You really need an attorney to verify exactly what your contract says but chances are you still have every right to buy the house. Normally the inspection contingency is yours to use, not the seller's. They can either IN WRITING agree to a resolution or decline do anything but they can't just kill the sale. You can depending on whether or not you're willing to accept the seller's response to your inspection requests.
Do you love this house enough to go to court over it? I know inventory is tight in KC and STL right now but you really need to think long and hard about whether you really want this house that badly or if fighting for it is just going to leave a bad taste in your mouth.... more
Anytime you back to a commercial facility like this, there is gong to be some market resistance. If the wall is the problem, you can plan a climbing vine that would cover it or a tall fast growing shrub or tree. Some people use bamboo or other similar plants to mask the wall. I would also pull the zoning the and deed restrictions to determine if there are any rules on what can be planted next to the wall. I hope this helps!... more
Is your agent not being helpful? They should be able to work this out with the seller's agent. I don't see how this person can sell the house to someone else when they still have a legal obligation to sell it to you. Your contract to purchase hasn't been voided yet.
If your agent isn't helping, call their broker to help get them involved. If necessary, you may want to report the listing agent to SLAR. http://www.stlrealtors.com/ They should know better than this.... more
You mention this house was foreclosed so who sold it to you, the former occupant or a bank (or simply someone else who never lived there)?
If it was a former occupant, you might eventually (I'm talking years from now) get some recourse if you can come up with proof this person knew about and failed to disclose the problem. The neighbor's statement probably isn't enough.
If you bought from the bank or anyone else who never lived there (like an investor), they probably gave you a seller's disclosure that said something like "Seller has never lived in the house and cannot testify to condition" or something like that. They do that so that you can't come back and try to hold them responsible for something they couldn't have know about.
A good home inspector and buyer's agent would have told you to get that sewer scan before you bought the house. It's a pretty standard thing to do these days. It sounds like neither of them did or that maybe you just opted not to. If you had and this wasn't found, then you could possibly go after the sewer inspector.... more
What does the status "pending" mean?I have been advised that the status on a property I am watching has changed to pending. I have often seen "offer pending" on for sale signs, so that is my assumption, but the
I don't follow how the public record information here has any bearing on your house's marketability. What you see on Trulia today will be overwritten by the data your agent enters when your house is actively listed for sale.
Trulia's info is usually a reflection of what's on tax records. Why don't you take a look at what your local county lists for your house? You should be able to access that via the Greene county's assessor's webpage.
Certain things like a finished attic or basement may not be reflected in tax records depending on when they were done and whether they required permits. My basement bathroom has been there since at least the 70s if not earlier but the tax records don't reflect its existence. That doesn't mean we can't include it in the bathroom count when we list our house for sale though.
It's also worth knowing in the past, a bathroom with a shower rather than a bathtub would often be considered a "half" bath. Since it wasn't a "full" bathroom, it tended to get rounded down to the next classification.... more