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Last year I entered into contract for a property 59 Miller Hill Dr, Lagrangeville, NY listed by: Michelle Ayala Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 1100 Route 55 Suite 201 Lagrangeville, NY 12540 We entered into this contract with the assumption the realtor did due diligence in understanding the fiscal integrity of the owner. My home in CT was “sold” and just a few weeks short of setting a closing date, a $440,000 lien popped up in the property, According to my attorney the seller, a corporation that flips homes, is well known to have serious financial issues including but not limited to tax delinquencies. The realtor suggested I move into this property as a rental while the owner attempted to resolve the IRS lien, fortunately I am not that stupid and I moved to terminate the contract, losing my $525 appraisal and almost $830 in water testing (the water test failed). While I had my deposit returned, I am out over $1000 due to a seller with serious delinquencies that were not disclosed. It is evident that Berkshire Hathaway should engage in due diligence in screening clients. Remarkably the house is back on the market with an unresolved tax issue that is basically contingent on selling the house. So, another unsuspecting home buyer may find themselves in the same situation. I am out almost $1300 and the kick in the gut was that the seller wanted me to give him the appraisal I paid for to help with his negotiation with IRS. Additionally, the seller had substantial building code issues. Collateral damage of this real estate transaction gone bad is that I had to delay the closing of my current house which is going to end up costing me $10,000. I do not understand why Berkshire and this agent would represent a client with a negative financial history. Engaging a client of this nature has resulted in significant financial loss to me. I sincerely hope you take action, drop this client and avoid financial damage to potential buyers
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ID
#1763322 Review #1763322 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Los Angeles, California
Service
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Realtor
Reason of review
Fraud
Loss
$1300
Preferred solution
Refund of appraisal, water test costs