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    Posted on July 31st, 2006

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    Realtorspeak – A Decoder Ring

    It’s amusing to see how, on a home for sale, the truth gets stretched, muddied, and fuzzied when describing the "features" of a property.  Who knew that a "low-maintenance yard", in actuality, means "rock garden"? I keep coming across more, but here are some of my favorites: "Convenient" = Located on freeway entrance ramp "Motivated […]

  • Real estate

    Posted on July 14th, 2006

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    Wanna Get Sued?

    Figuratively speaking, of course. Today’s thoughts are all about disclosures, and why it’s critical for sellers to understand their disclosure duties. Sellers want to present their property in the most favorable light. They may be reluctant to disclose adverse information, and will often ask "Do I have to disclose that?" The best maxim to follow […]