Gullible Homeowner?  Not So Fast . . .

It sure sounds like a line:  a builder who tells their client that they intentionally put a crack in the foundation floor to alleviate settling-related stress.

But, it happens to be true.

The two caveats:  1) it should be a small crack, barely more than a hairline; and 2) it should be relatively straight.

P.S.:  My recommendation to such Sellers completing their Homeowner’s disclosure is to tell Buyers exactly that.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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