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By David Saks
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A buyer inquired as to whether or not a city landfill was going to be constructed on an adjacent lot in a new subdivision. The seller's agent replied that she didn't know even though the agent was fully aware of the fact and failed to disclose this to the prospective buyer. If the seller's agent ...
By David Saks
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A mortgage broker told a homeowner that he could deduct the appraisal fee from his annual gross income for income tax purposes. Is this true or false ? A. False It could be considered a fraudulent misrepresentation of facts regarding the loan from the beginning of the loan process. Loan discount ...
By David Saks
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A buyer paid $460,000 for the house. The lot was valued at $65,000. The mortgage was for $200,000. After all is said and done, how much equity does the homeowner have in the place ? A. $260,000 First of all, the value of the lot has nothing to do with the calculation, so let's hope you don't figu...
By David Saks
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In a real estate transactionn, when one speaks of a fiduciary relationship their typically referring to a relationship that will allow another person to act on behalf of another with the additional privilege and grant of legal power  for the other persons affairs. Is this true or false ? Take you...
By David Saks
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A homeowner insurance policy contained a provision for coinsurance along with coverage that insured the home for total replacement cost. The home burned down and the homeowner had to settle for the present cash value of property damaged in the fire. True or false ? A. False Because the homeowner ...
By David Saks
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A homeowner's house was constructed in such a way so that the floor of the house was built nearly two feet above a one hundred year old flood mark. The homeowner wants to apply for a federally related home loan. The lender must require flood insurance. True or false ? A. False The lender could ex...
By David Saks
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Homeowner's purchase homkeowner's insurance because they know that homeowner's insurance will replace old furniture and roofs when these things need replacing. True or false ? A. False Homeowner's insurance doesn't cover replacement because of age, although it does cover financial losses created ...
By David Saks
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A house was built on top a pile of manure. The ceilings of the home we're also poorly constructed and poorly attached to any supporting members or beams. This would be considerd an example of a stigmatized property ? True or false ? A. False If the house was constructed on top of a pile of manure...
By David Saks
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When a real estate broker acts as the agent for the seller the broker has an obligation to disclose confidential information about the seller to the buyer if it helps the chances of closing the deal. True or false ? Take your time. The solution is posted below the wildlife photo. A. False When a ...
By David Saks
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The owner decides to abandon the property he has listed with a brokerage. This will terminate the relationship that the broker has with the owner. True or false ? Take your time. The solution is posted below the wildlife photo. A. False  Abandoning the property will not terminate a broker-seller ...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
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    Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you'll look back and realise they were big things. ~ Kurt Vonnegut. Here is my interpretation. Life isn't a movie. Those big dramatic moments in our lives are few and far between. Life is made up of small moments: a picnic at the park, a loving hug...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Where Did I Go Wrong? Where did I go wrong? As I was driving back home after the showing of a beautiful home to my buyers, this is the question I was mulling it over in my mind! "Where did I go wrong?" Few minutes after I completed my showing, I received a call from listing agent. I was and I w...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Back in the day . . . Seafarers ALWAYS Charted their intended course of travel before leaving port. Nowadays, the equipment is far more sophisticated, yet the savvy most travelers still chart their courses before leaving port. Whether it be by Car, Boat/Ship, Plane, Train, Bicycle, Hitch-hiking, ...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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Well I'll be! I have seen pictures of stuff like this, never thought I'd see it though. A couple days ago I inspected a house right at the base of the Sandia Mountains. When I was on the roof, I got a great view looking either way! Anyway, back on task Mr Inspector... This house was built in the ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-March 22 to March 29, 2015   I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could b...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When the screwdriver isn't just for screws. Not that I haven't seen this before.  It's just fun when you can use tools in different ways! The inspection on this house saw repairs on every single column in front of this house.  There are eight such columns. Very recent "repairs" on each one were m...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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When a wild animal gets caught in a trap . . . he’ll panic and struggle so vigorously that the cause of death is exhaustion . . . or he’ll leave a body part in the trap and subsequently bleed to death. Morbid but true. In a soccer match, the easiest way to get the ball from an opponent is to appl...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
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Easter is next month and the upcoming egg hunts have children donning their best attire!  Kris Neese has been around AR for quite some time now and has proposed a challenge to all Rainers: Can you get more clicks on your Easter Egg Hunt post than he can? Kris's post:  http://activerain.trulia.com...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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In coming into a new situation in business, we must learn to ADAPT. It is always your best bet. WHY? You don't know "exactly or specifically" what you are getting into with the variety of people, situations, and environments. Some tips for adapting to ensure a high probability of success: go slow...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
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Another Sold Home In Horse Shoe Acres By Mark Loewenberg 561-214-0370  8626 Kelso DrPalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $370,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,823 sqftLot: 1.00 acre(s) Location 8626 Kelso DrPalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418U...