When drafting a purchase agreement, it is important to remember that your fiduciary duties require you to do what is best for your client. For this assignment you will do research on properties that are on the market and have recently sold and then help your client draft a purchase agreement that will protect your clients’ interests and will be attractive enough to open negotiations with the seller.

Assignment Details

The following Course Outcome is assessed in this assignment:

MT432-5: Recommend the appropriate contract for a given real estate scenario.

Scenario (fictional): Robert G. and wife Carla S. Pelling want to purchase Raul and Stella Velasquez’s home at 4329 Sycamore Lane in Fort Worth, Texas. It has been on the market for 2 days and is listed at $395,900. The Pellings want to offer $375,900 for the home. Although not included in the MLS listing, they want the aboveground pool to convey to them along with the pool table in the 3-car garage. The home is listed in the Bexar County records as 2012-TAI-04212, recorded plat 32191 block 38.

The realtor, who is the agent of the buyer, recommended that the Pellings increase their offer because this 4-bedroom, 3-bath, 2,900 square foot home is located in a desirable neighborhood that the agent believes justifies the higher price.

Recommend an appropriate contract for the Pellings as their real estate agent based on the template provided by inserting the appropriate information to complete the purchase agreement.

Checklist:

Part 1:

Search for similar properties on your choice of real estate websites and determine if the asking price of the seller warrants an increased offer or not.
Determine a price based on your research for inclusion in the agreement as if the buyer had agreed.
Complete the entire template in a thorough manner.
Below the downloaded purchase agreement template, address the following items:

Part 2:

Justify the price you determined was appropriate that you recommended to the clients to be included in the purchase agreement.
Justify the personal property to be included in the purchase agreement, including any appliances.
Once the agreement has been submitted to the seller, they return with a counter offer to the buyer. Legally, where does the offer stand?
What happens next? Explain.

Sample solution

Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.

 

References

Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.