Trulia usually grabs import listing data from the MLS, but usually takes 2 days to have the complete set of information, including photos. If the photos don't show up after 3 days, you can manually add them in under the listings tab on the top right corner of your trulia page.... more
Daisy, I'm afraid you won't like my answer much, but it might help you out.
First, your Realtor should have let you know the contract was out of date. Period. No Excuse! Second, you should have read the contract and known the date also. You should have also read the addendum asking for repairs and noted the missing items. I assume you signed the addendum and the Buy Sell agreement? OK, your Realtor messed up. Let's go with that. First, get the contract back in date by using an amendment which your Realtor should prepare. Have it signed by yourself and the seller and have it reflect a hard closing date. If the seller isn't making repairs, include a dollar amount on the amendment that will be paid to you in lieu of him doing repairs, there's a good chance he's broke and can't afford to make the repairs, something your Realtor should have foreseen and accounted for in the agreement to buy and sell.
Lessons here? First, get another Realtor. Sorry, but these are basic items yours missed. Second, don't assume you don't have some responsibility to read your agreements and understand them. This is serious business and you have to take responsibility for understanding what you're doing even when you have attorneys or Realtors or.... (name someone here) who are involved in the transaction.
When you talk to the Realtor(R), make sure you ask him/her about this very issue. Commissions are, by nature, negotiable. Getting your home sold for the right price and promptly is much more valuable than the amount you will be asked to shoulder for commissions.... more
Lousy metric, widely over-used and mis-understood. Try to find better ways to compare value. You could have a very small house in a GREAT location that would have a HUGE price per square foot, but be WELL worth it, and the house next door, a very large DUMP at the same price, but with a much LOWER price per square foot...do you want the nice little house or the dump? Price per square foot isn't going to give you the whole picture.... more
Consider researching schools of interest on your own; don't simply just entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thing for you. As for the schools, consider a visit and ask for a tour of the facilities, speak to the superintendent, principal, teachers, etc., then form a personal opinion; for possible helpful information see links...
The "seasonal" rental season in approximately 100 days...for a well located and marketed property. The rental revenues from overnight seasonal rentals will generally cover your NON financing costs...ie, HOA dues, taxes and consumable expenses.
It would be helpful to have an idea of where the property is located...ie, ski in ski out will generate more revenue, however ski in ski out properties also cost more to purchase.... more
Hi Renee, The transaction you are preparing for would have a lot of possible snags both on the lending side and purchasing decisions to be made. Shopping the loan will serve you best when determining your interest rate and if there will be any points added to the loan. Your credit score plays a large role here. Personal visits to lenders are better than a phone call. I have a list of documents you should bring with you on the first visit to the lender that I'm happy to send over to you upon request. It's much easier to have your needed info organized from day one than to go back and forth gathering items that you must have to qualify. Are you working with a Realtor currently? Specifically a Buyer Agent? It is in your best interest to work with an experienced agent. It will save you time and reduce the surprises that can crop up along the way. Best regards, Cindy... more