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R., Other/Just Looking in Richmond, VA
R. answered:
Are there any special places or methods for advertising the sale of a wheelchair accessible home?
Sorry this is not an answer, but I hope it will be helpful.

I recently had a realtor in Florida tell me it was illegal (or at considered unethical) to market a house in this way.

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0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 2, 2016 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Dale.reynolds, Home Owner in Pittsburgh, PA
Dale.reynolds asked:
My house is currently on the market for sale (435 Regency Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15239) but it is not listed on Turlia. Did my realtor do something wrong? I love this site when looking for homes to buy.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 2, 2016 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
MCM_STL, Home Buyer in Saint Louis, MO
MCM_STL answered:
When refinancing to an FHA loan, what on earth does peeling paint on the trim of shed located nowhere near the house have to with anything??
Appraisers can be really picky about what they feel detracts from the condition of a property. Peeling paint can be considered a condition problem no matter where it is. Sometimes the t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 30, 2016 Home Selling in 15216
Cathy Schwar…, Home Seller in Pittsburgh, PA
Cathy Schwartz asked:
How do I list my home? How do I list my home
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 3, 2016 Home Selling in Regent Square
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
Seller wants to back out of home sale because buyer decided they want repairs made, ebven though house was to be purchased "as is"
You'd have to have an attorney review your contract for specifics.

In my jurisdiction if a buyer agrees to purchase 'as-is' (there are a couple different areas in the contract where ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 28, 2015 Home Selling in 15220
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
short sale seller profit
Jodi,

Take the documents you have received to an attorney for review!

The situation you describe is indeed peculiar and makes no "cents." It turns the definition of a short sale o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 29, 2015 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Kirsten Priz…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Kirsten Prizzi 239-248-1667 answered:
Is there a grace period between letting an agent go &selling home on own?Would I need to pay any $ to agent?
Hello Annie,
Before you let your agent go, please check your contract. Most listing agreements have penalties.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 5, 2015 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Dustin Nulf, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Dustin Nulf answered:
are commissions to agents negotiable?
Depends on what agent you are talking with. You pay for what you get though and you also have to understand that a smart agent knows what his/her time is worth. Another thing to keep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 26, 2015 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Dustin Nulf, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Dustin Nulf answered:
I recently purchased a home 3 months ago and would like to sell to be closer to work.
You are about to sell in a seller's market... In my experience, an agent who does exceptional marketing may be able to cut your losses or even make you some money. What you need are mu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 26, 2015 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Dustin Nulf, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Dustin Nulf answered:
The listing of my house is labeled incorrectly. in Shadyside suburb of Pittsburgh zip code 15232 should be 718A Copeland Street not an APT
Are you working with an agent? If so, they should be able to correct this. You should also be able to manually correct it yourself.

If not working with an agent and you would like ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 26, 2015 Home Selling in 15232
lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
lewisremington19 answered:
how do so many realtors get my home phone number?
Your home number is very easy to access, so it wouldn't be hard for them to be able to find it in conjunction with your home and your home records. Kudos to the realtors for doing their ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 22, 2015 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Emily  Murphy, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Emily Murphy answered:
Buyer paid for inspection. Problems. Buyer reneges. Problems get fixed. Do we have to disclose fixed problems when selling again?
Yes, you should certainly disclose these items in updated seller disclosure form. If the items have been addressed it should also provide peace of mind for a new buyer- this can be use ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 5, 2015 Home Selling in 15241
Brett Baumann, Real Estate Pro in Catheys Valley, CA
Brett Baumann answered:
How can I get an accurate estimated value on my properties? I'm not planning to sell them quite yet but I need this number.
Most any real estate professional can complete a Comparative Market Analysis for free. Usually a local professional can help with this.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 17, 2014 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Mark Wei, Renter in 89005
Mark Wei answered:
i have a duplex house in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA. Each side has 3 bedrooms 1 bath Both sides are in
Hi Bob... My wife and I are interested in purchasing a duplex; if the price is right, we may not need realtors at all...

Mark
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 3, 2014 Home Selling in Squirrel Hill South
Gary Swank, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Gary Swank answered:
what would closing costs be on a 145,000 home in PA if we are selling our home without a realtor.?
Each real estate transaction is unique and to try to generalize the cost here would be a mistake. Some costs are obvious such as transfer and closing, however one must take into conside ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Sep 13, 2014 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Carolelee, Home Seller in Pittsburgh, PA
Carolelee asked:
I wrote a review of Janice Caputo(Pittsburgh, PA) a few days ago. Why hasn't the review appeared? Where is it? Must I do it again? She sold our house last year, but I only wrote the review a few days ago.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 7, 2014 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Gary Swank, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Gary Swank answered:
Will an appraisal and pre-inspection prior to listing house help to sell it?
This may be an old posting, but it bears discussion. Basically there are 2 ways to look at property value: CMA and appraisal. (Of course there are others, such as AVMs which lack pers ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Home Selling in 15229
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Offers in the first week
Manzer,
With 19 showings you're doing something right, with 2 unacceptable offers and your uncertainty, you need some better advice than we can offer here. Ideally you have an outsta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Dan Haeck, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Dan Haeck answered:
What would be a good estimate sale price for a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 car garage with approximately 4,696 sq. ft. with a gourmet kitchen?
There is no good way to answer your question with a hard fast price without knowing more about the home and seeing it in pictures or better yet, in person. We as Realtors, can't do a g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 17, 2014 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
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