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Bob Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt answered:
How are property taxes handled if I close in August 31, 2016 in Illinois? The second installment for taxes is due September 1, 2016.
Since taxes in Illinois are in arrears, a year behind, the seller will pay the second installment of the 2015 bill at or prior to closing and then will issue you a credit of 8 full mont ... more
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Info, Home Buyer in Lake Zurich, IL
Info answered:
If the seller isn't willing to remodel 1998 kitchen, how much dollar value should be reduced off purchase price?
Depends on the sq footage and what you want upgraded ie; flooring, cabinets, counter tops, sink, what materials are used ie; new cabinets vs. painting current ones and installing new ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 25, 2016 Home Selling in 60047
Anne Smith, Home Buyer in Frisco, TX
Anne Smith asked:
We listed our home since February, and still no offer. We had reduced our price three times to correspond to the market and feedback comes back with backing to a road (which is not noisy at all), layout, (homes in the area is with that layout).…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 24, 2016 Home Selling in 60067
Dennis O'Don…, Real Estate Pro in CHICAGO, IL
Dennis O'Donoghue answered:
What are the current acceptable owner occupied ratios for FHA, Conventional, Fannie Mae/ Freddie Mac eligible loans?
Please be advised that the availability of financing can affect property values. It is possible that values will dip in a condominium complex when there is a high percentage of non-owne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 22, 2016 Home Selling in 60657
Fresco-brezza, Home Buyer in Evanston, IL
Fresco-brezza asked:
I signed in with email address and password. There is no Edit Home Facts button. I do not know what "claimed your home" means. There is no list from which to select my name.name from the list. Here's a clue: 0 out of 23 found this helpful. 30 minutes wasted, including searching on google for instructions on how to edit…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 19, 2016 Home Selling in 60062
Sheree, Home Buyer in Chili, IN
Sheree asked:
Would anyone buy a town house with water damage for 40,000 or 55,000? Can we walk away without having the mortgage company come after us? hello everyone. My question is Would anyone buy a town house with water damage for 40,000 or 55,000? And well our mortgage company try and garnish wages if we walk away from the house? Every…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 19, 2016 Home Selling in 60617
Angelique, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Angelique asked:
Looking for agent to determine if property is worth repairing and selling or not. If interested, please answer the following questions.
How many homes have you sold this year?
Have you helped any out of state owners, and if so how many?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 18, 2016 Home Selling in 60445
Oldstuffspen…, Home Owner in Alpha, IL
Oldstuffspence asked:
YOU HAVE THE PROPERTY DATE LISTED WRONG! FOR MY HOUSE 3778 US HWY 150 Alpha, IL 61413 - I am the owner...i dated the house...it is on record at the court house-the house was built in 1865-taxes went up in 1866- this is also verified by the great- - - granddaughter.... the realtor's…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 18, 2016 Home Selling in 61413
Neil Roxas, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Neil Roxas answered:
I would like to sell my condo fsbo in Chicago

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.


You will be redirected to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 18, 2016 Home Selling in Chicago
Ashling Grig…, Renter in Vista, CA
Ashling Grigorian asked:
What can a seller do about an incorrect appraisal from the buyer? I am currently selling my condo and the buyers mortgage lenders send an appraiser to my property. The appraisal came in $15,000 less than what we are selling our condo for. We are doing…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 17, 2016 Home Selling in Chicago
Starletta.fu…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Starletta.fulcher answered:
How do I find out what other homes in my neighborhood have sold for in the last couple of years?
im 40 years old i live in south ga .THE AREA IM LOOKING AT WILL BE OUT FROM CITY LIMITS
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 12, 2016 Home Selling in 60060
Kendratara, Both Buyer and Seller in Boise, ID
Kendratara answered:
Has anyone sold a home to a USDA/RHS Loan backed buyer?
The USDA Rural Housing Service offers the following programs to assist rural areas: http://usdalenders.org

Single Family Housing Direct Home Loans
Single Family Housing Guaranteed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 12, 2016 Home Selling in 61350
Bob Click, Home Buyer in Mendota, IL
Bob Click asked:
The only listing I can find is an old listing that is 193 days old. I recently signed up with FSBO on the $349.00 program/ I don't see my new listing on Trulia, just the old one. I signed up on August 1st. I really need the new listing, with pictures, on Trulia. What can I do about this problem?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 8, 2016 Home Selling in 61356
Howard Chou, Home Buyer in Boise, ID
Howard Chou asked:
I have a listing agreement I may want to cancel for personal reasons. It was for 90 days and is about 1/2 through. Can I incur fees not mentioned ? An offer came through that I declined at the same time for less than asking price and also I let my realtor know I may be needing to cancel my listing . I have not yet said definite. Should…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 5, 2016 Home Selling in 60527
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
need to sell my house. needs some repairs and upgrades. Should I have the work done or simply lower the price for the buyer to get the work done.?
Your question is not as simple as you may think. Are these cosmetic items or items in non-working order? "Non-workings" may wreak havoc for a buyer trying to obtain financing, and cos ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Aug 3, 2016 Home Selling in 60050
Mcmahill3, Both Buyer and Seller in Geneseo, IL
Mcmahill3 asked:
How do I change pictures on my home for sale? Last night I listed my house 'for sale by owner' on Zillow. Everything looks correct there, however not all my pictures transferred to Trulia. In addition, the main picture of my home…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 2, 2016 Home Selling in Geneseo
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