is the presence of the growing activity clearly observable?
What if the neighbor had an above ground pool. is the seller required to make the buyer aware of a possible flash flood if the liner fails?
Does the seller need to tell the buyer that the clearly observable slash pine could b on the roof after the next storm?
Does the seller need to advise the buyer that if a Bald Eagles chooses to nest in that slash pine what the consequences will be to the buyer.
How about a bar down the street? Does the seller need to take the buyer by the hand and point out there is a bar down the street.
Now, if a buyer had their heart set on liv'n in the country, is the seller required to tell the buyer what country living entails. You know, see those horse barns, the cows...and the corn filed directly across the street. From time to times things happen, some seasonal, that you WILL notice. That's country living! Didn't you know that?
What if a legal marijuana grower moved in next door, on the other side, after you purchased?
Where does it end?
The seller is placed in the IMPOSSIBLE position to prove what they do not know.
Sellers should disclose NOTHING and advise buyers to do their homework. But, they can not do that without proper guidance and preparation.
Now, did the seller take action to conceal the grower from your observation?
Time to call your REALTOR and find a new place to live.... more
I handled a short sale last year where the ex-wife had signed a quit claim deed. She didn't have to sign any other paperwork until the final closing. I recommend you consult with a real estate attorney as laws vary from state to state.... more
Yes you will not realize any appreciation because you are setting the sales price now. However, you will be receiving interest for 3 years on the $375,000 and you will be able to do something with the $300,000 which could generate more income or pay off your current loan on the home.... more
Hello, just a update from Team Toner at John L Scott Medford. We are down to just 2.4 months of inventory for Jackson County. A "healthy market" is six months of inventory, historically that would be a
Mike, if you want a spread sheet for what ifs , check out "richdad - poor dad" . his web site is full of info on realestate. As far as selling now it depends if you have equity in the home. If you dont you will be forced into a short sell and will not qualify for a loan for two years.... more
Hello, Team Toner at John L ScottÂ MedfordÂ is going to attempt to bring you information about the realestate market here in Southern Oregon. IfÂ we can assist you with buying or selling it would
This is a very good question. If the property has not been assessed for sale value it appears that the sale may have not been recorded. Chances are you are paying higher taxes as a result and I would suggest that you file a grievence with your county tax assessor's office. Part of your supporting documentation should be your executed purchase contract.
Let me know how it goes as I have filed a number of grievances and am interested in what happens.
Selling Your Home Detach yourself emotionally Buying real estate is an emotional decision, but the opposite needs to be true for selling real estate. Emotions can get in the way of selling your property.
Just remember if the commissions are not near the normal, the buyers agent may not show a house with, so yea it's not standard. Or your selling agent may do no more than list it on MLS system. Be to low and you'll not sell your house because those hard working agents will not bother to show it.
Best to you all. Yes, they do look, unless a buyer knows that's the house they want to really see, an agent will not show it, if the commission is not fair to them. Really!
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As an Ashland Realtor, I will give you an Ashland answer. Please let it be noted up front that there is some stereotyping, and attempts at humor here, and to not get offended or take me too seriously.
Ashland is the greatest place on Earth, and seller's know it. Cash is only part of what an Ashland seller needs. They also need to know that you will love the house as much as they do. Does the buyer not only have enough money, will they make sure the Feng Shui stays good. That there is still room to do Yoga in the front where the East light comes in in the morning. Don't forget that there needs to be room in the garage for your Prius, Bicylce, and Scooter. You are a master gardener, right? Volunteer regularly at the Shakespeare and Britt Festivals?
Sellers frequently have egos about their house, the price they are asking, and what they perceive as what they have already lost on it because they didn't sell it 3 years ago. Also factors such as motivation (if it is a couple do both people want to sell), how much they may owe, how much they bought it for,
Almost everything in Ashland sells within 95% of the final asking price.....it is the mentality here. The sellers come to grips with their price if it is too high slowly...reduce the price....and when it becomes appropriately priced...they take an offer within 95%. Now this may be 80% of their original asking price...but it was on their terms.
I assume because you have made an offer, that you are working with an agent who is representing your needs as a buyers broker. I would ask them their experiences with sellers here in the area. Also they should know the differences between Realtors, and the different styles that local Realtors have. That is one of the benefits of hiring a good local Realtor to represent your needs.
Ultimately though is if your best offer is not good enough at this time for the seller to take...it doesn't matter if it is cash, or a loan.... more
I've been showing property in Ashland to a very knowleagel and qualified buyer. One thing I have noticed is that some properties in Ashland are listed above the average price per s.f for the area. Some have a great view but small sq. footage. Don't be affraid to make an offer using SOLD comps in the area. You will find many homes in Ashland have been on the market for sooooo long they are selling well below the asking price. And if a broker questions your offer show them the SOLD comps and the days on the market. Good Luck.... more
Please contact a local Realtor. Realtors are professionals! websites like Zillow don't always have the most up to date information and many times not even the street maps are up to date. Realtors are trained just for this and take many classes to further their education.... Try SOMLS.com
Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service.
Ask friends for Realtor referrals. The "do it yourself" real estate approach doesn't usually have a happy ending.
Interview brokers. Or if you want an appraisal on your home.....Hire a appraiser.
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I would suggest that your agent initiate an addendum that states that the buyer has received a copy of the inspection and is aware of the evidence of termites near the structure AND that buyers accept the property in its present condition and do not require the seller to perform any repairs or treatments.
That should protect you....but be sure to talk with your agent and if necessary, his designated broker or company owner/broker. Each state has its own laws but I have never heard of the representative (agent) of any company having the right to demand a seller to do anything that the seller has not agreed to do in writing,... more