Carterville, IL asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois

Q: We're told 2 get preapproval letter for house. Got it and resubmitted. Now owner wants 5 grand more?

First offer was submitted in December 2017. Newsest offer was March 1, 2018. They had our original earnest money the whole time. We assumed that meant we still had a deal. Now no one can find paperwork confirming they told us that. We have a text message from the realtor stating this. What can we do?

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Carol Cadiz
Carol Cadiz
  • Elgin, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: There should be a contract in place and I am assuming that you don't have a lawyer- you should take the contract - if any exists- along with all correspondence, documents, etc. to a lawyer for immediate evaluation- the lawyer can tell you where things stand legally as this is not the type of issue that can be given any definitive answer online, without a thorough review of any existing paperwork and a conversation with your the realtor, seller's lawyer, etc. Good luck!

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