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garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
how much will my home value decrease for sale with mold and water damage?
You will want to find someone who can do water removal and restoration for you. This will help so that your home's value doesn't decrease too much. It will also help make your home sa ... more
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Gerri Levent…, Real Estate Pro in Upper Montclair, NJ
Gerri Leventhal answered:
is there any fee to list your house for sale on this website without mls?
There are numerous ways to sell your home without a real estate broker but unfortunately trulia is not one of them. This is one real estate portal available to brokers only. A flat fee ... more
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
What is the current commission rate for Realtors in my area?
The commission is negotiable between you and your agent.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 19, 2014 Home Selling in Pleasanton
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
Can you put a "For Sale by Owner" on your site??
Sure you can, you just have to be a Realtor member to do it.
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fosterkicks99, Other/Just Looking in 78052
fosterkicks99 answered:
I'm selling rental house where the furnace went out. Buyer's loan is conventional 20%, will appraiser require repair?
It would make sense that the repairs will be at least requested before making a deal to buy the house. Even if they are looking for a place to remodel and completely redo, people will w ... more
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Rochelle_smi…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Rochelle_smiles2013 answered:
When selling a home, who is responsible for paying for an appraisal when requested by the potential buyer?
when purchasing a home who pays for the appraisal cost and how much is it. How do I know for sure that I am not being ripped off. I was told buy a realtor that I am dealing with concer ... more
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Duff Main, Real Estate Pro in Oregon City, OR
Duff Main answered:
my house was sold to me as 4 bedrooms but public records show three how can i get this corrected
You can contact the Clackamas County Tax assessor in Oregon City. The county doesn't include bedrooms if they don't have a closet and a window large enough for ingress and egress. Be ca ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Buyer backed out 6 days before closing, his lawyer said he didn't get financing, it's been 5 days and still no denial letter, I think I've been had.
It is the listing agents job to watch over the buyers mortgage process. They should have first called the loan officer when getting the offer to check the pore-qual letter and ask speci ... more
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Guy Gimenez…, Real Estate Pro in 78704
Guy Gimenez ABR, CRS, GRI asked:
Anyone able to complete BPO for Terrell, TX residential property.? Needing interior / exterior BPO on residential property in Terrell, TX.

If interested, contact Guy Gimenez (Broker) with price and I'll email you the home details and access instruct…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 18, 2014 Home Selling in Terrell
Betty Salas, Real Estate Pro in 32159
Betty Salas answered:
I am selling a condo in Miami Dade county. Can the COA force me to restore a balcony to original specs even though it was like that when I bought it?
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It looks like you're in a tough spot. You would have to consult the agreement you signed. There should be a section discussing what you are responsible for such as repairing ... more
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James Wehner, Real Estate Pro in South Scottsdale, Sc...
James Wehner answered:
How much value does a new carpet add?
It would depend on what type of floor covering was there before. For example, going from hardwood to carpet, would decrease the value. If you are just replacing old worn out and stained ... more
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Natdom4ever, Home Buyer in Simsbury, CT
Natdom4ever answered:
I have a house with electric heat and need to sell, do I replace the heating b4 listing or wait for an offer?
I had the same question but I would never buy another house with electric heat. My husband and I were in a hurry cause we were in a one bedroom apartment with a toddler and we had a bab ... more
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Yanoska Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Yanoska Diaz answered:
Who is Responsible for paying for Additional Code Violations found by the City Inspector?
If you hired a licensed electrician to do the work, the electrician should have made all needed corrections to code. If the electrician refuses to correct at his cost, I believe you sho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 18, 2014 Home Selling in 33629
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
The house across the street is listed for 289k but it is not considered in the comparables yet my house had a 30% sales price rise.. confused why?
Nobody should ever use the se online valuation tools, they are not accurate. The worst part is they don't care. Any smart agent will tell their clients not to pay attention to them an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 18, 2014 Home Selling in 44302
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
how can I post to sell a vacant lot with Trulia?
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed, you can however try blogging about the property; if and when you do list with an agent, ask; or consider any flat fee realty comp ... more
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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Hi! My home is currently on the market (MLS ID# 5374048). However, it is not showing for sale on your site. Can someone help me update the status?
If you are currently listed with a broker, ask your agent to make any necessary updates.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 18, 2014 Home Selling
Gerald Vonbe…, Home Buyer in Jackson Springs, NC
Gerald Vonberger answered:
Does landscaping add real dollar value to a home?
I think you're right about landscaping. It may depend on the buyer, but generally I think it adds quite a bit of value to the home. Like you said, a lot of people don't want to put a lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 18, 2014 Home Selling in Rockport
David Haghig…, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
David Haghighi answered:
how do I put my house for sale on Trulia and update information?
Your best bet is to have an agent provide a Limited Service Listing and let you do all showings and negotiations. We charge $500 for the service, and we will make sure it gets syndicate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 18, 2014 Home Selling in 92027
Atienn De Co…, Home Seller in Montville, NJ
Atienn De Conciliis asked:
Claiming a HOme How do I claim my home?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 18, 2014 Home Selling in 07045
Daniel Trapp, Real Estate Pro in Castle Rock, CO
Daniel Trapp answered:
Your site will not let me enter a location,,,what is it address,state,city? I have tried them all???? thank you
We would all love to help you, can you expand your question a little so that we can serve you best? Are you in the Meadows Castle Rock?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 18, 2014 Home Selling in Castle Rock
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