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Nancy Pav, Real Estate Pro in 20147
Nancy Pav answered:
We are putting our house on the market soon. One agent we talked to said we cou ... about 10K in closing for the buyer. Okay, makes ...
This is a great question. There are closing costs that both the buyer and seller are responsible for. Generally speaking, the closing costs that a purchaser would incur are approximat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 23, 2011 Home Selling in Leesburg
Mary Zentz, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL
Mary Zentz answered:
Does Palatine have a real estate transfer tax? I've tried to look on their website for informati ...
At this time Palatine does not have a transfer tax. That is just one more reason I like Palatine. Mary Zentz REMAX SUBURBAN Arlington Heights
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 23, 2010 Home Selling in Palatine
Kathy Weber…, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
Kathy Weber (951) 551-7587 answered:
I just started my real estate business. Can Realtors send out postcards to neighbours anouncing/marketing a listing?

The answer is "yes".

I usually check the MLS first to make sure that the homes I'm sending this information out to is not already listed with another agen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 29, 2010 Home Selling in 77338
Brian Ripp, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Brian Ripp answered:
What closing costs other than County Transfer tax are customary for a seller to pay in California?
Closing costs are negotiable, however there are standard costs for both the buyer and seller.

Seller's often pay for Home Warranty, Geo. Report, County transfer taxes, 1/2 city ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 27, 2010 Home Selling in 94587
Allan Erps, Real Estate Pro in 10954
Allan Erps answered:
Who pays the realtor at closing? does the buyer or seller bring the check? Thanks
Hello Dory, Thanks for your question. The answer is this: The seller pays the full commission at closing aout of the proceeds of their sale. The seller has other closing costs as well s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 7, 2009 Home Selling in 10956
Lorraine Mei…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lorraine Meier answered:
How do you handle properties in probate?
Hi Tami,

There are two types of probate sales. The first is known as IAEA (Independent Administration of Estates Act.) This is where the executor-administrator has full authority of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 15, 2009 Home Selling in Noe Valley
Andy Hargrea…, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Andy Hargreaves answered:
Who pays closing costs?
It depends. You both have costs.
I've acted as a transaction coordinator before to help both sides do what is needed to record the sale.

When you have a moment, give me a call on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 25, 2009 Home Selling in 48212
Adina Greenb…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Adina Greenberg answered:
I own and am currently living in a studio apartment condo, in Lower Manhattan and am looking to sell. The
You will be bombarded by brokers who are going to tell you why its better to use us. And they are all right, it is proven that 95% of all for sale by owners work eventually with a broke ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 4, 2011 Home Selling in 10038
Jed Lane; Fog…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane; Fog City Guide answered:
In a Trust sale, where Grantor is deceased, who is responsible to pay Transfer Tax, buyer or Trust estate? ...
If the trust is "court approved" meaning that a court has to review the sale price then the buyer pays the transfer tax. In other types of trust sales, whether IAEA or trustee it is neg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2009 Home Selling in San Francisco
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
In a short sale who pays the transfer tax if it is not defined in the contract?
Check with your attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 7, 2012 Home Selling in 11427
Heather Jack…, Real Estate Pro in Lakeland, FL
Heather Jackson answered:
What closing costs is a seller typically responsible for?
Hello Emily

Here in FL our sellers are responsible for about 3% of the purchase price in closing costs in addition to the commissions paid to the realtors. After you select a realto ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 7, 2013 Home Selling in 80134
Valerie Clou…, Real Estate Pro in Londonderry, NH
Valerie Cloutier answered:
What is stamp tax?
Hi Jo Chan
The amount you pay for Massachusetts Tax Stamps will depend on how much you sold your home for. This will be on your HUD1 statement--do the math and make sure it's correct! ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 15, 2013 Home Selling in 02171
Bob Waters, Real Estate Pro in 63005
Bob Waters answered:
Must seller and buyer pay closing costs?
Unless your sales contract has special terms and conditions that have been agreed to by both parties stating that one party is absorbing all reasonable and customary closing costs for b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 1, 2014 Home Selling in 78250
Shonda Campa…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Shonda Campanaro answered:
Is the seller required to pay the deed stamp and the title insurance?
It is customary that the seller pay the deed stamp and title insurance. The buyer is already paying so many closing cost. In this market most buyers are aking for assistance in closing, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 15, 2013 Home Selling in Jacksonville
Shar Rundio, Real Estate Pro in Mesa, AZ
Shar Rundio answered:
Who pays for the title company costs, the seller or the seller's realtor?
Susie, typically the seller pays for their title and escrow costs. It does not come out of the Realtor's commission. Both the buyer and seller will have their own customary closing co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2008 Home Selling in Milwaukee, WI
Daniel, Other/Just Looking in Baton Rouge, LA
Daniel answered:
How does rent to own work?
yes it can work, can be dangerous and risky for the renter. late payment, your out, no recourse
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 4, 2012 Home Selling in 36532
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
What are seller closing costs on a cash sale?
Closing costs vary from locality to locality. Real estate is very much a local business. I hope that a local Realtor from Lubbock can respond, until they do, know this"
There ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 29, 2008 Home Selling
Jeffrey Schn…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Jeffrey Schnabel answered:
what do i pay for as a seller?

Part of the answer is based on the customs in the area, and part is typical transaction fees. If the custom is for seller's to pay for the new owner's title policy, then that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 28, 2008 Home Selling in Laguna Niguel, CA
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in 60201
Alan May answered:
What is the standard comission for selling a house?
There is no standard commission. Agents and agencies charge what they feel they're worth (or what the market will bear). Agents and agencies are NOT allowed to collude and determine w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 23, 2012 Home Selling in 08753
L.A. Real Es…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
L.A. Real Estate Group answered:
For selling a condo, which party should pay for the owner's title insurance pol ... transfer ...
Hi Peter,
Usually it is the seller who pays for all those fees, unless special agreements are made ahead of time by all parties involved. This in turn will help you when it is your tu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 9, 2008 Home Selling in Alhambra, CA
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