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Vanessa Swan…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Vanessa Swanberg answered:
Can a buyer ask for 6% toward closing cost AND a credit toward a roof repair?
No, if you are paying for this house with a mortgage, you can not have both. The lender won't allow it. I would ask the sellers to pay for the roof themselves, not credit you.
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Doug Caye, Real Estate Pro in Wexford, PA
Doug Caye answered:
My home is listed with you but does not show up when I do a search for Pittsburgh, Single-Family Home, 4 br, 2 ba. Why doesn't it appear?
Your home does appear on West Penn Multi List- Im not sure how much exposure online your particular broker normally gets? but it is on multi list- Doug Caye Coldwell Banker
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Jessica Tracy, Real Estate Pro in 06084
Jessica Tracy answered:
Closed on property and was credited money we might have to give back...need advice!!!!!
I would speak with your attorney. We normally write up that the credit is determined by what the lender will permit because not all banks allow the full 6%. I always tell clients that t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Mount Arlington, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Rent or Short Sale?
Sounds like short sale is probably the best option. I am both a realtor and a landlord. I can tell you going a landlord from any distance is not going to be easy. As you say, the pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 Home Selling in 15234
Brian Teyssi…, Real Estate Pro in 15205
Brian Teyssier answered:
What is an appropriate update allowance when selling an existing house?
Thanks for posting your question on Trulia.com!

We would need waaaay more info than you are providing to give you the best advice. What needs updated?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Im trying to develop a buyers list of all cash transactions, to do perhaps cold calls to owners so that i can sell whole
Please complete and resubmit your question so agents will be able to respond meaningfully.

Bill
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 23, 2012 Home Selling in Polish Hill
Victoria Kle…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Victoria Kleber answered:
What are the advantages and disadvantages of selling a home "as is" rather than live in the mess of upgrades only to sell it?
Despite all of the information out there these days for a buyer to become educated with, many are still "wowed" by updates. The initial viewing will tell if the buyer has future intere ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Home Selling in 15217
Christa Ross,…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Christa Ross, RE/MAX Select answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
Make sure it is spotlessly clean
Freshly Painted
Good Curb Appeal - Clean, Friendly and Welcoming
Clean Carpet or Polish Floors
Consider Staging

Those are the easy things you can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 3, 2012 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
How can I get sold comps for different wards in Pittsburgh, PA?
Hi, Your best bet is to connect with any local agent that can give you the most accurate info from the MLS.

Chris
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in Monroeville, PA
Blair W. Cohen answered:
I am looking for the top seller in my neighborhood--with the lowest rates of course, I have a rental property in Greenfield that I want to sell--
Patti,
I grew up in Greenfield, my mother still lives there and I have been selling real estate since 1977. Please view my porifile and contact me if interested.
Thank you,
Blair
... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 11, 2011 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Fred Glick, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Fred Glick answered:
I need an Agent experienced with REI's to represent me fior flips in Pgh east. I do have some very specific needs.
Please email me fred@fredglick.com or call me at 877-282-5789 so i can go over details with you.

I have worked with investors like you for many, many years.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 24, 2011 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Elaine Bodnar, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Elaine Bodnar answered:
I have 9 homes in the n.side of pgh that need work but I don't have the finances to fix them up. Is there a market out there for these types of?
Hi Shawn,

Depending on location and condition, there is always a market--even if the home is in bad shape, if priced right, some people are willing to take on a project.

You can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 25, 2011 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
I see my home listed on Trulia, but I do not want it on there. I am not sure how it got on Trulia. Can you please take it off.?
Marie if your home is listed with soemone, they would have to be the one to remove it form here. If your house is not for sale, and thre is fraud going on, please email emily@trulia.c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 19, 2010 Home Selling in 15237
Thomas Tolbe…, Real Estate Pro in Savannah, GA
Thomas Tolbert answered:
My daughters condo has lost haft the value and she cannot refinance. The builder has gone bankrupt and the assn is assessing the owners. Help
Kathy, only your daughter can make that decision but this scenario doesn't sound good. Another concern is that
because of the lawsuit and from what appears to be a poorly funded a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 24, 2011 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Christa Ross,…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Christa Ross, RE/MAX Select answered:
What would be a reasonable estimate for 2 lots in Greenfield ?
Hello,
I think I need more clarification, are you asking about the value of the lots or the value of the property, including the buildings? In order for the best valuation of the prope ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 19, 2010 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Sumner Lymbu…, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Sumner Lymburner & Mervie Stanley answered:
Real estate advice ( from a non-expert)---ALWAYS consult an attorney before you sign ANY paperwork on a real estate deal!
Is the question, "Should the buyer consult an attorney before signing a purchase offer? Only if you are uncomfortable. My attorney friend says he would not buy a house without cons ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 20, 2010 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Warminster, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
Do marketing programs that offer buyers discounts be available to them by negotiation anyway, really attract buyers?
Hello Daniel,

If my girlfriend went to the store and spent $500 she would tell me that she saved $80. Personally I see it as spending $500. So some people will view exactly the same ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 28, 2010 Home Selling in 15228
Doug Caye, Real Estate Pro in Wexford, PA
Doug Caye answered:
I am selling a house and the buyers are asking for the lot survey. I do not have one. I suggested to ask at the appropriate office in the township.
In any transaction I have been involved in (thats alot) The buyer is usually the one who gets a survey if the seller cannot provide one. If you are the buyer I suggest you spend the ex ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 29, 2012 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Frances Earm…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Frances Earman answered:
If 9 nusser sold when and for how much
As an agent, I checked the multi-list for any trace of this property, and I can't find any evidence that it was recently listed or sold through a broker.

Next I checked the coun ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 21, 2010 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
Are you a motivated seller in a buyer's market!?
No, I am a motivated buyer. Motivated to find pre-bubble pricing and then to buy. When I find that pricing color me in another house almost immediately. Until then I wait.

I am glad ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 17, 2010 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
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