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I am a licenced real estate agent. My office deducted
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We have a business for sale and in the interest of not
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We have been waiting nearly 3 months for a Code of
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If a vendor has signed up to go to Auction with their
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My son, his fiance and my grandson rented a property at 16
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A buyer has offered 980,000 cash unconditional (only conditional on an urgent LIM) for my house with a very short settlement date. I have countered verbally. He has raised his offer verbally to 1,025,… read more
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AS a vendor once we have entered into and sale and purchase
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Hi Chris, Cant see the last answer so the question again (sorry).
Hi Chris, Can't see the last answer so the question again (sorry). We made an offer, the vendor countersigned, and before we had the chance to consider and/or sign the agreement they advised verbally … read more
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We entered into a verbal agreement to buy a section at $183,000.
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My wife and I have a property dispute regarding non-disclosure.
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