My BROTHER AND I ARE JOINT OWNERS OF MY PARENTS' HOME (BOTH DECEASED). MY BROTHER IS PRESENTLY LIVING IN THE HOME AND WILL LET NOT LET ANYONE INTO THE HOUSE. MY ATTORNEY IS REQUESTING AN INSPECTION OF THE HOME WITH A REAL ESTATE AGENT AND I AM VERY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH MY BROTHER BEING PRESENT DURING THIS INSPECTION. I WAS ALSO NOT ALLOWED TO BE PRESENT WHEN HE HAD A REAL ESTATE COME IN TO INSPECT THE HOME. WE ARE TRYING TO SEE THE HOME AND MY BROTHER IS BEING VERY DIFFICULT. HIS ATTORNEY IS SAYING THAT MY BROTHER IS ALLOWED TO BE THERE BY LAW AND I HAVE NO SAY IN THE MATTER. IS THIS TRUE?... more
It depends on how things were worded in your purchase agreement. Most builders have something to the effect that if there are cosmetic issues you must still close and cannot force the builder to escrow money for the repairs. The roof is a different topic. My suggestion is to contact a local FL real estate attorney to review your contract and tell you what options you have open to you.... more
As real estate agents we cannot comment on the safety of an area, as that is considered subjective but also because answering could potentially violate Fair Housing laws. So the best suggestion I can make is to check one of the several crime statistics sites or contact the city of Sarasota police department for the info you seek.... more
Most condo associations have an application process, some also require a background check and/or interview as part of their approval process. So yes, you will need to contact the condo association's management company or board (if self managed) and go through the procedures. By the way, did the bank pay off any outstanding maintenance fees? If not, you may find you owe thousands of dollars to the condo association as the new owner of the unit.... more
What type of contract was used? In Florida there should have been a condominium addendum added to the contract. In that addendum you should have had the option to mark you wanted a copy of all of the condo docs AND latest budget (which should include reserves info). Did you get the docs? Did you read them? Ask questions? You would have had 3 days in which to review the condo docs and cancel the contract if you didn't like what you read.
Did you use an attorney as your closing agent? If so, did YOU pay for the title work or the seller? If seller, the attorney represented the seller. If you paid, then the attorney represented you. However, it would have been up to you to ask the attorney questions about the condo docs, it is not his/her duty to read them for you.
All this being said, your real estate agent, unless they were not providing any representation, should have given you a heads up to review the condo docs and budget within the required time period.
Buyers of condos, always read the condo docs, budget, Question & Answer sheet and ask questions if you don't understand what you are reading.... more
My mother is selling her plantation in Florida and said that she will definitely use a realtor AND AN ATTORNEY. The attorney will make sure the contract is exactly correct and the way you want it. You need the lawyer with you at closing. We agree with Kathy Burgreen of Westchester NY. A lawyer is very important when you are selling. Mom said she will also use a lawyer for buying her next home, also in Florida.... more
There are over 800 ml's and only about 300 syndicate to zillow/trulia. Go to zillow.com and scroll to the bottom an click on help. It will show you how to post to zillow/trulia. Additionally you can ask your broker/office manager.... more
Perhaps our 4 bedroom townhome in Aspen Glen Carbondale is too expensive at $3500 mo. but thought I'd mention it anyway.
Full description on Trulia, Zillow, & Craigslist.
Also, we may like a 60 day cancellation clause after next summer.
Otherwise ideal, right ? :)... more