February 12, 2020

The Difference Between “Negotiating” and “Haggling”

Negotiating is a crucial part of any deal, and lays the foundation for a clear, enforceable contract. Haggling is . . . an annoying waste of time. What’s the difference? Exactly two decimals. $5,000 vs. $100 So, a $5,000 item on a $300,000 house is the stuff of negotiation. A $100 item (or less) is haggling. (Note: accountants’...
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“Tudor” vs. “Revival Tudor”

What’s the difference between a “Tudor” and a “Revival Tudor?” As far as I can tell . . . none. In fact, “Revival Tudor” appears to simply be the more formal name for what everyone commonly refers to as plain old “Tudor.” Here’s a good working definition: “The essential characteristics of a Tudor Revival house...
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The Difference Between a Home Inspection Addendum and a Repair List

Loose Door Knobs and Caviar-Stocked Fridges [Editor’s Note: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, or any other entity referenced.  If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney.] Test your knowledge of today’s housing market, and answer the following question: Which of the...
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