THIS IS ANOTHER VERY GOOD POST BY CLINT MCKIE...REFER TO. MEXICO CASE STUDY, GOUVEA VS CITICORP...REALTORS CANNOT HIDE BEHIND IGNORANCE....MISREPRESENTATION IS A BAD THING...YOU MUST DISCLOSE
Home buying and finding a "fire in the hole". Not a good thing.
On a recent home inspection by Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico, The home was not even listed by a Realtor. The home was and is a private sale but the buyer is wanting and is using a Realtor for their side of the transaction.
The actual Disclosure statement reads like this.
"there are no disclosures about the home at....The sellers have no knowledge of any concerns with the home"
And that's it.
Is this a way out for any seller to simply say I have no knowledge of any concerns with the home I am selling?
With this disclosure in hand the buyer wanted a full inspection. They were thinking it was a red flag for the home.
I hav'nt seen this for a long time.
I entered the crawl space for the inspection and found an intersting find.
Here is a look at th crawl space flooring and joists.
There was a fir ein the crawl space a few years back. This is where the new floor decking took over after the burnt flooring was removed.
Nothing on the disclosure statement. Here we have a shot of the floor joists being "painted" to help hide the damages from the fire.
This is exactly why you do get a home inspection when buying a home.
Have a great day and a tremendous Christmas season everyone.
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
New Mexico Properties/Allstar, REALTORS
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Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
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