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Old 10-07-2015, 07:44 AM
 
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Exhibit #143,672 on why an inexperienced buyer should have a REAL ESTATE AGENT representing their interests.
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:49 AM
 
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Do you really have his email? Can you send it to me? (itoengreen@gmail.com)
Yea I have it beaming it to you now.

For the record it's Stephan Brooks........

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Old 10-07-2015, 08:34 AM
 
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Was $15k your earnest money deposit? Seems really high.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:44 AM
 
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Surprised a mod hasn't deleted this thread yet... None of us know the whole story here, all we have is the OP's post, and they are a brand new user.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:51 AM
 
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Exhibit #143,672 on why an inexperienced buyer should have a REAL ESTATE AGENT representing their interests.
This is an excellent example on why buyers (even with new builds) should use Realtors. Realtors will represent the buyer throughout the process whereas the builder is only after their best interests.

-Rich.
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: garland
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Exhibit #143,672 on why an inexperienced buyer should have a REAL ESTATE AGENT representing their interests.
You misspelled REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Mckinney
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Surprised a mod hasn't deleted this thread yet... None of us know the whole story here, all we have is the OP's post, and they are a brand new user.
Well, Grand is known for keeping deposits no matter the reason for canceling. Thats known in the real estate and new home community. Whole story or not Grand has a horrible reputation for many things.

To the opener. Get a letter drafted from a lawyer. Sometimes thats all it takes.
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:32 AM
 
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Did Grand gave the moneyback?
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:07 PM
 
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You misspelled REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY
A real estate attorney can not do any more to the legal contract than a real estate agent.
Waste of money to use a real estate attorney for purchasing a home unless there are issues known that make it a tangled legal web.
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:19 AM
 
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Some friendly advice. Because of the contract date, the unique circumstance of this case and your email address (which seems to reflect a part of your legal name), Grand can easily identify you. It is unwise to have a post up on an internet forum (especially a geography-based subforum) that could be (and will be) used against you as it contains admissions on your part. Very bad idea. If you seek an advice like this, make sure it is truly anonymous in every sense of the word.

As to the substance, just look at what the agreement states. When are you (and Grand) entitled to terminate the agreement, and what are the consequences? It should be all spelled out.

Without looking at the agreement, I find it hard to believe that not picking out colors within 21 days would constitute a material breach of the contract that allows Grand to keep the entire $15,000 deposit. Also, aren't they required to give you written notice that they have not received the color selection?

A lot of people do their due diligence after signing a contract. No, you must do your diligence before you sign a contract. Also, read the contract before you sign it.

Mick
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