August 15, 2016

Mark “I’m Hiking the Appalachian Trail” Sanford Calls on Donald Trump to Release His Tax Returns

Pots, Black Kettles, and Transparency in Government “The presidency is the most powerful political position on earth, and the idea of enabling the voter the chance to see how a candidate has handled his or her finances is a central part of making sure the right person gets the job.” –“I Support You, Donald Trump....
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“In Buyer’s Sole Discretion”

Why Buyers Can Walk When the Home Doesn’t Appraise “Buyer agrees to pay in the following manner:  1) Cash of _____ percent (%) of the sale price, or more in Buyer’s sole discretion . . . “ –Excerpt, standard Minnesota Purchase Agreement (emphasis added). [Editor’s Note:  The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan,...
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Real Estate Euphemisms — New & Improved

Homes with “Great Personalities” & Other White Lies [Editor’s Note: While I do my best to avoid such euphemisms in my own capacity as a listing agent (representing Sellers), let me offer two (sort of) defenses on behalf of Realtors who are less circumspect:  1) beauty is frequently in the eye of the beholder, i.e.,...
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