Home Selling—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 108

Real estate agent (unsigned) wants to buy my house at 27% below solid market price, wants me to carry the note for at least 5 years at 6 % interest.
There is no mortgage. Home does not need major repair, as it has had lots invested for maintenance, repair and updating in last 4 years. He offers no down payment. On paper, realtor shows that by…
We are considering switching realtors. What is the best way to find a new realtor?
Obviously we'd like to find someone who has a proven track record of outperforming the market in the last two years and has new and innovative ways to market a property that has been listed for a long…
prices of homes in enchanted oaks
I am going to have to sell a home in Enchanted oaks not on the water. 2bedroom, 2 full baths, and 2 car garage. I am looking for prices and how long to sell.
I am renting a space the owner is selling in FL. Can the landlord enter without my knowledge and consent? I
have agreed to show the place reasonably, have already opened it for an open house and have provided written notice that I will make every reasonable effort to be available to show and would like to be…
Why are so few realtors participating in realtor open houses?
Realtors not showing up to open houses, not giving prompt feedback after a showing, etc....
how do I post an apartment for rent?
I need to move out of my apartment and can't afford to break the lease, so I need a replacement. How do I post for people to find me?
My husband's CO is going to transfer us within 2 yrs. Our newer Il home is very underwater. We owe 100 more than we could sell 4. What are?
options? Only foreclosures are selling here-many neighbors have walked away Realistically this house may never recoup neg. equity Is renting an option? Won't cover mortgage/upkeep/How do you do…
Without seller's authorization, listing agent hired unlicensed contractors, allowed them into the home, and sent the seller an invoice afterward.
A seller of a residential property signed a listing agreement with a California-licensed real estate salesperson. The home needed some updating, and the agent offered to coordinate that for the seller.…
How low do I have to go? I'm struggling with comparables in the area.
http://www.cbeastwestrealty.com/listings_detail.aspx?MLS=143471 This neighborhood is unusual, lots of older homes, small lots, many converted to college rentals. Mine is unique, 3 bed/2 bath/2 car garage,…
I want to sell my home quickly. How should I go about it?
3 bed, 2 full bath home in Cottonwood Shores, Texas. two city lots. new roof (less than 2 years old), new porch/deck, new patio in back. Need to sell quickly to fund a mission trip out of the country (long…
how can i trade my equity in my house for one in another town?
I there such a thing as "trading equity" ? I think our friend in Reno did just that (years ago in the up,up,up market days)
Should you hire your neighbor if he/she is a licensed real estate agent? Would the neighbor-agent be looking our for your best interest or his/hers?
My neighbor/agent had been intrusive, making sales pitches ever since she moved next door to me in 1999. She wasn't there a week when she made a pitiful offer of $175,000 on my house which I knew…
Two weeks ago we discovered a termite issue. What can I do I need to put everyone at ease when I sell?
I have hired a well known company and they have since treated properly (trench, drilling cement and treatment with termidor). We are going to do some repairs as well (to make sure nothing is overlooked).…
What taxes are property owners in Philadelphia ,PA, subject to when selling an investment property?
I own my childhood home which was left to me and my brother and sister. They did not want it ,so my husband and I bought them out for $20,000 in 2001. My husband and I are looking into selling the house…
Our house is a money pit in need of major structural work. We're ready to cut our losses and get out. How should we start?
My husband bought our home 10 years ago before we were married (or even an item for that matter). This was his first home purchase and he thought he was getting a good deal on a house in an elegant neighborhood.…
Wanting to get rid of our house to take advantage of the market and buy larger
my fiancee and I bought a house together 4 years ago, it was our first house. We both have good steady jobs and never miss any payments. We want to take advantage of the market and buy a larger house but…
Why would a buyer NOT reply to a seller accepting BUYER'S final offer on a property?
Hi all, We are first-time home sellers and are completely baffled by the situation we now find ourselves in. After nearly 3 months of steady viewings and open houses on our 1-BR, 1BA condo, we received…
Farm and Ranch contract
Not to be rude to all you wonderful realtors but is this something I can use myself. I already have a buyer willing to buy for my price. He understands this is an "as is" sale. It is a 97.2 acre…
As a buyer, how can get out of the short sale agreement of my house?
Hello, I listed my home as a short sale in March. It has been under contract with a buyer since last March. The contract we both signed has expired. The bank has requested $20,000 more from buyer BUT I…
I need to sell my home I owe countrywide 208,500.00 but they want to add a presale penalty in the ammount of
8,000.for selling before 5ys that puts my home way aboue the market value to sell my home, and I need to sell my home with no out of pocet cost to me if at all possile,what do I nedd to do ?
Which of the two ownerama.com or MLS2U.com works better for MLS listing?
I am looking to list my home as FSBO and want some help in deciding the right company to list the property I want to put on Sale. Please provide your suggestion.
Our house appraised for $50,000 above the next most expensive house on our street, is this a bad thing if we try and sell?
We bought it for the lot and house size. But to appraise it they had to go miles out of the way to find houses similiar in lot and house size. Did we screw ourselves? Will anyone pay 50,000 given that…
Real estate transfer tax paid late by title company, now state coming after me for late fee and penalty
Hi, I sold a house in Nassau county on Long Island, NY Jan 2010. A month ago I get a letter from NYS that since the transfer tax was paid almost a year late, I owe them $800 in interest and penalty.…
I am half owner of a home that I owned with a relative. The relative died without a trust, only a will.
Her entire estate is worth apx. $250,000 including her half of our home - not proceeds, but her half of the homes worth. How does probate apply when I want to sell our home.Since I am 50% owner, does…
Oceanfront Condo in Seadip Beach Resort for sale..Brokers needed..
I am located in Mumbai,India and own a condo in the Seadip Beach Resort at Daytona Beach Shores. I wish to sell the same. Can somebody suggest a good agent/broker who can help me sell the same.There are…
I need a seller in the San Leandro Hills ASAP!
Does anyone have something coming on soon or an exprired that didn't sell? My buyers ready to go for anything just above 580 with a veiw of the bay. Low 400's with half cash the rest preappoved. Over…
I work for a custom home builder (not as a real estate sales person) BUT I'm also a licensed real estate broker. Can I act as a real estate?
salesman? person for transaction that deal with homes that my employer sells? Instead of using real estate borkerage house, can my custom home builder employer hire me to sell his homes under my brokerage…
How do heirs rid themselves of a lot . Won't sell. Isn't worth much but has about $300 worth of assessment and taxes per year.
The estate is down to a mere $6000 and the chances of selling this property and splitting the price must be split 10 ways. It is more hassle than it is worth. I'm told we can't donate, can't…
How can I figure out what to sell my house for? We have3.5 acres with cedar house 1800 sq feet, 3 rooms, 1 bath.
3 outdoor buildings one with water and electric ran to it and has stainless steel counter tops. and a pond. Right outside city limits in texarkana arkansas
Can I sell my house for more than county assessed value?
I live in Roselle, NJ and my county assessed the value of my 4br, 1bath home at 111,000. Yahoo website says value of my home is between 149 to 161k. Can we sell our home per Yahoo?
I have a 2 bed 2 1/2 bath condo on a golf course. It is in good shape. Great location. I am moving out of
state. Are condos selling in this market and how can I sell it at least by next summer?
What are the best sites on the internet to sell a house?
I am an investor who rehabs and sells houses in upstate new york and need to know best sites to sell homes. Sites with the best track record. We don't like to hold them more than 2-1/2 months from purchase…
Should Realtor or Real Estate Lawyer be held accountable?
My wife sold her NJ condo 2 years ago with a short sale. She owed 230k (1st loan 200k second loan 30K) Her realter had NO experience doing short sales nor did the real estate lawyer who drew up all the…
Extension of Time Addendum
Hi, I am selling my loft and I signed an Extension of Time Addendum to give the buyer until the 3rd of August to release both the Loan and Appraisal contingencies. As of today, the 6th of August, the…
so my parents are selling their home and are under contract. they are just waiting to have the appraisal done.
have been waiting 2 weeks now. and have been told it could take up to 4 weeks to get it done.is it a normal timeline? have heard/read it usually takes days not weeks to have it done. does it depend on…
Retainer fees to broker on short sale
began my short sale November , 2010 and was charged retainer fees by the agent. The MARS rules said the seller should not paid any upfront cost to agent in a short sale transaction. Am I beeing ripped…
Is a short sale still possible after refinancing?
We refinanced our rental property but still are having trouble keeping it rented. We owe a 150k and it is probably worth 90k and we just can not earn enough rent to keep it going. We refinanced and it…
Co-op transfer agent dragging feet?
Does anyone know how long it 'should' take, once a buyer is approved by a co-op board, for a transfer agent to 'get their act together' and schedule a closing? The transfer agent in my building has…
what is the average time to sell a condo in 75225?
Trying to figure out the average time to sell a condo. I know its the holidays.. its behind the pink wall
We need to make a report about the selling agent
We bought this house under the advisement it was a town sewer turns out it is a septic. How do we report the listing agent for his false information. Yes we did our due diligence and had it appraised…
What are the risks of short selling a second home?
We owe 281,700 on a house that's probably worth 180-200 in Elk Grove. I relocated to the bay area and we've had renters in the house and we've been losing about $500 a month for the past…
Can mobile home dealer homes on Trulia?
Hi i am independent mobile home dealer in FL , can i create account and list on Truli a, most of the homes located in parks so they considered personal property, i have seen dealers do that on Trulia. Best…
If we sell while in probate we heard we may be forced to sell to a bidder who offers within a certain range
Courtney, administrator for my sisters estate.. She died without a will. ARE THERE ANY OTHER MAJOR ISSUES WE AS THE SELLER SHOULD KNOW.
I am selling a condo in Florida through a private sale. I want to keep the costs down but also make sure there are no problems.
Can I use a legal assistant to facilitate the sale instead of a more-expensive lawyer? Is this done? It seems like a fairly straight forward sale. I own the condo outright and the buyer will pay cash.
What determines how much of a tax credit I'll have to pay at closing??
I'm thinking about selling my home, as it's paid off completely. I've been talking to other friends who have sold homes, and they told me that including the real estate commissions.....I'll…
Hi. If me & my wife own a property together that was bought AFTER our marriage & she has a federal tax lein on her credit report from 12
years ago (statute of limitations is supposed to be 10 years for those) from her previous marriage and we want to sell it now, will a title company take the money from the sale for the tax lein?
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