As a Buyer or Seller you must be aware of the possible obstacles and hurdles in a Real Estate Transaction.
Listed are "88 Types of Turbulence" you should be prepared for in order to make the Real Estate transaction go as smooth as possible.
1. Does not tell the truth on loan application
2. Submits incorrect information to the Lender
3. Buyer has recent late payments on credit report.
4. Found out about additional debt after loan application.
5. Borrower loses job.
6. Co-borrower loses job.
7. Income verification lower than what was stated on loan Application.
8. Overtime income not allowed by underwriter for qualifying.
9. Applicant makes large purchase on credit card before closing
10. Illness, injury, divorce or other financial setback during escrow.
11. Lacks motivation.
12. Gift donor changes mind.
13. Cannot locate divorce decree.
14. Cannot locate petition or discharge of bankruptcy.
15. Cannot locate tax returns.
16. Cannot locate bank statements.
17. Difficulty in obtaining verification of rent.
18. Interest rate increases and borrower no longer qualifies.
19. Loan program changes with higher rates, points and fees.
20. Child support not disclosed on application.
21. Borrower is a foreign national.
22. Bankruptcy within the last two years.
23. Mortgage payment is double the previous housing payment.
24. Borrower does not have steady two-year employment history.
25. Borrower brings in handwritten pay stubs.
26. Borrower switches to job with a probation period.
27. Borrower switches from salary to 100% commission income.
28. Borrower/co-borrower/seller dies.
29. Family members or friends do not like the home buyer chooses.
30. Buyer is too picky about property in price range they can afford.
31. Buyer feels the house is misrepresented.
32. Veterans DD214 form not available.
33. Buyer comes up short of money at closing.
34. Buyer does not properly "paper trail" additional money that comes from gifts or loans etc.
35. Buyer does not bring cashier's check to title company for closing cost and down payment.
36. Loses motivation to sell (job transfer does not go through, reconciles marriage, etc.).
37. Cannot find a suitable replacement property.
38. Will not allow appraiser inside home.
39. Will not allow inspectors inside home in a timely manner.
40. Removes property that the buyer believed was included.
41. Cannot clean up liens...is short on cash to close.
42. Did not own 100% of property as previously disclosed.
43. Encounters problems getting partners' signature
44. Leaves town without giving anyone Power of Attorney.
45. Delays the projected move-out date.
46. Did not complete the repairs agreed to in contract.
47. Sellers' home goes into foreclosure during escrow.
48. Misrepresents information about home & neighborhood.
49. Does not disclose all hidden or unknown defects and they are subsequently discovered.
50. Builder miscalculates completion date of home.
51. Builder has to many cost overruns.
52. Final inspection on new house does not pass.
53. Seller does not appear for closing and will not sign papers.
54. Have no client control over buyers or sellers.
55. Delays access to property for inspection and appraisals.
56. Unfamiliar with their client's financial position...do they have enough equity to sell, etc.
57. Does not get completed paperwork to the Lenders in time.
58. Inexperienced in this type of property transaction.
59. Takes unexpected time off during transaction and can't be reached.
60. Misleads other parties to the transaction and has huge ego.
61. Does not do sufficient homework on their clients or the property and wastes everyone's time.
62. County will not approve septic system or well.
63. Termite report reveals substantial damage and seller is not willing to fix or repair.
64. Home was misrepresented as to size and condition.
65. Home is destroyed prior to closing.
66. Home not structurally sound.
67. Home is uninsurable for homeowners insurance.
68. Property incorrectly zoned.
69. Portion of home sits on neighbor's property.
70. Unique home and comparable properties for appraisal difficult to find.
The Escrow/Title Company
71. Fails to notify lenders/agents of unsigned or unreturned documents.
72. Fails to obtain information from beneficiaries, lien holders, insurance companies, or Lenders in a timely manner.
73. Lets principals leave town without getting all necessary signatures.
74. Loses or incorrectly prepares paperwork.
75. Does not pass on valuable information quickly enough.
76. Does not coordinate well, so that many items can be done simultaneously.
77. Does not bend the rules on small problems.
78. Finds liens or other title problems at the last minute.
79. Is not local and misunderstands the Market.
80. Is to busy to complete the appraisal on schedule.
81. No comparable sales are available.
82. Is not on Lender's "approved list".
83. Makes important mistakes on appraisal and brings in value to low.
84. Lender requires a second or "review appraisal".
85. Pest inspector not available when needed.
86. Pest inspector too picky about condition of property.
87. Home Inspector not available when needed.
88. Inspection reports alarm buyer and sale is cancelled.