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Sat May 5, 2012
Carolyn Voet answered:
Hi Rebecca:

Sorry about your circumstances. If the home is for sale, you can make an offer. You need to work with a realtor. Please contact me at so I can get more information so we can start the process.

Carolyn Voet
Committed to Excellence
Windermere Real Estate
73-993 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
License #01505751
760/774-6510 (cell)
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Wed Oct 24, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
A home is sold when the deed is transferred.

If it doesn't pass inspection, look to your contract. Language varies, but hopefully you had an inspection contingency in yours. Your Realtor can explain how it'll work in your area. In some cases, you can cancel the contract. In most cases, the seller has the option of offering to have the repairs done--or to set money aside in escrow so that you can do it.

An inspection is done before closing, when the property is still owned by the seller.

Hope that helps.
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Tue Oct 15, 2013
April Tavares answered:
Hi Belinda,

Possession is determined in the purchase contract. Therefore, you must refer to your contract. If you used the California Association of Realtors Residential Purchase Ageement, you will find when possesion is to take place in paragraph 3 entitled "Closing and Occupancy."

April Tavares, GRI, ASP
Realtor, DRE License #01742179
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Thu Oct 29, 2009
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Tue Oct 20, 2009
Stacey Wyatt answered:

I am assuming you are renting the house you currently live in... if that is the case, you are afforded certain rights which should be outlined in your Lease Agreement or according to the Landlord Tenant Law in California.

There is typically a notice period that the Seller must afford you (e.g. 30 or 60 days, etc.) before the Seller can ask you to vacate the property. That is probably your only right to this property.

If you are interested in making an Offer on the property, I would quickly contact an Agent and have them help you formulate an Offer. If the property is already in escrow, it may be too late. Call the Listing Agent and find out the status before you go through all the work.

Good luck!
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Sat Nov 8, 2008
Dave Sutton answered:
I'm no lawyer but I am a Realtor and my own home has an HOA. Ask the management rep. for the current by-laws of your HOA. In there it will specify the process (including manner and timing of notices) and minimum voting percentages for approval of dues increases. It is certainly unusual for a board to be able to twice raise the HOA fees by 20% ... more
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Mon Sep 29, 2008
Debt Free Dave answered:
It's really just a lease with the ability to buy the property in the future. I usually don't like combining the two. My philosophy is you either lease or purchase, but not both. Just word alone lease purchase is an oxy moron. You can only do one at a time. It's not a big deal. You need to decide up front if the home you are leasing is really something that you want to buy in the future. You just want to lease and then look at purchasing when you are qualified. ... more
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