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Old 11-23-2018, 12:06 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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They're in Toronto. Won't be back soon.
What happens to the seller will be doing this until Xmas.
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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What happens to the seller will be doing this until Xmas.

I won't argue. Bye now.


Still looking for someone who has to deal with such remote issues.
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I won't argue. Bye now.


Still looking for someone who has to deal with such remote issues.
Itís in your OP, what do mean by arguing. Do you often post misleading information to only suit your purpose.
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Itís in your OP, what do mean by arguing. Do you often post misleading information to only suit your purpose.



You just don't get it, do you. Why not let it go?
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:30 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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You just don't get it, do you. Why not let it go?
Don’t get what? She posted a thread asking for help, we’re trying to help her but she seems hell bend on proving something, I’m guessing she wants online confirmation that she’s right over her husband’s opinion.
Look, I’m not the one who likes to attack people online here so let go of what.

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Old 11-23-2018, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Have you contacted the real estate agents to ask them to address the problem since it is due to their miscommunication?

If the main problem is the need to clean the koi pond filters, it seems that there are several ways to address it and all can be best done by a local person. You can ask the RE agents to buy new filters from a local pond/pool service centers to replace the old ones until they can be cleaned. You can ask a neighbor to help with cleaning the filters or to provide water for the RE agent or a hired help to clean them. I also don't think that delaying cleaning the filters for few days will harm the fish.

We don't have a vacation or second home but our house in NY was unoccupied for almost 6 months this year (2 months for upgrading work and 4 months for home inspections, bank appraisal/mortgage approval process). We had our RE agent hiring/overseeing the contractors work, lawn care service , checking to make sure that the oil got delivered, hiring a locksmith to repair the door lock which was damaged during a house showing.

There will always be potential problems with a remote unoccupied property. The only way to prevent or deal with the problems is to have someone local to manage the property or to find local services to address them.
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Old 11-23-2018, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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I would contact your real estate agent. I'm a mortgage broker and people have called me for all sorts of help - after the closing and I've gotten the help for them.

In my neck of the woods, water is the only item hard to get turned on. You can call FPL (Florida) and it's on right away or transferred to your name but with water, it's a pain (in my area).
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Western KY
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When we purchased our home down here in Kentucky (still lived in NY, and weren't moving for another year!!) we had our RE handle things for us. He was a GREAT asset. He made sure the lawn service was doing it's job, he drove by occasionally to check on the place. He did a great job for us. Then we got to meet a great local resident who helped us out in our absence. He made himself available for deliveries, etc.. I would say, as others have, to contact your RE agent to see if they can help you out here. It will cost you a couple of dollars, but it is money well spent as far as I'm concerned!
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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I live in the Phoenix area and have bought and sold many houses here. Whenever the house was sold the water/utilities were never turned off unless requested. They come out and take a meter reading on the day of ppty transfer and assign the responsibility to the new owner.
There has to be some other explanation/problem we're not hearing about.
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Old 11-23-2018, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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FTWC:
I would contact your real estate agent. I'm a mortgage broker and people have called me for all sorts of help - after the closing and I've gotten the help for them.

In my neck of the woods, water is the only item hard to get turned on. You can call FPL (Florida) and it's on right away or transferred to your name but with water, it's a pain (in my area).

Bette, I took your advice and called him.


He said he's never had to deal with this before but would call a few people and let me know.
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