No doubt, although the American economy is in shambles by comparison to where it was 10 years ago, I believe you'll agree, that Christ is as true as He has ever been. In spite of it all, He's with us:
" Let your conduct be without coveteousness, and be content with such things as you have. For He (Christ) Himself has said ' I will never leave you nor forsake you' "
Hebrews 13:5 - NKJV
No doubt our Lord Jesus Christ is just as true doing this, His most wonderous birthday season, as He has always been and will be for all time. Allelujah.....This Chirstmas someone is getting a private home as a gift. Whether it's the first or not, someone will be getting one in fulfillment of this scripture:
"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers"
3 John 1 - NKJV
Love so amazing. Truly it is in this Spirit I write this article.
Evidently, we are strolling deeper and deeper into the Christmas season. Some people will be surprised with a gift of their own private homes in a little while. Although housing is down, quite a few people can still afford to buy them.
No doubt there will be a few homes sold. However,we still have quite a few people in real estate giving the industry a bad reputation.They will still attempt to sell you a house without giving you all the facts about it.
It is granted that the year 2011 is long ways from 1960. Back then, there were no legal requirements on the books for realtors to let people know everything they should know about a property. However, today there are.
Laura Bramble, who is a contributing writer with E-how.com puts it this way:
"Real estate transactions were once 'as-is' sales. and it was the responsibility of the buyer to be aware of any defects in a property before purchase..."
However, Ms Bramble also states:
" In the late 1960's, when consumer advocacy groups became active and tenant's rights came into existence, many states initiated disclosure laws in real estate transactions." *
Although each state remains sovereign in its approach to and implementation of these Disclosure Laws, the fundamental reasons for having them in the first place are all very similar: to help realtors stay honest and to protect consumers from such dishonesty.
Nevertheless, there will always be realtors who apparently believe they are above the law.
This means that, although the Disclosure Laws are overwhelmingly effective in discouraging unscrupulousness, it remains essential for you to always ask this question, as many times as you must:
" Now that you've disclosed this to me, what else should I know about?"
Your job, if you should decide to accept it, is to be certain that if a private home is on your shopping list for someone this Christmas, that you don't get flim-flammed into buying that wonderful person a box of termites and headaches, instead.
GOD BLESS YOU, YOUR FAMILY, AND YOUR HOME!
____________________________________________ Please, report all dishonest/intimidating contractors immediately to your nearest State Office of the Attorney General ..............__________________________________