Home Selling—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 156

I would like to sell my single family house, but would need to bring money to close, what are my options ?
I have a single family home in a very nice neighborhood in Perakaise Pa worth low $300's. I would like to move to a house nearer to Philadelphia, in the $200's. Problem is, I haven't been…
I have a built-in entertainment center in my family room that looks very 1980's. Is it worth paying $500 to tear it down to update the room?
The family room is the only room in the house not totally updated. We kinda like the unit, but don't think it would appeal to buyers for a house in our price range.
I need a Keller Williams referral in Hollywood for a condo sale
I am a KW agent in NY with a client looking to sell condo in Hollywood,Fla.
This is targeted to appraisers.... If a home has no comps then what do the appraisers use?
I have a listing with no real comps. To follow guidelines I used 200SF /- within the surrounding areas. Unfortunately, nothing is for sale, and nothing has sold within 6 months. What will the appraiser…
Is it lawful to have an appraiser, inspector and a fireplace inspector with the buyers and their agent in my home without anyone representing me?
The buyers agent had all of these people at my house at once and everyone was aware or made aware of the same things which went into all reports. I was without representation, as my agents were not there.…
hello,i ask alot of question. my girl bought a an afordable lotto unit,tried selling,of course didnt sell,will the bank now let me sell at true market
citi bank had the mortgage and now nation star.havent paid in 12 months on the mortgage,keeping getting letters saying im still in the modification process.because afodable is real close to true market…
My realtor say she can't do showings during the week.
We had our condo on lockbox, but after in incident, have decided that we are not comfortable with having our keys in it so we told our agent that we don't want to use it any longer. Here was her response…
GFE question
When a seller put a house on market, title company should give them the GFE. At that point, nobody knows who will pay what items like escrow fee, owner title insrance etc. So how they would put the…
Can I cancel my listing contract with my agent if his license expired and he's not working to sell. The broker won't help us.
My agent (Sales person) DRE license expired 3 month ago and he won't renew. He dropped the buyers on us twice because of the license issue. I asked the broker but he won't assign new agent for…
since 10/10 my buyer has gotten 3 extensions and missed 2 closings(called me and said he wasnt closing) How long can he keep me in contract.
this is cash transaction 250,000 in nyc.Last closing was on 6/23/11 .my lawyer was the only one there,no buyer/his lawyer or title co showed up.he has dragged this out for 8 months and now says he will…
What are your most common issues resulting from a home inspection?
Is it the furnace? plumbing? electrical? roof? etc.
Would a realtor use a service that drafts floor plans of the house using on-site measurements?
Realtors use elaborate descriptions and include photos in most or all of their print and online property advertising. The one thing missing is a floor plan to make the connection between the two and to…
I have a condo in Palm Harbor, FL area which I would like to sell...or put a renter there -perhaps rent to
own. I have had trouble finding a renter that stays - What is the best method to use to find a renter? Is the condo market so slow in FL at this time I shouldnt even consider selling/listing it?
Agents...what has been the biggest hurdle in closing a deal in 2011?
Has the biggest hurdle been: home inspections, time frame, financing, etc...?
I just sold my home at a 10k dollar loss. I agreed in my divorce agreement to take this loss. Theres an escrow refund(2300). is this part of closing?
My ex wife thinks the refund is seperate from closing and should be considered gain and split between the two of us. I believe it should go against my losses at closing
Can you give me some tips to get more listings? Every agent is thinking different and we all have different
approach to our business. if some of you have any good tips for me please let me know. Thank you.
RE: Buyer's agent bonus. I understand about the incentive of bringing a prospect to view a propertry.
But, isn't it a bit much to ask the seller to pay a buyer's agent bonus AFTER the prospect has viewed your property twice! That sounds more like soliciting a bribe or extortion! It HAS TO…
Long Beach CA home (519) on the market for 2 weeks. Have had 3 open houses and just 5 showings but no offer. Should we be concerned?
We put our home on the market for 529 but after 1 week reduced by 519 since two houses in the neighborhood just dropped their sale prices. All feedback has been that home is lovely (brand new kitchen and…
I must sell my maunfactured home which is located in Acampo. My daughter is moving and I can not afford the cost of it staying in that park.
I have the title to this 1973 Ambassador 24x60 double wide manufactured home. Are there any businesses that purchase mobile homes to sell? Any suggestions?
I am working with a realtor who says I can buy 1453 School Av, Sarasota FL as a Fixer-Upper, then rehab it and Re-Sell it fast for $130,000.
The neighborhood is Arlington Park. The house is in very bad shape. If I do the project, I’ll convert the 1200 s.f. 3BR, 1Bath house into a 2BR, 2Bath, with a 1-car garage, Central Heat and AC,…
we sold a second home . what do we owe in taxes?
we live ion south texas. sould we reinvest this year to avoid state and federal taxes
Trying to sell 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Villa at Hunters Run for $99,000. Had listing with a company that did absolutely nothing to sell other than MLS.
Who can sell our property? Are we better off, selling it by owner with a higher commission that the listing agent was offering as a cooperating commission?
Home Warranty...good? bad? or rip off?
I am a seller with an opportunity to purchase a home warranty from AHS, and while it seems like a good thing, I am concerned with all the small print which seems to benefit them at my expense. I do not…
My coop board requires 40% down and has strict income requirements, and this makes it very difficult to find eligible buyers. Until 19 months ago,
they required 50% down, which, I was told, is the highest down payment any coop requires. Indeed, the market is still soft, but this has been the single biggest obstacle preventing shareholders from selling…
Our home has been on the market for about 8 weeks, with perhaps 20 showings but no offers. We dropped our price once, after about 3 weeks, and we are
the lowest priced house of its kind in our neighborhood. But, nothing has sold in our neighborhood in more than four months! We're wondering if we should drop the price again -- we're considering…
Can a buyer back out of a contract because they do not like how the house is heated?After the home inspection
We signed a contract with a buyer and they now want to back out of the contract because they do not like the heating system in the the house. A home inspection was conducted and the buyers do not like…
In Virginia, I've signed a contract, and the realtor has a family member who is ill, so they can't hold
open house. Can we hold the open house if we're just let the public in and provide the realtor's card to prospective buyers? Tried to ask the RealEstate Board, but their lines are busy, and I find no reference…
We have our first offer $10k lower than asking (which is what we want) - what do we do now? What is a good counter?
$89.9 asking - new plumbing, hwt. Brand new rebuilt 2 car garage (last week!) Everything in great shape
What is the general opinion of the 2.5% agency's when looking to sell?
Is it true that agents will shy away from showing the property due to the reduced commission?
Home sellers are waiting for much lower prices so why should not home buyers?
Time on the market for many a home for sale is now being measured in years instead of weeks/months. We all know that this has everything to do with unreasonable asking prices. 1. What has the effect…
I need tips on selling my home while trying to buy another
How much time is reasonable after I sell my before I must move out
I would like to sell a house below its market value to a brother in law.
Say i own a house outright appraised at $400k, and would like to sell it at $300k. What are the tax implications? Is there gift tax when its in-laws?
I own a 2nd home that my son lives in and pays the mortgage. He can no longer afford the payment. Can I short sale and what are the tax implications?
I purchased the house as my primary residence while my own home was being remodeled. Once my house was done I moved out of the newly purchased house and he moved back to my remodeled home. My son assumed…
Are there any advantages on remodeling a townhouse other than a quicker sale? Question about pricing in comparison to other units.
I bought a fixer and totally revamped it 9 years ago. Most of the projects where DIY, but still invested over 40,000 and it is completely redone, move in condition. Tried the market, but offers are really…
i owe 45,000 on mobile home and they are only going for 25,000 to 30,000 what are options to sell need to move and it's getting hard to handle
alone want to move so i have more money and can pay off credit cards and student loans want to move in with boyfriend to save money
If I file bankruptcy before foreclosure will that protect me from, or prevent the banks from filing, a deficiency jusdgement?
I own my own residence and an income producing residence also. I am upside-down on both. I want to give up both properties to the bank and also protect myself from deficiency Judg. if they sell short.…
we bought a new home april 2006 for 800,000 the same house is sold for 650,000 by the builder.
the house value is 650,000 but we purchased at 800,000 and put 160,000 down payment in 2006. please give your opinion. we don't want to stay in this house and we can't refi because of the fallen value…
Sellers... do you think that in todays market there is an expectation for the seller to pay?
Sellers... do you think that in todays market there is an expectation for the seller to pay some of the buyer's closing costs... if so... do you have a $$$ limit...
sold house in washington state; Sept. sept 2010. 2nd. mortg. $8K showed on title search. At closing not paid. clear title issued. TC suing me. Help
Title company issued clear title to buyers.Now the title company says I have to pay them the $$ and is suing me through the collection agency that they own. Since the debt showed on the search and they…
I have a home I would like to sell but there are some significant issues that I can't afford to fix such as bad pipes. How can I sell the house?
I brought a house in hampton 9 years ago. A few years after the purchase, my house got flooded due to bad pipes in the house. I have polybutane pipes and no home insurance company wants to insure me because…
For sale: Museum quality historic Spanish home on deep water near Amelia Island FL, easy access to Atlantic. How to find specialized buyer? MLS 54985
4BR/3BA historic Spanish home designed by Guatemalan architect in Spanish colonial style of La Antigua and built by custom builder in 2001. Has fountains, lanais, carved wooden doors and extensive wrought…
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