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I purchased a home sold to me by owner, process started

I purchased a home sold to me by owner, process started months ago. The owner had a realtor before deciding to sell on his own. The realty company still has the house listed as 'for sale' on their website (I am now the official owner). How do I go about having them remove the house from their website?

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Here's my problem: When we bought our current house, we sold

Here's my problem:When we bought our current house, we sold our previous one to an unscrupulous We Buy Houses company. It was a local couple that was supposed to fix it up and then sell it as a contract for deed to a 3rd party. Our terms were 2 years with an optional 3rd. Smash cut to a tanked economy and 7 years later I get a notice from the City of Rochester that they have become aware that I have an unlicensed rental. Contact the couple, no, it's a COD and they are going to take care of it, yadayadayada. Smash cut to 5 months later and me going to the house to find that the people in residence are renting but want to buy it, can't yet due to a bankruptcy and not under a COD- company has been vague and wanted a large down payment to make it happen. Smash cut to 4 months later, evict the company and do a direct COD with the couple in residence.I was a nice guy and kept the same terms - just pay the mortgage on time, when you can refinance, do so for the pay-off. In the meantime, had to refinance that loan which lowered their payment by almost 50%. Smash cut to 3 years later (about 3 months ago) that they were going through the process to buy the house, waiting on final paperwork as of 2-3 weeks ago.When I transferred within my company, I happened to take over the route that is in that neighborhood and I have a stop across the cul de sac. I stopped by last Wed to see how the mortgage acquisition was going. Here's the fun part.She informs me that they decided to move and they are preparing to sell the house instead of staying because she took a job in Austin and they wanted a house either on the south side of Rochester or out in the country. They have been fixing up the house in preparation. She said she wanted to let me know because I would have had questions anyway once the sign went up.1) I'm pissed off because they never said anything, and probably wouldn't have, if I wasn't in the neighborhood. I ate the unpaid back payments from the We Buy Houses people because they had made their payments to the company, so I didn't deem it their responsibility. I also incurred about $1500 in legal expenses. I have never asked a dime extra beyond the mortgage payment and could have evicted them and sold the house instead of doing a Contract for Deed with them. In the conversation Wednesday, it was obvious that they had been working on this for awhile - been looking at houses to move to, contracted a realtor, had someone doing a title search.2) I don't believe they can just sell the house - contract with a realtor - which is my legal question.2a) The terms of the COD is that the eventual purchase price of the house is the payoff balance.3) the COD does allow for them assign their interest in the property and promptly furnish a copy to us (which I suppose they could do), but can they go through a regular purchase with a legal closing, etc?As a side part of the situation, my son (and grandson) have been living with us, and it would be perfect if he could take over the COD from them and get out of my house. They are in technical breach of contract as their August payment was 23 days late and the contract requires payment in a timely manner (all other payments-except maybe 1- have been on-time).Thanks!Tim

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Irwin Law

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I would like to review my offer to purchase contract with an

I would like to review my offer to purchase contract with an attorney prior to signing. Is that possible today? I reside in Orlando Florida and condo is in Orlando Florida. I currently live in it and owner is selling. Foreign owner.

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Barrister

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I am a real estate agent. I have had two different

Hello, I am a real estate agent. I have had two different homeowners tell me recently that a judge (same judge in both cases) make them use a specific realtor to list their house (same realtor). Both homeowners were intending to hire me to represent the home sale until the judge said otherwise. What can I do about this?

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DrakeLAW

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I am moving to Cary, NC. Back in May, my wife and I

Hello,I am moving to Cary, NC. Back in May, my wife and I purchased a pre-construction home in a neighborhood that has at least 2 phases, we are the early part of phase 2. We went through the process of picking our lot, the home model and all the upgrades. To date, the builder has $25k of deposit, 12K for the home 13k for the interior upgrades. We were awaiting our pre-construction meeting with the builder where he walks us through the process. Well, today we were notified that there is some sort of town ordinance that requires some sidewalks be connected. What we learned is that the side walk that is planned to be in the front of our house, is going to run along the side of our home and connect to the cul de sac in the back our home. The sidewalk will impede on our property for the length 75 feet and width of 2.5 feet and the home will be 10.5 feet from the edge of the property line. Had we known about this sidewalk at the time of purchase we would not have never purchased the lot. We expressed our displeasure with the realtor for the builder and asked to find out what our options are, like having the builder put up a fence at his cost... My question is do we have an recourse to get out of our contract and get our deposit back if we cannot come to some agreement with the builder?

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Loren

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I am wanting to buy a piece of property but the seller does

I am wanting to buy a piece of property but the seller does not have a does not have a realtor. What do I need to make this purchase ?.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: Georgia.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No, I have only bought property through a realtor before. The property has a Mobile home on it.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: The property is in Georgia.

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Ely

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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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An owner bought a garden ('basement') unit in our condo

An owner bought a garden ('basement') unit in our condo association about 20 years ago. The unit did have flooding issues which she claims not to have known about; I was aware of them because I knew the previous owner. She is a realtor; so my argument was that she, of all people, should have done due diligence before purchase, correct? Is the condo association required to correct the flooding in her garden unit using association funds? Does she have obligations to help prevent flooding? Finally, under the Illinois Condominium Property Act, I see on pp. 34-35 that alterations in the common elements require a 2/3 majority vote from all owners. Would this apply in her case if common elements are altered, i. e. only being altered if 2/3 of the owners agree to the expense?

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Legalease

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We put a credit card deposit in March 2016 for $1622.20 for

we put a credit card deposit in March 2016 for $1622.20 for a home fr Long and Foster in Bethany Beach, DE. I paid the final payment of$1737.10 b/c the agent said it would be cheaper than credit card payment. When we arrived at the homewe paid for, it was not what it looked like in the pictures. We had paid our part of the bargain, but the reality company did not do their part. Finally, we said we wanted to leave as we had little children, didn't want them crawling on the filthy floors etc., needed to feed them and get them back into the car for the long trip back home. The manager for Long and Foster, agreed to refund our money. She asked for an email stating the conditions but 2 days later she now refuses to refund our money as thehomeowner won't cooperate. Thank you for any help!

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