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Newtie Marce…, Home Buyer in Portland, OR

I need a real estate attorney in Portland, OR ASAP. I'm buying an owner carried FSBO that's due to close in 2 weeks.

Asked by Newtie Marcelle, Portland, OR Sun Oct 24, 2010

Although we have a contract in place and have deposited earnest money in an escrow account with a title company, the seller wants to back out. Apparently he got a better offer, but is claiming other vague reasons. I need a referral to a good real estate attorney in Portland OR, ASAP. I should have done this a while ago- we're going to close in 2 weeks. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 6, 2011
yes, call an attorney right away. I agree that Phil Querin & Joel Grayson are very good (and very busy). If you don't get an answer call Chuck Reynolds at (503) 222-3529. I wish you the best...this could definitely be an issue of
Web Reference: http://fabulousportland.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 6, 2011
The seller needs to know that you know what you are doing - and that you intend to continue the sale.

A couple of suggestions;

Check with an RE attorney about filing a "Notice of Interest" on title while you sort this out. This, along with a strongly worded letter threatening a suit for specific preformance, and other actions, should get the attention of any seller. The NOI could delay or even prevent them from selling to anyone else - while you work this out - but could also backfire if you are out of line and have colored title improperly. A full blown suit could be costly and might be over kill as first step.

You need to make sure you are in good form with your responsibilites under the contract. Check and double check that you are in full compliance with the contract & be ready to close on time. If you miss your closing deadline you might not have much to complain about.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 6, 2011
Richard Mario is also an excellent attorney specializing in real estate -
503-620-8900
Web Reference: http://www.buckley-law.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 25, 2010
Try Demetri Tsohantaridis. Tell him I referred you. 971.227.8947
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 25, 2010
Phil Querin or Joel Grayson... both are good.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 24, 2010
I agree with Kathy that Phil Querin is excellent (but could be very busy). Another resource could be Chuck Reynolds at (503) 222-3529. You do need help quickly and need some representation. Good luck!
Janeese Jackson, Principal Broker
Web Reference: http://fabulousportland.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 24, 2010
After reading through your post a little more carefully, you definitely need to speak to an attorney and need to do so right away. Good luck with your situation and let me know if I can be of assistance.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 24, 2010
Newtie,

I have used Michael Coad for over ten years now and I wouldn't consider using anyone else. Give him a call and I am sure he will represent you well.

Michael Coad
Attorney At Law
4220 SW 109th Avenue, Ste 100
Beaverton, OR 97005-3027
503-646-6200
coadlaw@teleport.com

Good luck and let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you.

Steve Rosling
Principal Broker/President
Park Place Real Estate
503-810-7691
Web Reference: http://www.parkplacepdx.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 24, 2010
I would call Chris Blattner (503) 417-0515 his email is cblattner@portlaw.com he is a good guy and is right on top of things.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 24, 2010
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