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Mon Aug 15, 2016
Michael B asked:
We recently purchased a home with an existing lease to an energy company. The seller did not disclose this. I've read the lease and understand we must honor it but do we have any legal…
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Sun Apr 26, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Rather than trying to locate and interpret laws, perhaps it's in your best interest to consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate beforehand and for any related paperwork should you decide to purchase and win the bid; be prepared and protect yourself... ... more
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Fri Mar 8, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
The good news is - the owner is not affixed to the property!!

:)

When you close on the home, the seller will move along with the furniture and other items!

Just ignore her....maybe she is stressing because of the move and the reasons behind it - having 3 children is stressful enough, although no excuse for rudeness.

I had a seller once who was very rude to the inspector and buyers - almost threw them out, then called me on the phone screaming about how the inspector was "breaking her house" - she was a nervous woman who couldn't take the stress of having anyone - especially strangers - in her home, so she blew a fuse..........fortunately, everyone took it in stride, and the new owners are happily living in the home!

Keep reminding yourself you love the home and think of how happy you will be there!

Good luck!
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Wed Mar 7, 2012
Virginia Stump answered:
It pays to compare rents before signing a lease. The closer to Pittsburgh, the higher the rent. Newer buidlings with more features will have higher rents. High rent is why it pays to buy right now. Buying might be a better deal for you, since loan rates are hovering in the 3-5% range. There are still a few no-down payment programs out there for renters without huge bank accounts, and you can sometimes get the seller to pay buyer closing costs. ... more
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Mon Aug 22, 2011
Luther Wormack answered:
Hi Buyit,

Like Gary said, you need an agent that understands the short sale process. I'm fortunately one of the few in the area able to escalate short sales with the biggest national lenders in the nation. If you'd like to sit and dicuss some options I'd be happy to help. I know you've tried other realtors with no luck, but give me a try, you'll be glad you did. ... more
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Wed May 11, 2011
Gita Bantwal answered:
Good luck in your search. I hope you are working with a good buyer's agent. When looking at short sales and foreclosures you should be aware of such problems. Sometimes you can get a better deal when it is not a foreclosure. ... more
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Sun Jun 6, 2010
Debbie Ford answered:
Hello,
I just checked the MLX program that Realtors use to look up any house as long as it's not a for sale by owner, and it is not there. I don't know if those sellers are looking to sale or not. I'd be happy to help with a search if you would like. ... more
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Wed Jan 9, 2008
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Kimberley,

Trulia does not include rental listings in our search results at this time. But I can tell you that most recommend Craigslist to find rental listings.

Best Wishes,


Emily Gibson
Customer Service Representative
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