“But, the Seller’s Disclosure Doesn’t SAY Anything About a Wet Basement!” (not yet, anyways)
As Realtors if not the general public know, the MLS status “TNAS” ” short for “Temporarily Not Available For Showing” ” is a catch-all.
So, TNAS can cover everything from new carpeting being installed, to someone in the household being sick, to the homeowner having houseguests and/or entertaining (more common over the holidays). See, “Is That, “TNAS-There’s-a-Deal?” Or, “TNAS-the-Plumbing-Sprang-a-Leak?“; and “TNAS” Scenarios.”
However, in the wake of record area snowfall last month, and now rapidly rising local temps (plus last week’s drenching rain), it’s a good bet that the majority of “TNAS” homes on MLS today are dealing with exactly one thing: a wet basement.
As of this morning, about 1,300(!) Minnesota homes were listed as “TNAS” (note: the Twin Cities’ MLS also includes properties in non-metro locations such as Aitkin, Hastings, Le Sueur, etc.)
P.S.: Once homeowners have addressed the problem, step #2 is to update their Minnesota Seller’s Disclosure.