Contracts are probably involved in every major purchase, investment opportunity and legal action you take. When it comes to real estate contracts, they are sometimes referred to as a purchase and sale agreement, contract for sale, purchase contract, agreement to purchase or agreement for sale. Always read contracts thoroughly and make sure you understand everything. You might want to have a lawyer look over any contracts before you sign them. Learn more here about contracts and how to protect yourself.
Lien Stalls Real Estate Contract
A husband says his wife has a pending sales contract her home and her ex-husband's divorce attorney has placed a lien on the home for attorney's fees. The husband wants to know how to deal with the lien, which is a claim to the property. The best be would be talking to the couple's real estate attorney.
Homeownership With Contract For Deed
How a contract for deed and inheritance affect a home sale? Her parents bought a property using a contract for deed and she wonders whether the original seller can claim any of the money from the home sale. Sam and Ilyce advise that once the buyer satisfies the terms of the contract for deed, the buyer owns the property and keeps the home sale proceeds. In this case, the terms of her father's will also affect the transaction.
Seller Disclosure Did Not Include Building Permit
A home buyer asks about holding a seller accountable for not disclosing a missing permit for a studio apartment and for an inaccurate address on the real estate contract. Because the home buyer bought the property five years ago he may have exceed the statute of limitations to sue the seller for not disclosing the probelm. The buyer should contact the title company about the address mistake and a real estate attorney about the permit problem.
Breaking A Contract With Real Estate Agency Owner
A home seller asks about breaking a contract with his real estate broker. In this case, the real estate broker owns the agency. Does the seller have to do something different to break this real estate agreement with his broker?
Home Inspection Contract
Should you have a home inspection contract? What should it include? What size fee should you pay for a home inspection?
Real Estate Agent Should Return Down Payment Money
After a home sale falls through, a buyer asks about getting earnest money back from a real estate agency. The real estate agency cashed the earnest money check. What can the buyer do to get her earnest money back?
Contract Termination With Structural Damage
A home buyer asks about breaking a home sale contract after he learns about a cracked plaster wall. The seller wants to fix the problem but the buyer still wants to terminate the contract. The buyer does not want to fulfill the contract and buy the home with the structural issue, even after it is fixed. The buyer may lose his earnest money depending upon the terms of the contract.