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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
REO & Short Sale Specialist
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At the end of the day, the legality of it does not matter... I never do business with anyone I cannot trust with a good hand-shake... because going to court is a losing proposition for all involved... if the guy is not standing by the contract from the beginning, then you would be wise to move on and not get more involved with them.... look for other places.. with people that honor their word...
I just closed a home where this was the case & we didn't need the husband to sign anything. The husband thought the home was going to go to total foreclosure, but I worked with the wife only & saved it as a short sale.
You should consult a Real Estate Attorney on Monday morning.
Shoot me an email directly if you'd like to talk about this further, I don't look back on this same Trulia thread for answers posted after mine.
Emily S. Knell
Realtor Since 1996
Realty ONE Group
Short Sale Specialist - 99.8% closing success rate!