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ERIKA asked:
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Danielle Brittany Robinson answered:
We verbally agreed on 3k for the price and she told me everything worked. I want to know if I can walk away from it since everything she stated works doesn't. And it's Michigan in the middle of winter without heat and a child in the home. I'm done with it. I don't even care if she gets to keep the 1500, if I can walk away free from the remaining 1500. Please I called legal aid twice and they haven't called me back! I'm ready to leave this as a lesson learned and in the past! ... more
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Devraz answered:
Hi Brandimcguire---- I have a great home in Hawthorne available on 5437 Wiseburn Street- great neighborhood ! Will consider pets--- call me asap ! 310-408-4247 Devra
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Rich Reed answered:
Hi Dan,

According to the MLS, the property you described at the corner of Saticoy and Wilbur Ave., already has a accepted offer and has been "pending" since 11/27/17. Hope this is helpful! ... more
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Mark McNitt answered:
Larry,

I'm sure there are Brokers not members of the Houston Association of Realtors. That means they are NOT Realtors. They are licensed real estate agents in the state of Texas, but NOT members of the National Association of Realtors, nor the Texas Association of Realtors.

They do not have access to our MLS. They do not have to follow the Realtor "Code of Ethics". They still have to follow basic education rules to maintain their license. If you want to look up any licensed real estate person in Texas, go to the website I have provided below. You can see when they received their license, education updates and any disciplinary action if present.

Mark McNitt
832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty
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Smullins6988 asked:
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Angelica P answered:
Hi,

Please be advised that upon checking the property, the photos are already removed.


Thank you for using Trulia,
Angelica
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A few minutes ago
Mark McNitt answered:
Hello Janet,

Realtors are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice. Typically, all leases need to be in writing to go into effect including any changes that need initials.

Providing notices (such as a notice to raise the rent, move out, etc) could be done by an email. Typically a standing lease discusses how notices can be provided by either the landlord or tenant.

Mark McNitt
832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty
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Mark McNitt answered:
A buyer can direct their Realtor to create an Addendum to the Purchase Contract indicating what they would like to modify in the contract. The "modification" is what you're requesting from the Seller and what they agree to do. This is typically discussed during the option period shortly after a contract is signed.

Making repairs, providing credits, adjusting the price, changing closing dates, etc, etc. All of this can be put "in writing" to be negotiated and signed by both parties. Realtors are not attorneys and if the addendum gets too long and complicated, a real estate attorney might be needed to assist.

Mark McNitt
832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty
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Mark McNitt answered:
To answer your last question first, yes you might need an attorney. A REAL ESTATE attorney.

Did the Seller provide you a Texas Seller Disclosure? If so, this would have indicated information they had on the roof, foundation and more. Did you perform inspections by a Texas licensed inspector? Maybe the inspector missed a few items? Did you have a Realtor representing you? They might have more information.

As far as I know, there are no "Lemon Laws" specific for real estate. You can always go after another party in a court of law, but it might be simpler to go to mediation first to resolve any issues you might have. There will be MANY flipped homes after Hurricane Harvey in Houston in 2018 and beyond. Buyer-be-ware and do your due diligence including hiring a Realtor and performing inspections.

Mark McNitt
832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty
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Alan Ready asked:
Our offer was signed and contingent on inspections which were completed. We sent reports over and requested major safety issues be corrected. Two days later they have a full offer and seem…
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Mark McNitt answered:
These type of conditions come up from time to time. Best to know about it before you start the home search, but in your case, you have this situation. Best to advise all parties and that it may delay the closing but you FULLY INTEND to work as fast as you can so you can still close on time.

You might be able to write a letter to the credit bureau indicating that $9600 loan is not yours or paid off. They have a certain time frame to resolve. Ask them to remove it.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Keep after all the parties! Good luck.

Mark McNitt
832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty
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Mark McNitt answered:
Hello Kathy,

The answer is YES. However, your not in a strong negotiation position with the future Seller. I would suggest waiting till you have a contract signed on your current home. Have the home you are looking at identified and offer ready when the time is right. Make sure your mortgage pre-qualification letter is also in hand.

Mark McNitt
832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty
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A few hours ago
Eleonor.rice answered:
I trust the reviews of the users and check where is the company listed. Usually if I can't find anything about the company I will not trust them with moving project.
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Rjashley0015 asked:
I was set to close on a house this Wednesday, December 20, 2017. I received a call today, December 18, 2017, stating that the seller is backing out of the contract. My agent told me to contact…
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