So, we're buying a home in Monticello, Kentucky to escape from New York State. We looked at over 100 homes in Tennessee and Kentucky and found what we thought was the right one. Sits on Cumberland Lake with views and the home is "move in ready". Very clean and well kept. Our purchase offer was accepted, got our loan, and had thee home inspection done. Minor issues that i can correct myself in a day or two. However, i asked for a radon test as well for an additional $150. Got the results last night. the EPA says anything over 4.0 pCi/I should be corrected by EPA licensed contractors. The test readings we got back said the Radon was at 20 to 21.4 pCi/I OUCH! Radon is the second most cancer causing agent, smoking is the first. So, we contacted our agent who is contacting the sellers agent to see how to correct this...at not cost to us, of course. The EPA recommends that real estate agents selling a home suggest to get a test done BEFORE listing the house. This was not the case. Problem is we sold our home, have everything in storage and we were supposed to close Feb 8th. Now, it's all on hold until we reach a settlement agreement. It costs about $2500 to $3500 to correct Radon gas from entering a home. Radon is a silent killer. If you're buying a home, or selling a home, get a radon test done! Or, request the seller has it done by a reputable EPA certified contractor. Lesson learned.