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Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
Is it possible to sell my current home (19145) and get enough to purchase another?
Hi Msmith13,

That would depend on it's current value and what you owe on it (if anything). Contact a local Realtor and ask them to do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 28, 2011 Home Selling in 19145
Hugh Henry J…, Real Estate Pro in 18974
Hugh Henry Jr. answered:
interested in selling 3 bed/2.5 ba split. have re-mortgaged, so there's little, if any equity. house needs wk. suggestions for best/quickest
A Free Market Ananylsis would be able to provide you with the best scenario to handle your situation. Let me know if you are interested.

Thanks, Hugh

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0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 11, 2011 Home Selling in 19115
Claudia Delg…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Worth, TX
Claudia Delgado, B.C.Eng answered:
I have a rowhome in Roxborough for sale for 1 year, listing expired - where do I go now? Same agent? or try someone new?
Looking for different results by doing the same, I hear is he definition of crazy! ;) I would like to suggest you call the local association of realtors, ask for the office that has the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 17, 2011 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Gladys Viruet, Real Estate Pro in 10583
Gladys Viruet answered:
for personal reasons I would like to sell my home as is; I can't afford a lot of replairs. Should I use an agent or reach out to those sell as?
It all depends on the market in your neighborhood. Make sure you hire a great agent familiar with your area and the market in your area. Call me if you need a referral.
Gladys

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0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 10, 2011 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Janet Ames, Real Estate Pro in Bryn Mawr, PA
Janet Ames answered:
Do you need to keep the original agreement of sale or will a photocopy suffice? I am the seller
Photo and fax copies are considered legal documents in this electronic age. The important thing is to have all pages of the documents and to be sure that they are all signed and initial ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 21, 2011 Home Selling in 19119
Charles Bald…, Real Estate Pro in 19123
Charles Balducci answered:
In 19131, what % of value is customary to spend on updating before putting a house on the market?
Hi Elysekalani,

There are no rules. But you definitely want to promote nice curb appeal ... gardening & painting for example.

How much you spend on interior items really depen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 4, 2011 Home Selling in 19131
Yve Banks, Real Estate Pro in 19119
Yve Banks answered:
On a cash deal can I ask for proof of funds? Bank statements..etc? Also how much of a deposit should I ask for?
Sounds like you need a Real Estate Agent? Yes you have to see a bank statement or a pre-approval. How else will you know their able to purchase. And generally the deposit is $5,000 to $ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 19, 2011 Home Selling in 19119
Michael Emery, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Michael Emery answered:
Has anyone had experience with 1 800 SELL NOW? I received a letter from an agent with them. how does it work?
As they will either have to sell the home on the open market or sell to an investor, they will probably offer you substantially less than you might gain on the open market. In the past, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 18, 2011 Home Selling in 19148
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Doing a lease purchase, tennant/buyer created a gas lien on prop, can we go around this to get to settlement, then put lien back? Inherited prop :((
In most cases you can not remove a lien without paying it off. The lien holder will not want to release it with money or a payment arrangement in place.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 18, 2011 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Gary Geer answered:
I have a rental property in West Oak Lane19138. It's been rented for the last 5 yrs, but I am wanting to sell it. AS IS. I live in another state.
Sheray,
Investors are all about cash flow and appreciation or equity. They want a great return on their investment. If you can structure your sale and price to accommodate those goals ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 29, 2011 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Jim Zanaras, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Jim Zanaras answered:
If a buyer makes an offer and submits an agreement of sale to the seller (selling by owner) and then the AOS expires -- is it procedure for the buyer
Thats why you should use a realtor to guide you through the process.The money you think your saving in commission may cost you either a sale of the property or you getting less then the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 13, 2011 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
WHAT RELSTE SELL PROP,521 W.MORSE ST.BETTR?
Wanda i dont quite understand the question. This site allows you alot of characters so you dont have to abreviate. Just come back on and leave more details by clicking the answer button ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 1, 2011 Home Selling in 19122
Corey Buck M…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Corey Buck Mann answered:
Hi, I am selling by owner, and wanted to know if I can get my home "FHA loan approved". How would I do this and is it worthwhile to do so?
I wouldn't. The FHA is a lending option that will be decided by the Buyer. If he/she elects to utilize another financing vehicle, then you have just wasted money. What will happ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 1, 2011 Home Selling in 19119
Phong D. Lam, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Phong D. Lam answered:
Is it "legal" to "increase" the sales price in order for the buyer to be able to finance more in Philadelphia real estate?
Good Morning Jen,

How are you? Thank you for your inquiry. The purchase price can be increased to as much as the appraisal report can back up the property value. If you have any ques ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 17, 2011 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Michael Kind, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Michael Kind answered:
I'm selling a property that I did not put on MLS. Buyer says he's under contract with agent for property search. See below
Did the Agent show your Buyer the property?

If they did then the Agent is the procurring cause for this sale and they do have a legal case. The Pennsylvania Assoc of Realtors has cr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 18, 2011 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Jim Zanaras, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Jim Zanaras answered:
Does the selling agent usually procure mortgage payoff statements for a client who is selling before closing as part of their service?
I always order the mortgage payoff thru my conveyance office.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 19, 2011 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Hannah Angert, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Hannah Angert answered:
Is it true that Philadelphia will now SELL apartments in one apartment building, (ex. co-op) as they do in NY?
We've always had co-ops in Philadelphia, since the 70's at least. I don't see how the City of Philadelphia could sell the units, though. Do you mean foreclosure units w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 27, 2011 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Bruce Lang, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Bruce Lang answered:
when is the time limit up for me to sell my house again i went thru phfa and bought in 5/10 ?
I would suggest you call your realtor or read your deed. Most of these programs are asking scale of ten years
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 4, 2011 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Robin Brooks…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Robin Brooks - answered:
how may i find the going rate for selling a property in "AS IS" condition?
912,

Find a Realtor to help you value your home. It may be "cheaper" for you in the long run to "Fix" whatever is causing you to sell as-is because buyer's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 31, 2011 Home Selling in Philadelphia
BG, Home Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
BG answered:
Do you need a real estate license to show houses in PA?
basically, you will be housesitting right ?? I heard Realtor in busy area do hire people to just sit some where inside the house to keep an eye out for personal properties. sounds leg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 1, 2013 Home Selling in 19145
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