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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
how to delete the pictures of the house I bought?
If the property was listed with a broker ask the agent to remove information, or contact customer service directly http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 21, 2015 Home Buying in 60089
Jenny Marcott, Real Estate Pro in Blairsville, GA
Jenny Marcott answered:
My property has been on the market for a week. I had many showings but no offers. Is it a price issue? A slower market? People vacationing in August?
Hi Jana,

I think it is a good sign that the property is being shown, your agent should be getting feed-back from the agents who have shown your home, what is the feedback from the sh ... more
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Is it possible to schedule/attend a showing without hiring a real estate agent myself?
You are free to "look at Open Houses" in most areas, however, some will not allow an unaccompanied buyer into their homes and there is a good reason for that.

The Buyer Agent who wor ... more
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Does curb appeal affect resale?
It might not actually "lower the price" but it will discourage the potential buyers who come to see the property. It's the first thing they notice when they drive up, and if the front l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 22, 2014 Home Buying in 60089
Jerrysbathro…, Home Owner in Palatine, IL
Jerrysbathrooms asked:
Buying a home that needs repairs? I am a handy man living in Buffalo Grove. I do Painting, Electrical, plumbing, disposals, dishwashers, Bathroom and kitchen repairs or complete renovations. Email me at jerrysbathrooms@yahoo.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 29, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 60089
George Raymo…, Real Estate Pro in Chino Hills, CA
George Raymondo answered:
How soon after short sale can we buy a house or Condo..? It has been 2 years for us. Which banks or mortgage companies would be willing to work with
Several wrong answers below, but a couple are pretty close.

Shortest waiting period after a short sale with mortgage lates at the time of closing:

1.) 1 year USDA RDL Program (see ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014 Home Buying in 60089
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Tony Grech answered:
What are the Lender Overlays for HomePath Renovation Loans?
Hi Jon
It depends on the lender. Homepath has their base guidelines, but as with any program, the lender who will be funding your loan has free rein over putting overlays in place to p ... more
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John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
Seller will not return earnest money
How did this work out for you?????
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John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
Do you expect to see much activity in the fall? When does the real estate season end officially?
There is an inventory shortage, and that stabilizes pricing and the activve buyer pool is taking advantage of low rates after putting their lives on hold for six years.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Buying in 60089
Andrew Malak, Real Estate Pro in Palatine, IL
Andrew Malak answered:
entrance of potential home is very small, with no porch..........could that be a resale problem?
yes and No. If someone has enough maney to buy a 3500 sg home they have anought money to rebuild the front porch. However, there are buyers that will walk away just because for that $ t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Buying in 60089
Andrew Malak, Real Estate Pro in Palatine, IL
Andrew Malak answered:
Why are the homes in Insignia Point Subdivision going for less than similar homes in other BG subdivisions?
What other subdivisions are we comparing them to? It is a nice subdivision.
Prices are right for that part of Buffalo Grove.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Buying in 60089
Andrew Malak, Real Estate Pro in Palatine, IL
Andrew Malak answered:
Does DryVit affect resale value?
Yes. it depends on the clocation of the property; what is the buyer looking for; and what would the buyers look for in that neighberhood.



Andrew

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Galina Persky, Real Estate Pro in ,
Galina Persky answered:
is it easy to sell a tri level home in bg area il?
A 20 yr old house in BG all over roll is a good purchase. Look at the location and ask for comps. How high or low the utility bills will be, does depends on how much money was spent or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 10, 2012 Home Buying in 60089
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
I purchased a house a year ago, and try to sell it to move nearby. What would be sales tax in Lake county, IL?
Sharon is right, 4.50 per thousand sales price. I suggest you add the improvements you made since purchase and project a net proceeds and see if it is worthwhile. Transaction costs can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 28, 2011 Home Selling in 60089
PAUL DIMAIO -…, Real Estate Pro in Blacksburg, VA
PAUL DIMAIO - Local Expert answered:
We are going to suit both sellers and the broker since the sellers do not sign the cancellation notice, and release our earnest money. Is it true?
Realtors are not Lawyers and should not answer legal questions. The best advice I can give is to talk to an Attorney that specializes in real estate.

Paul DiMaio
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 22, 2011 Home Buying in 60089
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
I put in an offer for a house on Phelps St. only to find out it has black mold in the attic. What should I do?
I agree with Eric's answer. The seller may as well remediate the suspected mold for you rather the next buyer and then there is the mold disclosure issue for subsequent buyers. If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 7, 2010 Home Buying in 60089
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
We are going to suit both sellers and the broker since the sellers do not sign the cancellation notice, and release our earnest money. Is it true?
peggy there are some variables, your suit would have to be valid, which means your cancellation was within your rights under the contract and within the dates allowed. if you were to at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 29, 2010 Home Buying in 60089
Joseph Domino, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Joseph Domino answered:
How can we get our earnest back if the seller refuses to sign the release earnest money letter ?
One thing you did not mention is, Who is in possession of the EM? Is it the Escrow Agent or Broker? If it is the Escrow Agent and you have met all your contractual obligations you sho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 2, 2010 Home Buying in 60089
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Is there a regulation that a property could not put back to market without the settlement of earnest money?
Peggy there is not a regulation per say but there is "contract law" to deal with. If there is a contract in which a release is not executed, then that contract may still be en ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 2, 2010 Home Buying in 60089
Evan Kane, Real Estate Pro in Highland Park, IL
Evan Kane answered:
I am selling my home by owner, can I post this on Trulia?
Even if you are going to sell by owner, you should employer a discount broker to at least put your listing in the MLS, Trulia, Zillow etc. This should only cost you a few hundred dolla ... more
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