Something Breaks, Floods or Needs Repair Right Before Closing… Now What?

Closing is scheduled for tomorrow morning and everyone is excited to finalize the deal. You suddenly get a frantic call from your seller who explains they were about to leave the house with the last few boxes when a torrential downpour blew through the area and they now have an inch of standing water in the basement. Now what do you do about the closing in the morning?

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Bucks County Uses NAR Grant to Help Homeowners Impacted by Recent Flash Flooding

Six to 10 inches of rain fell in less than four hours in Bucks County, causing a “100-year flooding” of the Neshaminy Creek, which runs through Bensalem Township, Bristol borough and Bristol Township. The flooding emergency closed many roadways and required emergency evacuations of dozens of residents in several communities. More than 800 families suffered loss or damage to their homes due to this flooding and many of the homes in this area did not have flood insurance because they aren’t located in a flood zone.

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Housing Starts, Builder Confidence Down

“While the demographics and interest for homebuying remain solid, higher costs and material access issues have resulted in lower levels of home building and even put a hold on some new home sales,” said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. “While these supply-side limitations are holding back the market, our expectation is that production bottlenecks should ease over the coming months and the market should return to more normal conditions.”

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Supreme Court Ends CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

The Supreme Court’s decision means landlords are now able to evict tenants based on non-payment of rent, unless there is a local eviction moratorium in place. Landlords should consult with an attorney to determine any local restrictions on evictions.

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