Seller Didn’t Disclose the Short-Term Rental Next Door

Question: In the purchase contract for the sale of our Chandler home, there is a provision giving the right for a 10-day inspection. The purchase contract also said that the sale was “as is,” and “no repairs.” After the 10-day inspection period, the buyer deposited $35,000 earnest money with the escrow company. The 10-day inspection…

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Spring-Training Rental Makes This Property Owner Happy

Question: In your column you are always criticizing short-term rentals. We are retired and have a nice Peoria home near the baseball fields. During spring training season, we rent our Peoria home for six weeks to out-of-state baseball fans who support the baseball teams in the area. During these six weeks we stay with my…

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History of Lead-Based Paint Must Be Disclosed

Question: We are both retired and buying a home in south Scottsdale. The home was built in the 1960’s. We recently received from our real estate agent a pamphlet on Protecting Your Family From Lead-Based Paint and other information about lead-based paint (“LBP”). Now that we have this information on LBP, we have no idea…

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