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What are you required to disclose about your home?

Asked by Trulia Naples, Naples, FL Thu Apr 25, 2013

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Mary Horesco’s answer
When selling your property, you should disclose all that you are aware of regarding any defects or repair work. It is suggested that any permits be closed out, such as an addition or pool, and that can be checked on the county website. A sellers disclosure form lists all the main questions yet an attorney would suggest that you disclose everything to prevent problems later on, should something be uncovered.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 26, 2013
Everything that is a material defect; i.e., that you know about and won't be detected by a visual or home inspector. E.G., windows that won't open on rainy days, leaks of any kind, unusual noises. Better to disclose and then you are not liable down the road and the Buyer can't use it as a bargaining chip as disclosed already. Thaqt doesn't mean they won't. My view...better safe than sorry. KathyBC 800-448-3411 x 601...(5/19)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 20, 2013
Check with your Realtor, if you do not have a Realtor, click on "Find a Pro" type in the city that you are buying in and interview the agents on the first page.

1. This is for a seller's info, I do not believe you, Trulia Naples, is actually selling a home
2. But I could be wrong

Best of Luck
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 19, 2013
Generally, sellers are requires to complete a "Seller's Property Disclosure" that targets specific questions and areas of the home, focusing on providing a historical representation of the property. It must be completed by the seller.

The "rule of thumb" should be that owners disclose everything they are aware of during their ownership. People can encounter serious problems by filtering out what they feel may effect the desirability of the home to future buyers.


0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 19, 2013
Required disclosures differ from state to state. You need a Realtor licensed in FL to assist you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 19, 2013
Home owners are required to disclose ALL MATERIAL DEFECTS they are aware of.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 19, 2013
Everything that can materially affect the home, even if it can't be seen. EG, if you had a leak, even thought it was repaired, it should be mentioned and the date corrected. Refers to structural, electrical, mechanical problems. Items fixed really do not have to be disclosed, but I don't want the Buyer come back to the Seller. Better to disclose than be sorry. KathyBC 800-448-3411 ext 601...(4/25)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 25, 2013
Minnesota is the same as what Kevin is describing in Florida. Disclose everything you know about your home. If you need to fix something do it or at lease disclose it. When the buyer signs off on the disclosure they are saying they have read the document and are aware of things. You want to protect yourself legally and the only way to do that is to disclose/.

Good Luck,

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 25, 2013

In Florida Seller's must disclose any material defect not readily visible to the buyer, like a crack in an exterior wall hidden by a bush. Not only should you respond honestly to buyers' direct questions about the condition of your home, you should readily volunteer any problems, including information regarding:
Malfunctions in the major systems of your home, such as the foundation, plumbing, electrical system, heating and air conditioning, siding, windows, doors, walls and ceilings
Damage to property due to fire, floods, hurricanes, sink holes, etc.
Environmental hazards such as lead-based paint (for homes built before 1978), asbestos, radon gas, contaminated soil or water
Problems with termites and other critters
Work done without building permits, such as wiring an outdoor speaker system yourself, or carpentry or plumbing jobs
Owners of condominiums and properties located in subdivisions must supply the buyer with appropriate CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions) and bylaws and fees set by the Homeowners Association.

Contact if you require additional assistance.

Kind Regards, Kevin

Kevin Rathburn, Realtor
239-269-4575 Direct Line

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 25, 2013
Read the questions carefully, because you are required to disclose anything you know pertaining to the question. http://www.naplesrealestateguys.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 25, 2013
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