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just wondering

Medina, TN

#1 Sep 10, 2012
What's the deal with the sign out by the house on 45S that says
Sold by Hickman Realty in May 2009.
Dude

Erin, TN

#2 Sep 10, 2012
I was told they sold it and the new owners found out there was mold and a lot of other things wrong
Come on

Jackson, TN

#3 Sep 10, 2012
That pretty stupid to call out the realty company, especially after 3 years. The realty company is not a home inspection company. Sounds like they're just looking to point the finger at someone other than themselves.
Look people, get a licensed home inspector. Also, check them out to make sure they know what the hell they're doing, by getting their license number and searching for it. This will warn you of complaints against them. Make an offer that is contingent on a home inspection. If the inspection comes back with discrepancies, start jewing down the price, or run for the hills.
Bobbie

Bells, TN

#4 Sep 11, 2012
I understand that it turns out "Jim", that bought the house, changed his mind after buying.(BTW have you met this guy???) A car hit the house and damaged it. He never moved into the home. Instead he has let the home set there sealed up and has been growing mold/mildew inside it for years now. It is an older home and has a portion on the lower level that is below grade. DUHHH What do you expect??? He has been trying to stir up stink and really should go back to where he came. What an IDIOT!! Now he puts up a sign advertising that he is one. Maybe it's BUSH's Fault!!?? hahahaha Sure not the Realty Company's fault!!

Since: Jun 12

Maryville, TN

#5 Sep 11, 2012
The family that bought the home, the Hughes's, were not informed of all the problems with the house...it is the seller's and Realtor's fault in my mind. They need to make this right and give them back their money so they can move on.
Jimmy

United States

#6 Sep 12, 2012
may be sellers fault, but not realtors. Sellers signs disclosure papers of what's wrong with house. Realtors doesn't cross examine seller or investigate. Wonder if a home inspection was done? If seller hides a problem, and it comes out-----who besides the seller is at fault?
truth

Mobile, AL

#7 Sep 12, 2012
Bobbie wrote:
I understand that it turns out "Jim", that bought the house, changed his mind after buying.(BTW have you met this guy???) A car hit the house and damaged it. He never moved into the home. Instead he has let the home set there sealed up and has been growing mold/mildew inside it for years now. It is an older home and has a portion on the lower level that is below grade. DUHHH What do you expect??? He has been trying to stir up stink and really should
go back to where he came. What an IDIOT!! Now he puts up a sign advertising that he is one. Maybe it's BUSH's Fault!!?? hahahaha Sure not the Realty Company's fault!!
The buyers knew nothing about the water problems or mold and have never stayed in the house. There was water leaking the day they moved in and the realtor saw the leak and did nothing. They still pay a mortgage on it. The owners knew about it too. I bet if this was you- you would be stirring up a stink too. People need to tell the truth and do what it right!!!!
oh gah

Lubbock, TX

#8 Sep 13, 2012
truth wrote:
<quoted text>The buyers knew nothing about the water problems or mold and have never stayed in the house. There was water leaking the day they moved in and the realtor saw the leak and did nothing. They still pay a mortgage on it. The owners knew about it too. I bet if this was you- you would be stirring up a stink too. People need to tell the truth and do what it right!!!!
if you are investing ur money in something that big have enough since to have a home inspection done before u buy it! It's not the realtors fault.
sam smith

Humboldt, TN

#9 Sep 13, 2012
truth wrote:
<quoted text>
The buyers knew nothing about the water problems or mold and have never stayed in the house. There was water leaking the day they moved in and the realtor saw the leak and did nothing. They still pay a mortgage on it. The owners knew about it too. I bet if this was you- you would be stirring up a stink too. People need to tell the truth and do what it right!!!!
I bet if it was me, I would of had a home inspection...this buyer tried to save a few dollars and cut corners. He needs to assume responsibility for his own inadequacy's!
Hellooooo

Medina, TN

#10 Sep 13, 2012
They had an inspection. Sometimes people lie to sell a house. Now if you want o go in that thing, you need a hazmat suit.
Not true

United States

#11 Sep 13, 2012
truth wrote:
<quoted text>
The buyers knew nothing about the water problems or mold and have never stayed in the house. There was water leaking the day they moved in and the realtor saw the leak and did nothing. They still pay a mortgage on it. The owners knew about it too. I bet if this was you- you would be stirring up a stink too. People need to tell the truth and do what it right!!!!
I disagree with everything you said here. I know the former owners of th e house. I know when the house was built and the builder. I was in the house before it was sold. There was never any mold in that house before it was sold. Not sure what went on after the house sold, but it was in mint condition when new owners bought it.
just me

Columbia, TN

#12 Sep 14, 2012
I know both families. The Hughes have never slept one night in the house. There was an inspection but the problem couldn't be seen with an average inspection. When the basement flooded the 2nd time, a piece of paneling had to come down and mold was growing up the studs in the wall. The realtor, who just happens to be Mrs. Hughes' uncle, made light of the situation. I think naturally they trusted him thinking it could be fixed easily. The further they got into the repair the worse it got. I'm sure the Taylors probably didn't know there was mold inside the walls. I think the problem is that the truth wasn't told about previous flooding in the house. Both families are good people. It's a shame this has happened. But put yourself in the Hughes' shoes. You've worked and saved. You move to be closer to family. You trust your uncle realtor to help you find a good home and you sink your life's savings into it. Yes, Jim Hughes is a bulldog on this issue. Wouldn't you be?
Come on

Jackson, TN

#13 Sep 14, 2012
Well, if a home inspection was done, then the homeowners need to put the inspectors name out there, rather than the realtor. Anytime you have a lot of mold, there are always tell tale signs of water damage......especially if there was mold growing on the studs. By that time, there would be visible indicators from water saturation on drywall, trim, sill plate, and/or the sub floor. If that wasn't enough, the house would smell musty. If the house smelled musty, he should have ordered an indoor air quality test. So, either the mold wasn't bad, or there, at the time of inspection, or the inspector done a half @ssed job from lack of knowledge and/or lack of experience.
truth

Humble, TX

#14 Sep 17, 2012
sam smith wrote:
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I bet if it was me, I would of had a home inspection...this buyer tried to save a few dollars and cut corners. He needs to assume responsibility for his own inadequacy's!
There was a home inspection done by a person hickman suggested.
truth

Humble, TX

#15 Sep 17, 2012
There was an inspection done by a person hickman suggested.
tom

Humboldt, TN

#16 Sep 18, 2012
truth wrote:
There was an inspection done by a person hickman suggested.
well...now the plot thickens!!!!
Opinion

Memphis, TN

#17 Sep 18, 2012
It is both the realtors and the inspectors job to make sure that all information has been disclosed and that a full, proper inspection has been done before the closing, on both sides. The seller's realtor and the buyer's realtor both should be held accountable, as well as the inspector. The buyer is taking their word that the house is in safe and livable conditions. They are paying a mortgage on this house and have not been able to sleep in it since the purchase. Possibly, to get the attention that this case needs, the sign was posted, which, I personally think was a good move, however, I think it should have said "Hickman Realty sold this mold infested house in May 2009". No, you can not always see mold, but, you can see water damage, and if the damage had been that bad that the mold has gotten to this point, it should have been caught. Also, if the former owners disclosed that there was flooding in the basement, the inspector should have made sure, very sure, that the walls were clean. If it is black mold, no one can live in that house, and to clean it and make it safe would cost thousands. I am sure Hickman did not intend to sell a unsafe home to the Hughes, but it seems that they also did not take proper measures, along with the inspector, to ensure that it was safe and ready to be sold.
Goforthegold

United States

#18 Sep 18, 2012
It ""seems" you know nothing about this house and everything you said is speculated hogwash!
Opinion wrote:
It is both the realtors and the inspectors job to make sure that all information has been disclosed and that a full, proper inspection has been done before the closing, on both sides. The seller's realtor and the buyer's realtor both should be held accountable, as well as the inspector. The buyer is taking their word that the house is in safe and livable conditions. They are paying a mortgage on this house and have not been able to sleep in it since the purchase. Possibly, to get the attention that this case needs, the sign was posted, which, I personally think was a good move, however, I think it should have said "Hickman Realty sold this mold infested house in May 2009". No, you can not always see mold, but, you can see water damage, and if the damage had been that bad that the mold has gotten to this point, it should have been caught. Also, if the former owners disclosed that there was flooding in the basement, the inspector should have made sure, very sure, that the walls were clean. If it is black mold, no one can live in that house, and to clean it and make it safe would cost thousands. I am sure Hickman did
not intend to sell a unsafe home to the Hughes,
but it seems that they also
did not take proper measures, along with the
inspector, to ensure that it was safe and ready to

be sold.
just me

Columbia, TN

#19 Sep 18, 2012
goforthegold....it "seems" to me that you must be associated with Hickman or the sellers....OUCH!! The truth hurts! Just a thought...if the buyers didn't have a case, this would have been settled long ago because they wouldn't have had a leg to stand on. It seems to me that Hickman and the sellers are dragging this out hoping that the Hughes will fold and give up.
Goforthegold

United States

#20 Sep 18, 2012
just me wrote:
goforthegold....it "seems" to me that you must be associated with Hickman or the sellers....OUCH!! The truth hurts! Just a thought...if the buyers didn't have a case, this would have been settled long ago because they wouldn't have had a leg to stand on. It seems to me that Hickman and the sellers are dragging this out hoping that the Hughes will fold and give up.
You could not be more wrong!

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