Technically It's Not False Advertising So Caveat Emptor

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 SAL.2002007747

Don't get salty with me!You have to pay attention and understand what words SEEM to mean and what they may ACTUALLY mean.

Thanks to some minor ticker trouble I'm on a few meds, one of which has the fringe benefit of water retention if I'm not careful (there's another as needed pill to remove the extra water).  Overall the meds do their job, I just have to be sparing as to how often I can munch on a great Italian sub!

So the weather has snapped cold and I've got a hankering for chili and Liz has a good recipe so I stopped at the store tonight to pick up the ingredients.  There's a variety of tomato products and other ingredients going into that chili and we've learned to check the labels for salt content (you'd be surprised how high some things like kidney beans and diced tomatoes can be).

Side by side was a can of "regular" tomato paste with a can of "No Salt Added" tomato paste.

Salt content for the regular?  25 mg per serving.

Salt content for the No Salt Added variety?  25 mg per serving.

Other than the No Salt Added label change, there was NO difference between the ingredients and other nutritional values on the two cans.  Same size can.  Same manufacturer.

What was different?

Alex, we'll take things that cost more for $400!  The No Salt Added was about 25% higher in cost. 

Real estate isn't all that different.  You have to pay attention.

Words are often used that may be TECHNICALLY true, but probably not what you expected the words to mean.

Wooded and private might turn out to mean there's a thin strip of greenspace between you and the neighbor, but once the leaves drop off the trees your privacy is gone until Spring.

Builders often claim a two car garage with their new homes, but "roomy" is generally not a word I'd see used to describe the typical 2 car garage.  Big cars?  You might want to leave the 2nd one in the driveway or be prepared to climb out the passenger side to get out if the other car is already in the garage.

We could go on and on, but bottom line is home buying is a caveat emptor sport. 

Buyer beware.

Be ready for surprises.

Want to minimize your risk?  Team up with an experienced real estate agent who is aware of many of the gotchas.

Or take your chances on that gluten-free home!

Want to chat?  Give us a call at 513-520-5305 or email

Serving Greater Cincinnati home buyers and sellers,

Bill of Bill & Liz aka BLiz


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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Your tomato paste comparison was an eye opener! And I'd love a gluten-free home. Do you sell those?

Nov 09, 2019 05:45 AM #1
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

so very timely for me to read this.  I had a conversation today with someone who bought last month and I got a lot of "my agent didn't tell me that".  Uh huh, well tell your friends lady and please tell her where you got the answers.

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