This week’s question comes John K from South City who asks: “I recently bought my first home with my wife. We saw the ad for the house on line and went to an open house. We liked the house and asked the broker about the neighborhood because we wanted a safe, quiet, place to raise a family.
The broker said that it was a quiet neighborhood with older, retired neighbors. The agent acted as a “dual agent” which he said meant he could represent us both. We went through a lot of paperwork, got the loan, and then closed on the house.
After we moved in we started seeing a lot of traffic coming and going from next door. It turns out that they are selling drugs and may be running a meth lab. I spoke to the other neighbor next door and he said that this had been going on a long time and he had spoken with the broker about it. I feel ripped off, what can I do?”