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Hampton Roads Real Estate notice Failure to disclose knocks out Muhammad Ali

Former Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali and his wife, Yolanda, are suing the couple who sold them their Louisville, Ky., mansion, according to multiple reports. 

 

Ali and his wife claim that the former homeowners, Patrick and Beverly Lancaster, lied to them about problems with the home. The problems were discovered after moving in.

The lawsuit states that the Alis were not informed of roof and chimney leaks, poor insulation, improper ventilation and mold.

Ali also says the Lancasters were well aware of these issues but still sold the home.

The Alis purchased the home in 2007

In Southern Virginia, Hampton Roads 7 cities from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg buyers are given a property disclosure disclaimer that states it is the buyer who needs to perform all prudent inspections and find out about the condition of the home, zoning, schools, and adjacent parcels before closing.  However, it does not relieve a homeowner from disclosing all known relevant problems with the home.  I do not like the form because it is not specific.   I like the old form that asked specifically does your roof leak yes or no.  Has your roof leaked yes or no.    With the new form if someone is going to lie or omit info you will not know unless you figure it out later.  In Hampton Roads, Of course certain property types are exempt from given any property disclosures at all such as bank foreclosures and new construction.

In Virginia Home Inspectors do not have to be licensed.  Any Tom, Dick or Harry can grab a ladder and a clip board and do an inspection.  I suggest to my buyers that they use a certified home inspector that are members of either the National Association of Home Inspectors  Nahi.org  or The American Society of Home Inspectors  ASHI.org.  These inspectors  have to meet certain testing requierments and perform a required minimum of inspections to remain certified. So hopefully you will have a better chance at making sure items are not missed………..

THE HAMPTON ROADS REAL ESTATE LADY!

Call me to buy a home in any Hampton Roads area: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and now serving York County and the Peninsula.                                     

“I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true        

success always requires the help and support of others.

Please send me your referrals.”

 

Visit my website today,

The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!         

Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones                                                          

Associate Broker / Recruiting Sales Manager Peninsula    

Blu Skyy Realty   Virginia Beach, VA 

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

 djoneshomes@gmail.com

 

 

 

Chesapeake and Virginia Beach Homebuyers Do not miss out on free money$$

Buy a HOMEPATH foreclosure in any Hampton Roads city and get free money if you close by December 31, 2010.

Want a new home BEFORE Christmas!

Check out this special offer from Homepath
New Buyer and Selling Agent Incentive on HomePath® Homes
Fannie Mae is offering buyers up to 3.5% in closing cost assistance and a $1,500 bonus for selling agents on HomePath properties through December 31, 2010.
(this is short notice for buyers, but call me and we can make it happen)

Buyers and selling agents must meet the following qualifications to be eligible for the incentive:

·Only selling agents representing owner occupants purchasing a HomePath property as their primary residence will receive a $1,500 bonus. To be eligible for the agent’s bonus, the initial offer must be submitted on or after September 23, close within 60 days of offer acceptance and close on or before December 31, 2010. No bonus will be given for investor purchases.

•Buyers and selling agents must request incentive upon submission of initial offer in order to be eligible.

Terms & Conditions:

·The 3.5% seller contribution is to be used towards closing costs, including a home warranty, if desired and available.

·Retail and public entities are eligible for the incentive however pool and auction sales, and sales to investors are not eligible.

·Fannie Mae reserves the right to remove any property from promotion or end the promotion at any time. Any dispute over the payment of a bonus shall be resolved by Fannie Mae in its sole discretion.

•Buyers should consult their lenders for guidance on financing. Lenders and mortgage products may impose their own limitations on the use of the 3.5% incentive. For example, the lender may consider the incentive a Seller Contribution and limit the amount to 3.0%. In those instances, the remaining 0.5% will no longer be available to the buyer.

NOTE – HOME MUST BE A HOMEPATH HOME Fannie Mae Repo and you must use a HomePath approved lender call 757-831-8294 for more info. Notice it also does say up to 3.5%, lender will explain more and let you know what you qualify for.

Call me or email djoneshomes@gmail.com for more info.

If you are in Hampton Roads, Southern Virginia Cities: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Suffolk, Williamsburg, York County. Join the Group, http://activerain.com/groups/hamptonroads

“I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true success always requires the help and support of others. Please send me your referrals.”

Visit my website today, The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones djoneshomes@gmail.com

Associate Broker Wainwright Real Estate Virginia Beach, VA

Certified Real Estate Instructor Millennium School Of Real Estate

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

Norfolk Real Estate marketing and The power of TV and social media

Ok, I was working and watching ELLEN this am and, P Diddy is explaining to her what Twitter is and how he now has 100,000’s of followers.  He tweets that he is sitting with her to show her an example on how to do it. So then she plays a game with some viewers and mentions that Vizio the tv company is giving away a million dollars worth of Flat screen 55 inch tvs, go to http://vizio.com.  They have a link to share the sweepstakes with your myspace, twitter, and facebook audience.  When I log on to Twitter, it says temporarily over capacity.  I think is this directly related to Ellen’s show.  The power of TV is awesome. 

It is amazing that with Twitter you can reach out to all your followers in seconds. 

The power of new social media is exploding and for those of you who fought against Internet advertising you will be left behind if your not on Twitter, linked in,Myspace, Facebook, create your profile and get cracking.  A good agent in 2009, will be using these tools to market homes, you can share videos and pictures, and contact your sphere of influence with no pressure.  Do not let this FREE technology pass you by.

Dee Dee Jones

The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady

http://DJonesSellsHomes.com