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Do I Have To Tell About the Neighbors?
"Christmas light left up all year long" is the one that bugs me the most! Karen does a great job, and I am sure she would appreciate your comment.
Disclosure in real estate is everything but sometimes it's hard to figure out what is best to leave out when it's just a matter of preference or a minor annoyance and not really a "material fact about the property," which should ALWAYS be disclosed.
So how do you decided if something is minor annoyance?  Rule of thumb: When you are not sure but if it bothers you then it might bother the buyer, so disclose it.  If it doesn't bother the buyer then no harm done! Better safe than sorry, I always say!
When speaking with prospective sellers about selling their homes, the topic of disclosures of course always comes up. "Do I have to tell about the neighbors? And while most people have great relationships with others on their block, there are some who have minor annoyances they share, such as:
Too many cars parked in front  Unkept yards Garbage cans left out in front of the house  Christmas light left up all year long  RV parking that obstructs ... more

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