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Author: inparadise Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 127236  
Subject: Re: Poll: seller backed out: push realtor to pay Date: 12/13/2013 6:38 PM
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The inspection contingencies that I've seen don't allow the seller to back out. They ONLY allow the buyer to back out.
If the buyer wants to continue, the seller doesn't get to back out of it. At most the seller can refuse to change the contract if the buyer proposes a changed contract (ex. X, Y and Z have to be fixed)

As soon as the buyer requested that the seller fix XYZ, he changed the contract. At that point, the seller is no longer bound to what was signed.

All contracts I have signed, and there have been way too many, have dictated that the seller can accept the counter offer by the buyer which now includes repairs, decline it, or negotiate further.

Any little change requires both buyer and seller to sign off on to continue the contract as valid. That is why it is so critical to understand exactly what you are signing and making sure it is accurate.

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