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KateFomina, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
KateFomina answered:
We're upside down on our house, so the agent sells it short, what can we do now -- can't buy!
Dear Mario, if you would like to purchase, there are loans available for people in your situation. You can get a loan 1 day after your Short Sale. Feel free to give me a call for more i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2014 Home Selling in 94134
WINSTON WANG, Real Estate Pro in 95032
WINSTON WANG answered:
Listing photo questions. Who owns the rights? Do agents have a duty to use new photos?
From realtor.org website...
"Under traditional copyright principles, the photographer owns the copyright for the picture taken by the photographer. Even if the photographer provides th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 12, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in Redwood City, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA, Broker/Own answered:
when preparing a CMA how do you adjust for the difference in each home?
hi, although a CMA is not an appraisal, it helps to visualize how an appraiser adjusts for the differences...see the appraisal form
https://www.fanniemae.com/content/guide_form/1004.pd ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 9, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
J. Mario Pre…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
J. Mario Preza, CRB, CDPE answered:
My home is partially under water & I really can't imagine forking out $40K in commission. It's almost a crime to collect that amt of
Hmmm, it is a tough nut to crack, particularly because being underwater doesn't alter too much of what is happening all around you. If you don't need to sell, keep waiting until the ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 9, 2014 Home Selling in 94134
Jp, Both Buyer and Seller in Saint Louis, MO
Jp answered:
Need to find a buyer for 100 investment properties
rrobi3,

We live and invest locally here in St. Louis.
Our ideal properties are Buy and Hold, which sound like your portfolio is made up of.
We have built the right teams and th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 30, 2013 Home Selling in San Francisco
Kevin McLaug…, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Kevin McLaughlin answered:
HOA is in early stages of filing a claim against the builder but has not entered any type of litigation or lawsuit. Does this need to be disclosed?
When in doubt, disclose. You are always better off over-disclosing rather than under-disclosing.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013 Home Selling in 94101
Paul Warrin, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Paul Warrin answered:
do you have to put in low flushing toilets to sell a home in san franscico?
You have a water conservation inspection done for every sale in San Francisco. The inspector will let you know if any of the toilets need to be replaced. Most of the time, they will req ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 19, 2013 Home Selling in San Francisco
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Rudnick answered:
What's better buyers? Granite over Oak? Or cheap counters and a lower list price?
Hi Rob,

I would avoid granite these days. It's not nearly as popular as it used to be. If you would like to switch out the countertops, use something like CaesarStone or Marble (wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 6, 2013 Home Selling in Outer Sunset
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in California
Alex Greer answered:
In underwater condo & need to move. Want to get approved for new loan, buy new place & stop making payments on the condo & do a short
I was just looking through old post and I noticed yours. If you were not able to refinance at the time of the post, I can certainly help you out now. You can call me at 408-352-5147 or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Home Selling in 94117
Jon Richards, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jon Richards answered:
Can I find out what agent/agency represented the seller on the 12/20/12 sale of 442 444 Noe St.?
Hi,

The listing agent for that sale was Mollie Poe working with Declan Hickey. Mollie works out of Pacific Union International. Her information can be found here: http://www.molliep ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jul 24, 2013 Home Selling in Castro
Ryan Kraft, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Kraft answered:
Does anyone know a decent TIC attorney that doesn't charge and arm and a leg?
Hi Mike,

Finding an attorney that you can afford, like, and trust can sometimes seem like a hard task. But, it is possible and worth every penny! He offers free consultations $!
I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 23, 2013 Home Selling in San Francisco
Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
How can I find out if I need to pay for refinance costs for forcing a refinance of a second loan on a TIC unit that I'm selling?
As mentioned below, your TIC Agreement should cover what happens in that case. That said, these agreements can sometimes be somewhat vague depending on who wrote them, and enforcing an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 19, 2013 Home Selling in San Francisco
Tresha Matth…, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Tresha Matthews answered:
If one sold their principal residence this year, what forms do they need to file?
If there was a 1099 S provided by the title company or there is a gain this will be reported on a form 8949. If the home was sold at a loss and there was no 1099-S issued then it does n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 27, 2013 Home Selling in Mission
Tresha Matth…, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Tresha Matthews answered:
If one sold their home last year, do they have to report the sale?
It also depends on whether the home was a personal home, rental, or investment property. Based on the type of home the gain may be taxable or the loss deductible.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 27, 2013 Home Selling in Mission
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in Redwood City, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA, Broker/Own answered:
I have long-term capital losses from stocks. Can I offset my real estate gains with my carried over long-term losses from stocks?
Hi,
try using turbotax software to help you research and answer these kinds of questions for yourself...I find it very useful
http://turbotax.com/lp/ty12/ppc/tmp5_5p.jsp?zna=0&znp=1&s ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jun 9, 2013 Home Selling in San Francisco
Evan Huynh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Evan Huynh answered:
I signed an agreement to sell my house with a buyer trough my Realtor, the inspection is done;now 10 days later I change my mind to sell.
Beside talking to an attorney; maybe you should open it up with all parties with the reason why you are changing your mind. A mutual agreement with all parties may get you out of contr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 5, 2013 Home Selling in Glen Park
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in Redwood City, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA, Broker/Own answered:
how much my house worth?
Hi,
contact me for a free valuation analysis

good luck!
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1 vote Share Flag Fri May 3, 2013 Home Selling in 94112
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
Does it make sense to furnish a vacant home before you put it up for sale?
Just yesterday I heard a buyer say, "It's SO hard to visualize what to do with these rooms with nothing in them - there is nothing to go off of."

Couldn't agree more - this is the ty ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 2, 2013 Home Selling in San Francisco
Keith Keller, Real Estate Pro in Novato, CA
Keith Keller answered:
I am trying to sell my property with a bad section 8 tennant inside, She intimidates all buyers by asking for drivers liscences from buyers and agents
Hi Bill, Boy do I feel your pain!!! I have some very valuable information for you. With the section 8 agreement you were provided with annually, there is the name of the primary tenant' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 2, 2013 Home Selling in 94112
Keith Keller, Real Estate Pro in Novato, CA
Keith Keller answered:
Hello, I'm thinking of putting my property on the market but was wondering what is the real estate agent commission rate?
In California the commission rate is negotiable. The full service professional will give you his or her marketing strategy and show you exactly how and what they intend to do for you t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 2, 2013 Home Selling in San Francisco
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