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Vincent J. Gallo

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  • Can I be released from contract by a builder who's building my home, if I loose my job? Do I loose my deposit?

    I bought a home from a builder, made a down payment and the house is currently being built. However there's rumbling at my job that they're going to cut staff. I am concerned since I am not a wealthy person and my savings is wrapped up in this pu...

    Vincent’s Answer

    The answer to this should be so stated in your contract.

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  • I found out that my name had been forged on a quit claimed on land in Kingman Az

    My father passed away, I discovered that girl friend was a con and stole everything. Now discovered that she tring to take land.

    Vincent’s Answer

    First and foremost, contact the Prosecutor's Office in your County.

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  • Can my mom decide to not transfer her house to me if she has already given me the deed? It is free and clear.

    My mom is transferring the deed to her house to me. It is completely paid for, and the taxes are paid up by me because she had not paid her real Estate taxes in 3 years. She is considering allowing someone to move in before the deed is transferred...

    Vincent’s Answer

    If she already "gave you the deed" and it was signed by her and acknowledged by a Notary Public, and it was accompanied by a fully executed set of accompanying transfer documents as required in your jurisdiction, and it was done voluntarily by her, then based upon what you stated, she already fave you the house.

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  • How is a deed transferred after one of the owners dies?

    If you own a house as joint tenants with right of survivorship, and the other person dies, what do you need to do to transfer the deed into just your name? The person who died didn't own anything else, so there's no probate.

    Vincent’s Answer

    You need not do anything other than to have a copy of the death certificate at your disposal. Ownership by joint tenancy means that upon the death of the first joint tenant the surviving joint tenant takes title by operation of law without the need to do a deed transfer. All you need to be wary of is that if the deceased joint tenant had a judgment or judgments they continue to attach as against the interest of the predeceased owner.

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  • Can we get the earnest money back?

    In Washington state, we made an offer for a condo and put down $11000 deposit. Later we found from the lender that there is on going HOA litigation, which will cause us thousands more to get the loan . This information was not disclosed by the sel...

    Vincent’s Answer

    Firstly, your attorney will need to carefully examine how the contract language was drafted to ensure that you follow precisely what your obligations are thereunder and so as to not possibly place yourself in a position of an anticipatory breach of the contract, if it calls for you to diligently apply for the mortgage and you are confident that you will be rejected because of the litigation, then diligently apply, get denied and have your attorney then request the return of your deposit.

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  • Can I be held financially liable by the buyer

    I closed as the seller on a home in New York State this afternoon. All documents signed and filed. I left a sofa in the basement. There was a final walk through yesterday. Can the buyer now require me to,remove the sofa, or hold me financial...

    Vincent’s Answer

    Not likely, unless your contract specifically recites that your obligation to remove the sofa survives the closing and you fail to do so.

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  • Do I have to allow the seller of my house purchased through a purchase agreement access inside?

    Possession was given to me on June 8, 2015. I have lived in the house for over a year now. The agreement doesn't mention an inspection (this is the first mention of one throughout the entire process) and they insist on having copies of the keys. T...

    Vincent’s Answer

    The terms of your contract of sale should govern your rights and obligations as to the purchaser. What does your real estate attorney have to say about this?

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  • What can I do if the seller does not sign the mutual release for the purchase agreement?

    We have signed a purchase agreement contingent upon inspections. During the Radon inspection, we found 5.0pci/l level in the basement which is higher than the EPA action level. The house already has a radon mitigation system. After this finding we...

    Vincent’s Answer

    The terms of your contract are what govern your rights and obligations. What does your lawyer who is representing you in this transaction have to say about this?

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  • Can I sue mortgage broker?

    I have posted a question before but have new info. Loan officer with locally owned mortgage broker company told me I was pre approved for loan. He has me order and pay for appraisal and inspection. Advises me to tell my current landlord I am movin...

    Vincent’s Answer

    More importantly, what the attorney who was representing you in connection with this real estate transaction have to say about all of this?

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