The husband or wife may not want to sell the house but continue to live in it. If children and schools are involved this can become a major problem with the home sale.
A Lehigh Valley Home Buyer that is purchasing a home in the middle of a Divorce may be concerned that the deal will fall apart based on something that has Nothing to do with them.
Selling a home, when owned by a husband/wife, typically involves both of them to agree on many different issues with the sale of the home.
Typical Lehigh Valley Home Sale
Get the home ready for showings.
Agree on the price to list the home for sale.
Accommodate showing requests.
Get an offer on the house, discuss and except or counter.
Buyer requests repairs based on property inspections - sellers agree and do the repairs or negotiate.
The sellers move out before the closing and settlement occurs.
The husband/wife discuss every item and go forward accordingly with both of them in agreement.
This process can totally change when the couple is getting divorced.
Lehigh Valley Home Sale when Divorcing
Have both parties (husband/wife) agreed to the sale and the listing price?
Who will be living in the house while it is listed for sale? Will they allow the house to be shown?
Are there repairs/updates needed to the home that may affect the sale? Can any of these get done and if so by whom?
Is the mortgage payment current and who is paying the mortgage? Will it continue to be paid?
Are children involved or a fight over support or alimony?
On Closing Day, will the house be empty and swept clean?
Is there a Divorce Settlement? How will any proceeds be divided?
If the sellers can't agree or work together, a Judge may need to step in and order the sale of the home.
Every Divorce situation is unique when Selling a Lehigh Valley Home. If you have any questions, let me know.
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