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Doug Anderson, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Doug Anderson answered:
What should be the asking price for 3bd, 2bath condo, 1197 sq ft, at 2700 Oak Rd, Walnut Creek?
It's a fast moving market right now. The best best is to get a solid Comparative Market Analysis from a Broker.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 13, 2013 Home Selling in 94597
Steve Dawson, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Steve Dawson answered:
I am in Heather Farm area in a 3 bedroom, 21/2 baths, 1600 sq. ft townhouse, tri-level. What is the approx. price I could ask for?
That is a loaded question. It depends on location of the property, condition and timing. But right now, properties are going for a premium. The best thing to do is to find a local ex ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 19, 2013 Home Selling in 94598
Christy Brock, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Christy Brock answered:
What is the house market (selling) in Walnut Creek, CA?
It is a seller's market. A home in very good condition that has been updated and has a low pest report should sell quickly if priced correctly. Your Realtor should be able to show you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Home Selling in 94598
Connie Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Connie Mitchell answered:
I always STAGE my Listings and believe they sell in a shorter time @ a higher price. Where can I get stats to back this up?
Dayna I will comment that stages listings are sooooo much more attractive. When I am viewing listings to send to potential clients, the staged listings catch my eye and are the first I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Home Selling in 94598
Suzanne Look…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Suzanne Looker, SRES answered:
When Pricing a home with few or no comps within the near vacinity, what do YOU do? Go back further than 90 days, extend your radius?
I try to emulate the way an appraiser would evaluate comps. They try to find 3 solds with 3 miles within 3 months, then go further out and then change the stats on the property of inte ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Home Selling in 94598
Paul Moreton,…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Paul Moreton, CDPE, CRS, GRI answered:
misled and deceived by real estate broker.what recourses. loan modification paid up front. no results, ended up with short selling homes (2).
The issues you raise are very serious. There are all kinds of things wrong with what happened. You need to get off the internet and contact a local real estate attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 4, 2011 Home Selling in 94597
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Can coop HOA holdback $2,000 for 30 days after the close of escrow and after the seller has paid them for an inspection?
Maureen you may want to speak with a local real estate attorney, they can look at local laws and see if what they are doing is legal. You may still owe a commission if you just pulled o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 18, 2011 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
Karen Martin, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Karen Martin answered:
Is winter a good season for selling a home in Rossmoor? Is there a "best" season?
Hello Ester,

Any time of the year is a good time to sell. People do move year round. One thing positive about selling in winter, is when buyers are coming to look at your home in the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 21, 2010 Home Selling in 94595
Guy Gimenez…, Real Estate Pro in 78704
Guy Gimenez ABR, CRS, GRI answered:
Seller wants to order an appraisal in case he decides to take house off the market and buy out his partner. Is he obligated to disclose?
Disclose to whom?

In Texas, the purchaser of an appraisal ordered for personal reasons (vs. qualifying a property for the lender) is not obligated to share that information with any ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 3, 2010 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
What are the rights of the homeowner when price reduction takes place on MLS. Isn't my authorization required?
Price reductions should not happen without your authorization. If this has happened without your authorization your agent has breached his/her fiduciary duties. This conduct is unethica ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 22, 2010 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
Is it ethical for the realtor to reduce the price of my home on MLS without notification or authorization from me (the title holder)?
It is NOT ethical, and I believe it should be reported immediately!
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 7, 2012 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
How can I locate a real estate agent that has most sales in my area?
Interview several agents in your area. Quantity doesn't always mean quality. If you have a home thats overbuilt or needs special help getting it sold find someone with the time and e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2009 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
Adam Shoop, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Adam Shoop answered:
I heard you can't get a loan if you have a co-signer and are buying a condo due to association issues. Has
Hello Matt,

I have never had this problem before on any condo or townhouse with HOA's. I have represented a buyer with a co-signer. In some cases, I have even had multiple cosigners ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 11, 2009 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
Can anyone direct me to the new legislation regarding the change in capital gains for selling your primary?
Hi Susan, not sure if this is what you need:

http://www.car.org/legal/2008articles/capital-gains-tax/

-Steve
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2009 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
Douglas Moore, Real Estate Pro in 94598
Douglas Moore answered:
Selling my 4, 2.5 in WC and buying a like size house newer house in Concord. Price difference expected?
Larry-
You will generally see a 10-15% price difference based on exact locations, schools and specific parameters of the houses involved. There is a much larger supply of inventory in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2008 Home Selling in Walnut Creek, CA
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