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June Buerkle, Home Buyer in Chattanooga, TN
June Buerkle answered:
Just sold my house and would like to know if the capital gains on it would be taxed even if I used it all to buy my new house?
I think you are thinking about the old tax rules.

Under current tax law if it qualified as a personal residence (2 of last 5 years) ... then it doesn't matter what you do with t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 1, 2016 Home Selling in 77573
m1tvkl3, Home Buyer in Houston, TX
m1tvkl3 asked:
how can I post my property on Trulia? I cant post on Trulia because I have already posted on Zillow
I cant see the property on Trulia only on Zillow.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 4, 2016 Home Selling in 77551
LystHouse, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
LystHouse answered:
I am preparing to sell my house by owner. You have very old photos on this site. How do I update them?
Before you FSBO, make sure you read this first: https://www.lysthouse.com/thinking-about-selling-your-property-fsbo-for-sale-by-owner-read-this-first/

There is a lot to consider and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 25, 2016 Home Selling in 77554
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
How to place an ad on trulia?
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed, you can however try blogging about the property; if and when you do list with an agent, he/she can post it for you, ask; or consi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 1, 2015 Home Selling in 77590
Jim Atkinson, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Jim Atkinson answered:
How do I find a great realtor in my area to ell my home?
If you don't have a friend for family member that can recommend one, go to some open houses, get a feel for the realtor showing the home, find a few on line that have a bio that sounds ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 8, 2015 Home Selling in 77573
Jim Atkinson, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Jim Atkinson answered:
How do I find comps for the area around me? I look in the local area and nothing comes up that's even close to what my house is like.
Your best source is using a local Realtor. Realtors pay to gain access to records not always available or easily available to the general public. Plus, they are most likely familiar w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 8, 2015 Home Selling in 77539
Jim Atkinson, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Jim Atkinson answered:
I am thinking about enlarging my dining room by using 1/2 of my 2 car garage. How will this effect selling price? Better to just buy larger home?
Yes, buying bigger house may be your best route. When expanding into garage space you not only lose space to park a car or for storage, you also need to make sure the current A/C unit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 1, 2015 Home Selling in League City
Nick, Home Buyer in Irvine, CA
Nick answered:
Our tenant wants to buy our house. How can we sell it to them w/o a realtor? The house is in Fort Worth, TX and we live in Galveston, TX
Being dismissive only supports the negative reputation attached to most real estate "professionals". As #Gary Wolgast pointed out, Trulia is a real estate site. Agents pay to get leads ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2015 Home Selling in Galveston
Simon Watson, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Simon Watson answered:
Do you have an option to list property by owner? Is there a fee involved?
One way for sale by owners to show up on the Trulia listings is to
post it on a web site called FIZBER.COM, it will show up on Truila within 24-48 hours

Simon Watson
Keller William ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 24, 2015 Home Selling in 77550
Bill Minyard, Real Estate Pro in Crystal Beach, TX
Bill Minyard asked:
question as to pictures being shown on Trulia for 3409 Beachcomber Crystal Beach Texas You are showing the house on Trulia at 899 sf and it is actually 1127 sf;
also the pictures you have in your system are not the ones I sent but the pictures from 5 years ago when I purchased…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 11, 2015 Home Selling in 77650
Suzy Chapman, Real Estate Pro in Crystal Beach, TX
Suzy Chapman answered:
How the heck do I determine the value of a piece of land in Port Bolivar? It has about 60 feet of bay
Elevation is a factor. What area? Pt Bolivar, Crystal Beach, Caplan, or Gilchrist? How far to bay access from the intercoastal. Call me 409-684-2000 Hamilton Real Estate
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 31, 2013 Home Selling in Port Bolivar
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Christopher Pagli answered:
Can a realtor tell me what I need to fix on my house to prepare it for selling?
Absolutely. In fact you should get a pre-listing home inspection so you can see what might come up in a buyers inspection.

0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 24, 2013 Home Selling in Galveston
Gail Bevill, Real Estate Pro in League City, TX
Gail Bevill answered:
What are the most important things sellers should consider when listing a home for sale?
The most important factor for sellers to consider when listing their property for sale is the asking price. List your property at the right price and you will get top dollar. List too h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 25, 2013 Home Selling in League City
Thomas.gene1…, Other/Just Looking in Texas City, TX
Thomas.gene1969 answered:
Ask a question... Who should I contact to get an understanding of what my house is valued at in Galveston, Texas.?
Yes you could talk to a Real Estate Agent. But, I would talk to a builder first. You could have an Appraisal report done. This would tell you the value as is and what up dates are nee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 30, 2012 Home Selling in Galveston
Pam Szatanek, Home Buyer in League City, TX
Pam Szatanek answered:
My house in MARBELLA has being on the market for almost 2months!! Had 6 viewings but no offers yet!! House is in a very good condition, clutter free!
I am looking at homes in that area and what shocks me is the amount of property taxes.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 28, 2012 Home Selling in League City
Robert McGui…, Real Estate Pro in Denver, CO
Robert McGuire answered:
I'd like to know how I can get the weekly stats--how many hits, how many views in detail--how many appointments?

Your listing agent is one you should look to for this information. I am sure that if he is a quality Realtor, he will be glad to supply you with this information as part of h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 2, 2012 Home Selling in 77551
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