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I have sold my house escrow has not closed yet. Ca. Can i…

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I have sold my...

I have sold my house escrow has not closed yet

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

Ca

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

Yes

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

Can i back out and what should i expect the penalty to be

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: legalgems, Arbitrator replied 7 months ago

Are there any contingencies that have not been satisfied or is this a personal decision? Also is there a clause that addresses the issue (usually under "liquidated damage")?

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