News and Updates
New radon law has no measurable impact on home-sale market metrics
In 2015, thanks in part to GCAAR’s advocacy in collaboration with the American Lung Association, Montgomery County became the first jurisdiction in the nation to pass a law requiring that homes for sale be tested for radon. Shortly after, the American Lung Association set out to determine whether there was any significant effect of this required testing on home-sale volume or median sales price – and how much the new law affected the number of radon tests being done in the county.
Now, the results are in. The research has shown that the testing requirement has NO significant effect on these factors compared to the five years before the law went into effect. The evidence did, however, find a significant increase in radon testing. Take a look at the full report.