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What Home Sellers Waiving the Seller’s Disclosure Should Never Ask Their Realtor

TWO Duties to Disclose:  Owner’s . . . and the Agent’s [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.] At least in Minnesota, it’s permissible for Sellers to tell...
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“If You Crack the Door Open a Little Bit . . . You Have to Swing it Wide Open”

Minnesota Home Seller Disclosure Duties — and their Realtor’s(!) Just like good stand-up comedians establish themes that they keep revisiting (see, Jerry Seinfeld; Chris Rock; Louis CK), a good continuing ed speaker repeatedly invokes a mantra for practitioners (Minnesota Realtors like yours truly) to heed. Yesterday’s (much repeated) mantra:  “if you crack the door open a...
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Real Estate Disclosure for Advanced Beginners

Duty to Disclose, Duty to Update If you’re not actively in the housing market, the following subject ain’t for you. And even if you are, it’s technical (= dry = boring). So, read on at your own peril. Still with me? Here goes: One of the most important-yet-subtle obligations in residential real estate is the duty...
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