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    Acknowledgement Section of Earnest Money Agreements

    What is the name of your state? Oregon There is a section on our earnest money agreements for the buyer or seller to sign acknowledging receipt of a fully executed copy of the contract. The contract I am referencing is the Seller's Counter Offer. In the acknowledgement section it says...
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    Disclosing Polybutylene Pipe

    What is the name of your state? Oregon I just found out that a house I have listed has PB piping by way of the buyer's inspection report. The buyers did not mention anything about the PB in their repair addendum and my PB said that I must have the seller amend her disclosure statement to...
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    BK and Pre Foreclosure

    What is the name of your state? Oregon I got a call yesterday from a customer that said his house is in foreclosure and he wants his name off title and the loan. I'm thinking the only way to do that is refi or sell. However, his cosignor on the loan filed C7. Can he still sell his portion of...
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    Disclosure Law and Inspections

    What is the name of your state? Oregon This question is aimed at the attorneys on this site, but if you know the answer please post. During the course of our educational office meeting today, we had a discussion about the seller's disclosure. Seller had checked the box "no" they did not...
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    Mold Issues in Apartment

    What is the name of your state? Oregon I am asking this question for a client of mine. She lives in a duplex where the mold is so bad that the ceiling is caving in. She has been put up in the unit next door while the landlord is fixing the problem. Today she got an eviction notice stating...
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    Problems with a Buyer's Agent on Code Issues

    What is the name of your state? Oregon I am representing the seller of a very nice split level home on 3 acres. The home was built in 1977 and has a well and septic. The buyers had their inspections and came back with the fact that they wanted the seller to bring attic insulation and the...
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    Can a Listing Agreement be unilaterally cancelled by the brokerage?

    What is the name of your state? Oregon I have read our entire listing agreement and find nothing regarding this. I would speak to my pb but all my mail goes to her junk mail folder and she probably wouldn't know anyway. I have some very weird, strange and probably litigious clients on this...
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    Who pays for job related physical exam?

    What is the name of your state? Oregon My husband, who has been a Crane Operator all his life, got a long term job through his Union a few weeks ago. After he had worked on the job a few weeks, he was told they wanted him to have a physical and drug testing. No problem. My husband had the...
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    Who Writes Realtor's Listing Agreements?

    What is the name of your state? Oregon In our meeting today, we were discussing our new listing agreements and no one knows who writes them. Someone said that a committee of Realtors writes the form, but then wouldn't that be practicing law without a license? I always thought attorneys wrote...
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    Recording of Deed Without Authorization

    What is the name of your state? Oregon What recourse do parties in a residential transaction have with regard to the title company recording the deeds without funds and no authorization to do so?
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    Seller Dies During Transaction

    What is the name of your state? Oregon What happens when a seller dies during a real estate transaction? I know that the transaction is binding on his or her heirs, but does it have to go through probate or can it continue on to closing just as if the seller were still alive, with the heirs...
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    Chapter 13 and Foreclosure Auction

    What is the name of your state? Oregon I have a listing that is scheduled to go to auction sale on the courthouse steps 12/26 at 10am. If my client files a Chapter 13 bankruptcy will that stop the sale? Can I continue to market the property under a Chapter 13 even though the homeowner is in...
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    Deficiency Judgments and C7

    What is the name of your state? Oregon If someone files a C7 after a Deficiency Judgment on a real estate foreclosure is filed, will the C7 get rid of that judgment?
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    FBI Property Seizure

    What is the name of your state? Oregon I just returned from viewing a property my office will be listing that is 105 acres in a very nice secluded setting. The property was seized in a drug raid when it was determined that the owner was conducting a major marijuana grow operation in one of...
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    Forebearance Agreements

    What is the name of your state? Oregon I am in the process of negotiating a potential short sale on one of my listings. My client is only a month behind in her mortgage payments and intends to just let it go back to the bank or sell it quick. When I called the lender regarding the short...
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