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Catalonia8812 answered:
We did the inspection 2 days prior closing. At that time the seller has not completely moved out yet. He said he will take the fridge with him and have the entire place professionally cleaned after he moved out. I did not check it again right before closing. After we closed the condo, I did not go back there until 2 days later, I went to check the condo, realizing he left the fridge there with food in it, the place was not cleaned, he still left small furnitures here and there, with nails on the wall. I'm wondering if there is anything else can be done to this situation since he did not fulfill the agreement? Or the closing document release him from all the claims and liabilities? ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Since you are in the due diligence period, you need to visit or contact the tax Assessor's office or buildings department for the county or town and verify the property card or what the local officials have on file. Does the county show this home as 5 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms?

As a former realtor, I have seen home's advertised as 5 bedrooms where the 5th bedroom was in the basement and it turned out the owner was using the 5th bedroom illegally. Owners will use basement space as a bedroom to save money on buying a larger home AND save money by not paying higher property taxes because as long as the county doesn't know it (it's a secret), the owners get away with it - UNTIL it's time to sell. Then the owners pray the buyer is a sucker and won't do their research.

Don't be the guinea pig - do your homework! Also, don't trust realtors. Remember, all they are interested in is making sure you sign the closing documents and move in so they can collect their commission check. Once you move in, they don't care about you anymore unless you're selling or buying.
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Texasranger1234 answered:
Im so sorry this happened my friend was just issued a judgement as well in fact yesterday and she is working through it. It's awful and it really does hurt your credit. I hope your going through Lexington Law they have helped me and several of my friends.

Sad part is any negative items you have on your report can stay on there for up to 7 years....and it can actually get re reported to your credit sometimes. It sucks but that's what could happen. It sounds like your having a hard time getting into a place due to what that l judgment and the other thing you mentioned earlier. If that's what's standing in your way of getting into another apartment I'd seriously start looking into repairing my credit. Lexington law is the Top in the Nation.
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Susie Kay answered:
Did you have the house inspected before purchasing the home? What did the inspector say?
Is there anything that he said he cannot inspect or need an expert or second opinion? Did you receive a seller's disclosure on the property condition? I would suggest that you read through it again and try to connect with your realtor. Your realtor knows the detail of your transaction and will be able to help you. ... more
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Rspursell asked:
Steamboat, CO. I wish to sign up for additional email alerts. Please provide the link to do so. Thanks!
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Jjm answered:
We are looking very seriously for direct lakefront property. I have written off PECKS LAKE (and most of Lake George) for taxes ALONE. Think about it: they could GIVE you the house and you would be paying those exorbitant taxes FOREVER. Also, they woul;d go up every year. Almost guaranteed. THAT is why there is so much for sale on PECKS and also why sellers have had to drop their asking price below what they paid. Resale value needs to take into account whether or not you could ever resell it. The appraisal is merely an insurance estimate of cost to rebuild it, with a land value tossed in, Not very meaningful, unless you are a tax assessor looking to jack up taxes. ... more
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Cst_commander answered:
I am Military and have bought and sold over a dozen house, some FSBO and others with realtors. While FSBO is not rocket science for anyone that has sold more than a couple houses, the majority of people buy one ore two houses in their lifetime. In each of FSBO deals, I spent more time educating the other party than on anything else, can't imagine two newbees trying to manage the complex negotiations and paperwork. Realtors serve a valuable role. For me, the deciding factor was if I had the "headroom" in the finances to pay for their services. It's usually worth the fees. ... more
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Alan May answered:
The Multiple Listing Service is merely a tool that Realtors use to share marketing information about local homes. In order to keep the MLS viable, they charge a membership fee to those agents who want to use it and make it available strictly to those who pay that membership fee.

How would it be fair to all those members who've paid their fees for months, and years to simply allow access to one of the best marketing tools for free?

It's important, especially when you're searching for properties near the edge of several different MLS areas, to ask the Realtor if they are members of the MLS area in which your searching. Seems pretty fair to me.
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Alan May answered:
Before you purchased the home you had an opportunity to have a thorough inspection. If the plumber was able to determine that the pipes under the house are corroded and has lots of tree roots in them, your inspector could have done the same. ... more
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Yashi.velez answered:
I am currently in the process of trying to get out of a Ryan homes contract. I don't care if they keep my good faith money. They are liars and mislead me the entire sales process. Once my house started being built I noticed it wasn't what I was promised. They are protected completely by their contract. It basically says anything they tell you verbally does not matter. They can change anything, at anytime without telling you. I have been to a lawyer and it looks like there is nothing I can do to get out of this. They can force me to close or I will get charge 1.5 percent everyday until the house is closed on.

I did some research and found out many people have experienced similar things.
Honestly, I am so upset that this company is allowed to do this to people. Run as fast as you can. Do not buy a Ryan's Home EVER. I wish I had been told this before signing anything.
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Andrey Sokurec answered:
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Cmartin0814 answered:
Mandarin is your best bet, especially when children are concerned.
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A few hours ago
Andrey Sokurec answered:
As a realtor I'll never do this, This may waste the time of seller, buyers, and agent itself. But in some scenarios, it may help all

There are chances for negotiating the price.

Sometimes may he only want to keep seller happy.

An agent will never want to disappoint their client. He will try whatever he can do to sell the house.

I'll call it a trick of home showing. Doing something is better than nothing. If they can't afford to that house, they may recommend to someone else (word of mouth work here).
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Jessesfacebook answered:
I can't answer this, but I was wondering the same thing. I still live in the house, and the two "owners" abandoned the house. Since the roof is leaking all into the house, down to the first floor, I stopped paying the mortgage. Anyway, I basically got scammed into moving into this house. I was made an offer from the owner that she would pay half the mortgage every month, and fix any major repairs that need to be done.
I had to pay the other half, and all the rest of the bills, and pay for/do all the smaller repairs.
Well, she lied. She left before I moved in. The other owner left like 10 months ago or something like that. So I haven't been paying their mortgage, and it's up for auction October 10th. I been looking for a new place all this time, and didn't find anything I liked enough to move out of this free house. But now it's going up, so from why I'm seeing is I should even still have time after the auction?
My main question is, if the house is already going up for auction in less than 2 months from now, does that first owners name still have anything to do with the property? She is telling her daughter that she is going to come and take my fridge and some other stuff this weekend. She's been out of this house for over 4 years, and abandoned all the stuff she left here, which is all pretty much JUNK.
Can I change the locks and board up the windows, and deny her access, and if need be call the police?
Because I know she thinks she can just do whatever she wants, but I don't know if she is aware that the house is going up for auction yet.
That does mean that the mortgage is dissolved right, and she has no rights to the house or anything in it?
The fridge in question, actually broke down a couple times and I repaired it myself, and paid for all new parts. That's my fridge, even her daughter says so. I mean I keep food and juice in there for her granddaughter.
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