Puffing

Business / Real Estate / Puffing: Exaggerated or superlative comments or opinions not made as representations of fact and thus are not grounds for misrepresentation, such as, This property is a real good buy. One test used is whether a reasonable person would have relied on the statement. A statement such as, The apartment has a fantastic view, is puffing because the prospective buyer can clearly assess the view for himself or herself, whereas a statement such as The apartment has a fantastic view of the lake, when in fact all its windows face the street, would be misrepresentation.

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