Dear Real Estate Ethicist, The hill below my house is slipping. My brother is an engineer, and he confirmed it could be a problem for my neighbor in the future. I have no money to fix it: $75,000, can you believe it? I am tempted to sell the house and wipe my hands clean of this problem. –Hillslide hysterical Dear Hysterical, You need a lawyer not an ethicist. However, do remember: what you hide today may haunt you tomorrow. Also, remember Richard Nixon's lesson: the cover-up is often worse than the crime. –Real Estate Ethicist Got a question for the Ethicist? Send it to email@example.com. *** Send a Letter to the Editor for publication.Send a comment or news tip to our newsroom. Please include the headline of the story....
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