Question: The buyer of our Tempe home is an investor from Illinois. In the purchase contract that we accepted there is a 10-day contingency for approval of the purchase contract by the buyer’s Illinois attorney. What does that mean? Answer: An attorney-review contingency in a purchase contract is not uncommon with out-of-state buyers, whether they…

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Question: We own a home on the side of Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley. If there are heavy rains, there will occasionally be minor rockslides into our swimming pool in the backyard. We are now selling our home. Do we have to disclose these occasional minor rock slides? Answer: Probably. In determining what a seller…

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  Question: We are scheduled to close escrow next week on a house in Peoria which was listed in the MLS as “including the refrigerator and the microwave.”  Our purchase contract, however, did not specifically mention these two appliances.  The sellers have now informed us that they will be taking these two appliances with them…

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