/purchased a home in Bethpage-closing date was set for 9/15.It seeme the seller is not ready and has not supplied an alternate date!

Asked by annie18756, Hicksville, NY Sun Oct 6, 2013

We have a rate lock set to expire as well as abuyer for our current home with a rate lock set to expire.The seller is not willing to close on time and remain in the home till the end of month or even a little longer.They are holding everyone up--any thoughts?

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Javier Menes…, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Melville, NY
Sun Oct 6, 2013
Annie, it depends on your contract date. If the seller doesn't want to close yet and is still within the on or about date, there isn't much you can do about it. You should stay on top of your Loan Officer and make sure the rate-lock is extended. Depending on when it was locked, it's possible that you may not even have to pay a rate-lock extension fee.

The buyer of your house is going to experience the same thing as you. Definitely speak to your attorney and see what your options are.

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Jeanne Feeni…, Agent, Basking Ridge, NJ
Sun Oct 6, 2013
Yes, talk through options with your attorney. I see two possible options: discuss rate lock extension options with your lender; and, discuss a "use and occupancy" with seller to allow the transaction to close so you and your buyer can effect your transactions and seller can stay a while longer. Not preferred, but sometimes works to clear a hurdle like this.

Good luck and best,
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problem is the seller"doesnt feel comfortable"staying in house after closing!
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Thomas J. R…, Agent, Bethpage, NY
Sun Oct 6, 2013
Contact your attorney immediately. At the least he might want to write a time is of the essence letter. I assume you have already made a deposit at contract.
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Sun Oct 6, 2013
Consult with your attorney, he/she can better advise based on your contract....
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Martina Ryan, Agent, Flushing, NY
Tue Oct 8, 2013
Have your attorney keep on top of it & see if you can get an extension on the mortgage with your loan officer. Keep both sides negotiating & you should be able to find a solution.
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Jeanne Feeni…, Agent, Basking Ridge, NJ
Sun Oct 6, 2013
...ah, and yes, good idea on "time of the essence" letter....this is something your attorney will coordindate.

Good luck!
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Joseph Antho…, Agent, Bethpage, NY
Sun Oct 6, 2013
You can always buy it and then have the seller pay you an agreed upon rent.

Anything can be negotiated.

If it is so important to you to lock in the rate, I would do that.

Good luck.

Camille Dandola
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Sun Oct 6, 2013
As a Realtor, I would have to defer to your attorney.

You and your buyer may have to pay for a rate extension or take your chances rates will remain or go down.
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