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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Arizona on
Q: Can a buyer back out of a real estate agreement after closing

I was told they have 72 hours after closing to back out

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Vincent Gallo answered on Dec 7, 2019

Not in New York you can't, perhaps absent some overwhelming fraud perpetrated by the Seller.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate on
Q: TITLE of home is been forged and presented as ACTUAL.HOW DO I SUE?
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Vincent Gallo answered on Dec 7, 2019

If what you stated is entirely accurate, you should alert the local Prosecutor’s Office that a crime was committed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Arkansas on
Q: I live in AR. I purchased land from a lady who now refuses to transfer deed into my name.

I have lived on the property for 4 and a half years. Once i had paid her the asking price in full (approximately 2 yrs ago) thats when she informed me of her desire to "keep that land in my family and give it to my grandson upon my death". But i paid her in full. Ive known her my entire life and... Read more »

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Vincent Gallo answered on Nov 27, 2019

Her tendering the deed to you is instrumental in effectuation for the transfer, so as of yet you didn’t purchase the property.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Iowa on
Q: I am buying a home for cash in Illinois. At closing must funds be wired or may payment be by cashier's check?
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Vincent Gallo answered on Nov 26, 2019

The easiest way to find out is to ask.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Arkansas on
Q: A house with my name of the deed was secretly sold without my consent.

Want do I do next?

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Vincent Gallo answered on Nov 15, 2019

Alert the local prosecutor’s office.

3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for New York on
Q: Can I refuse to be a co-executor of my brother’s will before he dies or do I have to wait for the ultimate event?

My older brother has named our younger sister and me as co-executors; my sister and I do not speak and do not get along. I want to avoid the aggravation involved in this. I have asked him repeatedly to name either her or me (I don’t care which one), but I know he will never do this. Is there... Read more »

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Vincent Gallo answered on Nov 10, 2019

Either way works.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Indiana on
Q: A buyer made an offer for my house, then after I complained to my realtor that I thought something was fishy.

Then two weeks later, the buyer and her realtor made acknowledgement that they were related. What should I do?

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Vincent Gallo answered on Nov 9, 2019

Sell to someone else.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for South Carolina on
Q: My dad died and the house was left to the children. We went to put the house up for sale. Do all of us have to sign an

agreement to sell before putting the house on the market?

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Vincent Gallo answered on Nov 9, 2019

The only way to sell the entire property is for everyone who is in title to execute the deed.

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2 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: When buying property can you do anything if existing neighbors have built on or over your property line?

I'm in the process of buying a piece of land and when looking over the aerial map and going out to the location it looks as though the existing neighbors has put a shed on the line if not over the property line. As a new owner can I say something about it?

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Vincent Gallo answered on Nov 9, 2019

You should have the existing owner rectify this problem before you close and end up taking on this problem which right now isn’t your problem.

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1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: Should I get an attorney to purchase a new construction home with a major home builder in a new subdivision in Nevada?

I know that the the company has a standard contract that they will not change. I also know that the builder has a very good consumer affairs rating. The state where I currently live requires an attorney for real estate deals, but Nevada does not. I do not know if it will change anything to have an... Read more »

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Vincent Gallo answered on Nov 7, 2019

If you feel confident in putting your entire trust and faith in the person on the other side of the deal, that then becomes a personal decision on your part. Also, is the builder being represented by an attorney?

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for New Jersey on
Q: My father passed and there are 4 total children, do ALL children have to agree before the house can be sold?
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Vincent Gallo answered on Nov 3, 2019

Responding from a New York perspective, if all four parties cannot agree, if your father passed and had a will, the world should be probated and the executor would then have the power to sell. If he did not have a well, and administrator could be appointed, preferably one of the four children, and... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Probate and Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas on
Q: My brother and I are listed as his and her on the deed to our land. The language doesn’t read right to survivorship.

I am needing to remove him from the deed, but I am wanting to avoid probate. Is there anyway around it?

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Vincent Gallo answered on Oct 30, 2019

Only he can convey out his interest in the real estate.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law on
Q: I am selling my house in PR. I haven't signed any papers yet. The real estate agent has a buyer. I have messaged him

That I agree on the price. Now I am having doubts. Can I back out?

Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo answered on Oct 27, 2019

If you did not yet sign a contract, and the purchaser did not yet sign as well, you should be able to back out. You may, however, owe the broker a commission, depending upon the language in the agreement you have with the broker.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Arizona on
Q: Does a home buyer have any recourse to get payment for repairs not properly completed by the seller before the sale?

AZ home sale: Defect items in the parapet stucco contractually agreed to be repaired were not properly repaired before the sale. Now, the improper repair is being discovered. Does the new homeowner have any recourse?

Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo answered on Oct 19, 2019

Without a written survival agreement, your only option was to have not closed until all the repairs were properly completed to your satisfaction.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Mexico on
Q: .The day of closing(unfortunately after signing) I went to the house and the enclosed attached carport had been removed.

This was not discussed and it was removed while under contract

Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo answered on Oct 2, 2019

That was a big mistake, the final inspection should be conducted BEFORE you turn over the purchase monies to the Seller.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If my name is on the deed and not on the mortgage and I financially responsible for the property

Property is deeded tenants in common with rights of survivorship

Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo answered on Sep 16, 2019

You’re not personally liable but if the mortgage isn’t paid you will lose the house nonetheless.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: Are sellers required to keep utilities on for the final walkthrough?

This home is in Tennessee. Sellers have turned off power 5 days before closing. Our contract states that home is to be in same condition as the date of the bonding sales contract for the walk through. I assumed that meant utilities.

Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo answered on Sep 15, 2019

That would depend upon how the contract reads, but common sense would tell you that a purchaser should have required it as a condition of signed the contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Person signed a warranty deed over with no mention of retaining his life estate on that property.

He was awarded a life estate in the divorce, but a few years later he signed this to remove his name from the deed. But the life estate was not mentioned in this deed. Did he lose his interest in the property?

Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo answered on Sep 15, 2019

Then it sounds as if he conveyed the entire property to you.

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