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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
When you are selling a house . Isthere a percentage to estimate all the charges to the sellers. can they be about 13% of the selling price?
That sounds a bit high. The best way is to get an estimate direct from your agent. The 2 largest costs are the commission you pay, the amount of transfer tax your state may charge, Som ... more
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Rocky G.H. H…, Real Estate Pro in Ripon, CA
Rocky G.H. Hawrysz answered:
If I'm a seller and I make a counter offer to a buyer offer, and the buyer accepts counter offer, is it valid if I never signed a Purchase
That's a terrific question for a Real Estate Attorney. No matter who responds, make sure and reach out to one for legal advice. It sounds like you may be in a pinch.

I hope this he ... more
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John & Janis…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John & Janis Arendsen answered:
If I'm selling a mobile home and back taxes are owed on it, will I be able to get those paid through the value in the property and sales proceeds?
Need more information. Not sure exactly what you are saying.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 11, 2013 Home Selling in 95351
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in Brea, CA
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
When does the seller get paid after closing?
Same day or next day at the latest the money should be released by escrow company. How did you tell escrow you wanted the money. If they mail it, you might not get it for a few days. ... more
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in ,
Ron Thomas answered:
Buyer wants us to extend loan contingency until funding?
Do you want to sell the House?

Or is this not your goal?

On new Offers, we are not using the traditional 17 day Contingency:
The way the Lenders are now working, we often cannot ... more
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Jason Alves, Real Estate Pro in Ceres, CA
Jason Alves answered:
Two weeks in escrow ready to let buyers default.
It is common in today's market for buyers to encounter obstacles and delays during the loan qualification process. On the bright side, it is great news that you received an offer ... more
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Aaron Lewis, Real Estate Pro in Modesto, CA
Aaron Lewis answered:
Is it unethical to list Short Sale as "Owner Occupied" by No. CA sellers agent who knew it's a rental?
Mortgage fraud is providing untrue or misleading information, or failing to disclose material facts in information provided to a lender. If the lender relies on the inaccurate or incomp ... more
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Rocky G.H. H…, Real Estate Pro in Ripon, CA
Rocky G.H. Hawrysz answered:
can you do a short sale on a house that i took cash out on 4 years ago to purchase my primary home?
Absolutely you can. Just like a primary resident, investors can also Short Sale. The approval is based on your hardship. This could be reduction in income, job move, divorce and more. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 8, 2011 Home Selling in Newman
Rich Bennett, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Rich Bennett answered:
How do we compete with the foreclosures?

Certainly being move-in ready has its advantages but if you're priced higher than the comps and if you have competition nearby, you may need to go down to the point of th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 21, 2013 Home Selling in 95361
Lauryn Eadie, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Lauryn Eadie answered:
my home appraised 12,000.00 less than offer
Try to meet in the middle and see if the buyer is willing. If they are not, then you should probably lower the price and proceed to settlement!
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 21, 2013 Home Selling in 95361
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Our realtor showed us a property and we wanted to put a contract in on at which point she severed all comm. We found out later she had purchased it.
I'm not sure I understand everything that's gone on, but it sounds awful. Agents should not put self interest above a clients. Further, you have rights under the Cali ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 4, 2011 Home Selling in Modesto
Dp2, Other/Just Looking in Virginia
Dp2 answered:
Modesto Ca, "Short Sale?, "Why is so many people afraid of Selling their home as a "Short Sale" when if they need to sell, that
So many people are in denial. They might feel "sorry" for the other sellers, and assume that their situation is somehow different.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 20, 2013 Home Selling in Modesto
Eric J Soder…,  in Pleasanton, CA
Eric J Soderlund answered:
I sold my home as a Short- sale, I found a buyer interested. and the transaction went through. House was Sold. Now what happens? Money still is owed
Did you do this on your own? Either way you submitted a short sale approval package to your lender right? Part of the negotiation is to make sure that you were in or got approval for th ... more
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Dave Griswol…, Real Estate Pro in Bridgewater, NJ
Dave Griswold/ Lisa Payne-Griswold answered:
i have lived in my home for 1 year and i paid 125,000 for it and my payment is 802 with 5.5% interest rate what can i do to lower my payment?
5.5% is a very good deal. The best thing you can do is make an extra payment per year and you will pay off your loan sooner. If your loan is based on a 30yr loan then you would pay it o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 14, 2010 Home Selling in Modesto
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Am moving out of area...would it be worth it to try to rent my home instead of taking an estimated 80k loss?
Good morning :

Start with 3 web sites such as:



You should be able to find renters and get a good idea for the rent.

If you are think ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 21, 2013 Home Selling in 95355
Joanna Jensen, Real Estate Pro in ,
Joanna Jensen answered:
I have 2 homes and can no longer make payments. 1 is a section 8 income property I take a loss on. Should I try to short sale or just walk away?
Hi Suzanne,
Have you tried to modify them. Banks do work on rental properties.
There are some times when you may even qualify for a principal reduction.
Depending on who your lende ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 26, 2013 Home Selling in 95350
Daniel Del R…, Real Estate Pro in Modesto, CA
Daniel Del Real answered:
What is the average cost per sq foot in the 95357 zip code for single family homes?
Prices in the Johansen area are about $95-100/ sq ft. With the lack of inventory it looks like sellers are now pricing 10% higher than the average. Pool and spa maybe give a property $5 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 17, 2010 Home Selling in Modesto
Robert Green…, Real Estate Pro in Cherry Hill, NJ
Robert Greenblatt answered:
Hi, I am selling my home as a short sale as of July 09, I have a buyer, but we can't seem to close the deal. I don't know if realtor is
Hi Veronica. Some short sales take many months, but this seems too long. Contact your mortgage companies directly and ask about the status of the short sale. It is common for you to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 15, 2010 Home Selling in Modesto
Tean Wong, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Tean Wong answered:
Change Agent / Broker for lower / no commission
In an ethical manner for both buyer and seller, the offer must be presented to seller through listing agent. In this case, the buyer is a real estate agent, and he should know better ab ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 20, 2013 Home Selling in Modesto
Jenny A. Le,  in California
Jenny A. Le answered:
Purchasing after a short-sale
A late payment is a late payment. So while you have never been late in the past, if you pursue a short sale, to many lenders, it is consider a negative and your blemished credit will r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 27, 2009 Home Selling in Patterson
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