Home Selling—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 133

Contract Dilemma
Scenario: Seller and buyer enter into contract agreement.(both have real estate agents) Buyer has a home inspector come inspect the house. Inspector says the roof is "defective." Roof was inspected 1 year…
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I have been receiving reo listings, now Short Sale listing however I am finding that many of my sellers are relocating. If I access another reo approved agent they keep 10% of the commission (on top of…
Any advice regarding listing a home that currently has a tenant living in the home?
This particular home is a wonderful home in a very desirable neighborhood. The problem is it won't show well due to the tenants' mess and clutter. I'm going to talk to the tenants but they…
Does a home with a view command more money?
How much more value can I expect if my home has a view?
What are factors that foreign buyers need to be aware of while buying/selling real estate in CA, US?
With buying it is simple~ I have no questions, how about selling? (especially if you have such experience regarding U.S. tax rules and regulations)
I bought my house 20 years ago for $140,000. Do you think the market will be better for sellers in the next two years?
Our close neighborhoods are very different. Some houses are at the high end and some are at the low end.
Need some great advice for selling a lake house in Murray Ky, by Kentucky Lake
My friend has a great house on Ky lake that she has been trying to sell since October. I am a very aggressive agent in Louisville and am having trouble understanding how the agents work in Murray. She…
I bought a new Pulte townhome in Feb 2007. Since then the builder has dropped prices about $30k. I
seriously need to move but now I am really upside down. Does anyone know of any builders offering trade in type of incentives?
Would like to sell our home here in Grand Prairie and relocate to Smithville MO.?
What steps to take? what is the market in the area for our home sale? anyone ever do home swaps between these regions? we are interested in getting a fair market evaluation soon.
How much will the proposed area change for USDA or Rural Housing affect Saratoga Springs market?
Right now the Department of the USDA has proposed to remove Saratoga Springs, Eagle Mountain, Toelle, and Cedar City from its approved areas effective October 1, 2012
I am trying to sell my home.
I feel like it is priced well. However it hasnt been on the market long, I just need to sell. Any ideas on how I can sell asap and still not take a huge loss? I see all the new houses being built in my…
I am trying to sell my home on your site. I have a listing with MLS and thought my condo would already be on Trulia.
I need help posting my listing. I do not understand why you want personal information instead of condo information. Please help.
I put my house on the market. So far, the surveys after showings have all mentioned my neighbors orange/purple house as a detractor. What can I do?
My neighbor painted his house pumpkin orange with flourescent purple trim. We have no HOA or covenants in our community preventing this, however, since putting my home on the market, it has been mentioned…
Does this make sense... to offer to pick up $3000 in closing costs if I get a full price offer?
Hello, You people are great...such great answers. Here is my second question that I have posted. I have a mobile home, anchored on cement runners, on an owned 1/3 acre lot...in Oklahoma. Nicely remodeled…
I need to get out from under my house to buy a bigger home. Please help. We just refinanced.
We have the money to go bigger on our own land now. We just need to get out from under this one. How?
Hello Mt. Kisco Re/Max Do you have access to title search? We need to know if there are any liens on 115 Foxwood Circle Mt. Kisco, NY The owner
would be Viola Lappe or Urho Oscar Lappe. We need to clear title and get ready to sell. Please let us know if you can help. Thanks for your time, Sue Barrette Realtor, Re/Max Action North Ironwood,…
I own a Reunion Lot on the Estates: What are my options?
I live in the UK and I bought a large Lot back in the property boom of 2005 (I was taken in by all the hype). The Lot is on Grand Traverse Parkway. I am still paying propery taxes and Reunion fees but…
What is the avg. time on the market in Glen Mills, Concord Twp?
I am getting ready to list my house, and want to (reasonably) project how long it will take my single family, 3 BR/2Bath, ranch house to sell in Concord Twp., Glen Mills PA 19342 - Garnet Valley School…
We have a 4 bedroom 2 and half bath home in the Farms in Chelmsford. New heating system, recently remolded
entry, living room, and family room. A detached 3 car garage, almost an acre. Across the street from Thanksgiving forest. We bought 2 years ago planning to be able to stay for years. Job situation…
I moved to KY from Chicago for work. I owe $97K on mortgage and CMA showed property worth @ $30K! If I short sale how will this affect fiancés
credit? I am the only name on my Chicago property's mortgage. Do I have to put wedding plans on hold to avoid them coming after his assets in the future? We plan on signing a pre-nup as well, not…
sell now or wait?
with the upcoming election, is it better to wait until next spring (2013) to sell? i know the market has started to pick up slightly but will it pick up a lot more as described in some reports? also if…
Can you help me sell my New Mexico home and property to a foreign buyer?
4 bedroom home on 20 acres in excellent condition; with swimming pool.
how to avoid continuing negotiation after ratified contract?
Seek suggestions for Home Seller on how to write the contract to avoid/limit the buyer from continuing to find defects (sometimes just cosmetic items) in the property to justify a price reduction or credit,…
What is your favorite website to Look at houses or sell houses?
Which website do you get more hits from?
What is the average time frame for selling a home on Picnic Lane?
This home has been updated, ceramic tile in kitchen & bathrooms with radiant heat in kitchen and master bath, laminate bamboo floors through out, granite countertops in both baths with updated brushed…
We have received a notice of proposed escape assessment for several years. The home sold in May 2012. What triggered this and what can we do about it?
In the 1990s my father created a family trust which included all his assets. His home was protected by the Prop 13 tax increase limitations. Following his death the trust sold the home and the trust was…
How does one really place a $ value on the land that a house sits on? How do you comp homes that are similar but on diff lot sizes?
How does one really place a $ value on the land that a house sits on? For example, in Potomac, MD there are neighborhoods and then there are mini-neighborhoods (5-6 homes), and then there are stand-alone…
Selling and moving a manufactured home.
How can I list with you a manufactured home in Gig Harbor I want to sell and have moved from current site?
How can I sell my home in Woodstock, NY as a fixer upper?
It Needs work.. but it has wonderful character and very origional design. 3 BR / 2 Baths. Its close to town on 1.94 acres ( mostly clear ) and some wooded area with only Pine trees which are not that…
Who pays the HOA transfer fee in a short sale?
In a short sale in Elk Grove, California, in Sacramento County, who would pay the HOA transfer fee, buyer or seller? (HOA dues are all current). In the contract the title company said it was not checked…
Issue with realtor and relocation Part II... more to say...
First, thanks to all of you who answered my first post. All were helpful. To give you more info and address some of your questions, I was between two job offers at the time I put my house on the market.…
Does a Realtor have any obligation to schedule open houses if requested by the seller?
Would it be breach of the listing agreement to refuse or fail to hold an open house when requested?
What is the average time on the market for a 3/2 house in Pacific Grove?
Specifically a 1239 sf, 3 bedroom, 2 bath close to downtown, remodeled kitchen.
What is the average sale price of homes in Timberlake?
we are renting our home in Timberlake and want to sell but the prices are too low.
How can I sell my house located in a flood zone?
We've decided that despite the odds we would like to sell our house. We are located in a part of Clayton County that is considered a flood zone. Since the last flood we have made tons of repairs.…
Sell As-Is or Rebuild in Rancho Rinconada?
I live in a 2bd/1ba home (850 sqft) in Rancho Rinconada. Lot size is average: 5400sqft. Home location on the street is good. I am trying to decide whether I should sell as-is, or teardown and build a…
Property transfer tax rate in suffolk County NY
Are there any exclusion amounts or is it just based completely on the selling price
I am stuck owning an underwater house I do not live in and do not want. How best to sell it?
Hi - we moved for a good new job in spring 2008. Could not sell our home after three attempts. It is rented now thru July 2012 and we lose $540 per month total after the the 1st and second mortgage,…
is this job a scam??
i am about to start this new job at a real estate company. i somewhat believe its a scam. in the news paper the ad states $850 weekly. the manager told me i get pay by commission on the sales that i make…
My townhome 2Bd 1.5Ba was originally bought for 386,000 but is now worth 300,000. We need to move into a larger house. How do I get rid of my TH?
My townhome 2Bd 1.5Ba was originally bought for 386,000 but is now worth 300,000. We need to move into a larger house. How do I get rid of my TH? What options are there? Our loan was one of the "interest…
We have not had any luck in finding a really good rental with a Lanai in our price range from $800-$1,000.
We also have a pet and our lease is up at the end of July. I tried reaching out to several realtors on here, but NO ONE has returned my calls or emails. Not sure what to do.
Is a summer rental property on a highway a good investment?
I'm trying to decide between 2 investment properties in New  Jersey which I would like to use as summer rentals. One property is a single family located in Highlands NJ and is  on a major…
How can I post pictures on Trulia?
I am the owner wanting to list selling by owner. How can I post pictures
If we sell now, we will most likely take a loss. What does that mean for the next home we buy?
If you sell and "take a loss on the sale", does that loss become just a note that you pay until it is paid off or can you put that loss into the next home you buy and pay it in your next mortgage?
My wife and I purchased the house we are living in one year ago (almost to the day). It was a foreclosure, and we bought it for close to 60k less
than the county assessment. We have made substantial improvements to the house and are ready for a new challenge. If we sell, are we subject to capital gains taxes? I have heard that if you put the money…
HEAVILY WARNED CLOSING WOULD NOT TAKE PLACE. AT LAST MINUTE, LAST TO KNOW?
We are representing ourselves in the sale of our home. Under our third contract extension, contract deadline and closing, scheduled on the 10th. On the 9th we receive two voicemails from title company,…
I am selling my home on my own and a buyer asked me to pay 6% of the closing costs.
Does this mean 6% of the total closing costs (buyer and seller) or do I have additional seller costs plus the 6% they are asking me to pay? They offered me a higher amount than their original offer, but…
if i have an anuity of 72,000 and i want to buy a house for 59,900 but i am only sixteen am i able to do so or do i have to wait untill i am age 18
i am not supose to get this money untill ages of 21 25 and 30 but there are many law officals that say if i have an anuity i can get cash now like j.g went worth but i was not sure because i am still a…
question for Dayton realtors, I have a house in Dayton for sale, listed with an agent, it isn't selling.
am I allowed to list it in other areas of the US, perhaps even for trade while I am under contract with a local real estate agent who just seems to have parked it and forgot it? If I do trade it for other…
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