This is part one of my personal journey. I hope it's not a long series, but, I plan to keep you posted! I had a goal to return to FL for the past several years, and planned it out with 2 steps: 1) move and rent for 1 year and 2) find a home before the end of the 1 year lease. I'm now at step 2, which began with getting pre-qualified for a loan. What I didn't expect, was to find something the 2nd time I went out to look, and suddenly be in the whirlwind of making an offer and all that follows when it is accepted!
Those of you who know me, know that I've been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant, as well as a Certified Building Biology Environmental Consultant for almost 30 years. Basically, I help people find and/or create peace, harmony and healthy surroundings. This is what I'm looking to create in my own home, as well. So of course, I want to have positive Feng Shui and a 'healthy' home. I'm fortunate to have a local resource for indoor air quality testing through Indoor Environmental Technologies in Clearwater. The electromagnetic fields testing, is something that I've always done myself.
So here is the situation that I created in this first home offer experience. I brought along my meter to test and lo and behold, discovered that my battery was dead! I had used it that week, and apparently forgot to turn it off. No problem, I vaguely recalled turning it on before I made an offer, but had not done thorough testing in all the rooms. The next step was to have the inspections, so I brought it along, with extra batteries, 'just in case'. Imagine my surprise, when each room that I started to inspect, was registering extremely high levels of magnetic fields! I went outside, and discovered that they were high outside, too. In order to confirm my suspicion of underground, poorly shielded electric cables,, I requested that the inspectors turn off the whole house electricity so I could remeasure. Sure enough, no reduction. Being very sensitive to EMF's (electro magnetic fields), I was nearly setting myself up to purchase a home that would make me ill!
I showed the realtor my findings; thankfully she is very open minded, and we stopped the inspections and submitted a cancellation of the contract. I walked around the immediate neighborhood, and the fields were elevated everywhere. I am so grateful that I discovered it in the allowed time period, but sad that so many people living in that neighborhood are likely unaware.
So, back we go to searching. The pluses of this mishap are that I'm now pre-approved with all paperwork in, and I'm carrying extra batteries to make sure I don't make that mistake again!
Be healthy, be calm, be safe!