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Kskhan00, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Kskhan00 asked:
Can we sell rental income property after 3 months if tenants moving out? We used our previous residence for a future rental income to get mortgage for new home. Tenant wants to break the lease within 3 months, can we sell the property instead of renting it? Any…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 30, 2016 Home Selling in 95050
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
I'm trying to decide whether to sell my townhouse or rent it out. Is the capital gains exclusion deferred until after the property is actually sold?
Hi Cliff

I believe you are referring to the $500k exclusion, if married and lived in the house
For more than two years, or the $250k exclusion if single.

capital gains in excess ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 20, 2015 Home Selling in 95051
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
How hard is it to close escrow with a CHDAP FHA buyer?
I have only closed one of those it was in 2001, it took almost 90 days. Of course every day I had Realtors buyers and sellers blowing up my phone, all of them angry, all of them needing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2015 Home Selling in Santa Clara
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Can I ask another agent to split the commission with my first agent to help sell my house in the first agent's absence?
You raising the issue of compensation if probably not going to be well met I agree with my colleagues:

1. It was/is the broker's responsibility to meet your needs. If the listing age ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 2, 2015 Home Selling in Santa Clara
Sam Shueh,  in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
how can i lease my property on trulia?
http://www.trulia.com/for_rent
create your listing and submit it
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 22, 2015 Home Selling in 95050
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
My home is in the old part of Santa Clara near the Franklin Mall and I can't decide if I should sell my house or rent it out to Santa Clara
Hi,

What did you end up doing in 2010? Renting or selling?

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 10, 2015 Home Selling in 95050
Vicky Chang, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Vicky Chang answered:
Short Sale Commission of 3.5% / 2.5%
Thank you for posting your question on Trulia!
The norm is to split it evenly even for short sales in Pittsburgh. It seems like the listing agent just want to make more money for him/h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2015 Home Selling in 95050
Vicky Chang, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Vicky Chang answered:
flooring options
Thank you for posting your question on Trulia,
I recommend hardwood floors, it seems to be the most popular type of flooring with the buyers!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2015 Home Selling in Santa Clara
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Robert Lei answered:
I heard that there is huge residential complex is coming up in santa clara near central park in the place of the old kaiser hospital.
Yes, true. There is a huge residential complex in Santa Clara near Central Park in the location tracking device.

Property prices in Santa Clara have risen since your first post,
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 6, 2014 Home Selling in 95051
Randy Stoker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Randy Stoker answered:
What is the current commission rate for a realator that is representing a seller in Santa Clara?
The standard commission rate is 6%; payable 3% to the listing agent and 3% to the selling agent. Most often I give my clients a 1% discount if I represent both sides of the transaction; ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Home Selling in Santa Clara
JR Thrasher, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
JR Thrasher answered:
As a seller, what are the pitfalls of going with a 203k buyer?
Not only is there a longer closing time but the buyer and their contractor have to be on top of their game. If there is an unrealistic expectation and the buyer or the contractor go out ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 5, 2013 Home Selling in 95051
Adent9, Home Buyer in Grand Junction, CO
Adent9 answered:
I just got a job offer out of state and am planning on selling 1711 Main street. Need agent. What are the different options?
Thanks to all the Trulia members that responded. I am going with a local agent Derek Miller. If you have any questions on the property you can talk to him. Right now there are a few det ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 8, 2013 Home Selling in Santa Clara
My NC Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
My NC Homes Team answered:
Can I back out of the sale of my home if buyer issues a new addendum that I don't agree to?
No, while the buyer's agent may issue any addendum they wish, you don't have to sign it. There is a signed contract in effect and unless the buyer is within a period where they may term ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 19, 2013 Home Selling in Santa Clara
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Robert Lei answered:
My loan balance and values are same. How can i walk out without hurting credit?
Hi Need2sell,
Values have gone up since your initial question in Sep 2011. If you are still considering selling, I can do some analysis on your property to see if you would still nee ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun May 6, 2012 Home Selling in 95051
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Robert Lei answered:
I have a house to sell. Should I put it on market now or wait till next January?
You picked a great time to sell !! Congratulations.
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 6, 2012 Home Selling in 95051
Angela White, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Angela White answered:
I recently received a loan modification. If I move out of state for a new job, can I convert my home to a rental?
Read over your provisions in the loan modification first. Then contact a real estate attorney to prevent ramnifications. Banks have 6 years to come back and ask for what was not paid un ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 7, 2011 Home Selling in Santa Clara
Grace Keng, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Grace Keng answered:
How can I find out which agent sold a given piece of property? Thanks!
As an agent we can find who represented buyer to purchase a home within 10 years.
Sorry you have contact a realtor to help you.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 10, 2011 Home Selling in Santa Clara
Grace Keng, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Grace Keng answered:
price of vacant lots in santa clara,ca.
Hi, Anoo,
I don't know if you made any decision of your vacant lots in SC, CA.
As you know the RE price has dropped quite a bit.
The builders are not there as before due to the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 31, 2010 Home Selling in Santa Clara
The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
The Medford Team answered:
When should I lower the listing price on my condo? and by what %?
Sellingcondo:

That’s an impossible question to answer in this venue. However, there IS an answer closer to home - you and your listing agent have some work to do.

You shou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 20, 2010 Home Selling in Santa Clara
Jen E. Smith, Other/Just Looking in Las Vegas, NV
Jen E. Smith asked:
Any shortsale agent who have closed condohotels in Las Vegas? Hi,

2010 has done me in (dh lost job, revenue going down, etc). I am currently in the process of finding qualified agents to help me short sale a condo hotel in Las Vegas. I would want…
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 4, 2010 Home Selling in 95051
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