If building on a good piece of land it all depends on the area and the age of the trees and the neighbors and if there is a view or not. We won't be ready to make any moves until late 2017 but we want to start the planing now so that we now what we need to get straight to make all right moves... more
You can't trust ANY website for an accurate valuation. It's hard enough to estimate value for a HUMAN, and next to impossible for a computer. Sometimes the computer gets it right, but that is only because it got lucky with the comps. Valuing property takes common sense, which computers do not yet possess (and neither do many humans). The computer models simply use public records...so if a house is in a certain area, has the same number of rooms and the same square footage, the computer assumes they are equal, or comparable. You and I both know they might be VERY different...one could be a showplace, while the other could be really ugly with mold and 1960s décor. You need a human eye. As a buyer, you don't pay a realtor, the seller does, so you should really take advantage of the FREE help that is available to you. And try to find a GOOD one, that goes a long way as well. Best of luck...... more
You know in that general area, I'd love to say I've never smelled the "mushroom" smell before but truth is on really hot, humid days, I get whiffs of it from time to time but not very often at all. It certainly is not a problem in my eyes or would make living there a problem.
There are a lot of very nice areas down there including Kennett Square and Chads Ford - all great areas. What are you looking for specifically?... more
You should speak to your bank, call and ask for home retnetion. You should also speak to an attorney as you bought another home, if they chose to hokd you responsible for the shortage, then make sure they can not attach your current home. Then if you chose a short sale, hire the best agent who is the most experienced in negitiating and selling short sales. not every agent has short sale experience... more
The bigger question is "How do I maximize the exposure of my home for sale?". And the answer to that question is "Get it listed in the local MLS". Find he best solution for you to do that. There are "Limited Service" agents and "MLS Only" agents who will charge you a small flat fee to list it in the MLS. In my experience, selling outside the MLS is a very limited option. I, for one, don't go looking anywhere else for my clients, unless I have some reason to believe there is something outside the MLS that might suit their needs. Also, Trulia and a million other "aggregate feed" websites TAKE THEIR DATA FROM the MLS...so that's the place to start. Best of luck selling your home...... more