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John Sanchez,  in Austin, TX
John Sanchez answered:
I'm considering selling my home so is it a good time to sell after 1 yr?
Short answer: It depends.

You'll need to take into account the closing costs you'll incur in the process of selling the property. Depending on how much you financed originally, how ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 2, 2010 Home Selling in Austin
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
Are there certain steps to take to sell our house by owner?
Someone will need to draft the paperwork up and transfer title.

I would see if a realtor can be what is called a transactional licensee for this case. Check to make sure you can hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 10, 2009 Home Selling in Austin
Alessandra B…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Alessandra Burenin answered:
We are waiting on our home to sale in Hawaii, on the Big Island while also attempting to make a trade to
If I were in your position I would first try to get a building permit. Second I would go to a mortgage banker and ask them what you can do to straighten out your credit and find out exa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 8, 2009 Home Selling in Austin
Buyers House…,  in Texas
Buyers House Realty answered:
I have a 10 years old, 3250 square feet house in Pflugerville that I am not sure what to do. I feel that
Joe,

Good day. There are many things for you to consider. If you have not refinanced your home in the ten years you've been in it, then the time might be right to sell it now. R ... more
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Barbara Guad…,  in Austin, TX
Barbara Guadiana answered:
Selling rental house to tenant vs. keeping as an investment?
David,
Yes, you both have the option to retain your own Realtor. However, this should be a not so difficult process and if all agreed you have the option to go through 1 Realtor. Has ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 11, 2009 Home Selling in Austin
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Is it legal for the City to force you to have an Energy Audit?
I don't know if Austin requires an energy audit, or even quite what that is. (I know the general concept of an energy audit.) Check with your Realtor. It's likely that if it's a require ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 29, 2009 Home Selling in Austin
Buyers House…,  in Texas
Buyers House Realty answered:
I would like to sell mmy house in Pflugerville trhough agent. Typically the fee for the realestate agent is
Yes that would be correct. Keep in mind that commissions are negotiable and it depends on you and the broker. Good luck with the sell of your home.

Regards,

Gavin St.Louis
Texa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 6, 2009 Home Selling in Austin
Lionel Laday, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Lionel Laday answered:
We own a duplex and want to sell one side only. Would converting it to a condo or townhome be a better?
I wouldn't "convert" it. How many bedrooms/baths is half of the duplex you are wanting to sell? 3 BRs sell better than 2 BR duplexes. But if the property is in a desirable neighborhood ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 5, 2009 Home Selling in 78729
Shay Wright,  in Austin, TX
Shay Wright answered:
What was the original price of a condo at 1011 Brodie, Austin, TX 78704?
Hi Katie,

Good evening! If you are referring to unit #33 at 1011 Brodie St, the original list price was 279K, and it was listed 87 days ago. On 3/5, the seller reduced the list price ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 17, 2009 Home Selling in Austin
Peter Simons…,  in Cedar Park, TX
Peter Simonsen answered:
My home in Crystal Falls. Leander has been on the market for 15 months and no offers.
Hi Hbg,

Sounds like you have worked the three variables for getting your house (not home - once you decide to sell, you don't live there any more and your home becomes a house) locat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 29, 2009 Home Selling in Austin
Jeff Kessler, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Jeff Kessler answered:
Is it necessary to list with a Name Brand Seller i.e. Century 21, ERA etc...
Rob,
It really doesn't matter about the Co. It really comes down to the agent and what they will do for you.
You will have great agents at big companies as well as at small companies. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 27, 2010 Home Selling in Austin
Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
In the state of Texas what is the current School of thought for pricing a house.
GREAT QUESTION: home value would be based on comp / appraised value of property. Why would a seller sale property less than appraised value. YES friends due pass along realtors savin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2008 Home Selling in Austin
Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Marin, CA
Sylvia Barry, MAS,CIPS,SRES answered:
How to sell existing home and buy new home at same time?
Hi G:

I am a bit confused here. Do you have a Realtor who is helping you witn the sale and the purchase of your home? I am with Rockinblue that if you don't, you really should have, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 19, 2015 Home Selling in Austin
Jonathan Pow…, Real Estate Pro in Westford, MA
Jonathan Power answered:
CMA or Appraisal?
Well as you are probably aware when a realtor puts together a CMA or Comparative Market Analysis they will use most of the same data as the appraiser would to determine your best asking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 21, 2010 Home Selling in Austin
Tina, Home Buyer in Port Orange, FL
Tina answered:
our closing is supposed to be in 10 days. the house appraisal has not been approved yet. how long does this?
how long does approval on a house appraisal usually take?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2008 Home Selling in Riverside
Natasha Baker,  in Austin, TX
Natasha Baker answered:
I have two 360 Condos I would like to assign. I have an A3 on the 39th floor, and a A1 on the 42nd floor.
Hi Glenn,

Do you know how much you want to sell them for?

Natasha
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 14, 2008 Home Selling in Austin
Garreth Wilc…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Garreth Wilcock answered:
Is there a reverse way of doing a contingent offer when listing so the seller has an out if the house they?
Hi Sam,

I'm not sure if you're talking about the listing for the owned home itself, or an offer on that listing.

If you have a listing, you can write in a clause (or get an attorn ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 9, 2008 Home Selling in Austin
Jeffrey Nyla…, Real Estate Pro in Cedar Park, TX
Jeffrey Nyland answered:
I have 2 360 Condos. I'm willing to assign. 1 A3 on the 39th floor and a A1 on the 42nd floor.
Hi Glenn, how can I assit you?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 22, 2008 Home Selling in Austin
Maria Morton, Real Estate Pro in Kansas City, MO
Maria Morton answered:
Seller Disclosure Mistake. I was unaware that I had a septic system on my property, as it was not disclosed
Tell the truth. It may be hard for the new owners to understand how you could have lived in the home without knowing you had a septic system. It's also going to be interesting to see wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2008 Home Selling in Austin
Maria Morton, Real Estate Pro in Kansas City, MO
Maria Morton answered:
I have a home in Austin Texas that I would like to list in Mexico. Could you tell me how I might do this?
You can call Mary Lou Haywood-Catron @ 913.266.5609
I am an agent with Reece & Nichols, owned by Home Services of America, one of Warren Buffet's companies. We are affiliated with Lea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 18, 2008 Home Selling in Austin
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