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Home Sellers Who “Take the Fifth” (Amendment) on Disclosure: “Guilty Until Proven Innocent”

Buyers:  “What is the Seller Hiding??” Sellers don’t HAVE to incriminate themselves — make that, their homes — when they put their house on the market. At least in Minnesota, one of the sanctioned Seller’s Disclosure Alternatives is for the Seller to waive disclosing anything at all (the Buyer has to then agree to that)....
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When the Cover-Up is Worse Than the Crime

Damage Control: Advice to Prospective Sellers As Watergate made plain, the cover-up is often worse than the crime (although in Richard Nixon’s case, ordering a burglary was plenty bad in its own right). The same principle applies to selling homes. Here are three examples where covering up a problem is worse than simply leaving it...
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