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Arodcasiano01, Home Buyer in Kearny, NJ
Arodcasiano01 answered:
Can a VA Loan be used to buy a home for a family member?
I my sister wants to sell me her house I am a veteran I want to use my VA loan to purchase the house from my sister I understand that the process is easier because
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 6, 2015 Home Selling in Kirkland
jennifer.asb…, Home Owner in Boulder, CO
jennifer.asbury answered:
Do you think an Open House on Easter Sunday is a bad idea?
Although I am a devout
Christian, I actually put a house under contract (my own purchase) on Easter Sunday one year. I think it totally depends on the area. Here in Boulder.. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Selling in Kirkland
Joanne V McC…, Real Estate Pro in Woodinville, WA
Joanne V McCann answered:
Do you believe in luck? "Saint Joseph" the Patron Saint of Real Estate matters & home sales supposedly helps sell homes faster and for a better price.
I have been a Realtor in the area going on 25 years and never had the occasion to "plant" a St. Joseph statue head first in the front yard of any of my listings until recently. While n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 25, 2014 Home Selling in Kirkland
EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
how can i sale my busines?
Connect with a commercial Realtor in your area of Kirkland, WA, if you need a recommendation get back to me and I gladly forward a good recommendation to you. What type of business?
Go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Selling in Kirkland
Robin Stark, Other/Just Looking in Washington
Robin Stark answered:
Is the market turning?
well I would say that this is the selling season and also the interest rates and lending rates from bank continue to remain low. Buyers know that this isn't going to last forever and ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 11, 2013 Home Selling in Kirkland
Jennifer Nil…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Jennifer Nilssen answered:
My Kirkland condo is underwater. My question: what do experts predict for the condo market in my area?
Maybe I should have given you this link
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Selling in Kirkland
Sarah L. Reed, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Sarah L. Reed answered:
My condo is drastically underwater. Is that a sufficient hardship to qualify for a short sale?
Hello,

I specialize in short sales, and I am your neighbor here in Kirkland. There may be several options available to you to gracefully achieve a short sale with your lien holder. P ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 1, 2012 Home Selling in Kirkland
Ian Biggs, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Ian Biggs answered:
We are relocating and have to sell our house. We have already found 2 interested parties in buying our home
If your desire is to sell to one of these interested parties, first do some research on the two buyers. How long have their homes been on the market? Are they reasonably priced? That be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 26, 2012 Home Selling in Kirkland
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
Does renting your home make it more difficult to short sale at a later date?
I would say yes it does make it more difficult. Much more difficult. First, selling a rented house is always more difficult because it can be more difficult for the property to be vie ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 26, 2012 Home Selling in Kirkland
Phil Leng Te…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng Team 206-409-6600 answered:
Would you recommend renting out our custom house in Houghton for a year to see if market improves or sell now?
That is the question of the decade.
Come back in a year and I will tell you definitively what you should have done!
Phil
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 24, 2012 Home Selling in Kirkland
Phil Leng Te…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng Team 206-409-6600 answered:
My home has been on the market for 8 months. I am going to pull it off the market and rent it. If I rent it, what are the tax impacts
There are two very favorable tax deduction tracks to run on concerning real estate. You would convert your personal home (with the home ownership tax benefits) into an investment proper ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 24, 2012 Home Selling in Kirkland
Mary Sunde, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Mary Sunde answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
Hard to give a specific answer to your question without knowing a bit more about your home. I would agree
that paint/carpet or floor refinishing are biggies as are updated kitchens an ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Mar 2, 2012 Home Selling in Kirkland
Rich Whitehi…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Rich Whitehill answered:
How long does it take to get a septic system health certificate in King County, Washington?
Most septic systems have an "as built" (map of drain field and tanks) on file with the county. However, it is not the county development offices, it is the public health and s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 19, 2012 Home Selling in Kirkland
Rhonda Porter, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Rhonda Porter answered:
What are the total closing costs for a USDA loan?
Phil and Patti, closing cost may actually be financed into the new loan if the home appraises higher than the sales price (the difference is the amount that may be financed). The sell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 30, 2011 Home Selling in Kirkland
Tonya Brobeck, Real Estate Pro in Everett, WA
Tonya Brobeck answered:
If staging items on a vacant listing are not removed by closing, do they become the property of the buyer?
Phil have you run across this? Or is this just a random question?
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 4, 2011 Home Selling in Kirkland
Patrick Beri…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Patrick Beringer answered:
I wrote the same kind of question about 4 months ago, about short selling our home.
What did you end up doing?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 29, 2011 Home Selling in Kirkland
Patrick Beri…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Patrick Beringer answered:
How effective is doing it yourself through a company like Redfin? Our last realtor did prac. nothing.
Part 2 of my answer: I do have to agree with Rich. Sounds like he and I would agree that a big part of the value a good Realtor will bring to your transaction is in the negotiation. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 17, 2011 Home Selling in Kirkland
Tonya Brobeck, Real Estate Pro in Everett, WA
Tonya Brobeck answered:
Selling agents role?
Just a guess, but since the question was posted in Sept, I sure hope it has sold by now;)
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 4, 2010 Home Selling in 98034
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
Is it possible to go through a short sale with excellent credit ratings still intact?
AW
My recommendation is to carefully read the preceeding post, then meet with a Realtor and discuss options.

The only way you can qualify for a short sale is to have a "hardship cas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 15, 2009 Home Selling in Kirkland
Patrick Beri…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Patrick Beringer answered:
Selecting a listing agents for water front property.
My client has decided to stay closer to downtown, so for now it is not a candidate for her.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 11, 2008 Home Selling in 98034
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