'Lying listings' fool more homebuyers


Most homebuyers have encountered a "lying listing" -- the house for sale that doesn't even remotely resemble its colorful description in the Multiple Listing Service or classified ad.
Jon Boyd, an exclusive buyer's agent and broker for The Home Buyer's Agent in Ann Arbor, Mich., recently showed a self-described "stunner" to one of his clients.
"The only thing that would 'stun' anybody about the house was how bad the previous owner

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