• psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

Man who walked away from home purchase successfully sued for $155K

Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly is reporting a fairly interesting breach of residential contract case between a buyer and seller that I thought I would share.  The seller won a $155,000 judgment against the buyer, who walked away from the deal and refused to close.  The seller’s large damage award was due to a precipitous drop in value realized on the re-sale and carrying costs.  There isn’t anything particularly notable about the law in that, but reading between the lines it would appear that the buyer realized he had made a bad deal and went to a lawyer (or his agent) to try and get out of the contract (gosh, that never happens does it?).  Clearly he was advised that he could use the POA disclosure (non-disclosure really) as an out and he canceled primarily on that basis (I guess they also claimed other outs that were to silly too discuss apparently).  Read the case here for that discussion.
 
One lesson is that what you think might be a POA may not in fact be a POA so don’t blithely assume it to be so.  Another lesson is this: I’ll look for the subsequent article, which is where that losing buyer sues his agent and lawyer for giving him bad advice.  And you wonder why I (trepidly sometimes) say “I think the answer is this …. but you never know what will happen in court”?
 
 
A brief review by Real Estate Attorney Brian Lytle Esq. www.LytleLaw.com  A general practice law firm located in Newport News, Virginia.  From two office locations on the Virginia Peninsula we serve clients and try cases across the Commonwealth including  the  Peninsula, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, James City and York County areas. Lytle Law has the experience and ability to satisfy nearly all of a client’s legal needs, and where we believe we need help we will either associate appropriate counsel or provide a referral.
 
Brian  is the president of Lytle Title www.LytleTitle.com  Lytle Title & Escrow, LLC a Virginia licensed, insured, and bonded real estate settlement company doing business as Lytle Title. With offices in Newport News and WIlliamsburg, Virginia, we primarily serve the Virginia Peninsula (Hampton, Newport News, York County, James City County and Williamsburg), but we also regularly serve surrounding areas, to include Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Gloucester and the greater Tidewater, Virginia area.
 
 

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