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I need to know how to change a building for a two unit condo to a private home building

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Washington state

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

It has been classified as a 2 unit condo since it was built over 20 yrs ago. The people who wished to buy my condo unit are through FHA loan

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I don't think so I just want to know if its possible

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I meant to type building code change from condo to each being a private home
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Real Estate Lawyer: Irwin Law, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
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Good afternoon. We can begin our discussion on this. Q and A thread in switch to a phone call later if you wish. I have preliminary questions to ask, among which are: are the two units now owned by two different people? Are there mortgages on the units?

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Real Estate Lawyer: Irwin Law, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

It is possible if the owners of both units cooperate and hire a competent real estate lawyer.

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