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(Yahoo)   Lawyer doesn't read contract. Lawyer's family now needs to find a new place to live. Hopefully she also finds a new line of work   (yahoo.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Real estate, new home, Contract, home builder, sales contract, Danielle Ostrowski, 2,522-square-foot home, home builders  
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2021-06-05 9:09:08 AM  
Don't hire this lawyer, and Ben Dover for our real estate speculator over lord's.
 
2021-06-05 10:55:07 AM  

Urmuf Hamer: Don't hire this lawyer, and Ben Dover for our real estate speculator over lord's.


don't hire this builder either.
 
2021-06-05 11:16:45 AM  

EvilEgg: Urmuf Hamer: Don't hire this lawyer, and Ben Dover for our real estate speculator over lord's.

don't hire this builder either.


Howie Scruza?
 
2021-06-05 12:07:11 PM  
I thought Dewey, Cheetum, and Howe were lawyers, not builders...
 
2021-06-05 12:08:45 PM  
Builder better be very vigilant...  payback can be a real biatch... just sayin'.
 
2021-06-05 12:08:49 PM  

Rattrap007: I thought Dewey, Cheetum, and Howe were lawyers, not builders...


Don't build like my brother...
 
2021-06-05 12:09:09 PM  
That's a pretty sweet contract for the builder.
"I can cancel this build if I perceive you being an unmitigated pain in the ass.  Oh. You want to nag me to death trying to change the color of the driveway paint?  Enjoy temporary homelessness".
 
2021-06-05 12:11:06 PM  
Someone mentioned the firm of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe in another thread today, they would be perfect for this case.
 
2021-06-05 12:12:21 PM  
Lawyer/buyer didn't read contract, yes.  But builder claims buyer was being a jerk about the house.  Which is the same as being a lawyer, I guess.
 
2021-06-05 12:12:47 PM  

Urmuf Hamer: Don't hire this lawyer, and Ben Dover for our real estate speculator over lord's.


Don't go to Dr. Acula.
 
2021-06-05 12:13:17 PM  

OlderGuy: Builder better be very vigilant...  payback can be a real biatch... just sayin'.


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2021-06-05 12:13:54 PM  
"I can cancel at any time without reason and keep your deposit."

Who the fark would agree to such a contract? They could literally cancel it the day after it is signed and walk away with pure profit having done nothing.
 
2021-06-05 12:14:15 PM  

kozlo: Someone mentioned the firm of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe in another thread today, they would be perfect for this case.


in this case they are the builders.
 
2021-06-05 12:15:03 PM  
Everyone in this story sounds terrible.
 
2021-06-05 12:15:05 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Rattrap007: I thought Dewey, Cheetum, and Howe were lawyers, not builders...

Don't build like my brother...


... and don't build like *my* brother.
 
2021-06-05 12:16:14 PM  

austerity101: Everyone in this story sounds terrible.


Especially that six yo kid. Like wtf is their problem?
 
2021-06-05 12:17:44 PM  
Rattrap007:

I mean they could represent both parties, that's kinda their MO
 
2021-06-05 12:17:57 PM  

Mad Scientist: Lawyer/buyer didn't read contract, yes.  But builder claims buyer was being a jerk about the house.  Which is the same as being a lawyer, I guess.


I doubt they hired the lawyer until after this happened.
 
2021-06-05 12:19:39 PM  
You would think there would be a law-and yes, I know, you should really read what you sign, but you would think there would be a law making such a dick clause illegal.
 
2021-06-05 12:24:28 PM  
Their six yesr old writes Bible scriptures on walls!?


...My six year old can't be bothered to write his own name at the top of his homework....
 
2021-06-05 12:25:47 PM  

Zizzowop: You would think there would be a law-and yes, I know, you should really read what you sign, but you would think there would be a law making such a dick clause illegal.


Difficulty: Texas.
 
2021-06-05 12:29:35 PM  

fuzzybacchus: Their six yesr old writes Bible scriptures on walls!?


...My six year old can't be bothered to write his own name at the top of his homework....


Southern Baptists who practice law.

I hate them already.jpg
 
2021-06-05 12:31:17 PM  
FTA: "Kenny Ozee, one of Kenmark Homes' owners, said the decision to cancel the sale was made after long discussions with several of his employees, who complained that Ostrowski was becoming too difficult and at times even combative in demanding changes and fixes while the home was being constructed."
I'm detecting a possible Fark Around and Find Out situation here on the buyer's end.
 
2021-06-05 12:31:26 PM  

austerity101: Everyone in this story sounds terrible.


This. But the part where the kid wrote a bible verse on the wall? *shudder*. That's creepier than Rod and Todd
 
2021-06-05 12:31:52 PM  
So a lawyer and a sleazy contractor in Texas are having a dispute. That means I'm cheering for the ground to open up and swallow them all.
 
2021-06-05 12:37:37 PM  

OlderGuy: Builder better be very vigilant...  payback can be a real biatch... just sayin'.


Sir, I have no idea why you shiat yourself every time you go out the door. Not sure why the ring doorbell stops working when it happens, either.

Also, you need to clean up all that blood and rotten meat in your yard.  That must have been quite a party!

Why did you salt your lawn, anyway?

Etc...
 
2021-06-05 12:37:58 PM  

RoboZombie: austerity101: Everyone in this story sounds terrible.

This. But the part where the kid wrote a bible verse on the wall? *shudder*. That's creepier than Rod and Todd


I feel like that's a "good Christian family had their home stolen!" detail for this being shared on facebook. i.e. bullshiat
 
2021-06-05 12:38:17 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: That's a pretty sweet contract for the builder.
"I can cancel this build if I perceive you being an unmitigated pain in the ass.  Oh. You want to nag me to death trying to change the color of the driveway paint?  Enjoy temporary homelessness".


Zackly.

I had a coworker that nagged the hell out of the builder of her home.  Her husband was even worse about it and they visited their home in progress every.  Single.  Day.  They would freak the fark out over the dumbest shiat, like the molding along the floor didn't have 100% 'fine woodworking' miter joints...before it was even painted (ProTip:  Wood putty is a thing).

They were insufferable while their home was being built.  Then again as i got to know them better it turned out they were straight up insufferable and we, ahem, parted ways as friends.
 
2021-06-05 12:42:06 PM  

Rattrap007: I thought Dewey, Cheetum, and Howe were lawyers, not builders...


So, it's unclear, but it sounds like the original buyers didn't pay for the house. (Which, pretty sure you have to give builders some earnest money, but whatever maybe this one builds on spec) so, if they didn't pay for the house, they didn't get cheated, exactly, but they did get farked over.
 
2021-06-05 12:43:21 PM  

dk47: Mad Scientist: Lawyer/buyer didn't read contract, yes.  But builder claims buyer was being a jerk about the house.  Which is the same as being a lawyer, I guess.

I doubt they hired the lawyer until after this happened.


The buyer IS a lawyer.
 
2021-06-05 12:44:12 PM  

bigbadideasinaction: RoboZombie: austerity101: Everyone in this story sounds terrible.

This. But the part where the kid wrote a bible verse on the wall? *shudder*. That's creepier than Rod and Todd

I feel like that's a "good Christian family had their home stolen!" detail for this being shared on facebook. i.e. bullshiat


The South Pole base has some of my writing in its bones.  It's near the ceiling between berthing 2 and 3.
 
2021-06-05 12:45:07 PM  

fuzzybacchus: Their six yesr old writes Bible scriptures on walls!?


...My six year old can't be bothered to write his own name at the top of his homework....


It was just "Jesus wept." 


. . . was gonna post a Hellraiser gif and then decided that might be a NSFW situation.
 
2021-06-05 12:46:12 PM  
A lawyer that doesn't read contracts? Why isn't she on SCrOTUS yet?
 
2021-06-05 12:51:22 PM  

bigbadideasinaction: RoboZombie: austerity101: Everyone in this story sounds terrible.

This. But the part where the kid wrote a bible verse on the wall? *shudder*. That's creepier than Rod and Todd

I feel like that's a "good Christian family had their home stolen!" detail for this being shared on facebook. i.e. bullshiat


Yeah, good point. Maybe they can play up the persecution of Christians with it
 
2021-06-05 12:52:40 PM  

Mad Scientist: Lawyer/buyer didn't read contract, yes.  But builder claims buyer was being a jerk about the house.  Which is the same as being a lawyer, I guess.


Do you know why rattlesnakes never bite lawyers?
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.
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Professional courtesy.
 
2021-06-05 12:53:56 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: That's a pretty sweet contract for the builder.
"I can cancel this build if I perceive you being an unmitigated pain in the ass.  Oh. You want to nag me to death trying to change the color of the driveway paint?  Enjoy temporary homelessness".

Zackly.

I had a coworker that nagged the hell out of the builder of her home.  Her husband was even worse about it and they visited their home in progress every.  Single.  Day.  They would freak the fark out over the dumbest shiat, like the molding along the floor didn't have 100% 'fine woodworking' miter joints...before it was even painted (ProTip:  Wood putty is a thing).

They were insufferable while their home was being built.  Then again as i got to know them better it turned out they were straight up insufferable and we, ahem, parted ways as friends.


Sounds like a couple we knew. Actually, my wife worked with his wife and I was never keen on hanging out with them, but they had a giant house built up on a hill and fought with the contractor so much that the husband basically fired him. Well.....he couldn't find any other contractors to finish the job and he had to go back and rehire the original one.
 
2021-06-05 12:54:30 PM  
These clauses aren't anything new. The first house we bought, back in 1985, had one. We crossed it out and said we wouldn't sign until the builder agreed. The builder danced around a bit, but finally signed off on the change and said that it was just for this purpose. Incase we became a PIA, he could get out of working with us.
 
2021-06-05 12:55:19 PM  
Sounds like the builder got sick and tired of their shiat and probably realized that these people were going to be a PITA for years to come.  "They're going to threaten to sue us every time a cabinet handle needs tightening."
 
2021-06-05 12:55:27 PM  
"Where are we supposed to go?" said Danielle Ostrowski, an attorney who works in Fort Worth,

Back to first year law school, apparently.
 
2021-06-05 12:55:47 PM  
Sounds like everyone in this situation is acting like an a-hole, but the housing market in Texas (and basically everywhere) is insane these days. News story this morning said that in Austin, so far this year, there have been 1500 houses that sold for $100K, or more, over the asking price. Last year there were a total of 22 houses that did that.
 
2021-06-05 12:56:36 PM  
So they made changes to the plans as it was being built- everybody does this, and 30,000 isn't that much in the way of changes, either. Customer agrees to pay for changes it's not like the builder wasn't going to get paid for it.
 
2021-06-05 1:01:08 PM  
Yep... sounds like the TX that I remember...
 
2021-06-05 1:02:14 PM  

EvilEgg: Urmuf Hamer: Don't hire this lawyer, and Ben Dover for our real estate speculator over lord's.

don't hire this builder either.


If she were a competent lawyer, she would be doing her own work, whatever that may be, and hire a specialist in real estate law/contract law.  Don't contract with this builder.
 
2021-06-05 1:04:50 PM  
Even if the lawyer had seen the clause, the builder isn't going to remove it unless they pay a lot more.
 
2021-06-05 1:07:37 PM  

kozlo: Someone mentioned the firm of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe in another thread today, they would be perfect for this case.


They can take their car to Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers Automotive Center
 
7 days ago  
I like the little twist of the knife comment from the builder about having to repave the driveway after the earlier quote from the mom about how they let the family write their names in the concrete.
 
7 days ago  
Really, don't buy a house in Texas period. Your outrageously high property taxes go to give someone a shiatty education, unless you live in a very rich area. Even if you own your house outright, it can be taken away if for any reason you cannot pay the 7-15k a year, and shiat happens. Texas is a plantation, and you are not the overseer..

/gtfo of this place ASAP
//before your voting rights are taken away
///all the good ones have left Austin anyways....
 
7 days ago  
I have no sympathy for anyone involved.
 
7 days ago  

FlippityFlap: Really, don't buy a house in Texas period. Your outrageously high property taxes go to give someone a shiatty education, unless you live in a very rich area. Even if you own your house outright, it can be taken away if for any reason you cannot pay the 7-15k a year, and shiat happens. Texas is a plantation, and you are not the overseer..

/gtfo of this place ASAP
//before your voting rights are taken away
///all the good ones have left Austin anyways....


DO NOT COME TO COLORADO. YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DRIVE IN SNOW.
 
7 days ago  

blondambition: Urmuf Hamer: Don't hire this lawyer, and Ben Dover for our real estate speculator over lord's.

Don't go to Dr. Acula.


Fun fact: "acula" means shark in Russian. (or 'akula', depending on your transliteration)
 
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