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I can't understand the media who contiually puts our negative comments about the market.  Yes, it is different but why does that make it bad.  Living in Northern California in the heart of Silicon Valley,  I wonder where the rescission is.  My wife and I went out to dinner last monday night and h...
On one of my prior blogs,  I mentioned that Home Inspectors really don't inspect everything.  So,  here is a list of some of the things that I identified.  Be sure to check with whatever inspector you are using,  look at their contract and find out what they are and are not inspecting.  Some even...
In one of my recent blogs,  I talked about inspections.  One comment asked me if agents should attend the inspection.  The answer is yes.  First,  when the report comes out,  you can understand what the inspector is saying.  Also, it is quite common for Inspectors to say one thing at the house an...
One of the things I teach in my college consumer classes is to be careful when picking a Home Inspector.  This warning also is especially relevant to real estate agents, especially Buyer's agents. Here are a few ideas that I teach in my agent continuing eduction classes: Are they affiliated?  Hom...
One of the comments from a previous Blog,   suggest that we can credit the buyer with $ in lieu of the seller making the repairs.  This creates a potential problem.  Too often the estimate is not enough to make the repairs,  so,  what happens then.  Let's say the contract stated that the Seller w...
As you know,  just prior to close,  most real estate contracts include a clause that allows the buyer to make one last inspection of the property. The main reason for this inspection is to insure the house is still there but most of all,  it is to verify that any repairs that were done,  were com...
To often,  Seller's agents think they are doing their Seller a favor by countering the buyer's offer with a shorten time frame to remove contingencies.  Then,  when the contract says that the Seller has X days to provide the buyer with disclosures, what happens if the Seller is slow in providing ...
Can you imagine a lawsuit where the attorney stands up and presents your case in court,  then moves to the other side of the courtroom and argues against your position while representing the person you are suing. Ridiculous, you say ..........but it happens every day in real estate sales.  I am ...


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Guy Berry is a frequent expert witness in real estate litigation and an accomplished trainer in real estate law and contracts. In addition he has been licensed for 30 years as an agent and managed large offices, including Coldwell Banker and Century 21.