What is up with all the individual threads asking for specific stats in Garland? Wouldn't it be easier to just put them all in one thread? Also, just curious, why do you need all this information? I don't have that statistic right in front of me, but it seems to always stay around 93% the last time I checked.
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The bad news is that prices in Garland have come down some from a few years ago. Your particular home might have shrunk in value - the latest appraisal value from CAD probably shows that or no change in value.
Because the comparable properties are not numerous (there are only about a dozen similar enough to yours), an appraisal would be somewhat subjective anyway. The nearby units on Rollingwood are most similar but they haven't had any recent sales either.
Only the unit in the middle (5017) leased in the last year. Based on its lease value, you might be surprised that your unit is worth more than you thought.
So, you might ask a Realtor their opinion of the price to list it for, but don't be surprised if the first offer comes in lower when you finally get one. Also, you might consider leasing it out, instead. If your income is high enough, you could qualify for the new house, while renting out the old one.... more
Real Estate is very fickle. You never really know what is going to happen until it has been happening for a few months. There are certainly pockets of communities throughout the metro area that sustain value, or even increase. But there are also areas that continue to fall.
My advice is this: If you are ready willing and able to buy now, go for it! Will you find this home in a year? Possibly. But the point is, you have found it now and want it now. I would snag it.
Now, what to do about your current home? You should get it on the market immediately and have a Realtor price it competitively so that it sells fast. You place an offer on your dream home contingent upon closing your original home and you're all set. Keep in mind, market prices fluctuate frequently.
Depending on the market condition, time of year, overall buying mood, etc. you may or may not get more out of your home in a year. Your best bet is to assess a range of how much you need to get out of your home, or how much you are comfortable accepting and be willing to realize that your home may not be worth what you want it to be worth. This way, you can seriously consider offers within your acceptable range.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.... more
i would suggest that you ask your Realtor. I Occasionally have feed problems with Truila. Perhaps you agent is encountering the same problem. they can actually put in a ticket number for trulia to research.
Frank Dolski MBA, ABR, e-PRO
Coldwell Banker Hearthside realtors-Lahaska, PA... more
This is a matter of customary practices in the area you are located. In a buyer's market and this is where we are here in New Mexico seller is paying for all closing costs even some lender owned homes. When the market gets hot again the closing costs tend to be split bewteen buyer and seller and because of demand the seller tends to not pay for any at all.... more