disclosure: Let the Buyer Beware... - 04/09/11 09:30 PM
With a savvy swagger and access to a wealth of information, it’s clear that today’s consumer is quite capable when it comes to buying a home. The irony is that smart people are still buying homes and having problems. 
It’s commonplace to purchase a home and then discover that there’s something wrong with it after the fact. Just ask one of the 58 Olympic Village owners in Vancouver who have filed a lawsuit against the Developers.
The Internet can be a great way to research but it can also be a source of misleading information, like listing inconsistencies, and incomplete … (2 comments)

disclosure: How do I avoid buying a leaky condo? - 10/16/08 06:28 AM
One year ago the following article I wrote was published in the "pros & condos" section of Western Living Condo. Since then I have made it available to the public and other Realtors through my website and seminars. From feedback received I know it has already helped buyers so I thought it would be a good idea to blog post it.
How do I avoid buying a leaky condo?
The number of blue and green tarps sprouting on older condos grows every year. "The only way to minimize the risks is through the buyers' own due diligence," says John Grasty, a licensed … (2 comments)

disclosure: Buyer Beware; a public service seminar - 09/17/08 01:40 PM
With all the responsibilities of buying and selling real estate, the need for risk management is crucial.
Whether pre-sale or resale, the onus for property evaluation is always on the buyer, although it is becoming more popular with sellers to have their own pre-sale inspection done to ensure that they are disclosing what needs to be disclosed.  In today's real estate marketplace with an overbuilt supply of homes available, sellers will need to proactively prevent objections while buyers can be more demanding and feel more confident.
In an attempt to reduce uncertainty and protect themselves buyers and sellers I am working with will seek … (2 comments)

disclosure: What to consider about Defects: the Disclosure and Due Diligence… - 07/13/08 01:00 PM
 Defects: the Disclosure and Due Diligence...
Providing misleading information or concealing known information during a home sale would make a homeowner highly susceptible to lawsuits, and it happens.
A disclosure statement is a statement in which the sellers reveal to potential buyers (whether the buyer asks or not) specific information about the condition or other aspects of real property that would affect the property's value or desirability.
Patently obvious defective conditions ("patent" defects) in a home that must be reported are those, known, openly exposed, and easily found on inspection. 
In most jurisdictions the process of listing a home requires us … (1 comments)

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(formerly the Adoxographist's Blog) ...skilled writing about an unimportant subject, or is that unskilled writing about an important subject? Well I don't know so as things unfold please judge for yourself... ...don't forget to leave a comment, and thanks for visiting. John Grasty is a REALTOR® serving the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam - Port Coquitlam - Port Moody) real estate market. Please check out John's website: http://www.RealEstateEvolved.com




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