The words "as is" mean the buyer assumed all risks, including termites, bad roof,bad floor, mold, etc., and you probably both took their word for it, got no disclosures or warranties in writing, and failed to do any of your own inspections to verify if what you were told was true.
If all that's true, you have no case for anything, just hopefully a lesson, if an expensive one. If that's not true and your contract provides disclosures, warranties, some other grouds for a suit, or you're not sure what your conytract says, then see a lawyer.
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You bought the home 'as is' without due diligence to have it inspected etc. and now have incurred the costs of repair. Take your contract to Small Claims Court unless the total amount you want reimbursement for exceeds the Small Claims limit - in which case you should look on Avvo.com for a Litigation Attorney in Santa Ana or Irvine and review the contract and costs with him or her to sort out your best options moving forward. Good Luck!
You need to have an attorney analyze your contract and the communications that took place leading to entering into the contract.
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