Long Branch, NJ asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey

Q: Can a seller use a relocation company to sell their house when they are not relocating as stated?

I bought a house from a relocation company and was told my seller was relocating for work. After having many issues with my new house I came to find out that my seller is a flipper and flipped a house prior to flipping mine and "relocated" ten minutes away to the next town over. I believe they are flipping the house they currently own there as well. I feel like that was intentionally dishonest as obviously they did not relocate and I would have never bought a flipped house had I known. Is that legal?

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Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: By way of answer can a seller be described as being 'motivated' when all the seller wishes to communicate is that perhaps there is negotiating room in the asking purchase price, or describing a home as 'cute' when the seller means small. It is called puffing. Sellers do it all the time. As long as the terms of the written contract are fulfilled, there is no cause of action. This term means there is no basis for a lawsuit.

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