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According to our CCnR's, it is the responsibility of our HOA

According to our CCnR's, it is the responsibility of our HOA to maintain the exterior portions of our townhouse. Approx. 1 year ago, it was brought to the attn. (in writing) of the board that areas of our house that are painted now have peeling paint (down to bare wood). As of this writing, no action has been taken and was told in an E-mail, the HOA might not "get around to it this year, either" due to other projects that will be ongoing. What can I do to make sure it happens this year?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: ILJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes, as previously mentioned, a letter was sent by our lawyer to the board before we bought the house and then by me via E-mail last year and this year.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I can't think of anything other than last year we we told by the previous owner's lawyer that it would be taken care of by the HOA (no specific date given).

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I have a lender who keeps adding Supplemental Terms and

I have a lender who keeps adding Supplemental Terms and Conditions to a commitment letter. We were originally supposed to close on the house May 23. Now today, June 9, we receive the third Supplemental with new conditions added. Is this normal, or are we being jerked around?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: This is in PA. FHA loan for a double-wide (manufactured home) permanently affixed to land.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: We have completed all of the paperwork except for the actual closing on the house. The loan approval has been received, home inspection and appraisal. Everything is done. But every time we think we are getting a closing date we get a new letter with something else the underwriter is requiring.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think that covers it.

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I am looking to build a new home with a production builder.

I am looking to build a new home with a production builder. The builder I am considering is requesting $37,000 in earnest money so I am trying to be extremely careful. Can you review my purchase agreement and let me know if this contains a contingency for finance and home inspection? I would like to understand the likely outcome in the following scenarios.1. I have deposited the earnest money and during a home inspection a serious defect is discovered that the builder is not able to fix to the inspectors satisfaction. Can I cancel the agreement and have the earnest money returned to me.2. I have deposited the earnest money and before closing my employment is terminated and I am no longer approved for a loan. Can I cancel the agreement and have the earnest money returned to me. Also would the builder be able to demand damages?3. I have deposited the earnest money and before closing the builder enters bankruptcy or goes out of business. Can I cancel the agreement and have the earnest money returned to me.If you have any other advice for me I would appreciate it, thanks.

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I have a contract to purchase a home in St. Cloud,FL. I had

I have a contract to purchase a home in St. Cloud,FL. I had a home inspection done and it failed the inspection with many errors in construction and things not to code. Can I cancel this contract?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FLORIDAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NOJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I NEED AN ANSWER ASAP

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I am trying to find out if I am responsible for a repair to

Good afternoon ... I am trying to find out if I am responsible for a repair to a property I sold if I had no prior knowledge that the builder had not properly connected the drain pipes in one of the bathrooms.JA: Where is the property located?Customer: PennsylvaniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: To my knowledge the only paperwork thus far is the undated certified letter I received on June 1st. The buyer is demanding payment of $2281JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I purchased the house from the builder in 2006. As the only person in the house for that time, I had only infrequent visits from my adult family members .... the bathroom was not used more than 12 times in 10 plus years. I had minor leak in the kitchen and repainted before sale. The buyer had a home inspection prior to sale.

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We bought a home that was remodeled in CA and a few moths

Hello we bought a home that was remodeled in CA and a few moths later we had a leak in the tub that was newly installed. We bought the house as is. and had home inspections. Can we co after the seller or the contractor who did the work prior to us by buying it?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforinaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: only to our home warranty companyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: thats all

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I am the seller on a lease purchase and have run into issues

I am the seller on a lease purchase and have run into issues with the person purchasing and need assistance looking over the contract. We have an attorney and they have written and reviewed the contract but the buyer is starting to make claims of the contract being unfair. IS this something that can be looked over for a second opinion ?

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In regards to my last question: We have been honest with

In regards ***** ***** last question :We have been honest with full disclosure the whole time with our agent and title company. Should I get a copy of the inspection form so if there was something on there they did not ask for us to fix i will know they already knew about it? We did not have hardly anything to repair after inspection but I just don't want them to ask for stuff later. I have a right to the inspection form right?I am a first time seller in a hot real estate market where people are desperate for houses so I want to be as careful as possible

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A what point in the buying process will any illegal home

a what point in the buying process will any illegal home alterations be discovered? if no violations. title search? home inspection, typical; home inspections just look at house don't go to buildind dept for records.

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