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Sean, Home Buyer in East Greenbush, NY
Sean asked:
What type of return on investment can I expect for adding a master bathroom and doing a remodel of a current attached in law apartment? Home was built in 1984 and had been updated over the last few years. It is currently a 2 story 3 bed 2 bath with finished basement, 2 car garage and 1 bedroom in law apartment (so including…
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PHILIP WALLA…, Home Buyer in San Clemente, CA
PHILIP WALLACE answered:
How do I check the buyers credit for owner financing?
YOU SHOULD PERFORM THE CREDIT CHECK YOURSELF. YOU NEED TO BE COMFORTABLE WITH THE BUYER AND HIS/HER FINANCES. THERE ARE COMPANIES OUT THERE THAT DO BACK GROUND CHECKS ON PEOPLE WHICH IS ... more
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Vmbusa, Home Buyer in Menands, NY
Vmbusa asked:
I saw a sign today at the house at 1294 Broadway in Menands, that says: "Public Auction". What does that mean? How do they go about that, is there a time when people can go inside the house and see what it looks like inside, or do they do it another way? Please email me at: vmbusa@hotmail.com and…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2014 Home Selling in 12204
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
My sister and I signed a 6 mo. contract 2 sell my mothers home. My sister renewed w/out me, I want to use another. Can we get out of the contract?
I suggest you read the listing contract your and/or your sister signed. The laws and contracts vary by state, so I suggest you discuss this with your agent after you read your rights a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 26, 2013 Home Selling in 12208
Alan, Home Seller in 12209
Alan answered:
You have the incorrect number of baths for 512 Voorheesville Rd, Altamont ,NY 12209. Please correct to 3.5
This is just a comment so I can get my profile updated. I'm new here.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 1, 2013 Home Selling in 12209
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
Can a seller put their house on sale during an escrow dispute?
You'll need to clarify your question. What do you mean exactly? Better yet, what does your REALTOR say?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 25, 2013 Home Selling in Albany
mkeefrider, Other/Just Looking in
mkeefrider answered:
How long is it taking homes to sell in the Pine HIlls area of Albany?
It varies based on condition, style of home and price but, I would plan on 6 months as a guide.
Condition would enable some homes to sell within 1 week and others not. Even get an offe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 7, 2013 Home Selling in 12203
Barbara Wagn…, Real Estate Pro in 12065
Barbara Wagner answered:
how can I find out what the value of a house would have been in 2001?
Run sold comps for the period you are looking for.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 7, 2013 Home Selling in 12203
Michael Rich…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Michael Richman answered:
my father is selling his house but he does not have the title. He has a home equity loan on the house, would the bank have the title?
Hi Abigail,

If by title you mean the deed, you do not have to have it in your possession. It gets recorded in the public record, which in Albany County is located in the County Clerk ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2013 Home Selling in Albany
Ian Smith, Both Buyer and Seller in Albany, NY
Ian Smith answered:
Help ! We are trying to sell our home, we already bought a new home. Should we think about renting our home instead of selling it ?
Keep it listed and rent it out !!!

Empty houses cost you money!

Good Luck!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 24, 2012 Home Selling in 12205
Ryan Hoffman, Real Estate Pro in Albany, NY
Ryan Hoffman answered:
when is it time to cut list price?
I try for 30-45 days to start, if you are getting showings from the start as a new listing, then your are too high. After that, 45-60.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 27, 2012 Home Selling in 12205
Doug Bricker, Real Estate Pro in Albany, NY
Doug Bricker answered:
WHAT IS MY HOUSE WORTH?
As the other replys have stated the best way to calculate value is to have an experienced professional do a Comparative Market Analysis on your home. With a qucik visit to your home I c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 19, 2010 Home Selling in Albany
Maggie Hawk, Real Estate Pro in New Smyrna Beach, FL
Maggie Hawk answered:
I've sold my house and am waiting for the closing. Can I take my outdoor and surround speakers if they are screwed to the wall?
Ken,
Rather than answer your question, let me pose one of my own. Are you willing to jeopardize the sale of your house over this? Because in a worst-case scenario, that's what c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 17, 2010 Home Selling in Albany
Frank Gentile…, Real Estate Pro in Albany, NY
Frank Gentile, Associate Broker answered:
Why doesn't my home appear on trulia? It's mls 201015838 in Albany, NY. Thanks
It would really depend on what you arranged with your realtor and what mutual expectations were? Trulia will not "self populate" all the time. Your agent also has the ability ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 15, 2010 Home Selling in 12208
J R, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
J R answered:
Is an empty home easier to sell than one that is occupied?
An unoccupied home is easier to sell. An unfurnished, unoccupied home is not.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2008 Home Selling in Albany
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Voices Member answered:
I really need to trade my 3/2 mobile home for a mobile home with more space. I have 3 sons and they are
Detra,

When you say trade in, what do you mean?

Tino
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 1, 2008 Home Selling in Albany
Anthony Tort…, Real Estate Pro in Albany, NY
Anthony Tortora answered:
what is the current value on the home described?
Liloi,

We would need more information besides the age and the sq footage, location, condition, school district & layout play a significant role in setting the value on any home or pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 11, 2007 Home Selling in Albany
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