Home sellers, please don't do this
In the headline: "$141900 / 3br - *After $8,000 FTB Rebate!"
In the first sentence of the listing: "$141,900 MAY BE YOUR NET COST AFTER FIRST TIME BUYERS TAX REBATE!!* *You must verify the amount of tax rebate you qualify for with your tax preparer."
The actual asking price -- $149,900 -- doesn't appear in the ad until the eleventh sentence.
Now, I understand a seller's inclination to point out that first-time buyers are eligible for eight grand back from Uncle Sam. But do we really want the housing market to sound like a "$69.99 after mail-in rebate!!" printer advertisement?