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MCM_STL, Home Buyer in Saint Louis, MO
MCM_STL answered:
Underwater Mortgage
A short sale will often hurt your credit - and your credit history matters whether you want to buy or rent.

If you can afford to, your best bet is to move before you try to sell you ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 3, 2016 Home Selling in 23188
Benni.gholami, Both Buyer and Seller in Dallas, TX
Benni.gholami answered:
Can low commission hurt my sale?
It has to also depend on the market status at that point in time. If the prices are on the low, hence your property for sale will not be affected even if you impose a low commission. Th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 18, 2015 Home Selling in Williamsburg
AmyWeb, Home Owner in 94544
AmyWeb answered:
REAL ESTATE LISTING AGENT TO SELL TIMESHARE IN WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Unfortunately, there is virtually no resale market for timeshare anymore. The market has collapsed and the stark truth is that most timeshares are worthless. Ebay is full of timeshare w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 17, 2014 Home Selling in Williamsburg
Lban2, Home Buyer in Williamsburg, VA
Lban2 answered:
Is it OK to offer cash back at the closing as an incentive?
No, it is illegal. I know pepole who got locked up for taking cash at the table. That practice is gone with the wind fabulous!
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 20, 2013 Home Selling in 23185
Edith Karoli…, Real Estate Pro in Glenview Northshore,...
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Open House 3/17, 12-4pm (Williamsburg Bluffs)
Hi Michelle, I am wondering if this post should not go into the blog section of Trulia for other Realtors to see, as this is the question and answer section for the buying and selling p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 12, 2013 Home Selling in Williamsburg
Mike Grogan, Real Estate Pro in Williamsburg, VA
Mike Grogan answered:
How do multiple price reductions influence the buyers perception?
How price reductions influence buyers is not nearly as important as a related issue. That issue is pricing the home properly at the beginning of the listing. It is a well documented f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 9, 2012 Home Selling in Williamsburg
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Can you give me some tips to get more listings? Every agent is thinking different and we all have different
Some agents are born to be listing agents and others are born to be buyers agents, not many can work bith sides and be great at it. Listing agents require patience and alot of knowledge ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 6, 2011 Home Selling in 23188
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Are there any "Arms length" restrictions on purchasing a "short sale" home from a family member?
If you're a family member or somehow related to a property owner who is selling his property as a short sale, you can't buy it.

Here's a good post about this http://ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 13, 2010 Home Selling in Williamsburg
Jamie Van Be…, Real Estate Pro in Williamsburg, VA
Jamie Van Bergen answered:
What do I need to do to buy a house that is a short sale? What should I watch out for?
Frank, I appreciate your correction... this was info provided by an individual company that works exclusively with short sales and foreclosures and is based upon statistics that show ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 23, 2010 Home Selling in 23185
Tim Parker &…, Real Estate Pro in Williamsburg, VA
Tim Parker & Cyril Petrop answered:
Selling or keep it rented out
It all depends on your financial situation and goals. You should consult with your CPA or tax advisor and understand the impact of each of the scenarios.
With this said, although I be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 16, 2009 Home Selling in Williamsburg
Laurie Covin…, Real Estate Pro in Peoria, IL
Laurie Covington answered:
Is there a list somewhere of top-producing sellers agents in the Hampton-Roads Area from all companies?
If you read the newpaper, you will probably see that many agents consider themselves "top-producers". I have seen many new agents who are just as good as agents who have been selling ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 8, 2009 Home Selling in Williamsburg
Wayne C Melt…, Real Estate Pro in Athens, GA
Wayne C Melton answered:
Open House questions
Most MLS systems also have an open house calender that is quicker, and cheaper than mailing flyers. eFlyers and emails to the agent base would probably be more cost effective that these ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 24, 2009 Home Selling in Williamsburg
Jim Mellen, Real Estate Pro in Williamsburg, VA
Jim Mellen answered:
we are looking to trade either our commercial lot or city home to find a 2nd home up in Williamsburg VA
You might think about a 1031 exchange. You still have to sell and buy in the traditional way but you have some tax advantages available. You should speak with your tax accountant or att ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 22, 2009 Home Selling in 23185
Barbara Q., Other/Just Looking in Bergen County, NJ
Barbara Q. answered:
Is it typical to have no showings after house is put back on market when deal falls through?
Ouch! When deals fall through...it hurts the Seller.
Prices may have declined during the past 2 months.
Interest rates have definitely jumped up recently ...

Ultra low interest rat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 9, 2009 Home Selling in 23185
Susan Krancer, Real Estate Pro in Williamsburg, VA
Susan Krancer answered:
Townhome in Kingsmill not selling..Below appraised value..excellent condition
Keith,

What does a guy in Burbank, CA know about Williamsburg, VA real estate? I'm surprised by your comments. You have NO knowledge of our market. Gail has exceptional profession ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Oct 29, 2008 Home Selling in 23185
Jim Mellen, Real Estate Pro in Williamsburg, VA
Jim Mellen answered:
Townhome in Kingsmill not selling..Below appraised value..excellent condition
Duplicate question in the list, however I answered this. See the above response!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 29, 2008 Home Selling in 23185
Yanni Raz, Real Estate Pro in sherman oaks, CA
Yanni Raz answered:
Could anyone provide me with closed sales for zip code 23188 from August, 2007- December, 2007? Thank you.
Contact your title company, they will have all this information for free.
If you dont have a title company find one online, there are many of them and they all can help you.

Good Lu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 3, 2008 Home Selling in 23188
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