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My friends recently surprised me when they found a home they loved within days of beginning their home . They live in a hot , so they didn’t waste any time putting in an .

This house has an addition my friends like, but their inspector pointed out some serious flaws with it that a structural engineer would need to address. Pushing further, my friends found out that the ’s knew about these problems and hadn’t disclosed them.

At this point, my friends had potential recourse against the . If a seller fails to make proper disclosures in a transaction, a might be able to stop the transaction, or even sue the seller for damages. It’s serious stuff that the could’ve avoided if they’d just disclosed the facts.

You may be wondering what I mean when I say “disclose the facts.” As a seller, you’re legally obligated under the Texas Deceptive to disclose known material problems with your to potential buyers, like structurally flawed additions. Additionally, for residential real of not more than one dwelling unit, a seller is required to fill out a seller’s disclosure form, which your Texas ® can provide to you.

Disclosure is an important step in your home-selling process that can save – or cost you – thousands of dollars. Make sure you talk to your Texas REALTOR® about this important legal obligation.

Source:  http://texasrealestate.com/web/2/21/more/062613.cfm

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