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Amanda, Home Buyer in Atlanta, GA

DO NOT BUY ROSEDALE CONDOS!?

Asked by Amanda, Atlanta, GA Mon Jun 11, 2007

There is a new boutique condominium building in Buckhead called the Rosedale. DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE CONDOS! SELLER IS A DIRTY ROTTEN CROOK!!!!!
The seller refused to fix his shoddy work, and the damage to my condo caused by his workers, then refused to give back my earnest money when I walked. Learn from my mistake and stay away!

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Shoddy work , is just that shoddy work.. 2-4-5-10 yeaers down the line things would still be shoddy.. you did a service to yourself to get out before you purchase- you can always try to sue.. I purchased a new home with numerous and enormous issues -shoddy work.. it being my first home.. yes I had realtor; to make a long story short. you would have been stuck with a house that you didnt want, and you would have gladly given up that ernest money than stay in the home. i fought the builder and they ended up eventually buying it back..... thank your instinct ! yeah!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 15, 2007
I'd be curious to know if you had your own Realtor representing you in this transaction?


I am willing to bet that you did not and I sincerely hope that you utilize the services of a knowledgable and experienced Realtor in your next transaction, because I think if you had obtained representation of your own, this would have turned out differently for you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 12, 2007
This experience doesn't have to be a sour one. You have recourse for these types of situations - but first and foremost you should have done your homework. Did you speak to the other tenants before you entered into a contract? There are many steps to purchasing any property, commercial or otherwise.

Let this be your last bad experience - do your homework first and foremost. Most of your work should be accomplished on the front end of a contract to ensure a smooth process. Much luck to you in the future and hope you have learned from this experience.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 5, 2007
So sorry you had a bad experience! I helped a Buyer with one of these condos and while the process was long and difficult with delayed closing dates, the seller send someone in from Florida to supervise and changed listing companies and actually gave some concessions to my Buyer for the delays in getting the Certificate of Occupancy.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 2, 2007
So sorry you had a bad experience! I helped a Buyer with one of these condos and while the process was long and difficult with delayed closing dates, the seller send someone in from Florida to supervise and changed listing companies and actually gave some concessions to my Buyer for the delays in getting the Certificate of Occupancy.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 2, 2007
Did you use a Realtor? Did you have an inspection? Did you read the contract?

You can post these items on boards and forums like Angie's Lists or blogs, but you need more details.

If you sign a contract, then you're binded to it. Depending on what you asked for it might not have been covered. Also, did you put earnest money down, or was it a builder's deposit.

A lot of different factors go into an easy transaction.

All of that said, take the comments to heart, readers of Trulia, BUYER BEWARE.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 11, 2007
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