I am not sure whether the Title Co - (Republic Title) - overcharged me. There is an amount of $1255.29 for "city taxes. This is NOT property tax. I see that they have also charged me for the remaining half year payment of property taxes which matches the amount I had figured upon.
I am questioning this other amount of "city taxes" because the full 10 years I lived in that house I never paid and separate city tax! Now I feel that the title co has made up fees in order to fleece me of the full amount I was to receive.
I already had to pay out the realtor commission fees of approx. $8,600!
Selling my house it seemed like everyone had their hand out for some money!
It makes me sick!... more
There are some agents who behave like her and it is hard to block everyone like this. It is up to you whether you want to decline her viewing request but even if she does ended up viewing your property, there is just no comparison between a $300k home and a $900k home. It's a totally different home and different target market. Also since your house is already under contract you can tell CSS to block viewing so she can't even schedule the appointment anymore.
I hope this helps and congrats to your husband on his promotion.... more
I'm about to deal with a situation where we know the previous owner filled the pool. We have no clue what demo they did before filling it. Apparently it sat only 8 feet from the back of the house. We notice there are some water problems on that side of the basement and we suspect that it has to do with the pool they filled in. The second issue is that we will be building a screen porch and deck in that area and now don't know what we will find as footings are dug. We may have to excavate the entire area and end up removing what they left in the ground especially since we are also planning to put a pool in. When prior owners just fill they don't consider whomever is coming behind them and the challenges and extremes in cost to remedy what essentially is their buried garbage. The other thing these prior homeowners did was to surface scrap a 90' by 30' area at the back of the yard in order to fill their pool without paying for and bringing in fill dirt. Shame on them. We also have to dig out the plumbing for the pool that they ran into the garage and left sticking out of the ground in there.
If you are going to sell than I am firmly going to tell you to demo the pool entirely and remove it. If you are up to the elbow grease it is a DIY job with the right tools and a dumpster.... more
Most title companies have a disbursement letter that both deed holders would sign saying how the funds would be separated. I would suggest calling the title company your REALTOR is intending to use prior to putting your home on the market for confirmation.... more
You could definitely try and do the repairs yourself. You can find a plumber and an electrician to come and do some work. If there are just too many repairs to do, then you could try some DIY projects. If you don't want to live there anymore you could do a few of the repairs and try to sell the home. http://www.kentysonplumbing.com... more
I understand your concern about home showings. Your real estate listing can reflect that only serious or qualified buyers be shown your home. I wouldn't restrict the time that it can be viewed, because if it is a serious, qualified buyer coming to look at your home with an agent, it's best to let them come. If it is priced competitively, you could get an offer quickly, and won't have to endure a lot of showings.... more