Mold is one of the most common and least understood of all living creatures. Yet, mold is involved in a number of highly publicized
court cases involving real estate. How on earth is it possible for such a simple and common creature to be the cause of so
much upheaval in the extremely complex business of real estate? Media reports of court cases involving mold and real estate
are filled with references to the large settlements collected by plaintiffs. How these cases were made and what the actual
findings were are more complex than they appear. In this book, Streater includes cases that illustrate the major findings
of district and state courts. The variety of state statutes governing mold disclosures by real estate licensees is also examined.
Mold and Real Estate is not intended to make you an expert in either mold or real estate. It will simply give you a general
but factual knowledge of mold's impact on real estate. After reading this book you will learn two facts: (1) not all mold
problems are deal breakers, and (2) there need never be a mold problem serious enough to place a building in either physical
or economic jeopardy if the appropriate management techniques are followed.