Radon: What is It and Why Should You Care?

Radon: What is It and Why Should You Care?

What is Radon?

Radon is an odorless, colorless gas emitted from the soil. It is formed from the breakdown of uranium, a heavy metal, and radium, a radioactive metal. Radon rises up from the soil and often permeates homes which causes a serious health risk.

Why is radon dangerous?

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause in smokers. The Minnesota Department of Health estimates that 21,000 people die from radon exposure in the United States each year.

Minnesotans have an especially high risk of having radon in their homes. In fact, Minnesota has a radon level three times higher than the U.S. average. It is estimated that more than two out of every 5 homes have higher than normal radon levels.

How does radon enter a home?

Radon is usually pulled into a home due to the differences in pressure between the inside air and outside air. Typically, radon enters a home through cracks in the concrete slab, floor-wall joints, a crawl space, or an open sump pit.

What can be done?

The Minnesota Department of Health recommends having your home tested for radon. The test is performed by a licensed professional and is unique depending on the foundation of your home. If the radon levels detected are above 4 pCi/L (picocuries of radon per liter of air) you should have a mitigation system installed. Mitigation systems generally cost about $1,200 to $2,500.

What happens if I sell my home?

Minnesota does not require radon testing in order to sell your home. However, if you previously had a test done, you are legally required to disclose the radon levels to potential buyers.

Bottom Line

Radon is a harmful gas that can result in serious health problems if exposed for too long. If you are worried about high levels of radon, have your home tested by a professional and install a mitigation system.

January 2022 Newsletter

January 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the New Year!

Like with all new years, we’re excited to see what 2022 will bring, and we have some exciting events happening early in the year that we want to share with you!

Minneapolis Home & Garden Show

March 2 – 6, 2022

Come check out our booth at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show in March! We’ll be giving away some fantastic goodies and would love to chat about any of your home needs.

Spring Parade of Homes

March 12 – April 10, 2022

The Spring Parade of Homes is back and bigger than ever! This year, we have several models in the parade, meaning there is something for everyone! Come tour your next home.

2022 Real Estate Projections

After a crazy year in real estate, many are questioning if 2022 will follow the same pattern of low inventory, high home prices, and crazy bidding wars. Well, the experts have weighed in.

  • Mortgage rates are expected to continue rising but remain historically low compared to previous years.
  • Home prices are also expected to continue rising due to high buyer demand and low inventory
  • Home sales will have another big year.

With mortgage rates still at an all-time low and home prices rising, now is an opportune time to buy or sell a home. So start the new year off with a big move!

Introducing the Trenton!

The Trenton is the newest and soon-to-be most popular floor plan from Price Homes. This 4 bed, 3 bath home features an open layout, plenty of natural light, a gourmet kitchen, and plenty of other perks. Schedule a tour today!

New Construction Developments

Edmonson Ridge

86th Street NE

Monticello, MN 55362

Huntington

8th Street N

Zimmerman, MN 55398

Hillside Estates

195th Avenue NW

Elk River, MN 55330

Are you ready to move?

2022 is a brand new year which means the possibilities are endless! If you’ve been kicking around the idea of selling your house or buying your first home, give us a call. With mortgage rates still some of the lowest we’ve seen, now is the perfect time to make a big move!

Sota Homes - Realty Group

(763) 515-6222

[email protected]

9175 Quaday Avenue NE, Otsego, MN 55330

Viking Bluffs: Large Acreage Lots on the Rum River

Viking Bluffs: Large Acreage Lots on the Rum River

Welcome to Viking Bluffs!

Viking Boulevard NW, Oak Grove, MN 55303

Welcome to Viking Bluffs! This acreage development in Oak Grove, MN is the perfect place for someone looking for large lots with privacy. This beautiful neighborhood features views of the Rum River and is just a short distance from Oak Grove and St. Francis amenities.

The available lots range in size from 2.24 acres to 38.44 acres. Enquire about available lots, prices, and styles today.

About Oak Grove

“The city of Oak Grove is home to a growing community of nearly 9,000 people. Located just over 40 miles north of Minneapolis, Oak Grove offers a good balance of recreation and business.

Oak Grove is a part of Independent School District 15, otherwise known as St. Francis Area Schools. There are three elementary schools, one…”

More Developments

River Bluffs

Xenia Street NW, Oak Grove, MN 55303

Edmonson Ridge

86th Street NE, Monticello, MN 55362

View our other developments HERE.

Price Custom Homes

Price Custom Homes is setting a standard in building quality and efficiency, delivering unparalleled client satisfaction with quality products, services, and modern custom-built homes.

Price Custom Homes has been designated a Reggie Award Winner five years in a row and a Top 25 Builder in 2018 and 2019.

Want to live in Viking Bluffs? Contact us today!

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Blue Lake Estates: Large, Wooded Lots Near the Lake

Blue Lake Estates: Large, Wooded Lots Near the Lake

Welcome to Blue Lake Estates!

Xerus Street NW, Zimmerman, MN 55398

Welcome to Blue Lake Estates! This quiet development in Zimmerman, MN is the perfect place for someone looking for a wooded lot near the lake. With Zimmerman and Elk River’s amenities just a short drive away, you’ll find everything you need to make Blue Lake Estates your home.

Enquire about available lots, prices, and styles today!

About Zimmerman

“The city of Zimmerman is a growing community just shy of 6,000 people. Located 55 minutes northwest of Minneapolis, Zimmerman has been called one of the best places to live in Minnesota.

Zimmerman is most notably known for being the gateway to the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. This 30,700-acre oak savanna houses…”

More Developments

Majestic Oaks

Fresno Street NW, Elk River, MN 55330

Edmonson Ridge

86th Street NE, Monticello, MN 55362

View our other developments HERE.

Price Custom Homes

Price Custom Homes is setting a standard in building quality and efficiency, delivering unparalleled client satisfaction with quality products, services, and modern custom-built homes.

Price Custom Homes has been designated a Reggie Award Winner five years in a row and a Top 25 Builder in 2018 and 2019.

Want to live in Blue Lake Estates? Contact us today!

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Huntington: Quiet Neighborhood with Pond Views

Huntington: Quiet Neighborhood with Pond Views

Welcome to Huntington!

8th Street N, Zimmerman, MN 55398

Welcome to Huntington! This charming neighborhood features beautiful pond views, quiet streets, and wooded backdrops. Located near the heart of Zimmerman, you can enjoy an abundance of parks, restaurants, and amenities within a short distance from Huntington.

Enquire about available lots, prices, and styles today!

About Zimmerman

“The city of Zimmerman is a growing community just shy of 6,000 people. Located 55 minutes northwest of Minneapolis, Zimmerman has been called one of the best places to live in Minnesota.

Zimmerman is most notably known for being the gateway to the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. This 30,700-acre oak savanna houses…”

More Developments

Wickstrom Estates

St. Francis Blvd NW, Oak Grove, MN 55303

The Meadows @ Petersen Farms

Inca Street NW, Andover, MN 55304

View our other developments HERE.

Price Custom Homes

Price Custom Homes is setting a standard in building quality and efficiency, delivering unparalleled client satisfaction with quality products, services, and modern custom-built homes.

Price Custom Homes has been designated a Reggie Award Winner five years in a row and a Top 25 Builder in 2018 and 2019.

Want to live in Huntington? Contact us today!

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