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I just purchased my home in 11/2015. The seller was

Hi, I just purchased my home in 11/2015. The seller was EXTREMELY reluctant to provide any information regarding the state of the property when I asked what he meant by "as is". I asked him directly about any water damage, flooding in basement, flooding in back yard, etc. (since these have been past issues I've had with properties) and he said there wasn't any of those problems. SOME minor water when it rains in back yard and SOME MINOR water under kitchen sink that was fixed. I have had to spend $2k putting a drain in back yard because it came up to 3 feet with water a few months ago and the kitchen ceiling leaked so bad that it was dripping on my counter. We exposed area that was damaged and painted several times, to find mold. (i.e.: this has happened before.) now theres a flood in the kitchen & basement and coming down like rain in basement. Can I sue for damage?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NJJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I feel that the owner HID a lot from me. Cosmetically until the inspector left and little by little, things are becoming exposed and it's costing me a lot of money.

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I now have an offer on my home, just accepted it two days

I now have an offer on my home, just accepted it two days ago. The buyers are pre qualified but not approved for the loan yet, as the loan company has to verify all their income, etc. My Agent emailed me today and told me the inspection was next Wednesday and that the buyers, the inspector and another agent in her office would be at my house for several hours and that I had to leave. I told her that I only wanted professionals doing the inspections, not the buyers, and that since my house is so small, and I work from my home office, that I would be here, but stay out of their way. I also requested that only the Inspector and Realtor come in then, and that the Inspector could do a report t to share with the buyers and bring them back to show them what he found at a later date. My agent, the listing agent, tried to bully me into leaving my home and letting everyone go through my house and belongings. I feel very uncomfortable about this and told her that. I am not refusing the inspection but don't want buyers who have not been approved for the loan yet going through my personal and business property. She tried to argue with me but I was firm. I am suspicious of the buyers anyway, as this seemed to be a set up deal in the first place. They made the offer before my house even was put in MLS. I do want to sell but not be victimized. What is your advice on all this?

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I closed on the sale of a rental SFR in Denver on April 29,

I closed on the sale of a rental SFR in Denver on April 29, 2016. The buyer, also an investor did a throrough home inspection and challenged a few things. I agreed in a counter offer before closing to proivide a one year (from closing for 12 months). By the time we closed, I mentioned that they had not requested that we provide them with the home warranty policy so I did not provide one. Nothing has occurred since until yesterday. NMy Realtor called and said the investor who actually moved into the house and has lived there since April says the toilet is cracked at the base and the swamp cooler which was winterized upon the inspection does not work. The cracked toilet was never challenged at all and was not mentioned in the Inspection Objection from the buyer. The swamp cooler was working before it was winterized. Now the buyer wants me tyo fix the cracked toilet and pay for the repair of the swamp cooler. What liability do I have? He bought the property for $ 20,000 under current market value. Thanks!

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Gerald-Esquire

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Would like to sell home by owner, lots of issues, ethical,

Would like to sell home by owner, lots of issues, ethical, with agent. What where how ...have been on salebyowner.com, they have a book for 49.99 with all legal forms, is that worth the purchase? When does a lawyer get hired, and what tend to be costs.

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Damien Bosco

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This is for Please see attached letter regarding a closing

This is forCustomerPlease see attached letter regarding a closing that already took place. I know this is the agent's problem but there is the disclosure on the MLS that says that the information is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed. So my thoughts is that she is covered?

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I bught some property that the inspector found discrepancies

I bught some property that the inspector found discrepancies on My realtor led me to believe that they had all been addressed (fixed) and they were not. What are the consequences if I stop paying my mortgage..

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Barrister

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We just recently purchased a house using a VA loan and upon

We just recently purchased a house using a VA loan and upon moving into the home we found that there was extensive water infiltration within the houses structure and foundation. It was not disclosed to us in our disclosure forms, appraiser, or sellers. Is there any legal advice you could give us or any legal action we should take? Thanks -Chris and Kara.

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Barrister

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I need some real estate advice. we had purchased our home on

good morning. i need some real estate advice.we had purchased our home on may 24th. we had not been able to move in at that time due to our daughter still being in school and we had moved out of the district. that being said we were not in the home until the 25 of June.Our home inspection was May 8th. that being said there were items that needed attention. one being repointing the brick outside our front porch and redoing our back porch. we were told the brick was no big deal. there were a few other items as well which the owner had taken care of.once officially in the home we hired a mason who was to give us an estimate. upon doing so noticed that the cracks were not one of just a simple fix. he went to the basement to observe and found structural damage to a load bearing wall. it was visibly seen and he is not an engineer. we immediately hired a structural engineer that had reported substantial damage to the load bearing wall and the structure of the front of the home. the structural engineer had told us given the damage the transfer of the deed should have not gone through. this was not noted in the original inspection and as mentioned clearly visible to two other professions, one being the mason. we called the company who employs this inspector and were told they would send him and a field manager out together to observe the damage and to get a copy of our report from the engineer. within two days there was a response telling us that they would refund us the money paid for the inspection but that would be all given he is an engineer. wow. also, there was mention of the basement at one time gathering when it would rain "real hard', and the inspector found it be corrected and wouldn't any further issues. well, in the four times it has rained we have gotten rain in our oil room which is directly. we noticed that that room and the small mud room attached are directly under where this structural damage is which is causing it to become wet and soften the issue with the load bearing wall. the rain just puddles in the one spot as a result we have puddles below. this is long i truly apologize. Also we have wood flooring through our the home. during each time the house was seen there was an area rug and a bed over the one room. during our final walk through we were told the rugs had stayed since the previous owner didn't need them which we thought was nice gesture. however my daughter wanted to remove it from her room, we felt a slope in the one particular room i described above and there is a hole in between two of the slats of wood. you can see straight through to the concrete. all three of these items were never disclosed and do we have any recourse?

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In the state of Illinois, if you buy a house that passed

In the state of Illinois, if you buy a house that passed your home inspection, and you've signed all the paperwork, closed, and taken possession, and then that same weekend you have a rain storm and your roof leaks, do you have any recourse with the previous owners?

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