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    Angry House fire not disclosed??? what to do legally and expect in the house

    We bought this house which was a short sale. It was not in the best of the conditions but know our neighbore told me that the house had an explosion and was on fire!!!!!!!!!!

    Do we have any rights to persue a seller for not disclosing this imporatnt fact? I live in NJ and would like any suggestions.

    Also please do suggest what type of damage should be expected in this house or I should look for. My little boy sleeps in the room the explosion took place. When we bought the place the owner had done the cosmatics and the inspector also did not menstion any such thing.

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    Well, I got the fire report, it says that it was an electrical fire? Someone was playing X-box or something and the outlet got heated and busted or something!!!

    Can this really happen...

    Any comments??????????????

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    Default Re: House fire not disclosed??? what to do legally and expect in the house

    Quote Originally Posted by Cannotdo View Post
    ...the house had an explosion and was on fire!
    So what? If it was repaired and you or the home inspector didn't notice it what difference does it make? By the way, did they mentioned that Uncle Jones shot himself in the head and died on the kitchen room floor? That same year Mother Mary choked to death on an overly hard piece of bread stuffing at thanksgiving? And that the entire lot was an ancient Indian burial ground? Oh, and a long time ago, where the master bedroom is located now, a Brontosaurus took both a leak and a dump? Look, none of those things make any difference, just enjoy your new home!

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    Default Re: House fire not disclosed??? what to do legally and expect in the house

    Libcarp makes an interesting post, but none the less is true. Is a fire due to negligence any more or less important than any other triviality of life? Don't get me wrong, I'm all for disclosure of structural issues, however a fire caused by the homeowner/tenant is no more relevant that a brontosaurus turd. Someone dying of natural causes or suicide is equally inane. Murder could be an indicator of the neighborhood, but death in and of itself is not noteworthy as far as the structure or neighborhood. IMHO, in today's litigious society, everyone is looking for an "out" in life, which really doesn't exist. All you have to go on is gut instinct and the word of the "professionals" you've brought to the table, again, those professionals are being paid for their opinions which are just that, opinions.

    In the end it comes to this. Either you love the house - with it's warts and problems that you've used due diligence to find - or you don't. If, in the opinion of the experts you've enlisted, the home is suitable and habitable, only you can determine if it's a good place for you.
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    Default Re: House fire not disclosed??? what to do legally and expect in the house

    My 2¢....I think it is buyer's remorse.

    Buyer did specifically say they bought this house which was a short sale. It was not in the best of the conditions .....
    Buyer probably realized that the house repair cost more than they originally though and looking for a way out....
    "Life does not go by the book, we learn as we go along".

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    Default Re: House fire not disclosed??? what to do legally and expect in the house

    If you are concerned about the integrity of the home after the repairs due to the fire ... check with the local building department for permits that would / should have been issued and inspected for the repairs.
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
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    I would agree with you…and focus on the present and not the past…once I find out the house is safe for my family and me….your point is well taken…thanks

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    Default Re: House fire not disclosed??? what to do legally and expect in the house

    Quote Originally Posted by BigWalt View Post
    My 2¢....I think it is buyer's remorse.

    Buyer did specifically say they bought this house which was a short sale. It was not in the best of the conditions .....
    Buyer probably realized that the house repair cost more than they originally though and looking for a way out....
    Buyer’s remorse! Indeed…first time home buyer like us would feel cheated when told that beside the obvious repairs there have been problems that were not disclosed….I do translate it a way more money in the pit then generously anticipated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuk View Post
    If you are concerned about the integrity of the home after the repairs due to the fire ... check with the local building department for permits that would / should have been issued and inspected for the repairs.
    Thanks for your suggestion…now that’s what I wanted to know …i.e. how to know if there were proper repairs made after the fire.

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    Default Re: House fire not disclosed??? what to do legally and expect in the house

    Quote Originally Posted by Cannotdo View Post
    Buyer’s remorse! Indeed…first time home buyer like us would feel cheated when told that beside the obvious repairs there have been problems that were not disclosed….I do translate it a way more money in the pit then generously anticipated!
    #1...who's fault it is? You did say the house isn't in great shape. You shoulda walk away from it in first place....remember this...there are no victims, just volunteers.

    #2... If the house were damage by fire or whatever you can think of, what differences does it make? It is repaired isn't it? Inspector will know if your house has structure issue.
    It is like buying a used car from private seller or dealership, the car may be in fender bender or whatever but it looks good and drives good and no structure issue, the car is safe to drive..period! Don't bother telling me about Car fax, it is the biggest joke. Car Fax report is not nearly 50 to 100% accurate.

    libcarp said it best......So what? If it was repaired and you or the home inspector didn't notice it what difference does it make?



    anyway, about the fire damage...when did it happen?
    You did mention you got fire report...post the date here.....
    "Life does not go by the book, we learn as we go along".

    You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape.
    If it doesn't move and should, use WD-40.
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