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Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
what are typical closing cost?
Typically you'll have title fees, transfer tax fees, water pay off, tax proration, realtor fees and maybe a few other miscellaneous fees. Anticipate between 6-8% for closing costs fees ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 1, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago
Noel Evans, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Noel Evans answered:
Under the new FHA guidelines can a purchaser of a condo rent to the existing tenant and still be considered a 2nd home buyer when the lease expires?
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 1, 2015 Home Selling in 60601
muzikdinle, Home Buyer in Turkey Creek, LA
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0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 28, 2015 Home Selling in 60601
Kurzkay, Home Buyer in Middleton, WI
Kurzkay answered:
Any chicago realtors who sell wisconsin lake homes?
I have a home for sale on Lake Mendota. It's in Middleton, so it is in a highly rated school district. We are listed on Zillow, Trulia, and Craig's List (2425 Middleton Beach Rd. Midd ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 25, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago
Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in 10538
Diana Hellman answered:
Do dogs reduce the value of a condominium building?
Since so many people today have dogs, I think it is a plus for a condominium building to allow dogs and gives it greater exposure to potential purchasers. The main thing is to keep your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 24, 2015 Home Selling in 60614
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
CMA - Different home styles as comps
You are correct that these splits may not be ideal comps for your home , however the agent may have made an adjustment on their analysis.Generally In our area split levels aren't as pop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 19, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
I'd like to know how to sell a home "as is" quickly?
Best way is to factor all work into asking price and be aggressive. Hopefully buyers will see the potential and value.

Chris
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 18, 2015 Home Selling in 60438
Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-274-3193 answered:
How do I list my home for sale?
By signing some listing papers with a Realtor and letting them develop the MLS listing, which has about 38,000 Realtors throughout Northern Illinois that will be notified and which then ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 16, 2015 Home Selling in 60453
Sparrow1, Home Buyer in Sunnyvale, CA
Sparrow1 answered:
Renovate or leave as is?
None of us can give you perfect advice as we haven't seen your house/ property. You can have a real estate agent meet with you to discuss this
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 11, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago
Ritadawn, Home Buyer in Dallas, TX
Ritadawn answered:
Is there a "rule of thumb" for escrow deposits? Is there a standard percentage put down?
As for the initial escrow deposit that goes along with the contract it requires the escrow deposit to be deposited with the escrow agent usually within the 3 days after the contract has ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 11, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago
Mike Blue, Real Estate Pro in 34677
Mike Blue answered:
we are looking to move and wondering why no one is coming to see any of the units in our subdivision. They used to sell like crazy here.
I would like to say that one thing I have noticed with certain listings is it has nothing to do with the property and all to do with the listing agent. Some of the pictures some listing ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jun 10, 2015 Home Selling in Schaumburg
Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-274-3193 answered:
How can I promote the sale of my home?
Stage and fix up the house so it is perfect, take great photographs, make a great brochure, get a 1 year home warranty, hold open houses, find out what buyers do not like about it so yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 9, 2015 Home Selling in 60430
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
When do you indicate that a house was sold? Mine did on 5/29.
Trulia can be slow on updating the sold listings
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 8, 2015 Home Selling in Homewood
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
I want to list my house as for sale by owner on Trulia. Is this possible?
Trulia is not a FSBO site, it is a site supporting Realtors and consumers looking for property on the MLS. You need to have it in the MLS for it to be on Trulia.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 2, 2015 Home Selling in 60657
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
My townhouse is for sale and it is listed as a condo. Can we please get this changed to a townhouse. Also listed as two bathrooms. My address
You have to have the person who entered this make the changes. I would contact your Realtor.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 2, 2015 Home Selling in Bucktown
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
After I paid over $400 for repairs, the buyer is asking for $800 more in credit. Do sellers have to give in on everything?
Everything is negotiable. You are in control of what you give and don't give, the buyer has to be ok with it though. Everyone wants to walk away from a negotiation feeling like they w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 2, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago Heights
Andy Hubba 7…, Real Estate Pro in 23451
Andy Hubba 7575153028 answered:
how do you post you listing on Trulia?
From Trulia (Agent Platform - NO FSBOs at this time):

Data feeds are the most efficient way to submit multiple for sale or rental listings to Trulia. Trulia accepts several formats, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 1, 2015 Home Selling in 60614
Christos Pap…, Real Estate Pro in 60521
Christos Papanastasatos answered:
If I sell my condo in Cook County, Illinois what are my expenses to sell it.
You may have the following:

Transfer Tax $3.50 per $1,000 of the sales price
Title Fees
Attorney Fees
Recording Fees
Real Estate Fees
State of IL Fees
Cook County Fees
City of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Home Selling in 60613
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Agent under pricing home during CMA?
Pricing a property can be very tricky and not an "exact science". The value of a property is what a buyer is willing to pay for it.
You might find one agent has a different opinion the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 19, 2015 Home Selling in Albany Park
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