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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
Do fireplaces increase or decrease a home value? What do buyers think about gel or electric fireplaces instead of the traditional wood burning or gas?
Hi,

It is a wash nowadays with most of my buyers. Most of them are not looking for a fireplace of any kind.

All the best,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 19, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Blinds or curtains (or even bare windows) for home going on the market? (A mid sized, normal, non-luxury home)
Dear San Jose Home Owner:

Do replace them with blinds that blend with the color of the walls.
Lighter blinds will be great.

During Open House or showing have the blinds up na le ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 16, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Are you looking for a home to sell to a buyer in Blossom Valley ?
Ruth & Perry,
I agree with Jim that this is inappropriate, but you can claim your listing and post it open there. People looking for an open house are more likely to find that there, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 15, 2015 Home Selling in 95123
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Can I legally turn down the highest (cash) offer on my property in favor of a lower (contingency) offer to avoid selling to a greedy investor?
In the State of California, a Seller determines whose offer you can accept.

You can always ask Buyers with Contingency or a Loan to come up in price
and close faster.

Glad you ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
calebhart54, Renter in Orem, UT
calebhart54 answered:
Engineered wood vs laminate. And other flooring questions.
It all depends on the buyer. I have heard of some people looking for houses with just laminate. Other buyers will only look for hard wood or carpet. I think every buyer has different pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 3, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
Is relocating the garage door opener considered an electric repair in Seller Check list?
I would think that it would go under this list, especially since it doesn't really belong under any other category. I would definitely say that if you are missing the opener, you should ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 7, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Does it help or hinder to have the seller present at an open house?
All the cons far out weigh any pro. It is simply not a good idea.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 27, 2014 Home Selling in 95129
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
What to do with a listing of my house that I didn't list?
Your agent is the one that will need to have it removed for you.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Home Selling in 95124
Stephanie Je…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Stephanie Jensen answered:
I turned a "den" into a BR by removing floor heater, adding closet. Is there something I do for public record to reflect it is a 3BR house for sale?
Best check with local building/zoning department for requirements and seek the assistance of the persons used to complete the work. There are building codes, minimum standards, permit f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 13, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Can any realtor handle 1031 exchange process.?
I would recommend finding an agent who has experience in handling the process as it does require an understanding of the process.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 8, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Sharon Felton, Real Estate Pro in Nashville, TN
Sharon Felton answered:
What do people think about the different flooring available in terms of resale value?
Hardwood is great, yes. But be careful to consider the long-term appearance of less expensive flooring such as bamboo. I bought bamboo flooring about five years ago because the sales ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 5, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
How important is grass?
Hi,

Curb appeal is very important. Many buyers like the look of grass.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 20, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
WHAT IS THE COST OF STAGING A HOME FOR SALE?
Hi Jesse,

Please let me know the size of the home, and what rooms you wish to stage. You can email me from my profile, and I can put you in touch with my stager.

Kind regards,

... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 16, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Randy Stoker, Real Estate Pro in Yuba City, CA
Randy Stoker answered:
Generally, do corner lots have lower resale values? It is a corner lot on a small neighborhood street.
A Corner lot may actually add value to your property since corner lots are normally larger in size than non-corner lots. Many times a corner lot offers access to rear yard area that cou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 6, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Ray Stevens, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Ray Stevens answered:
How long does it take to get appraisal result?
Just like anything else, if you want expedited service, it will cost you more.

The normal appraisal is around $400 and will arrive 5-10 days after the lender orders it.

If you nee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
when remodeling ie.adding squ footage and bath, at what point is the deed updated to reflect changes. does that happen upon reassesment?
Only if you submit the plans to planning dept and after obtaining property permits. It gets forwarded to County recorders office. Many permits submitted by cities do not always get rec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 23, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Ben Vorspan, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Ben Vorspan answered:
Are many homeowners still dealing with negative equity? How is this affecting the housing market?
we're seeing far fewer short sales and foreclosures right now, which is causing prices to level out and helping us return to a more traditional housing market.

Obviously some people ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 22, 2014 Home Selling in 95124
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
HUD-1 on rental property sold became incorrect & I'm owed money for 3 days of rent. Cash deal. No bank involved. How can I get my money? And when?
Hi Ngiun

Trust you had a title company involved or a real estate attorney.

Work with them.

Weigh the costs and benefits, otherwise pass.

Good luck.

Perry
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 16, 2014 Home Selling in 95141
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Am I responsible for a pool leak?
Hi Deo:

Your pool must have dried up since 2011.

What happened ?

Perry
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
I need to sell my house that I recently purchased.
This posting is over 3+ years ago!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 25, 2014 Home Selling in 95124
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