.

 

4.  The inspector wont' see a pool, so it wont' be mentioned in his report.

 

5.   Tell the sellers NOT to mention that there USE TO BE a pool.

 

6.  Tell the realtors NOT To mention that there USE TO BE a pool.

 

I hope all of the above works for you.