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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying a Home by Peter Richmond

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Chapter 18
After the Fact
In This Chapter
• Dealing with problems you discover after moving in
• Determining who should take care of the problem
• When you should take the seller to court
• Statutes of limitations on taking the seller to court
Now that you own your home, you probably think you’re done. You might be, but what if something suddenly “pops up” that you feel warrants action by the seller? For example, let’s say that after you move in, you find a crack in the foundation that extends from one corner of the foundation to halfway up one side of the structure. You never saw it during the walkthrough and the inspector missed it. It isn’t a recent crack, yet the seller never said a thing about it to you. Your warranty doesn’t cover it, so what ...

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