my property is in Colorado Hi, everyone. I was hoping that I could get a little help from people who are "experts" in the field of real estate law. I'm trying to sell a house that I've owned for 2 years. In the first year that I owned it, it flooded 7 times. I am now in a legal battle with the previous owners for failing to disclose a known defect. My question is...can I ask for compensation for the loss of value due to the mold stigma attached to this property? We have not had an offer on the house yet but I know, when we do, the offer will go down when the potential buyer learns of the water damage and mold history. Even though the leaking problem has been fixed, just the thought of buying a house that has had major problems and nasty mold will make buyers "think twice." I read a very interesting article called, "Mold House Revisited." Their problem was more extensive than mine but their property had a 53% loss of value due to the mold stigma, even though they had spent 100's of thousands of dollars repairing the damage and fixing the leak. My dilema is, although my attorney is not an expert in real estate law, he does believe that we can ask to be compensated...he just doesn't know how to come up with a fair figure. Our trial is in 13 days, so it looks like we'll get a settlement before we get an offer. If we don't get compensation now, once the trial is over, our chance to recover that loss will be gone. So, can anyone help with this? Can we declare this loss and if so, how much should we ask for. Is there some formula out there? Has anyone else experienced this situation? Thanks for your time and help.