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The solutions is really dependent on the state your in and what the contract says.In California, the final walk through (or verification of property condition) is not a contingency of the contract. This means that you can't cancel the deal based on this walk through. If you walked away, you would lose your good faith deposit.You do have three options:First, you can delay the close of escrow until the repairs are done. You would ask the bank not to fund the loan so that you're not paying interest on the loan before you even own the property. This brings another potential problem, however, which is that you may be facing the expiration of your rate lock. You may only be able to put off the close for a short period of time before your interest rate is at stake.Second, you can agree to a seller credit (if the lender allows) to finish the work yourself after you close. This idea didn't seem to appeal to you too much. And this also assumes that the seller will agree to it.Third, you can close the deal and then take the seller to small claims court. If the seller is resistant to doing the work, then this may be your best option because you can't postpone the transaction forever. Hopefully, there is a good reason for why the seller is delayed and everything can be worked out amicably. It will be up to your agent to best advise you in this situation.
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