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I made an offer on a house. I was asked to prequalify with

I made an offer on a house. I was asked to prequalify with the sellers preferred lender and I did. I put 2,000 in escrow. I then chose a mortgage company who got behind. I asked and received an extension. I asked for more time and was granted another extension provided I put an additional 2500.00 in. Before I did that I was asked to requalify with another of the sellers preferred lender. That went ok. I had the mortgage company send the preferred lender all my docs. I was again prequalified based on this from the sellers lender, I placed another 2500.00 into escrow for a total of 4500.00. Before the deadline, the seller cancelled on me. I had the extension to 11/23/2016 they cancelled three days before that. Now they want to keep my money. I filed with small claims court and have a court date on the 8th of march. I had previously signed off on contengencies because of the assurances of the sellers lender. They cancelled on me because I had not signed final loan docs. My extension said close by. Do I have a case

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We have a home in escrow. The purchase and sale agreement

We have a home in escrow. The purchase and sale agreement calls for final walk through to take place on Feb 24th 2017. We agreed to vacate the property by Feb 23rd. Are we risking something or conveying some right by vacating our home which is our principal residence?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Just escrow instructions but we have not had those notarized or signed yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, just want to know if there is a bid risk here.

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I am trying to sell my condo in Columbia, SC. What documents

I am trying to sell my condo in Columbia, SC. What documents do I need to complete a sale?JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No. I just listed it on Zillow today.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The condo is not worth very much which is why I am selling myself.

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I want to record a deed from 20 years ago when my brother

I want to record a deed from 20 years ago when my brother bought me out of some property I owned. He never recorded THAT deed, but has since forged several others, some with my name saying I "gifted" it. Now, because mine was never recorded, the DA will not go after him for tax evasion. He doesn't want them to know he paid any money cuz the will reassess the property. So, almost 20 years later, I was going to record the deed after all. Is that legal?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Santa Cruz County, CA.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: As far as other deeds? Yes He forged one deed saying I gave it to my Dad and Step-mother, than He filed another one saying they gave it to him. That he did after He put his name on the deed and took it off (while I owned it) without my knowledge. Actually, that's what started this whole thing, I loaned him some money to get the place, and behind my back, He put me solely on Title without my knowledge or permission. So I have been fighting that one for 20+ years.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have a copy of the original deed, plus the escrow papers. That is what I used to make a new deed with the old date, and had it notarized. I even checked with the Sacramento Notary Div. He used dirty notaries.

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The seller had workers in the home to repair an item as

The seller had workers in the home to repair an item as promised. During the repair they damaged the ceiling. They have not repaired the ceiling and we are supposed to close tomorrow. What should I do?

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I am in the process of buying a mobile home. I currently own

I am in the process of buying a mobile home. I currently own a SFR. The mobile home park is saying that before I can buy the mobile home and sign a tenancy agreement I must sell my current home and show them the closing papers or at least the papers that it is in escrow. Is that legal? Can they force me to sell my current home just because I want to buy a mobile home?JA: What state is this in? And how old is the mobile home?Customer: CA and I'd have to look it up but I think it's around a 1970-1975 year old MHJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: As far as...JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No. I've opened escrow but that's as far as I've gotten. They won't let me get any inspections done until I can show them my home is sold or in escrow.

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My business landlord is being forclosed on. plantiffs

my business landlord is being forclosed on. plantiffs lawyers cannot seem to tell me where to send the rent to. should i open a escrow account. i am in kansas.

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I just bought a property in Los Angeles. Before my 30 day

I just bought a property in Los Angeles. Before my 30 day escrow a pipe burst and water got all over the place. It went to the two units below. The HOA board and management company got completely involved. After months of harassment from them my insurance company took liability. They gave 100,000 for liability and 70,000 of that went to the HOA. They haven't done anything to replace any pipes so I wonder what they used that money for.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: I'm in California. Now I have more issues. Since then they have been targeting me. There was another leak in the bathroom. They stuck me with the bill. When they came to take a look at it I was not available. I notified the HOA that I was on my way and they broke my door down. Claiming it was an emergency, two water drop, and they are allowed to do that. Now they refuse to take care of my door. The water leaked again after they "fixedJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: The insurance claim is closed right now. I'm not dealing with a broken door, more bathroom leaks and now my rook is leaking. It It's been 3 weeks and they haven't sent a roofer to take a look at it. The management company broke down my door for the neighbor below and I'm waiting three weeksJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I would like to know what my options are and if I'm able to file a lawsuit for treatment of disparity. They also told me I'm a crazy woman, bad seed in the building and they will teach me an expensive lesson. They are doing things to financially burden me

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Per our previous conversation, I had typed out an over 2

Per our previous conversation, I had typed out an over 2 page letter to my landlord detailing my issue with the excessive noise from next door. I had dropped it off at the apartment office along with my monthly rent payment on the evening of 2/01/2017. I saw my landlord on the property last Sunday as he was headed to one of the other buildings so I did not get to talk to him in person, but I'm assuming that by now he has both received and read my letter. So far, he has still failed to contact me, and I feel he will continue to ignore me so I will drop my complaint. What should be my next step if this continues?

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