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“New Roof in 1998!”

Real Estate Oxymorons Well, yes, that “new roof in 1998” would be a selling feature — if it were 1999 or 2000. Almost 20 years later, however, what the listing agent is really telling prospective Buyers is that the roof is close to if not past its expected life (20-25 years for most 3-tab asphalt...
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Define, "Everything"

“This Home Has Everything” — Really? The pitch for the Broker Open (earlier this week) was certainly alluring: ‘Beautiful Cape Cod, Absolute Move-in Condition; this home has everything!’ In fact, the home did have a long list of nice features, updates, etc. But “everything?” Not unless you consider a one-car garage — disclosed a little...
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