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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

We are an agricultural region in a desert climate, so water shares and rights are very important issues.  

Jan 27, 2017 09:43 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

We live in the desert so not an issue here. 

Jan 27, 2017 01:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We're California.  We make other states share their water with us.

Jan 28, 2017 10:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

 Sorry Heather Zollinger here in Pennsylvania we don't have to deal with water shares & water rights.  Good luck.

Jan 27, 2017 01:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I have never heard of this before...and not really sure what  it means... water shares and water rights.... In my area if you live in the city, there is municipal water to every home, and the home owner pays for the water they use.  If the property is in the country there is usually a well..

Jan 27, 2017 01:34 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No problems in 26 years.

Jan 27, 2017 01:14 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Believe this is area specific.  We don't deal with any issues in SE Wisconsin -- we are located right off Lake Michigan.

Jan 27, 2017 12:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've never had to deal with water right issues.....

Jan 27, 2017 10:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have not seen another other than living in drought state of emergency for many years in California. 

Jan 27, 2017 09:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Making sure that the water use continues with the sale. 

Jan 27, 2017 09:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Oooh, I think this is a very state specific question.  Our state laws for water rights and shares are very thorough and a big deal here but I imagine they are very different in other states.

Jan 27, 2017 09:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Great answers. 

Jul 08, 2019 08:57 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Not... I'm not a lawyer/

Jul 08, 2019 03:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Chapter 12, Water Rights and Real Estate

Jan 29, 2017 06:51 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Irrigation water is very important in my area and very tricky to deal with. You have to research those water rights and make sure you have it all correct. 

Jan 28, 2017 06:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

In the city of Dallas none.

Jan 28, 2017 08:45 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

none here

Jan 28, 2017 07:14 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have never had to deal with these issues.

Jan 28, 2017 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

None.

Jan 28, 2017 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

none

Jan 28, 2017 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We do not face those issues in our urban market.

Jan 28, 2017 04:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

have not seen any

Jan 28, 2017 02:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Malibu homeowners ( Billionaires' Beach) who live right next to the water, the front raw, do not really own that beach in front of their houses.

The beach here is for everyone, and it does not matter how much money you have...

Jan 28, 2017 12:31 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Heather Zollinger  - wish I had done any transactions with water rights and water share.

Jan 27, 2017 11:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

Ripirian rights here in Florida regarding docks over state owned waters.  

Jan 27, 2017 09:21 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

HI Heather, In 37 years of real estate business I have never had any problems dealing with water shares and water rights. My best advice is don't expect trouble.

Jan 27, 2017 09:09 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

We have all new state forms that cover and protect both parties...

Jan 27, 2017 09:08 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No big problems, but the dnr does think they have a right to all of our water.

 

Jan 27, 2017 09:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

Prior to a Washington State Supreme Court ruling last year, our property owners pretty much had a guaranteed right to be able to water their yard and garden, up to about an acre in size from a well.  The State DEQ passed a regulation limiting new wells in a watershed if the usage might impact stream-flow and the ability of migratory fish to reproduce.  This may make many rural Legal Lots worth far less.  There may even be lots with existing, but as yet un-used wells, and these may be denied building permits as well.  Seems a bit tyrannical when a property owner draws water out of the ground for residential use in a rural area, and most of that water will go right back into the ground. 

Jan 27, 2017 08:34 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

None in my area.

Jan 27, 2017 08:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

None..I haven't dealt with those issues in our area..sorry.

Jan 27, 2017 06:57 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Florida is a riparian rights state.  Unless you own a huge agricultural conglomerate (orange groves, sugar cane plantation) where you have to deal with a State DEP Water Management District, it is pretty much a non-issue.

Jan 27, 2017 05:02 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I've never had any issues in any of my sales in North or South Carolina!

Jan 27, 2017 04:15 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Suggest to look here or google it..... Thanks

Jan 27, 2017 12:43 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I've never had to deal with them in my area here in SoCal

Jan 27, 2017 12:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

People tend to show their possessive side when owning shares & those that don't own show their ambitious sides to obtain. The stewards of it all remain haughty were my observations when first introduced to all this

Jan 27, 2017 11:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Heather Zollinger No water right issues here.

Jan 27, 2017 10:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Here in Chicago, we turn the faucet and get great Lake Michigan water without a thought!

Jan 27, 2017 10:08 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Heather,

Each state differs.  

Jan 27, 2017 09:59 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It seems that most of the concerns about this issue only seem to arise from many AR members in one state in the USA.  None, or extremely few, of the commentators I have seen over a long period of time have seen this issue elsewhere in the USA or Canada.

Jan 27, 2017 09:41 AM