A Petersburg woman tried
for months to get a mortgage broker to return her money for an appraisal that
never happened. She called 12 On Your Side to help get her hard-earned cash
Right now, it seems to be
resolved. We got a good phone number for the mortgage broker, called him and
even went to his home. Thursday, he dropped off a check for Brenda
was so excited to see a 'For Sale' sign on the Petersburg home back in June she
called the listing agent and saw the house the next day.
"It's an older home but
it's loaded with quality, the quality materials," she said.
She signed papers but soon
backed out of the deal to buy the home. She says there were more problems than
she was comfortable with.
"The house which we
discovered, sadly, has black mold and the black mold was creeping up from the
basement," Brenda explained.
Brenda says she stopped
everything and got her one thousand dollar deposit back, but ran into trouble
with William Brown. Receipts show she paid $750.00 for an appraisal. She says Brown
acknowledged to her, he owes it.
"I said ‘yes sir, I would
like to have my money back' because he didn't do anything. He has stopped
returning my calls. He stated he was going to meet me somewhere to give it to
me. He never showed up," she said.
A letter from Brown to Brenda,
concerning a private mortgage loan and refinancing, lists Brown as Managing Partner
for Commercial Real Estate Lending Associates, LLC. The number in the letter is
a non-working number. So, we went to his home after calling his cell. No one
answered the door.
Brown did call back as we
were leaving and said it was a short sale, the house was a foreclosure, and Brenda
was confused about processing fees. But, he would refund the seven hundred
fifty dollars. We asked him why so long?
He said he was trying to
get his money back from the investors. We offered, but Brown declined to talk
Brenda got a refund Thursday...not
the certified check Brown promised.
"I couldn't do it but 12
did. Thank goodness for 12 being on my side," Brenda said.
The check it's from Brown's
"I'll let you know when I
cash it," she said.
Brown says Brenda backed out because of credit issues and she couldn't afford
to buy the home. Brenda says that's not
true. She was far along in the process and backed out because of the mold.
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