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That's always the question post recession - can I sell my home for enough to pay it off and buy my next home - adding a long distance move only adds to the layers of complication for your scenario.
There are 2 ways you can go as a good first step - have several agents come in and give you a market analysis or hire an appraiser to appraise your home and give you an idea of what it will sell for - not a pie in the sky number, but tell the appraiser you want a realistic estimate on your home's value.
Hope that helps and that whichever way you go you find that there'smore than enough equite to allow you to make your move.... more
If homes are selling very quickly or if your home is decorated like Martha Stewart was there, then I'd try for a little bit without a stager - BUT - if there the home looks dated, sometimes staging can help make it look a little more with the time.... more
Carol - If your husband is a disabled veteran, there may be option out there for you that you are not aware of. Have you contacted Army Community Services at Fort Lee? They are a great resource for all sorts of issues, and it doesn't matter which branch your husband served in. And if they are not able to help with your issue specifically, they may be able to guide you to an organization that can. Their number is 804-734-6388. Also, as a disabled veteran, your husband may be eligible for a VA loan that would not have a funding fee. That often depends on the rating he has received. Your best bet there will be to contact a loan officer who handles VA loans. I have worked with one for years that has always done a great job for my clients - he has also received recognition for the loans he does for the Virginia Housing Development Authority. Best of luck and please, thank your husband for his service!... more
Why not simply contact a few local agents from different realty companies and ask for a cma, comparative market analysis, review the data, ask opinions and go from there.....you can also locate some area agents under the find a pro tab.... more
Look at your market through the buyer's eyes! What is your townhome competing with - not just townhomes but single family homes as well. Buyers tend to look in 25,000 increments- 150-175,000 etc. Buyers are looking for the BEST BUY in their price range. There may be 50-100 lisings you are competing with? Not sure where you are! Buyers look at price/sq ft; tax assessment; solds in your school area in the past 90 days. List/sale price. Buyers have lots of numbers at their finger tips!
How long has your towhome been on the market ? How many showings has it had? More than 10?
Your Realtor can provide you with solid data to support any decision you make about pricing.... more
The difference between a finished basment vs non basement will depend on several factors including qualify of the finish, is it an overimprovement for the house / neighborhood or is it fairly common in the neighborhood. Is it a walkout? What does the comparable data suggest? Your Realtor can provide a comparative market analysis (CMA) to help better determine the value of the finished basement. If you are currently not working with a Realtor it would be my pleasure to provide a CMA.... more
Toby, I have been selling residential real estate in the Chester area for the past 15 years. Let me know if you would like to meet to discuss the current market conditions and a comprehensive plan to market your parcels.... more