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7slotfever, Home Owner in Salem, OR
7slotfever answered:
Do fireplaces increase or decrease a home value? What do buyers think about gel or electric fireplaces instead of the traditional wood burning or gas?
We recently downsized and moved from TN to OR.
Cramming into a tiny 1460sf home has been a challenge to say the least.
This little 1950s rancher had a big, ugly fireplace in it that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 25, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Caleb Hart answered:
In Seller Check list If owner fixed any electric repair in the house - and fill yes -and the house sold as As- is does the owner still hold liability
I would talk to an electrician about this. They seem to know all the laws about electrical work. Real estate agents usually know quite a bit about this kind of thing as well. I just wis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 9, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
lynnnchase9, Other/Just Looking in Omaha, NE
lynnnchase9 answered:
Blinds or curtains (or even bare windows) for home going on the market? (A mid sized, normal, non-luxury home)
Honestly, I think it depends on the room and your personal preference. Depending on what the room is used for, blinds or curtains may be appropriate. If I were you, I would take some sa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
mykhan411, Home Buyer in Bethlehem, PA
mykhan411 answered:
How long does it take to get appraisal result?
how long its take foreclosure house to come back its regular price in market
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 3, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Chris Mosher, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Chris Mosher answered:
Can a good agent help to sell my home in San Jose?
As a local agent in San Jose we deal with this often. We'll have a few trusted contractors come out and bid the job. These are all contractors we have worked with in the past so trust a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 28, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
can the other banks approved my home loan if i my wife she was having an account and paid up her debts after they notice she is having overdue?
Most likely what we would need to do is take her off of the loan. she can stay on Title. I am not sure if you are in MI or CA, if you are in CA I may be able to help you.

You can cl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 Home Selling in 95148
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Does it help or hinder to have the seller present at an open house?
It's not helpful for either the buyer or seller for the seller to be present! The buyers ends up being distracted and not being able to imagine themselves in the house. The seller is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2015 Home Selling in 95129
Danielle Nic…, Real Estate Pro in 63017
Danielle Nicholl answered:
Can I legally turn down the highest (cash) offer on my property in favor of a lower (contingency) offer to avoid selling to a greedy investor?
As a Seller you never have to accept any offer. You do not have to explain to anyone why you are accepting one offer over another (and neither party should be aware of the terms of any ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Danielle Nic…, Real Estate Pro in 63017
Danielle Nicholl answered:
I have a home that has several judgement liens and tax liens against it. I may or may not have a little equity in the home. Can I sell with the liens?
In order to be able to sell you will have to be able to give clear title. This means that the proceeds from the sale will have to be able to pay off the liens or you will have to be abl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Selling in 95132
Jan Pickering, Real Estate Pro in 85142
Jan Pickering answered:
I would like to report a scammer on your site. How do I go about doing that? Thanks, H
Report to Trulia immediately.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in 10538
Diana Hellman answered:
What are the biggest challenges interested sellers are having with todays market?
Buyers today ,with 2 folks working, don't have the time to focus on projects. They will prefer the listing that is renovated and in move in condition. This may trump other parts of the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 17, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Engineered wood vs laminate. And other flooring questions.
Generally I would say you should stick with tile in kitchens and bathrooms. Other than that, it's really an opinion kind of thing. Some people love hardwood and want that everywhere. So ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Hello - Can you please send us a term sheet summarizing the costs of using Trulia to list our single family house in the Evergreen area of San Jose?
Hello Karen,

Trulia pulls its information from the MLS, which is where Realtors list properties. You will be able to reach potential buyers on Trulia, Zillow, Redfin, Homesnap, and m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 31, 2015 Home Selling in 95135
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Are you looking for a home to sell to a buyer in Blossom Valley ?
Ruth & Perry,
I agree with Jim that this is inappropriate, but you can claim your listing and post it open there. People looking for an open house are more likely to find that there, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 15, 2015 Home Selling in 95123
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
Is relocating the garage door opener considered an electric repair in Seller Check list?
I would think that it would go under this list, especially since it doesn't really belong under any other category. I would definitely say that if you are missing the opener, you should ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 7, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
What to do with a listing of my house that I didn't list?
Your agent is the one that will need to have it removed for you.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Home Selling in 95124
Stephanie Je…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Stephanie Jensen answered:
I turned a "den" into a BR by removing floor heater, adding closet. Is there something I do for public record to reflect it is a 3BR house for sale?
Best check with local building/zoning department for requirements and seek the assistance of the persons used to complete the work. There are building codes, minimum standards, permit f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 13, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Can any realtor handle 1031 exchange process.?
I would recommend finding an agent who has experience in handling the process as it does require an understanding of the process.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 8, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Sharon Felton, Real Estate Pro in Nashville, TN
Sharon Felton answered:
What do people think about the different flooring available in terms of resale value?
Hardwood is great, yes. But be careful to consider the long-term appearance of less expensive flooring such as bamboo. I bought bamboo flooring about five years ago because the sales ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 5, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 95124
Arpad Racz answered:
How important is grass?
Hi,

Curb appeal is very important. Many buyers like the look of grass.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 20, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
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