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LeeAnna Pham, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
LeeAnna Pham answered:
I have five rental properties in Florida. Each are upside down and only two break-even; my plan was to wait
LOL @Thomas. I'm curious to know what you decided on Tyrone?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2014 Home Selling in Tampa
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alma Rose Kee, P.A. answered:
Will adding an unattached garage to my home raise the value?
If you're selling, it may help to get it sold but may cost you more than the "extra" value a buyer may assign to it.

If all of the competing similar properties in your price range an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 4, 2014 Home Selling in Tampa
Kelly, Both Buyer and Seller in Charlotte, NC
Kelly answered:
Quick Tax question. Selling a house and want to know if Ill have to pay taxes on it.
I just sold a Tampa home for $185k, purchased for $125k, lived there for 3.5 years. We were advised no taxes unless you sell at $250k or higher.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 18, 2014 Home Selling in Tampa
Oscar Gonzal…, Real Estate Pro in Bellflower, CA
Oscar Gonzales - Hablo Espanol answered:
I want to sell my house but don't want to pay does high % commission, Is there any realtor that negotiate the commission for saling a house?
Hello,

All commission % are negotiable. Not all agent deserve the highest. I would always ask for a referral an agent that a family member, friend has used so you know what type of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in 33647
J.D.  &…, Real Estate Pro in Orange Park, FL
J.D. & Carol Weisenburger answered:
If I short sale my home, would I be able to buy it back from the person who bought it, and how long would I have to wait to buy it?
NO, It would be considered Bank Fraud and it would cost a bundle to stay out of jail
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in Tampa
Thomas Moser, Real Estate Pro in East Northport, NY
Thomas Moser answered:
Is it really a good time to enter the Real Estate field?
I think his question has been answered as he asked it over five years ago.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in Tampa
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
how do you check comps for a given property?
Order of priory for obtaining accurate, relevant, timely and comparable data.
1. Your Realtor
2. The Multiple Listing Service
3. Professional websites like REMAX.com or a REALTORs we ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in 33610
Robert J. Kr…, Real Estate Pro in Frederick County, MD
Robert J. Krop answered:
Do I replace my flooring to sell?
Replacing the carpets may help you sell the home faster, which can often represent more money. I always recommend a more neutral color when you are getting ready to list.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in Tampa
Robert J. Kr…, Real Estate Pro in Frederick County, MD
Robert J. Krop answered:
How can I verify if a potential buyer is serious?
Well, this is one of the reasons, that it is recommended using a realtor in the sale of home to help guide you through.

Without knowing any particulars, the best you can do is ask ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in Tampa Palms
Robert J. Kr…, Real Estate Pro in Frederick County, MD
Robert J. Krop answered:
When working with a new listing, do you explain the importance of being able to show the home?
Its hard when someone still lives in their home when trying to sell. I always have conversations with my sellers that we understand there are times that just aren't good for them. But ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in Tampa
Robert J. Kr…, Real Estate Pro in Frederick County, MD
Robert J. Krop answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
In our area, the best renovations that net the most money are in kitchens. The cheapest way to get a home to sell I find is decluttering, fresh paint, and updated flooring (ie carpets ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in Tampa
Robert J. Kr…, Real Estate Pro in Frederick County, MD
Robert J. Krop answered:
My job contract in FL expired and i found a permanent job in Missouri. What can we do with the condo? Its underwater
You should contact a local realtor who specializes in short sales to help you determine whether a short sale will work in your situation. Most bank would agree that your job re-locati ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in 33617
Robert J. Kr…, Real Estate Pro in Frederick County, MD
Robert J. Krop answered:
how much are closing costs?
That all depends on whether you are selling or purchasing. If you are selling, the realtor should work up a closing cost net sheet for you. If you are buying, contact your lender to w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in Tampa
Robert J. Kr…, Real Estate Pro in Frederick County, MD
Robert J. Krop answered:
Home seller/Can I sign 3 months contract?
Some realtors may accept that. Make sure to ask when you interview agents. Depending on the activity in the area or what type of marketing the agent will need to do on your behalf can ... more
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Robert J. Kr…, Real Estate Pro in Frederick County, MD
Robert J. Krop answered:
Hi, can I list my property to sell with two agents from two different brokerage firms? Thanks for your feedback.
You may be able to do an agreement with the two agents. You should also consider though that with hiring 2 agents doesn't give you twice the exposure, but it may make them give you hal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in Tampa
Robert J. Kr…, Real Estate Pro in Frederick County, MD
Robert J. Krop answered:
How do i sell my home if i'm upside down on my mortgage?
The best thing to do is contact a local realtor in your market about whether or not a short sale is the right option for you. I recommend someone that has CDPE (certified distressed p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in Tampa
Chad Roberts, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Chad Roberts answered:
Can I list my "For Sale by Owner" home on Trulia, or do I have to be listed with an agent to utilize this site?
Trulia is not a FSBO site. Given you list with a Realtor, in addition to wisdom and applicable experience, you should also receive maximum property exposure.


Regards,
Chad Robe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 29, 2014 Home Selling in Tampa
Lynn Brock, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Lynn Brock answered:
Rosewood Garden is worth to invest to day as HOA fee is high, is it a good location ? Thank you
Gordon_Miracle, What is the purpose of your investment? Will you be living in the property, renting it out or renovating and re selling it?

The monthly fee is comparable to most ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Selling in 33612
Robert J. Kr…, Real Estate Pro in Frederick County, MD
Robert J. Krop answered:
My 5 sisters and I were willed our fathers house he passed away last year we just sold the house for $158,000 do we owe taxs on the money?
That is definitely something that you need to consult an accountant or CPA about.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 19, 2014 Home Selling in 33611
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