A condominium is another real estate option other than a traditional stand-alone home. Usually condos are purchased with mortgage, but in difficult markets or selling situations they may be rented as apartments. Learn more here about condominium housing.
A home buyer signed a contract to buy a new construction condominium two years ago and after several delays with the builder, he would like to get out of the deal. A real estate attorney can help walk you through new construction deals and prevent large losses later in a transaction. Under federal law, this buyer might have a right to terminate the contract if he didn't receive certain disclosures for the new construction condo.
Home inspection can save you a big headache in the long run. In a new construction condo, the new owners have discovered that the floors are not level. They want to go back to the builder and have him fix the floors. Make sure a home inspector checks everything, like the floors. Some difference in the floor may be normal. The owners need to talk to a home inspector, the builder and a real estate attorney to find out what they can do to get their floors fixed.
Builders are facing cancellation of new construction contracts all over the country. Unless it is specified in the contract, there is no obligation on the part of the builder to return your deposit if you cancel the contract. As the buyer, you are obligated to fulfill the term of your real estate contract.
A home buyer bought a condominium and wasn't told that pets weren't allowed according to the association's bylaws. Typically, condo owners must provide a buyer with the condo declarations and all of the rules and regulations for the property. But even if he wasn't informed of the condo association's bylaws, he still needs to abide by the rules.
What happens if you make an oral agreement, instead of a written contract, where the agent would rebate part of the commission in the purchase of a condominium? If the agent does paying the rebate, then you don't have a written contract to back up your claim. Ilyce explains that oral agreements often don't hold up in real estate law, unlike written contracts, and suggests using a real estate service such as BuySide Realty.
If you're an apartment renter you may be wondering if now is the time to buy a home or condominium. Before you decide, you'll need to analyze the pros and cons of buying a home or condo and whether taking on a mortgage in the current real estate market is the right choice. You should look closely at the costs associated with renting and those of owning a home. You could decide renting is the better choice.
A soon-to-be college graduate is planning on buying a condo with some of his student loan money for the down payment. Interest rates on student loans aren't that low, and the money will need to start being paid back six months after graduation. This grad needs to calculate his debt, income and expenses to determine if it's really the right time to buy a home.
To convey part of your property interest to another person, your deed must specifically state that you are conveying to a person a certain percentage ownership in the property. In some cases, the clearest way to convey title would be to convey title to yourself and to your partner and indicate that each of you are owners at to a 50 percent interest in the property.