Purchased home 2005, nothing went well during this process. After 3 months in the house, roof was leaking, basement started showing cracks in the walls, leaks into the basement thru the walls and windows. Aug 2006, hired building engineer to give structural inspection. He found many issues of nondisclosure. 8/06 hired good attorney. Filed non disclosure against seller. Seller hires attorney in same building as my attorney. My inspectors find 45,000 dollars in damages. Her inspector says we are the cause of the damages. We are going to mediation next week. What am I to do? I am not sure whats going on and my attorney never answers any of my questions.
Long story short, I was told I could get an inspection or an appraisal. My realtor said get the appraisal it’s cheeper. So I did. I am a single woman and never purchased a house before. I was all new to this and I now know I was taken advantage of. The broker and the seller are friends and my broker fell through two days before I was to move out and into the house. Her (the seller) broker offered to help me and found me a loan etc.
But wait there’s more, the basement was freshly painted white, and crack filler was found in the basement. she left all the evidence behind. Also, when viewing the basement the first time I saw the house, she stated and signed a statement that there were no cracks or leaks. Then on 1/4/07 when she was here with her inspector and attorney she said (I have a witness who heard her clearly) “Those cracks were there when I purchased the house in 1991. I bought the house in 2005.