Home Selling—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 147

What is the average days on market for homes in the 76017 area?
My home is listed at $114,900. Tax records list the value at $107,000 ($7,000 lower than 2009). We have already been on the market for 60 days and are getting very few showings, despite the fact that…
Looking for a realtor with short sale experience in Howard County, Maryland.
We have 2 mortgages, the first with BOA the second with CCO. So experience with them is desirable.
Name change before selling?
I got married a few years ago and never got around to changing my last name or adding my husband to the deed. Is this something that I have to do before I can sell the house? I have read that it requires…
I am interested in making an offer on a short-sale (approved), and what info. should I have in order to make an offer? can I lose my earnest money?
I have a home to sell but interested in making an offer on another home it is a short-sale. do I make an offer but do not want to risk that I will not be able to sell my existing home: Or do I wait for…
Luxury home sellers - question regarding open houses
I often find that million dollar sellers prefer not to have their home held open, however, I am seeing this becoming increasingly more popular. Luxury home sellers, would you prefer your Realtor to hold…
can i get a bank loan to cover all costs to sell a co-op brooklyn apartment which was paid for in cash?
co-op has become disabled and needs family care. can no longer live on their own. has no assets other than small monthly social security check which covers monthly maintenance. i have power of attorney…
If you want air and master bath, why do you want to see my home?
It is disclosed on details, This year it is very warm, I put units in the windows for my family. Pulling them in and out every other day gets difficult. If the house is hot you get comments. If you try…
What is my 5 acres of Olive trees with a 3 br. 2 bath 24x60 mobile home and a 30x40 Borga Shop with insulation and 220 and 110 electricity.
would like the value of my property. It is 3 miles from porterville and 3 miles from strathmore on the NW side of town 1000 foot off the road secluded and private.
Selling our home on our own
I have been impressed with Trulia in our search for a new home. We are looking into selling our current home on our own. How do we get our home posted on Trulia? What other resources for getting our…
Granbury TX - we have a lake house we'd like to sell but I am curious, so far this year how many homes over $400,000 have moved in Hood County?
Also, how do sales prices achieved compare to county auditor figures on 'market value' which are public record ... ? Thanks
Add a second bathroom in finished basement?
We are a family of 4 (2 young daughters) living in a colonial 2 story in Highland Park. We have only 1 bathroom, on the second floor. It is 6x7'. We have the plumbing to add a basement bathroom for @ 4,500.…
Our family room has natural wood paneling (Roseburg). We've been told that buyers view paneling as a negative. What should we do with the?
paneling? 1) Remove the paneling entirely and paint the drywall 2) Paint over the paneling 3) Do nothing
How to price a home?
My husband and I want to sell our home but the home is in bad condition, the home was owed by my husbands father and he recently passed he had a hoarding problem so the home was terrible but we cleaned…
How can I have my house listed on Trulia as "For Sale"?
I am listing myself, althou it is on MLS...
I'm 1/3 owner of this house where i live. I pay ALL the bills & upkeep. I'm tired of interfering family & want to sell them my
share. How do I do this My mom said I could live here until I died (I'm 64), but did not put it in writing. My brother has tried legally to get me out of this house, even tried to make me pay rent…
Short Sale Financial Hardship
We are meeting Monday with a realtor to start the short sale process via HAFA. We have a financial hardship because we survive with only $100-200 left every month. If disaster were to strike, we have no…
home it went under contract after 2 weeks then under contract for 2 1/2 months then fell through what now? How can get renewed interest in our home?
We do a have a realtor but feel she isn't do anything. She told us she would advertise heavily and then didn't follow through. How do we get renewed interest in our home? We have priced it lower normal.…
What is the average time a house in north east Normal (The Vineyards) is on the market right now?
We put our house on the market a week ago, and we are just wondering what the average time on the market is right now.
When selling or renting a home in CO -current code required?
When selling a home in CO does everything, like the electrical specifically, need to be brought up to current code? How about if you are going to be renting your home? Thanks for any info!
Can a lockbox be placed on a property that I am renting out?
My tenants are giving me issues with showing the property. They were interested in purchasing when they moved in, but with their continued credit issues, they are unable to at this time. I want to sell…
Currently live in Ukiah - paying on home for nine years. Interest only loan so no equity. Pd 288,000 for it and not sure I can get that if we sell.
My husband was recently told that he can relocate for his job or lose it come the end of this year (2012). It is in Modesto so now we are looking at areas to live there. Is it possible to short sell our…
Any buyer's desiring a foothold on the central coast?
I own a 1973 mobile home to sell in Nipomo, 15 minutes to Pismo Beach. Decent condition, very livable, has great rental history but also good as a primary residence.
should i stop making payments on my mortgage before an offer is made on a short sale?
about 6 months ago, my husband and i both lost our jobs. my husband started getting unemployment and i was denied. we immediately contacted the lender (hfc beneficial) and got set up on a hardship plan.…
In California How much does a real estate agent receive for selling a house?
I'm told by my Soon To Be X that an agent wants $10,000 to sell our house. A co-worker is telling me an agent gets 6% of the selling price. Who is most knowledgeable?
What is considered acceptable amount of communication between the seller and the selling agent?
At least 25 private showings in a 35 day period and have not received any feedback on showings from agent. Asked for it several times and was not led to believe he is actually following up with the showing…
My sister and I are trying to sell our family home we inherited in 2007. We put a lot of time and effort in
renovating the entire interior and exterior. We had a woman sign a contract in June with closing planned for July 31. We received no communication from our realtor or anyone. Her realtor will not return…
Inventory Dropping Equals Home Values Returning....I Think Not
I'm curious since I've been hearing that the inventory has dropped when to think about listing homes that are underwater? I spoke to several people that said to get ready to sell soon since the inventory…
What is a good agent commission percentage for the San Jose Ca area? 6% SEEMS HIGH IN THIS MARKET.
We are looking to see our place and upgrade. 2 agents have quoted us 6%, but I have heard that others are 4-5% . What should 6% really buy me? I have some fixing up in my place before I sell. Should…
Any buyer's desiring a foothold on the Central Coast. ??
I own a 1973 mobile home to sell in Nipomo. 15 minutes to Pismo Beach. Good rental history , but also good as a primary residence.
Is it a common practice to offer an agent a bonus if they can sell your house quickly and at fair market value?
I am a motivated seller in Minden Louisiana and wanted to see if offering a bonus would help with getting a good qualified buyer for my house?
CAN A BUYER GET OUT OF A CONTRACT OF SHORT SALE?
WE ARE THE SELLERS OF A HOME BEING SOLD AS A SHORT SALE, THE POTENTIAL BUYERS PUT IN A CONTRACT 30 DAYS AGO KNOWING OUR HOME IS BEING SOLD AS A SHORT, AND 3RD PARTY APPROVAL WOULD TAKE LONGER THAN THAT.…
Add a tradeline
I have been leasing my home for 19 mths to a couple that has a perfect payment history but they cannot purchase my home right away due to some credit issues so I would like to add their payment history…
Where can I obtain a copy of ALL the standard real estate forms used in Jersey City, NJ to buy a house? I do
not have my property listed for sale with a real estae firm, but do have someone who wants to buy my property, so want to make sure I have all the necessary forms to fill out before handing everything…
How does rent to own work?
I have a home that I am selling, which as with everybody else, need to sell quickly. How does offering a rent to own program work.
What do I do to obtain a mortgage on my currenty onwer financed home?
My home is owner financed through an elderly woman, the original contract was for 5 years, but she extened it because I divorced within that time and she was happy with my payment history. I pay her and…
Should we focus on finding a buyer who will use our home as an income property?
We are wondering if our home would be better off as a rental. Since homes in our neighborhood have been foreclosed on they have been sold at auction and have now become rentals. There are also a few duplexes…
Job relocation may force move!
Have not gotten job yet but, i am wondering if I should use the agent that helped me buy my house 4 years ago? My agent at the time did a decent job but did not seem very aggressive and I feel I might…
Should I convert my garage to a master bedroom?
Looking for opinions on converting a 2 car garage to a master bedroom. There is a bathroom connected to our laundry room that we would make our master ensuite. The house has one of the front 2 car garages,…
Should I update my outdated kitchen before I try to sell?
our kitchen has laminated wood cabinets from the 80s. We would like to sell but were told by a realtor (who happens to work in an extremely upscale area -we do not) that we'll lose our shirt if we…
Why is my house not selling or getting any visits?
We have been on the market for 5 1/2 months, when we first listed within the first month we had 3-4 people come and look. We havent had anyone come look since the first month. We just reduced about 2…
Is there any thing that shows worse than a foreclosure home?
A few days ago, it was reported that American taxpayers own close to 200,000 homes, and over the next year they will spend $40 million just to mow all those lawns. Meanwhile, agents are telling other agents…
What do I need to do to sell my co-op here in Flushing, NY?
Is there a checklist of people I need to reach out to? It's going to be my first time so I'm really in the dark on where to begin!
Want to sell one bedroom co-op in Rego Park (queens)
Hi! I have a one bedroom co-op in Rego Park that want to put in the market. But the kitchen and bathroom is i have consider old. I wonder should I renovate them? I saw same size room that sell in my building…
Does anyone have a buyer for a lot in Mountair CC?
I own a lot on Austin Mountain. I am very very motivated to sell. contact me at djboca@aol.com Thanks for your help.
What's the current market rate for a listing on a $700k home in Seattle?
I'm talking about total commission (Buying and selling agent). I've heard anywhere from 3% to 6%. Although I think we all know that 6% is out of the question these days.
I am a video producer interested in offering photo/video home tour services to real estate professionals. Is this a "sellable" concept?
If so, what "features" would be most in demand? What is an attractive price point? Thanks in advance for the feedback! Graham Johnstone
How much longer should I expect to wait to hear back on my short sale offer?
I am a potential buyer with an offer in on a short sale. Suntrust has the property and they have already approved the seller for a short sale. There have not been any snags or setbacks so far and I am…
My condo is drastically underwater. Is that a sufficient hardship to qualify for a short sale?
My [same sex] partner is a military officer stationed 2,000 miles away. I would like to leave my job and move so we can marry and live together. Does that qualify as a hardship? How can you tell if a bank…
What is the separate value of a mother\daughter apartment when selling a house.?
We are looking to sell our home. About 7 years ago my mother paid to convert the garage into a full apartment for her to live in. It is fully functional with kitchen, full bath, sitting area and separate…
Should I take cash offer?
I bought my home for $795k 2009 brand new. I paid total $810 with transfer tax . Biulder sold home next door for $750k in 2010 , 765K with transfer tax. This was last new home in community sold by by…
Priced to High??
I have a home that was built in 2007 and the state says its worth $126K but its not getting any attention at $112K. I was passed over for a smaller less attractive house for a couple thousand less. My…
How can I claim my home on Trulia (921 Main Street, Bolton MA) so I can add a OPEN HOUSE notice? It is not being picked up by the MLS.
We have an OPEN HOUSE this Sunday and want it to show up on Trulia. I don't know why it will pick-up a price change or updated photos but not and OPEN HOUSE notice. Any one have answers on what…
can i sell my house if i am the only name on the mortgage but not the deed?
i am the sole name on the mortgage but the deed has my name and the co-owner's name on it. do i need their permission to sell the home?
bad inspection report - can still sell?
My house is under contract. The inspection report comes back showing all kinds of exaggerated defects which I don't believe many of them are true. The inspector even mentions something like he suspects…
against selling residential property when majority co-owner wants to...
my great aunt "mom" raised me in this house since i was 6 months old. i've moved out many times since, but have lived here caring for her for the past 8 years. in 2006, she quit claimed…
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