Real Estate Law

Have real estate law questions? Ask a real estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Purchased a new home from in, TX back in December 2016.As it…

Customer Question
Purchased a new home from...
Purchased a new home from in Anna, TX back in December 2016.As it came time to discuss our home owner�s warranty issues with our builder in December 2017, we identified that we had sloping/unlevel floors with our 2nd story flooring.First comment from our contact at builder was it was just cosmetic and they would just need to float the floor to correct the issue.After additional visits from builder's engineer and flooring partner, they still do not have a definitive decision on the cause and the corrective action, which is now into the sixth week.Our biggest concern is if after our home gets repaired, and if we were to sell, we would have to disclose the work that was done and thus impact our ability to get Market Value.Hence the reason we are reaching out to you for your legal services to help us determine what our rights are as a homeowner. Can we legally get the builder to buy the home back or cover any lose if sold for less than market value. Thanks
Submitted: 19 days ago.Category: Real Estate Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Answered in 23 hours by:
4/4/2018
Real Estate Lawyer: Josie-Mod,
 replied 18 days ago
Josie-Mod
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 8
Verified
Hi, I'm Josie, a moderator for this topic.
I've noticed you have not yet received a response to this question.
I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer.
If you are, please let me know. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.
Thank you!
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Customer reply replied 18 days ago
I am willing to wait. Thanks
Real Estate Lawyer: Ray, Lawyer replied 18 days ago
Ray
Ray, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 46,331
Experience: Texas Attorney for 30 years dealing in real estate
Verified

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question, conduct and prepare your response.

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Real Estate Lawyer: Ray, Lawyer replied 18 days ago

You would need your own expert here to see whether it is correctable and affects property values or not.If you can show permanent loss of value you can sue here with lawyer and seek legal fees and court costs.

You may want to consider your own expert here to look at house to see if can be fixed or not.I mean you can ask the builder yourself and then decide if you want to sue and then get lawyer and expert.

I appreciate the chance to help you today.Thanks

If you can positive rate 5 stars it is much appreciated.

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Ray Your Own Question
Ray
Ray
Ray, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 46,331
46,331 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Texas Attorney for 30 years dealing in real estate

Ray is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

5,436 satisfied customers

17 years of legal experience including real estate law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

11,126 satisfied customers

17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

7,785 satisfied customers

Experienced lawyer

Ray

Ray

Lawyer

46,331 satisfied customers

Texas Attorney for 30 years dealing in real estate

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

6,207 satisfied customers

I have 30 years legal experience. Additionally, in CA I held a Real Estate Broker's license.

Dimitry Esquire

Dimitry Esquire

Attorney

5,526 satisfied customers

JA Mentor, multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation & admin

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

4,925 satisfied customers

Qualified attorney in private practice including business, family, criminal, and real estate issues.

< Previous | Next >

Related Real Estate Law Questions
I hold a WARRANTY DEED that is granting ownership of a house
I hold a WARRANTY DEED that is granting ownership of a house and property to my brother my sister and myself dated 4 MAR 2004 in the state of Indiana. My sister has since relocated out of state. Do I … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
The homeowner next door to our property is redoing their
The homeowner next door to our property is redoing their retaining wall. It faces perpendicular to our property however, the original wall was over the property line. The wall is 'small' - about 6 fee… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,785 satisfied customers
In live in texas and have general warranty deed with
in live in texas and have general warranty deed with vendor's lien can i sell the property … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
46,331 satisfied customers
DO an HOA have the right to have homeowners paint the
DO an HOA have the right to have homeowners paint the exterior of their home just due to fading of paint … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,251 satisfied customers
Before our father died he had a warranty deed filed, without
Before our father died he had a warranty deed filed, without our knowledge, which transferred the ownership of a timeshare into our names. We did not find this out until he passed away. We did not rec… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 satisfied customers
Is it lawful in the stae of sc for an homeowners to trhanfer
Is it lawful in the stae of sc for an homeowners to trhanfer ownweship of a condominium building with many unites to their ownership so that they can control the water bill. They transfer my condo wit… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
Is a loan on real estate legal without a general warranty
Second opinion] Is a loan on real estate legal without a general warranty deed, only a quick claim deed?… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 satisfied customers
My question is in regards to homeowners associations for a
My question is in regards ***** ***** associations for a maintenance provided community. There are by-laws and covenants and then there are rules and regulations. In the community in which I live, the… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
7,687 satisfied customers
Is a loan on real estate legal without a general warranty
Is a loan on real estate legal without a general warranty deed, only a quick claim deed? … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 satisfied customers
I'm installing a pool in Sarasot county Fl in a homeowners
I'm installing a pool in Sarasot county Fl in a homeowners association subdivision. The pool contractor didn't get homeowners approval but I did send e-mail to homeowners manger to get a application b… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
4,925 satisfied customers
If a new development Homeowners association was established
If a new development Homeowners association was established with restriction prohibiting open RV, or boat storage (no driveways, and street view), can the association following the CC&R amendment prov… read more
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58
JD Honors Graduate
4,044 satisfied customers
Reading through a warranty deed, there is a clause that says
Reading through a warranty deed, there is a clause that says "Excepting and Reserving unto the Grantors, their successors and assigns all of the oil, gas and all other minerals in, under and that may … read more
TaxAttorneytoHelp
TaxAttorneytoHelp
Owner
Doctoral Degree
2,542 satisfied customers
A homeowner has a shed that does not meet the restrictions
A homeowner has a shed that does not meet the restrictions to size and placement according to our CCR's. They had the county come to check on it and the county did not feel it was in any violation of … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,251 satisfied customers
I live in Grizzly Flats, California. The Homeowner's
I live in Grizzly Flats, California. The Homeowner's Association has been inactive for several years. Can the rules still be enforced? … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 satisfied customers
On my warranty deed it specifies the following: “Subject to
On my warranty deed it specifies the following:“Subject to taxes for the second half of 1993, payable on November 1994, and subject to taxes payable thereafter. Taxing Unit: Washington-Outside.”Marion… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
46,331 satisfied customers
Ray On my warranty deed it specifies the following: “Subject
Ray On my warranty deed it specifies the following: “Subject to the lien of a mortgage to Union Federal Savings and Loan Association dated July 28, 1970, recorded July 30, 1970, as instrument #70-3246… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
46,331 satisfied customers
Ray I located the Warranty Deed and Title Insurance
Ray I located the Warranty Deed and Title Insurance agreement that indicated in writing on the Warranty Deed that the release of mortgage dated for 1970 must be paid by final closing with the proceeds… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
7,687 satisfied customers
Can a homeowners association deny a homeowner's application
Can a homeowners association deny a homeowner's application to plant trees within his property borders because it has a drainage easement where the trees will be planted? … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x