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Larry Hunter, Real Estate Pro in Fairhope, AL
Larry Hunter answered:
We live in Daphne Alabama, and our house is worth what we owe. Is it possible to have somebody assume our FHA Loan?
Some FHA loans are assumable. Your mortgage paperwork that you received at closing would have that information in there. You are welcome to contact me for an appointment and I can go t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Home Selling in 36526
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
my real estate agent has backed out of contract. It was listed as co-brokered, what do I do?
cblens,
Since you're out of my area there are probably things in your MLS that are different from mine. I suggest you reach out to either the remaining agents managing broker or canc ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Apr 18, 2014 Home Selling in 36527
Mary McNair, Real Estate Pro in Fairhope, AL
Mary McNair answered:
What is the typical fee paid to a realtor who brings you a buyer for your home?
Depending on the price of the property, we usually ask 4% when doing a one-time-showing agreement to bring a buyer to a FSBO. However, this is not to say that this is a "typical" fee.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 3, 2014 Home Selling in Fairhope
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in Brevard County, FL
Phil Rotondo answered:
Trying to put my home up for sale on this but it seems to only refresh the page when I submit making me start over...
You can ask your real estate agent to list it for you.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 25, 2014 Home Selling in 36526
Amanda Holde…, Real Estate Pro in Baldwin County, AL
Amanda Holder-Beyer answered:
My Fiance' has a house at 18050 Hwy 87. 3 BR, 2 baths, 3 car garage detached, one car garage attached, I have a house on 18395 W. Hammond st. R'dale
Are you wanting to sell both and purchase one together? Do you need to sell both? one? to buy one? I would like the opportunity to talk with you about this and see what Better Homes and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 9, 2013 Home Selling in 36567
Dale Hair, Real Estate Pro in Gulf Shores, AL
Dale Hair answered:
Where do you see Condo prices headed in the next 12 months. What is best time of year to sell condo for highest price.?
In general, the price points are trending upward. I do expect the newer complexes, i.e. 2006 and beyond, to experience the most increases. Our business on the beach is predicated upon r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 29, 2013 Home Selling in 36542
Mary Sponsel…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, GA
Mary Sponseller answered:
I just signed with a realtor last night to sell my house. Is there a cooling off period where I can back out of the contract?
Call your agent and speak with them about the situation. In Georgia you just notify your agent that you would like to withdraw your home from the market and it is done., It is most like ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 22, 2013 Home Selling in 36527
Trulia Custo…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Trulia Customer Service answered:
I would like to be able to post my home on this website for sale. Can't find the tab in order to do this.?
Hi Jamie,

Kristan from Trulia here. We are excited that you are using Trulia!

Trulia is a search engine for residential real estate listings that are indexed from agent/broker web ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 21, 2013 Home Selling in 36562
EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
i did not put any money down i just signed and initialaled a bunch of papers
Oh my this statement scares me...... you signed and initialed a BUNCH OF PAPERS ---- you better know what you signed and what the terms are..... furthermore it seems to me that you are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 5, 2012 Home Selling in 36527
Mary McNair, Real Estate Pro in Fairhope, AL
Mary McNair answered:
How does rent to own work?
In reviewing Q&As I found your post.

I agree with the general opinion of the other posts. Unless you are able to get a decent downpayment and do owner financing, you are setting you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 4, 2012 Home Selling in 36532
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
Should appraisers use foreclosures as comps? 4 states are considering laws that prohibit foreclosures to be used as a comparable. Thoughts YES or NO??
Appraisals are supposed to be unbiased assessments of a property's value. Foreclosures tend to sell at big discounts from the actual value.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 12, 2011 Home Selling in Gulf Shores
Shane Willis,…, Real Estate Pro in Pensacola, FL
Shane Willis, mba answered:
I bought a house on Jordan Run back in 2005 for 160,000. the appraisal was 205,000 when I bought it, What is it worth now. I have moved to north
DaDuke,

I would love to get an update from you and see what you decided?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 14, 2011 Home Selling in 36542
Shane Willis,…, Real Estate Pro in Pensacola, FL
Shane Willis, mba answered:
I need a disclousre that says all parties are aware that there is Chinese Dry wall in house and both parties acknowlege it and hold harmless
Anthony,

Baldwin county does not have a specificform that addresses this, but I have a Florida form that should serve the purpose. If you still need this give me a shout.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 14, 2011 Home Selling in Gulf Shores
Shane Willis,…, Real Estate Pro in Pensacola, FL
Shane Willis, mba answered:
Is the residential housing market in Gulf Shores recovering at all. I bought a house in 2005 appraised at 200 bought at 160. any hope in sight.?
You would have to better define hope? If by hope is the property worth 200k again, then probably not. If by hope is the market seeming to bottom out? Its seems so as inventory is starti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 8, 2011 Home Selling in Gulf Shores
Steve Barfie…, Real Estate Pro in Daphne, AL
Steve Barfield answered:
Can anyone please recommend a sharp real estate attorney in Baldwin County, AL to help negotiate a short sale? Thank you!
Are you having a problem in getting the bank to accept a short sale? I have done quited a few and have not needed an attorney. But you could call Allan Lipscomb with Benton and Lipsco ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 27, 2011 Home Selling in Daphne
Kevin Brisky, Real Estate Pro in Minong, WI
Kevin Brisky answered:
My house has been on the market for almost 4 months and we haven't had hardly any traffic.
Stephanie,

I think that renting it out will help you out! It will give prospective buyers a picture of what the house could look like. Hopefully you get good renters in there.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 26, 2011 Home Selling in Fairhope
John J. Rein…, Real Estate Pro in Johns Creek, GA
John J. Reinhardt answered:
Who pays to pull a title on a piece of property?
The buyer will pay for title search and your see it at closing on your HUD under closing costs for your loan.

John Reinhardt
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 19, 2011 Home Selling in Robertsdale
Wanda Lee Ra…, Real Estate Pro in Gulf Shores, AL
Wanda Lee Ramos answered:
I am opening a new office in Gulf Shores. Is there an agent out there who answers trulia questions who is looking for a new opportunity?
Hi Julie,

Just wanted to give my Congratulations to you on your new office. I have been serving Baldwin Co since 1982 in this Real Estate market. I am not looking for a new company ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 18, 2009 Home Selling in Gulf Shores
Amy Jones, Real Estate Pro in Gulf Shores, AL
Amy Jones answered:
What would be the reason for a seller to list a house above the appraisal price?
The home may be located close to a foreclosure, in which case the home may appraise for less than the seller feels it is worth. That recently happened to me. If the comparable prope ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 17, 2009 Home Selling in Gulf Shores
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Can you back out of a contract with a real estate company if you have decided not to sell your house.?
Hi Baseball 1............(ok, I just have to say this - GO YANKEES !)

To answer your question simply, Yes....of course you can back out of a contract if you have decided not to sel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 24, 2009 Home Selling in 36527
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