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Brad Korb, Real Estate Pro in Burbank, CA
Brad Korb answered:
Minor stucco cracks
Congratulations on deciding to sell your home! Prior to putting any home on the market we get all of hour home inspected by a trusted home inspection company. This way we know what is ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
Tristam Biel…, Real Estate Pro in Highland Park, Los A...
Tristam Bielecki answered:
Why are agents using the "hold" status instead of "pending" or "back up" once they have an accepted an offer supposedly?
I think this is done by some agents when they are overloaded with offers, and are going into a round of multiple counters. Therefore its technically not pending but not exactly active e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 1, 2015 Home Selling in 91355
Inna Ivchenko, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Inna Ivchenko answered:
We are over $100,000 upside down on our mortgage and wondering if we would qualify for a short sale or if there is a better option?
It depends on many factors and can be very subjective.
In general:
credit score can drop between 250-300 points.

Do remember, the late payments can have as little as a 50 point im ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 31, 2015 Home Selling in 91355
Elizabeth Fe…, Real Estate Pro in 91354
Elizabeth Fenley answered:
I own my home outright And have placed it in todays market how easy will it be when under contract to purchase a new home?
The more prepared you are when you list your home the easier time you will have. I would advise being clear on the area your want to move to, the pricing, having a preapproval with a b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 9, 2014 Home Selling in 91354
Sean Seckar, Real Estate Pro in 91354
Sean Seckar answered:
St. Claire Community.
John,

There are a many positive attributes to the St. Claire area of Plum Canyon several of which are the schools, newer homes and in your case, no Mello Roos. You're in a central lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 9, 2014 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
Sean Seckar, Real Estate Pro in 91354
Sean Seckar answered:
Market Situation
I think it is a great time to put your property up as interest rates are still low and there isn’t a huge inventory yet. Also remember that school just ended and many families are go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 20, 2014 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
Are cornered houses in more demand than normal ones?
Corner lots are definitely larger, but whether or not they are more in demand is questionable. Having a stop sign several feet from your driveway, or on the side of your house, would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 25, 2013 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
My name is Ty. I was just wondering if I should wait a little longer to put my property on the market? I see that inventory is down,price moving up.
Hello Ty,
Inventory IS down all over and the buyers are out in number looking at what is available. IF you price your home competitively for this market, you should sell fairly quickly ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 25, 2013 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Are the fall and winter months still favorable to sell my house?I know in the summer is when the market moves.Is there a big difference when to sell?
Dear Travers,
Traditionally the Spring and Summer are busy for home sales because families have the time to look, and children are out of school, however, I have sold property in the W ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 25, 2013 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
Alex Meguerd…, Real Estate Pro in La Canada, CA
Alex Meguerditchian answered:
What is the current realtor's fee for selling a house?
Marlon the best bet for you is to interview a handful of local experts and see what each individual Realtor is charging. We are all independent contractors and charge different commissi ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue May 28, 2013 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
William Boyd, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
William Boyd answered:
When a client tells you they have felt cold spots, seen shadows move in a particular room and furniture has moved without explanation, what do you do?
I would like to see these things for myself though, maybe I could make a new friend. If it was my listing, I would always try to show it on a bright sunny day and not after dark.

I h ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun May 5, 2013 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
Alex Meguerd…, Real Estate Pro in La Canada, CA
Alex Meguerditchian answered:
Hello. I can afford to fix the interiors but just cant afford 15-20k to put in a backyard landscape. Would that be a big problem selling?Thanks.
In this "sellers" market I think you will be ok with this situation. Honestly try to make it look "sellable" as much as possible and for as cheap as possible, something so the buyers ca ... more
3 votes Share Flag Thu May 2, 2013 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
Tony Lewis, Real Estate Pro in Valencia, CA
Tony Lewis answered:
What is the average commission for a realtor on a mobile home?
Mobile homes need a specialist in the field and the average commission seems to be 10%
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
Tony Lewis, Real Estate Pro in Valencia, CA
Tony Lewis answered:
Buying out sibling mortage free (parents) home. Who pays escrow fees etc?
This is determined by all parties to the transaction and negotiable. The first question that I personally would consider regarding the fees is who is benefiting? If it is a benefit to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
Alex Meguerd…, Real Estate Pro in La Canada, CA
Alex Meguerditchian answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
May I suggest upgrading your kitchen...this is the "heart" of any home and a majority of home buyers love updated kitchens! You will definitley recieve the highes retunr on investment w ... more
5 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
Sona Gallatin, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Sona Gallatin answered:
Our house in the process of short sale and we're just waiting for the bank approval, do we still have to pay the property tax which is due this
Tax questions ask a professional Tax consultant, legal issues consult an Attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 24, 2012 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
Sona Gallatin, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Sona Gallatin answered:
Hi- Need a broker experienced with Short Sales in the Santa Clarita, California area. Any recommendations appreciated. Thanks.
In Santa Clarita, i would advise asking Craig at North View Escrow for a referral. (661) 286-4300
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 24, 2012 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
Sona Gallatin, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Sona Gallatin answered:
Is using a "discount" broker the best way to go when selling a home?
Nothing is for "free" would apply here. Just what is being discounted? Its a lot like the brand name brokerages who offer maximum if not all your commission....except for all those fee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 24, 2012 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
Sona Gallatin, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Sona Gallatin answered:
Our condo and others in our neighborhood have prices that are constantly being reduced and still not selling. Is it impossible in this market?
When did you purchase your condo? If you can afford it I would recommend leasing it out. Try contacting production or major company in town to see if they need a property for executive ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 24, 2012 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
Jason Hector, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles County, CA
Jason Hector answered:
Has anyone had any luck getting HAFA to reduce their approval price? My seller was just approved but they want $10k over comps on an inexpensive condo
The bank appraisals always come in high? Wonder why? Conflicts of interest in BofA's case with Landsafe appraisal. They will consider a lower price as days on market increase ove ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 4, 2012 Home Selling in Santa Clarita
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