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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 best to increase the value of my home for sale?
Oftentime simple cosmetics may do the trick; fresh paint, remove/replace any old carpeting, neat, clean, clutter free, remove/rearrange any bulky furniture, sparkling clean kitchen and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 24, 2014 Home Selling in 44313
ben mize, Other/Just Looking in Akron, OH
ben mize answered:
will home buyer be interested buying at a term; down $500. monthly $300. for 20 years; by owner finance? In West Akron?
I'm looking but cant get a loan. would love to be able to buy w/o a loan. email please for more info. kmiz420@hotmail.com. I just want to get out of a friends home and have one of my ow ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 24, 2014 Home Selling in West Akron
Micah Riley-…, Real Estate Pro in 44224
Micah Riley-Local Expert answered:
how to list my property?
I would definitely recommend seeking an experienced REALTOR. After meeting with them, you will then know the best option for you and your family regarding pricing and timing of when to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 12, 2013 Home Selling in 44333
Franz Bauer, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Franz Bauer answered:
Home with water basement problem, bank won't loan money to buyers,how do you work past this?
Agree with James. If there is ANY evidence of Mold, you will typically need to get Mold Testing done. If evidence of Mold is present, then Mold Mitigation would be required. This needs ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 23, 2013 Home Selling in 44310
Ken Woods, Real Estate Pro in Macedonia, OH
Ken Woods answered:
My home is currently for sale for about 90-days as a short sale. However, I will need to move what other options do I have?
Latasha, Great question. Something to think about . Would you consider hiring a professional such as my self that has closed numerous short sales with US Bank?

Ken Woods Realtor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 9, 2013 Home Selling in 44320
Tom McCombs, Real Estate Pro in New Franklin, OH
Tom McCombs answered:
I will be lucky to break even when selling my house in Copley end of summer. I have been looking at For Sale by Owner sites.
I understand your concern. You want to net the most money when the deal is done, and you are afraid that paying a Realtor's commission will hurt too much.

Studies have shown that Rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 30, 2013 Home Selling in 44321
Pam Maharg, Real Estate Pro in Akron, OH
Pam Maharg answered:
I'm a homeowner in Akron, Ohio . I am looking to move out of the city. However, I need assistance with exploring my options like short sale,
The first step is as you said....explore your options. You took the first step by asking the Real Estate Community and than the next step is talking to a lender. I am a Short Sale Rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 6, 2013 Home Selling in Akron
Ken Woods, Real Estate Pro in Macedonia, OH
Ken Woods answered:
I need to get out of my house but owe more than it is worth in today's market...how can I buy a new home???
Great question Frank, you are not alone out there. I am here to help. I have helped a number of local people in situations smiler to yours, each and every situation is unique to it's se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 3, 2012 Home Selling in 44301
David Fleming, Home Buyer in Akron, OH
David Fleming answered:
I have a home that is near the University of Akron that I want to sell. Would I have a better chance at selling it via the university of Akron?
I would possibly be interested in buying it from you directly without the additional expenses associated with going through a realtor.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 6, 2012 Home Selling in University of Akron
Jeff Holloway, Real Estate Pro in Sebastian, FL
Jeff Holloway answered:
Is it better to show the home with the existing drapes if not too guady? They give the $ tapped buyer the option and a cutain rod for their own.
Depends on your buyer and price range. If you change the drapes... does it then show the flooring needs to be replaced? What about the furniture then... get my drift?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 13, 2011 Home Selling in Akron
Isabelle Mag…, Real Estate Pro in Akron, OH
Isabelle Maglione Gale answered:
I have a home for sale and a real estate agent that I can't get along with. Also I am paying on 2 mtgs. I'm desperate! Help...
Keep on the broker to release you from the listing. No one can force you to sell or to buy. If that doesn't work, contact the Akron Area Board of Realtors and present your situat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 27, 2011 Home Selling in Akron
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
OK I should have asked, "Which agent has had the most listings in Firestone Park in 2011 and how do I contact them?"
Rather than looking for the agent with the most listings, consider interviewing in person a few local agents from different realty companies, and then choose the one you like you like b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 25, 2011 Home Selling in Akron
David M. Chi…, Real Estate Pro in Akron, OH
David M. Childress answered:
Which real estate broker sells the most homes in Firestone Park and how do I contact them?
I love Firestone Park, and to prove it I have lived here over 50 years and as a grad of Garfield High School in 1967, I still love it. Sure, we have taken our hits lately, as have many ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 24, 2011 Home Selling in Akron
Steve Casey, Real Estate Pro in Walpole, MA
Steve Casey answered:
How much does it cost?
I am assuming you mean the commission. There is no universal fee. You will, however, find ranges in any given community.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 23, 2011 Home Selling in Akron
Tom McCombs, Real Estate Pro in New Franklin, OH
Tom McCombs answered:
Our home has hardwood floors and I was to resand and stain my cost is $3500 should I give a flooring allowance for this upfront to new buyers?
We have all heard of sellers offering allowances for decorating, carpet, roof, hardwood floor, etc. but in my experience many lenders will not alow this because it will show up on the H ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 10, 2011 Home Selling in Akron
Jim Dvorovy, Other/Just Looking in Canton, OH
Jim Dvorovy answered:
Is a secure well cap part of the point of sale inspection?
Hi Christine,

That is a good question! I would say "Yes", because a missing or faulty well cap or seal could cause the well water to become contaminated. I see you are als ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Aug 14, 2010 Home Selling in 44319
Thomas Seeley, Real Estate Pro in Akron, OH
Thomas Seeley answered:
Relocating but need to sell a condo: I'm upside down
Call your lender and ask them if you can give them the deed in lieu of foreclosure that is another possibility and if they say yes then just sign it over to them but talk with a real es ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 15, 2009 Home Selling in Akron
David Chambe…, Other/Just Looking in Saint Petersburg, FL
David Chamberlain answered:
How do I rent a high end home?
I am not from your area and don't know about renting there but my blog might be able to help on the selling side: http://www.trulia.com/blog/david_chamberlain/2008/12/how_to_choose_a_re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 21, 2008 Home Selling in Akron
Other/Just L…, Other/Just Looking in Fleming Fitch Grant,...
Other/Just Looking answered:
FHA--As a seller what should a seller be leary of regarding a buyer using FHA?
Realtynovice,

First, congratulations on your accepted offer!

You are correct to note that Ameridream will take a fee from you to provide the down payment assistance "grant"... and ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2008 Home Selling in 44301
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