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Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
Our listing expired 11/23/14. Is it important to wait 90 days to relist?
If your goal is to have your property appear as a new, fresh listing, you may have to wait a period of time between expiration date and new listing date.

It depends on the rules fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Selling in 98105
Benni.gholami, Both Buyer and Seller in Dallas, TX
Benni.gholami answered:
What is the best way to sell a house that is worth less than what you owe?
Whenever there is a house for sale, it is most advisable to seek professional advices from the experts in the field like an estate agent. They can advise you on financial matters too an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 28, 2014 Home Selling in Seattle
thurston_sof…, Home Buyer in
thurston_softball answered:
I just bought a house for $135,000 with down payment of $20,000. What happens if I sell it in the next 3 years for the $150,000? How much will I gain?
There are two parts to consider. One is the appreciation in your home. The other is the amount leftover on the loan when you sell. The difference is called equity. After that, you w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 25, 2014 Home Selling in 98101
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
we bought our home in june of 1990. it was our primary residence until march of 2013. we rented it once for 19 months from march of 2013 until october
You should definitely consult a tax attorney or CPA to get an answer to your question.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 25, 2014 Home Selling in Seattle
Levchik B, Home Buyer in Brookline, MA
Levchik B answered:
Is bamboo flooring any good?
Bamboo is a good wood for flooring, but you need sustainable bamboo, otherwise, it is of much lower quality AND is a big drain on environment
http://www.remodelingcalculator.org/bamboo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 21, 2014 Home Selling in North Beach/ Blue Ridge
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Can I sell my place and not pay off my mortgage?
NO, in order to transfer ownership of the old place, the lien or mortgage needs to be released which means it needs to be paid off allowing it to be sold.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2014 Home Selling in 98101
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
I have a mobile home that I listed on Craig's list. A buyer wanted it, gave me 3K to hold it for him. He has reniged. There is no contract.
As some of the others suggest, ask a lawyer.

Beyond that, what was the oral agreement. He gave you $3,000 . . . for what purpose? Under what conditions? Did you all discuss whether a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 24, 2014 Home Selling in Seattle
Plta.shop, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Plta.shop answered:
how do I change/add photos?
I don't believe you can do that yourself. Your listing agent has to.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 11, 2014 Home Selling in 98125
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
If you're selling your home and you've priced it too high, what's the best course of action?
If your home is priced too high and is not supported by the sale of locally similar homes, there only one way to go.....and that is to drop the price immediately to a level that can be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 6, 2014 Home Selling in Matthews Beach
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
I've updated the info on my home 3 times & clicked on "publish" but the new info doesn't appear. Is there a step I'm?
No, you are not missing a step.
So better help can be provided let us know what you are trying to do.
1. Update your homes public data
2. Update your homes data that is currently for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in 98112
LockeMyLoan…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
LockeMyLoan Team answered:
Should I sign an addendum to a short sale contract saying I (seller) will pay the buyer money for closing costs?
It depends on how it's stated in the contract. Each bank has the closing costs spelled out differently in the contract. I would contact the short sale negotiator and figure out exactl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 2, 2014 Home Selling in Seattle
Nick Aleviza…, Real Estate Pro in 98133
Nick Alevizatos answered:
I have a rental property that my brother has been renting for 2 years. He'd like to buy it but can't afford
Well, that's an interesting scenario. There are ways for an investor to buy into the percentage of a property. Certain ways to find an investor would be through newspaper ads or online ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 22, 2014 Home Selling in 98199
Kjell C Bock, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Kjell C Bock answered:
Can someone in the real estate field give me some input on current price trends for townhouses in Ballard?
Ballard is a broad area, it has it's highly desirable areas, and less desirable areas. You have low inventory on your side as many Brokers below me have mentioned. I could list off a to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2014 Home Selling in 98107
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Why should I pay a commission?
I didn't see a "rant" either, and I agree - nothing unethical occurred.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 10, 2014 Home Selling in Seattle
The Search in…, Real Estate Pro in 98102
The Search in Seattle Team answered:
What is the best way to sell a house that is worth less than what you owe?
Sam, what did you end up doing?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 6, 2014 Home Selling in Seattle
Dave Kohl, Home Owner in Chicago, IL
Dave Kohl answered:
How can I market my home to international students that go to Shoreline CC or their parents?
Before you proceed, you don't say whether you are looking to rent your home out to students each year (or semester), or if you are looking to sell the home. Big difference here.

If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 5, 2014 Home Selling in Seattle
Dave Kohl, Home Owner in Chicago, IL
Dave Kohl answered:
Can I list on MLS without a realtor? and what about the ads that list you on the MLS for $299?
There are companies out there that will get your home on the MLS and provide limited services for you for a fee. If you want an agent to handle the calls and do the work for you then yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 5, 2014 Home Selling in Seattle
Kjell C Bock, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Kjell C Bock answered:
My house is for sale. What recourse do I have when my broker send people to my house that do not qualify or have been pre-approved. 80% fail
If I may ask how are they failing? And at what point? Is it after you have contracted with te buyer? 80% is really high, most Brokers typically will have their client preapproved before ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 19, 2014 Home Selling in Seattle
Kyle Kovats, Real Estate Pro in Roseland, NJ
Kyle Kovats answered:
Who keeps earnest money. Buyer bought property unseen with an inspect contengency. 3 weeks later buyer backed out without an inspection.
Best call of action is to return the deposit to the buyer then go from there. In NJ you can't just hold onto the deposit even if the bueyr defaults. It all has to go through the legal s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 15, 2013 Home Selling in Seattle
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