I see a string of questions regarding this home and the seller cancelling the contract. This must be one special home for you to want to try and force the seller to sell, even though they have changed their mind about selling. My questions to you: Is this home really worth the time and trouble to enforce the contract? How cooperative do you think the seller is going to be, if you force them to perform? What are the chances that they may damage the property before moving out? If they are willing to refund your full deposit, plus any out of pocket expenses, doesn't it make more sense to just move on?
Of course, if you want to pursue the matter through arbitration, you must first go to mediation (assuming you signed a C.A.R. Residential Purchase Agreement when you made your offer). Your agent, their broker, the local Board of Realtors and/or a real estate attorney, are good places to get additional information about how to proceed. Just make sure it is worth it, as this can be a relatively long process and there are no guarantees. Dare to Dream.
Shel-lee Davis, QSCÂ®
Certified Distressed Property Expert â€“ CDPEÂ®
Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource â€“ SFRÂ®
Certified HAFA Specialist â€“ CHSÂ®
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