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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It varies depending on where you live. In my area irrigation water is very important. You have to find the resource that can explain the ditch and water rights. I usually have the buyer call that person to get first hand information. 

Jul 15, 2016 01:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

These are issues that we do not face in our market.

Jul 15, 2016 09:51 PM
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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

non existent

Jul 15, 2016 09:42 PM
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Richard L. Sanderson
Richard L. Sanderson Consulting - Kalama, WA
helping improve local property tax systems

I think Debbie Laity has the best answer here. It depends on your local real estate market. It may never be an issue in states where water rights aren't disputed. Urban areas usually have municipal water utilities, but suburban may not, and rural water rights are always important. My experience with water rights is limited to the appraisal of agricultural land. 

Jul 15, 2016 09:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Minnette Olsen - never done a transaction that involved this....

Jul 15, 2016 04:57 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It's very unusual for water rights to come up in any of my transactions.

Jul 15, 2016 02:02 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

None.

Jul 15, 2016 01:59 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I have only been involved with water rights when I lived on a waterfront property.

Jul 15, 2016 01:30 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I have none.  Do you?

Jul 15, 2016 01:24 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No involvement here with these issues at all

Jul 15, 2016 01:14 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am not involved in water rights or water shares. I rarely sell any properties on the waterfront.

Jul 15, 2016 12:41 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

in 17 years, it's never come up.

Jul 15, 2016 11:56 AM
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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

No idea....

Jul 08, 2019 03:20 PM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

 Water rights is serious and no laughing matter.

Water has rights. Water has the right to be free and to flow wherever and whenever it wants to. Water has been trapped and frozen in glaciers for a millennium and is relying on its water brethren in warmer climates like California to take a stand and liberate the water unfairly imprisoned in glaciers. Water is lobbying for an acceleration of global warming so the glaciers will melt and enable water to exercise its rights to free movement.

May 23, 2018 04:55 AM
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Maren Rowley
Student - Herriman, UT

I would suggest that not only do you check water rights related to the propery your representing, but also be aware of any easements running through the property.  Many times there is a ditch that allows water to get to someone else's property on the property your representing.  Buyers do not take kindly to finding out that the ditch needs to remain open, and others can have access to their property.

Mar 28, 2018 09:57 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I tramp through a lot more water doing my forestry business than my real estate business

Jul 16, 2016 01:16 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

None

Jul 16, 2016 01:14 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Aside from reading these questions, I have none in my suburban areas.

Jul 16, 2016 10:08 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Minnette - Colorado water law is extremely complicated, and only attorneys specializing in that water law are qualified to provide advice in that area. Seriously.

Jul 16, 2016 05:38 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Lucky I basically work in the city so do not deal with them.

Jul 16, 2016 03:47 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

None

Jul 16, 2016 03:45 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think others have asked this....I have no involvement with that and have need to learn details of it.....

Jul 16, 2016 03:01 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Very little.  

Jul 16, 2016 01:54 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

We do not have water rights or shares here in NH. The rights to water are if you own frontage on a pond, lake or river, 

Jul 16, 2016 01:02 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

# # Not an issue for me in north Florida. 

Jul 16, 2016 12:26 AM
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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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Water rights and irrigation shares are very important in our agricultural and rural area.  I never had any involvement except to be sure the contract stipulated for the rights and/or shares to be transferred to the new owners.

Jul 15, 2016 11:27 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have no involvement at this time.

Jul 15, 2016 11:23 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

In Chicago, the water comes from Lake Michigan. Just turn on the tap!

Jul 15, 2016 11:16 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Minnette Olsen Not much of an issue here. Step in the Potomac River on the Virginia side and you are in Maryland.

Jul 15, 2016 11:15 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Don't face these issues in my market place.

Jul 15, 2016 11:11 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Absolutely none.

Jul 15, 2016 10:36 PM