June 02, 2016
Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make but imagine purchasing a home from a builder where the contract of sale specifies that, if you choose to sell the home at a later date, you may only sell it back to the builder. Years later, when you are ready to downsize and no longer want the home, you approach the builder and she offers you ¼ of the home’s market value. You are left with three possibilities: (1) keep the home you no longer want; (2) sell at a below market price to the builder; or (3) abandon the home for nothing. This is a no-win situation – for the homeowner.