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Old 04-20-2015, 02:11 PM
 
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"Lovely Magnolia model with updated kitchen and a pretty lake view. This home is a 2 Bedroom 2 Bath PLUS a den. Home has been well cared for and is being sold ''as-is'' for sellers convenience. Please note that the application for xxxxxx and the Floor Plan are available under the ''Documents'' section of this listing. Easy to show! "

the above is the description of a house that we bid on, last week. After we turned over our check for the down payment, we got an inspector out to look the place over. Guess what? The "well cared for" house had a leaking roof, rotted beams, unsupported tiles, loose pavers, and is not up to current Florida wind codes. Now, after we paid for the inspection, other buyers will be told about the problems. That's $400 out of our pocket and a lot of money for a trip down south where we came away, empty-handed. I feel like a fool and am doubly angry that there is no required disclosure of problems before a property is listed. "As-is" doesn't excuse lies, in my book.
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:49 PM
 
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It's good you used due diligence. I am very wary of real estate agents in FL having purchased a flipped house (after two inspections that passed) with serious settlement issues, and no disclosure thereof.

Florida doesn't invest anything in disclosure or policing of agencies.
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Old 04-21-2015, 04:58 AM
 
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that is simply the way things work, if you are not capable of inspecting the home yourself than you should get a home inspector. some of those things you should have been able to pick up yourself without a home inspector, like loose pavers, hollow tiles and not being up to current wind codes. The home is 15 years old and the latest codes went into affect in 2006, so that is fairly obvious.
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Jupiter
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Think of how much you saved by not buying the house? Certainly the $400 you spent has probably saved you thousands if the sale had actually gone through. So, instead of feeling like a fool and being angry, be proud and tell everyone how they to should protect themselves by having an inspection done on any house they are considering buying.

And I am sure, the old saying "Buyer Beware" was not established by the Real Estate Sales Person Community!!
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:33 AM
 
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Just for reference, do you have any idea who the builder is?
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:30 PM
 
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6060 CALADIUM RD Delray Beach, FL, 33484 FLORAL LAKES
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:20 PM
 
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OMG ! That is the home I was scheduled to visit tomorrow. Thank you for the tip.
We are looking to move from Aventura, Fl ( Beautifull condo in a great area) but to far from our kids in Delray.
We are looking for an active community and liked Floral Lakes community. Do you have any suggestions for us ?
Just joined this forum and love it.
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:52 PM
 
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The information from the couple that made the initial post here are wrong. Please contact me for a copy of the inspection report showing common inspection report findings. The other agent and I both offered to repair the laundry list of items but these people went bananas and have now made a series of offers in the same community-and walked away from every single home.
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:04 PM
 
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"Lovely Magnolia model with updated kitchen and a pretty lake view. This home is a 2 Bedroom 2 Bath PLUS a den. Home has been well cared for and is being sold ''as-is'' for sellers convenience. Please note that the application for xxxxxx and the Floor Plan are available under the ''Documents'' section of this listing. Easy to show! "

the above is the description of a house that we bid on, last week. After we turned over our check for the down payment, we got an inspector out to look the place over. Guess what? The "well cared for" house had a leaking roof, rotted beams, unsupported tiles, loose pavers, and is not up to current Florida wind codes. Now, after we paid for the inspection, other buyers will be told about the problems. That's $400 out of our pocket and a lot of money for a trip down south where we came away, empty-handed. I feel like a fool and am doubly angry that there is no required disclosure of problems before a property is listed. "As-is" doesn't excuse lies, in my book.
A. They stated "as is"
B. Place is 15 years old (not new)
C. $400 inspection on a $255,000 house? Wait until you get the tax bill, the HOA bills, insurance bill.....you will think $400 is a bargain!
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:24 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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A. They stated "as is"
B. Place is 15 years old (not new)
C. $400 inspection on a $255,000 house? Wait until you get the tax bill, the HOA bills, insurance bill.....you will think $400 is a bargain!
Well said
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