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I need help . Im a first time homeowner, in two weeks of settling

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I need help . I'm a first time homeowner, in two weeks of settling in
I receive a letter from the neighbor association , saying my house was
In violation. The front entrance of my house has aluminum siding when
It should be wood molding . The house was not suppose to be sold until the
Work was done. A fifteen hundred dollar estimates.I was told to go back to my realtor to get this taking care of . He say he didn't know that there was a neighborhood
Association and had no paper work saying it. Now he is not answering my calls . Why? The president of the Association told me to go to him because he and the seller should have known.
Welcome! My goal is to do my very best to understand your situation and to provide a full and complete answer for you.

Good afternoon. You want to go after your seller for absolutely have recourse. The seller is obligated to disclose anything the seller knows or
should have known that a reasonable buyer would consider material in making the
decision whether or not to buy the property. This clearly qualifies as something the seller either knew or should have known and
that should have been disclosed. You should send
seller a certified, return receipt requested letter detailing the situation and demanding that seller pay for the cost of repair and/or remediation in
total within a short specified period of time. You will want to inform seller that if your demand is not timely complied with, you will have no choice but to file a suit against
seller for damages. You will want to make sure to specifically mention that you will be filing this claim not only as a breach of contract case, but also as a deceptive trade
practice action, which will entitle you not only to actual damages, but also an
additional amount equal to multiple times that as punitive damages. That should
provide plenty of incentive to comply with your demands; but, if it does not,
file the suit.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
My realtor lead to believe that is was a woman selling this house . Only to find out that it was The Maryland public of housing . HUD!!!!!. They were not there on the day I settle which was odd.not go after the realtor.? I believe he knew . Because he was pushing me to settle fast. All the repairs wasn't done yet and he wanted me to settle.kept saying she ready to settle and if I didn't I would lose my loan.Be never told me that it was The Maryland Dept of Housing.I didn't have that choice to decide. I'm MAD.!!!!!!!
Thank you so much for following up and clarifying the situation for me. Given these facts, you would have a claim against the realtor and the realtor's broker. Send the realtor the same type letter I referenced above and if the realtor doesn't pay you voluntarily, let the realtor know you will be filing deceptive trade practice and fraud actions against the realtor and the realtor's broker. Also let the realtor and broker know you will be filing a formal complaint against both the realtor and the broker.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I'm not good with this . Can I get your assistant on this ? I want to go after All of them . They are Big companies .I am very emotional person . Stress!!!!
Thanks for following up and I can understand your frustration. First, send the letter...addressed to all of, broker, seller, and HOA...setting forth what I have provided above. After you draft this letter, you can post it on here and I'll look at it for you. That may be all you need do to get resolution. If not, we'll go from there. Fair enough?
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