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Ch 11: Disclosures of Property Conditions

About This Chapter

Property disclosures affect both the buyer and seller. Learn the real estate agent's role and responsibilities in this chapter, then take the self-assessment quizzes and see how you do.

Disclosures of Property Conditions - Chapter Summary

A buyer wants to know everything possible about a property before purchasing it. However, a seller may not want to tell everything about a property - especially if there are known problems. What's an agent to do? This chapter will tell you. After completing these lessons on disclosures, you'll understand:

  • Mandatory federal disclosures
  • Disclosing environmental information
  • Seller's property disclosure statements
  • How to handle stigmatized properties

The engaging video lessons throughout this chapter will help you master the topic of real estate disclosures, and our subject experts are just a message away should you have any questions. Study at your own speed, and review as much as you like. Written transcripts make quick work of looking up a key term, and the video Timeline feature gives you quick access to individual topics without viewing an entire video. As you complete each lesson and feel confident in your progress, take the self-assessment quiz before continuing. You'll know you have mastered the topic before moving on to another.

5 Lessons in Chapter 11: Disclosures of Property Conditions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Mandatory Federal & State Disclosures in Real Estate

1. Mandatory Federal & State Disclosures in Real Estate

This lesson will explore common mandatory disclosures required in real estate sales. The federal government and individual states set disclosure requirements. The major disclosures required involve lead paint, asbestos, wetlands, and floodplain disclosures.

Environmental Disclosures in Real Estate

2. Environmental Disclosures in Real Estate

Although state laws vary, there are common environmental disclosures that sellers and agents must provide to buyers. In this lesson, we will look at some of these common disclosures along with how and when the buyer receives the information.

Well & Septic Tank Disclosures in Real Estate

3. Well & Septic Tank Disclosures in Real Estate

Buying property in rural areas often requires additional investigations compared to a typical urban property. In this lesson, you'll learn about well and septic systems including the required disclosures when selling property containing either.

Property Condition Disclosure Statement: Definition & Examples

4. Property Condition Disclosure Statement: Definition & Examples

Sellers must disclose any known issues with the property before a real estate sale is completed. Let's look at sellers' and their agent's responsibilities and liabilities with disclosing common defects or issues.

Stigmatized Property: Definition, Requirements & Examples

5. Stigmatized Property: Definition, Requirements & Examples

Real Property can be stigmatized by tragedy. In this lesson, stigmatized property is defined and examples of stigmas are given. Learn from two tragic events how property is stigmatized and what disclosures are required.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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