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Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Chevy Chase, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
I notice another home that I would like to look into.
Fungirl -

$5000 should be plenty for your earnest money deposit. This should also be sufficient to cover your down payment for FHA.

You can expect a rate somewhere around 4-4.25 ... more
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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
Is that a common thing if anyone buys a condo which is the 1st time on the mark ... to pay the transfer tax ? ...
Who pays the transfer stamps (transfer tax) is determined by the community, in which, the condo is for sale. Check with your local municipality (call city hall) and they will tell you ... more
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Jeffrey Doug…,  in San Diego, CA
Jeffrey Douglass answered:
Who is responsible for the HOA docs fee when the escrow is cancelled by the buyer?

If the buyer cancelled within his/her contingency period and you had agreed to pay for the HOA docs you would be responsible for the fees. If you are going to continue to ... more
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Leslie Reed, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Leslie Reed answered:
Should we sell, rent out (using a property manager), or leave our house empty while waiting for the market to ...
I would recommend finding an experienced, competent property manager and rent it out. That way you can cover your costs (and hopefully more) while you wait for the market to move up. ... more
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Martha Johns…, Real Estate Pro in Bakersfield, CA
Martha Johnson answered:
who pays the trasfer tax on the short sell home?? The Buyer or the seller??
Normally the seller which would be a bank. But, the agent has to be sure to ask them to on the contract. If you have any other questions, please call.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 15, 2010 Home Buying in Bakersfield
Costaricaeye,  in San Joaquin County, CA
Costaricaeye answered:
who pays the transfer tax on short sell Condo?? The buyer or the seller??
Buyers are usually the one who pays for closing cost especially when it's a short sale.
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Jose Perez, Real Estate Pro in Pico Rivera, CA
Jose Perez answered:
who pays the listing agent in a short sale in CA?
Hello, When a bank approves a short sale the commission is factored in as part of their loss, along with property taxes, and various other fees usually involved in a sale. Contact me if ... more
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Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Chevy Chase, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
Question On Seller Assistance
Generally you are given a cash credit on the settlement sheet to offset your costs.

If the HUD-1 (Settlement Sheet) shows you paying a tax deductible cost - you are eligible to claim ... more
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x,  in Westhampton Beach, NY
x answered:
I don't reside in the US but my sister does,if i give her the deposit and she pays the monthly payment,c ...
Before you invest anything in a foreign country, please talk to the bank or mortgage lender (you may need to open a US bank account & establish credit), then discuss with an attorne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 23, 2010 Home Buying in Union City
Judith Bough…, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Judith Boughrum answered:
After closing (deed recorded), escrow informed me that transfer tax was incorrectly charged to Seller an ...
Transfer Tax is USUALLLY a Seller paid cost. However, your contract would tell you if it had been negotiated as a Buyer cost OR that the listing indicated that the "Seller does no ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Christopher Pagli answered:
is buyer or seller responsible for tranfer tax on property sale?
Hi, typically in NY state the seller pays the transfer tax which is four dollars per every thousand of the sale price. In cases of a bank owned property or foreclosure the buyer pays t ... more
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Robert Basin, Real Estate Pro in Sun City Center, FL
Robert Basin answered:
I am doing a FSBO house sale. Do I need to being any cash to the table for closing costs? Or are these ...
Who is doing the closing for you? Are you the buyer or seller? Did you have a contract with tax info included?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 27, 2012 Home Selling in 07081
Keith Zeiler,  in Issaquah, WA
Keith Zeiler answered:
HUD, Bank Owned (REO's) force buyers to use their selected escrow...

Yes depending on the bank they do force the buyers to use their escrow companies. To be honest with you I am not a fan of this because i dont like the YOU HAVE TO. But in the ... more
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Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Mark LeMenager answered:
Offer 190K for a short sale. Bank of America came back with counter of 207k? Should I just walk or how much ...
Hi John,

What does your agent say?
How long has it been on the market and how long did you wait for the counter?
Is this an investment or a place you want to live?
Got an address ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 22, 2012 Home Buying in Orlando
David Bess,  in Upper West Side, New...
David Bess answered:
What are the fees and charges when an estate held CO-OP property in NYC, NY is sold?
Dear Arnold,

All NY fees on this property would be applicable, including any and all mansion taxes, which are calculated based on the sale price. The broker's comission is negot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 3, 2010 Home Selling in New York
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in Pacifica, CA
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
Who pays transfer taxes and owners title policy in Pacifica? buyer or seller?
In San Mateo County the buyer normally pays title and escrow fees and the seller pays the transfer tax. These are the normal payments. You can ask the seller to pay sometimes but it dep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 27, 2010 Home Buying in Pacifica
Matthew Bart…, Real Estate Pro in Glendora, CA
Matthew Bartlett answered:
Who pays the transfer tax in Contra Costa County, the buyer or the seller?
Hello Cchomeowner,

Typically, this is a negotiable item between the Buyer and the Seller. However, if the home you're considering is a bank owned home and you're facing mul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 23, 2011 Home Buying in Alamo
Heba Rayan, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Heba Rayan answered:
Who's responsibility to pay unpaid property tax for a short sale house?
The property tax on a short sale is normally paid by lender of seller. It has to show on the closing statement the listing agent sends to the bank with the offer that comes from buyer. ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Who pays the delinquent taxes on a home for sale?
In order for the title to come back clean the seller(s) should pay, unless negotiated otherwise.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 20, 2015 Home Selling in Los Angeles
Robin Silver…, Real Estate Pro in Garden City, NY
Robin Silverberg answered:
what is the typical closing costs for a 450k new development apartment? who should be listing these costs for ...
I would be happy to estimate the costs for you. Some will give you a percentage, and say something like "expect 4%" or "Expect 6%" The costs depends on a lot of thin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 8, 2010 Home Buying in New York
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