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Angelica Fahy, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Angelica Fahy answered:
Which sells with the highest return: maintaining an expensive new build or refurbishing an older build?
Depends primarily on the location. Lots of people are looking to move closer into the city, so if you can rehab a home in a desirable location, you can make a nice return on your invest ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Home Selling in Houston
Patricia Isom, Home Seller in Katy, TX
Patricia Isom answered:
How much of a difference does staging a home make?
If a home is staged properly it could mean the difference between selling your home and not selling it. Think about a model home. When potential home buyers walk in the home immediately ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 14, 2013 Home Selling in Houston
Mark Mcnitt,…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Mark Mcnitt, ABR answered:
Tax on home recently purchased?
Your best bet is to speak to a CPA or financial planner.

You did not say where did the $45,000 profit come from? Typically, you don't have to pay capital gain taxes unless you gaine ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 14, 2013 Home Selling in Houston
Don Groff, Real Estate Pro in Cedar Park, TX
Don Groff answered:
Do you have to be licensed to negotiate a Short Sale in Texas?
Any negotiation of price has to be done by a licensed real estate agent. You will want to address these questions with your broker or TREC yourself to get more detailed information on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Selling in Houston
David Tansey, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
David Tansey answered:
Which changes make the biggest positive differences to curb appeal?
Wash your outside of your home with soap and water, fresh mulch, flowers and refinish the front door WIN!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Home Selling in Houston
Persis Behra…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Persis Behramsha answered:
When staging a walk-in closet, is it better to neatly arrange the clothes, or remove them completely?
I think answers are going to vary, based on the fact that it becomes a subjective preference. Some folks find it really awesome when they see a closet that is meticulously arranged wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 14, 2013 Home Selling in Houston
Roland Vinya…, Real Estate Pro in Sprakers, NY
Roland Vinyard answered:
6 siblings got property due to death only one wants property can all others sighn their portion over to that person
This is really a question for an attorney but I see no reason why you can't, once the probate period is over. You are always free to give away possessions.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 25, 2013 Home Selling in 77057
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
We have a home that is a week away from closing and the buyers decided not to buy our home because they no longer like it. Katy, Tx
You should contact your listing agent to work with the buyers agent to see if teh buyer can be comforted throug buyers remorse to continue. You may also want to meet with an attormey to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Home Selling in Houston
David Tansey, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
David Tansey answered:
Should the home owner be present when their house is being shown to sellers?
Absolutely not, it makes the buyer uncomfortable. That is the last sensation you want some to have when they are in your home considering a purchase.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Home Selling in Houston
Bob Lewis ABR…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Bob Lewis ABR, CNE, SFR answered:
Does it make sense to furnish a vacant home before putting it up for sale?
Staging not furnishing a home can help sell the home much quicker. Staging should be done by professionals. If you need assistance in finding a professional I can help. I can be reached ... more
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Steven Stone…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Steven Stoneburner answered:
What is the average DOM for a 3 bedroom house in Houston, TX.?
Depends on the area and price I thinks in general approx 100 days
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 10, 2013 Home Selling in Houston
Dane Bigner, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Dane Bigner answered:
Looking to sell fixer upper in Briarmeadow-77063
You need someone to evaluate what the best repairs that make the most sense. Often times you can sell a house without doing as much work as you think.

Dane Bigner
REMAX West Housto ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 25, 2013 Home Selling in 77063
Fred Yancy,…, Real Estate Pro in Woodstock, GA
Fred Yancy, Broker answered:
any legal advcie in selling a home?
Forms You’ll Need to Sell Your Home
1.Property disclosure form. This form requires you to reveal all known defects to your property. Check with your state government to see if t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 24, 2013 Home Selling in 77056
Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
Is it required that all types of 1031 exchanges must close simultaneously?
To my knowledge, YES.

Kawain Payne, Realtor
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 10, 2012 Home Selling in Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
Jordana Ford, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Jordana Ford answered:
How can I save on closing costs?
You can ask for the seller to contribute to the closing costs. There are limits depending on the type of loan you are getting. Otherwise you should have a good idea of your costs from t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 5, 2012 Home Selling in Houston
Megan Paul, Real Estate Pro in Vancouver, WA
Megan Paul answered:
What standards do appraisers use to estimate value?
Appraisers use several factors when estimating a home's value, including the home's size and square footage, the condition of the home and neighborhood, comparable local sales, any pert ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 5, 2012 Home Selling in Houston
Jon Alksne, Real Estate Pro in 77007
Jon Alksne answered:
What is the difference between market value and appraised value?
Appraised value is the value on which the banks are willing to lend. Market value is the price a buyer is willing to pay.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Selling in Houston
Ann Kirby, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Ann Kirby answered:
In Texas, how can sellers terminate sales contract if buyers in default and if the buyers don't want to terminate the contract?
If any party does not fulfill terms of contract it becomes null and void.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 29, 2012 Home Selling in Houston
Valarie Rich…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Valarie Richardson answered:
I'm wondering what are the normal closing cost for a custom home builder in Montgomery County, Texas. Does anyone have any information on this?
Depends on what your Real Estate Agent negotiates. Can be zero to 20% and depends on your loan type.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 22, 2012 Home Selling in Houston
Mark Mcnitt,…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Mark Mcnitt, ABR answered:
Does anybody know how to post a home for sale on Trulia? I follow the links and I just keep getting the run-a-round and no clear instructions.
Brandon,

Under the Buy and Rent tabs, there is a link to list for sale and for lease listings for free, add photos, etc here on Trulia. Just follow the links.

However, if you wan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 12, 2012 Home Selling in 77092
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