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Old 06-21-2006, 08:51 AM
 
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That is crazy. I did not know it was a problem for so many people. The people that bought our last house came from Connecticut and were ready to pull their moving truck in the driveway as soon as I drove ours away. All about 30 minutes after closing. I will have my stuff in a truck and ready to go to NC as soon as our next closing is over on the July 7th.
The morning that we were moving, our movers showed up a couple of hours late and the buyers' movers came about an hour early. So my husband and I had to end up moving all the boxes out of the rooms upstairs and place them on one side of the garage while the buyers' movers started to unload their stuff. Needless to say, our movers finally showed up and after arguing with them, they told us that they had to do another move earlier in the morning and was instructed to do so by their boss. Not even a phone call to tell us this. Fortunately, the buyers were so nice and was working with us; they even offered for us to use their movers once they were done unloading their stuff. But it is true, it does work out in the long run.
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:58 AM
 
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But Robert had some issues with his old residents as well. I don't recall what they all where but something to the effect that they didn't give him all the keys to the house and he eventually had the locks changed. I just wonder what makes people like this? I mean even for down here this is just a little out there.
Because of potential horrible experiences, my husband will generally replace all the locks. Because u never know who you're really dealing with.
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:49 AM
 
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OH that's a good story too. When we had JUST closed on our house in Southeast Raleigh (which ended up being a bad buy anyways), we go they key and the lady who had sold it to us was crying because she made NO money from it because she had it built and only got to live there for 8 months and then her company transfered her to Florida. I believe the grand total cash she got, after paying the closing costs (we didn't even ask for that), was less than $1000. She was bitter to say the least. We closed on a thursday but planned on waiting until the weekend to move in. We knew she still had a refrigorater in the house so we told her to stop by Friday night when we would start to move some of the heavy stuff in before we actually moved in Saturday. Well, we get their Friday, and the refrigerator is GONE. She still had her key and IMO (and probably the laws) she BROKE IN to what was then OUR house, and took the fridge and also a phone upstairs. There was a bad gash in the lanolium floor where she and her fiance had slid it on accross the floor to move it. Also, and I'm not possitve how it got there, there was a HUGE crack in one of the back windows in the family room. I didn't recall seeing it in the final walkthrough, but I didn't recall not seeing it either because there were drapes on the windows. So she may or may not have broken the window and carelessly moved her fridge on purpose to damage the floor. I kick myself for not suing her now because when I think about it I get really mad, but just had a lot going on with the move then so I just let it go.
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:53 AM
 
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OH that's a good story too. When we had JUST closed on our house in Southeast Raleigh (which ended up being a bad buy anyways), we go they key and the lady who had sold it to us was crying because she made NO money from it because she had it built and only got to live there for 8 months and then her company transfered her to Florida. I believe the grand total cash she got, after paying the closing costs (we didn't even ask for that), was less than $1000. She was bitter to say the least. We closed on a thursday but planned on waiting until the weekend to move in. We knew she still had a refrigorater in the house so we told her to stop by Friday night when we would start to move some of the heavy stuff in before we actually moved in Saturday. Well, we get their Friday, and the refrigerator is GONE. She still had her key and IMO (and probably the laws) she BROKE IN to what was then OUR house, and took the fridge and also a phone upstairs. There was a bad gash in the lanolium floor where she and her fiance had slid it on accross the floor to move it. Also, and I'm not possitve how it got there, there was a HUGE crack in one of the back windows in the family room. I didn't recall seeing it in the final walkthrough, but I didn't recall not seeing it either because there were drapes on the windows. So she may or may not have broken the window and carelessly moved her fridge on purpose to damage the floor. I kick myself for not suing her now because when I think about it I get really mad, but just had a lot going on with the move then so I just let it go.
Most don't sue and should. We had same thing happen too. Cracked tile after moving. Trash left (old TV's left, beds, etc.). We called our Realtor, and he called listing agent and made her bring a trash removal company and clean-up and they did.

If you would have called quick enough, escrow could have stopped the funds.
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:28 PM
 
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too bad..., so sad
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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On our first home, the lender we went through was a nightmre. The guy working with us went on vacation and hadn't done anything with our paperwork. When it came to closing, nothing was ready. Supposedly our stuff was handed to his colleague to be taken care of and no closing happened. In about a weeks time, a new lender took us on and got everything done and we closed. We were clueless until we showed up to sign paperwork.
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