Snake infested house: Know Before You Buy

An Annapolis homeowner says she and her family have been forced to leave the house they recently bought because it already had several unsavory tenants -- black rat snakes!

Homeowners Jody and Jeff Brooks joined us on the phone from Annapolis Thursday to talk about the frightening situation and about the many problems it has brought the family.

There's likely to be some litigation in the future -- so FOX 5 wanted to know what are sellers obligated to tell potential buyers?

Can they just hope to close on the sale before the new owners discover the leaky roof, the mold in the basement, or a family of snakes?

Realtors Julie Robinson and Mark Smith joined us with more on what sellers and their agents have to disclose and some surprising things an agent can't disclose.