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Toni Nicholas, Real Estate Pro in Lowell, MA
Toni Nicholas answered:
HOW ACCURATE IS A HOUSE APPRAISAL THAT IS PAID FOR BY THE SELLER? IS THAT THE PRICE THE HOUSE SHOULD BE SOLD FOR?
Appraisals are available to other appraisals and they can, and do, affect home values within usually a six month time period. If a seller thinks that an appraisal is not accurate, the o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Home Selling in 01851
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
what is the best way to find out how much my home is worth?
The BEST?

The best isn't the cheapest....have the property appraised by a licensed appraiser. If may cost a couple hundred dollars but it could be money well spent!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 Home Selling in 01851
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
Your site is showing the wrong price for my client. how do i resolve this?
If you go into your listings you can edit things.



(Please note: when you choose an answer as a Best Answer, or at least give a thumbs up, it helps those who answer questions here ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 7, 2013 Home Selling in 02459
Lynne Hagopi…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Lynne Hagopian answered:
I would like to know which towns in MA are lacking in inventory? Burlington, Reading, Stoneham, Lexington, Winchester all need more listings!
Framingham, Natick, Southborough, Westborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Ashland are also very low in inventory. The range from 200-550k is the lowest I would say affecting a lot of first time ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 28, 2013 Home Selling in 01803
Leah Burke, Real Estate Pro in Dracut, MA
Leah Burke answered:
I have a two-bedroom condo at 491 Dutton (textile museum) to sell.
Hello,

Depending on the condition and location of the condo, similar units in the same building have sold between $329,000 and $400,000 within the past 6 months. If you have any add ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 7, 2013 Home Selling in Lowell
Nina Harris/…, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Nina Harris/CBR/SFR answered:
Is now a good time for me to sell my home in Somerville? And what will it sell for?
What did your realtor tell you? A realtor is a better bet than Zillow or Trulia for estimates as they are "in and out" of homes on a regular basis. Zillow and Trulia are not and rely ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 12, 2013 Home Selling in Somerville
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
I am currently in escrow on a house that I am purchasing and plan to flip. Can I advertise the house for sale now (with non MLS websites)?
Depends on the terms of your purchase agreement. Many short sales and reo properties prohibit it.

If it is a typical p&s the answer is yes. Do you have nominee in the p&s or do you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Selling in 02466
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
i own a building that has two units attached to each other,separate deeds, i did not convert the property ,i bought them two years apart in mass.
I don't understand are you living in one of the units? Are they both rented and the two condo's are investments?

You owning both units should be a positive to the lenders not a nega ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 2, 2012 Home Selling in 02148
Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
I am looking for someone to come and do a free appraisal of my home before I sell. I live in Somerville, MA. Do you do this?
Hi Cala4250,

I doubt you will find an Appraiser who will do a free appraisal on your home. However, most Realtors will do a free Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on your property i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 26, 2012 Home Selling in Somerville
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
How long should an appriasal take? The appraiser saw the property 3 weeks ago. As seller do I have right to timely notice if appriasal is low?
If you fear a low Appraisal, then you acknowledge that your LISTING PRICE was probably too high"
Are you ready to lower your expectations?
Do you even know what the Market Value of yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 1, 2012 Home Selling in 01431
Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Gary Geer answered:
Property not selling. Price reduction?
Jonw,
Have your agent provide recent ( 30 days or less if possible) comparable sold property information. Then price your home as simialr homes that have sold (not the active listings) ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 15, 2012 Home Selling in 01821
SHARON LUCIDO, Real Estate Pro in Sagamore Beach, MA
SHARON LUCIDO answered:
How do you determine the value of a townhome when no other units in the complex are up for sale?
Hello Susan,
Have any units "sold" in the last 6 - 12 months? Not just currently active, but either under agreement or sold will help determine as well. Good Luck!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 12, 2012 Home Selling in 01852
Wen Farina (…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Wen Farina (Wayne) answered:
HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH WITH TRULIA TO LIST MY HOUSE AS AN OWNER/BROKER?
If you are the owner and also a real estate broker your listing will appear in trulia once you enter it into mls. This site does not allow for sale by owners to list directly to trulia, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 31, 2012 Home Selling in Wilmington
Wen Farina (…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Wen Farina (Wayne) answered:
how do i post my property on trulia?
For sale by owners can not list their home for sale in trulia, your realtor can do that for you and if you are not using an agent or broker there are other websites where you can list a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 2, 2012 Home Selling in Lowell
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
How likely is my 2 units condo to be approved by HUD?
Assuming the association is in good financial shape, you should be ok.

The process can be done two ways: submitting the information to the buyer's lender and the lender will review ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012 Home Selling in 02155
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
A purchase and sale has been signed. I am Seller and the Buyer is asking for a 2nd ext. to get his financing in order?
It is fairly typical for the banks to postpone the mortgage commitment - this is especially true of bigger banks. It sounds like you're fed up with it? If you have other offers on the t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 24, 2012 Home Selling in 01852
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
i have sold my house accepted an offer . closes in a month and a half is there anything i can do to get out of the deal?
Maybe. But . . .

First, I'm not a lawyer, so this isn't legal advice. For that, you need a lawyer. You also need to consult with your Realtor.

If the buyer doesn't perform accord ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Home Selling in Hopkinton
Joyce H. Lin, Real Estate Pro in Leominster, MA
Joyce H. Lin answered:
i have a contract on my house, set to close in a few weeks and I changed my mind about selling. My realtor has done a lot of work do I have any out?
That's a question only a Real Estate Attorney should answer...

Best of luck!

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Home Selling in 01748
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in 01876
Kevin Vitali answered:
What about a new 3.8 % sales tax that may go into effect in 2013. Could you tell me if it's true and how many home owners in US would be?
The tax will be limited to high income people and will effect very few.

Fact: There is Health Care Legislation that created a new tax that would only apply to a portion of a gain o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 13, 2012 Home Selling in 01752
Deb Nicholls, Real Estate Pro in Concord, MA
Deb Nicholls answered:
Is there a way to find out the agent or real estate company of the recently sold properties in Chelmsford?
The easiest way is to ask your favorite Realtor. We can run reports on both.

Deb
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 10, 2012 Home Selling in Chelmsford
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