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Home buying help!?!?

So i am buying a house with my girlfriend. We have been working on this for months. We have our contract in on the house, gave them $1,000 down so far, and had the appraisal done at a cost of $400 to us. I swung by the house today, looked in the window, and they have the kitchen and basement completely tore up!!! Is this legal? We where told nothing and im still trying to figure out whats going on. We will be closing in the next week or so! Help!
  • July 25 2012 - Glen Rock
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Is this home a short sale or foreclosure?  It isn't unusual for vandals to come into empty homes.

What does it say in your purchase offer about appliances remaining?   The home should be in the same condition as when you had the inspection done.   Please talk to your agent. 
  • July 25 2012
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If it at the time of your walk through (ideally done on closing day) the home is not in the same condition as when you signed the purchase agreement, you can delay closing while repairs are made or negotiate a mutual cancellation of the purchase agreement.

I would be curious as to the circumstances of the sale (traditional, short sale or foreclosure) whether the home is currently occupied or vacant and a description of what is 'torn up' in the house. Had you requested that work be performed prior to closing?
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