I just moved to Park Forest (2016) and gut rehabbed a home for my wife and child. It's super scary!!! There are black people here!!! Even worse, there are white people here!!! There are also mixed couples here!!!!
IF I ONLY would have known, I would have moved to Kentucky!!!!!
So dangerous, when I'm walking around drunk with my dog, sometimes she barks. And one of my neighbors doesn't even cut his grass enough for my liking.
STAY away from Park Forest. Go where it's safe, and not all mixed up, like Dr. King's dream........ more
Have you contacted the seller's lender? Who's handling your closing, what about the title company representative or attorney? Because all parties to a short sale (buyer, seller, real estate agents, closer) are required at closing to sign an "arms length" affidavit stating this was an arms length transaction and that no one received funds at closing other than what is disclosed on the closing documents. Lying on an arms length affidavit is a huge no no.... more
In my experience with escalation clauses, the offer that triggered the escalation clause resulting in your winning bid is generally shared. Since offers are private, generally it is shared among the attorneys (we use them here for closing) but it could also be between brokers.
It sounds to me as though you are in a strong market - and the escalation clause can be a helpful tool to incorporate into the bidding process to give you an edge.
I recommend you speak to you agent about how the trigger can be verified to put your mind at ease.
The pool cleaner. Very nice of the homeowner to pay for it, and I am sure they want the pool cleaner to do a good job. Talk to the pool guy, and if you do not get results go to the home owner and ask to switch.... more