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Missing hardwood floors in dining room

Hello! I have an interesting problem. My husband and I just bought a townhouse in the Mission district of SF. In the brochure for the house, it said "hardwood floors in dining room" and indeed it appeared that there was when we looked at the home.

I guess we didn't look hard enough (didn't think we had to?), but after we signed the contract and the old owners moved out, we saw that only the edges had hardwood, the center portion, which was covered by carpet, was just plywood.

Do the sellers have to install hardwood? The brochure was very misleading in suggesting that there was hardwood throughout the ENTIRE dining room.

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The culpable one is the decriber, see if the Realtor will make a fix. Use a professional inspector before going to contract. Possibly bring your disappointment to the realtor's board. E & O insurance? I sure hope some professionals were involved in this transaction, not a FSBO.
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Thank you for that benjamin; I did end up discussing with my realtor who worked out something with theirs in order to get the hardwood installed!!

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I don't think the representative was trying to mislead anyone. Many older homes have wood floors laid like this -- all around the room with a area rug in the center over planks or plywood. Unless someone lifts the rug to look, or all of the personal items are removed, it has the appearance of being a hardwood floor. Technically, it does have hardwood -- just not the whole floor. I would advise buyers to check for carpet fading under furniture as well discoloration under area rugs where there is a smooth surface floor.

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Hi Laurie,
This is deceptive. I hope you are working with professional Realtors who can solve this issue for you. You need legal advice on this one.

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I don't think the representative was trying to mislead anyone. Many older homes have wood floors laid like this -- all around the room with a area rug in the center over planks or plywood. Unless someone lifts the rug to look, or all of the personal items are removed, it has the appearance of being a hardwood floor. Technically, it does have hardwood -- just not the whole floor. I would advise buyers to check for carpet fading under furniture as well discoloration under area rugs where there is a smooth surface floor.

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if you want it look at it

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In my opinion, the buyer has the burden of conducting their own diligence within that period. The contract should hav allowed a period of time for you to conduct any and all inspections to your liking. If no one thought to lift the carpet, then I dont think you have any legal recourse, if you have closed escrow. If you have signed the contingency release only and not closed escrow. I would rant and rave and demand some accomodation for this. Your agent should already have checked for this on their own AVID as should the agent representing the Seller. I dont this you have any claim to the Seller but one of the two agents should have noted the flooring on their agent's inspection. I would squeeze the two agnts to help pay for this... and I'm an agent.

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you should have a realtor and they should be able to help you with this. Are there any contengencies on your contract????

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I just moved in the place that is next to it. It is a great place. It is all hardwood.

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when i lived in the house there were hardwood floors (1 year ago)

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