Home Selling—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 198

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…
We showed our house, and our agent thought the buyer was going to make an offer. That was six days ago and we have received no communication.???
Agent said buyer's phone went to message only. Any ideas on how to get definitive answer from agent?
We had a local agent bring her clients to our home 50 minutes early for an appointment yesterday. We were not ready.
I was outside cleaning up. My wife was in the shower. This was a huge inconvenience as we had multiple showings by appointment and were trying to get out of the house for the day. Her attitude was that…
8718 Wadlington in Pleasant Grove, need a strong Hispanic realtor with experience move it. Tax rolls are wrong is 1500sf, huge lot perimeter fence,
Definitly will require Hispanic realtor with previous success in this area, Evan Tate cell 972.849.5817 or et@buz.net
Short sale question - are lenders asking to see last 2 months of bank statements or more?
If the short sale package goes out, in , say, October, do they want October and September bank statements, or September and August? I ask only b/c my income is going down a lot in September and my August…
For short sales - do you find a buyer first and then submit an application to the lender for a short sale or do you get pre-approval to do a short
sale from the lender first and then try to find a buyer? Also, are the banks asking for proof of residency, like utility bills?
i don't want to list with my current realtor. How can I get out of my contract. In New Jersey.
The realtor has lied to me. He is not really trying to sell. Since listing he has not even gone by the porperty. But has stated that he has.
i don't want to list with my current realtor. How can I get out of my contract. In New Jersey.
The realtor has lied to me. He is not really trying to sell. Since listing he has not even gone by the porperty. But has stated that he has.
i want to sell my mobile home and move in with my boyfriend but i owe more then what mobile is worth my debt to rationis pretty bad what are my option
if i move in with my boyfriend i coul afford more right now im barley making credit card payments and mortgage and student loan all by my self is very hard to do if i sell i could pay everything off and…
Have been in house for 4 years and are looking to move....
We live in South Austin (slaughter) and are looking to expand with our growing family. We are looking for something cheaper but bigger in a nice school district (like everyone else is!). I work SE and…
1973: Gift of mid- income subsidized apt. built 1962 w.value fixed below mkt. 1990s privatised - value soars. how to calculate cap. gains?
Current post privatized market price is several 100 thousand $ higher than the fixed government price ($4500.00) when gifted. Should 2011 capital gains be calculated from value at privatisation when entirely…
I have a Condo in the Hidden Cedars Complex in Maumee, Oh close to Turnpike and I-75. The condo has 2/1, just painted, Springfield Schools, 29,900.
If anyone is interested, send me a email or call. Has not been listed with a realtor yet, make me an offer before I list it and we both save. Dave, 419-787-3787, dtrumbull@hotmail.com.
I have had a few offers on my home. Each time we accept an offer and the buyer does the inspection, they always ask for large credit toward repairs.
The house is in great shape and newly remodeled. They don't ask to fix the items, they only want credit. We had our contractor review the last inspection, took pictures and repaired most of the items…
Sale, Rent or Rent to own?
The market is so slow, and my house location is so bad, I don't think I have a chance. How is the market for rentals and rent to own?
how can i get a market evaluation of my condo?
I'm looking to get a value of my condo to decide if i want to sell or not.
My home got updated and is totally different from sarrounding houses. What price should I get it listed for?
Bought house for around 200k in 2006, changed the roof, exterior entrance and back, ripped walls, installed insulation, updated electric, plumbing, heating, added central air, new floor - parquet, greenwich…
Is there any legal requirement in NY state for brokers to supervise thier agents? My newbie agent has made some pretty serious errors and ommissons?
The agent has made over 40 very serious errors and omissons like not photgraphing or even mentioning most features of the home he forgot the family room, covered porch, covered patio, wall of custom windows…
I received a low offer on my unlisted house. They've bought both adjacent homes and plan to build condos. Counter much higher, or ignore it and
wait? I am very interested in selling, but I want to get a fair price. I have no idea what kind of a hurry they are in to start building these condos, so it's hard to say how much leverage I have.…
Loan options for "underwater mortgage" ?
Not sure if this is a silly question or not but I am trying to see if I have any options. I am upside down on my mortgage (50k) and I need to move into a bigger home for my growing family and move closer…
How can you get out of a sellers agreement?
When I met with my agent the marketing plan was excellent. It included open houses, flyers at the curb, a book about the house & area along with the disclosure, etc. The first 30 days on the market…
Listing agents, is it possible to rent a listed property for the day?
How would someone go about renting a listed property for an all day event? If so, what is the process for doing so?
I want a short sale. My salary will be halved in Sept. Should I wait until then to start the short sale process or can I start now?
I realize that only a documented hardship will convince a lender (mine is BoA) to approve a short sale and this is why I'm concerned about timing. I won't be able to show them a decrease in…
What do you do when you live on a nice block that borders much higher and mucher lower comps ?
situated in Haverford between a lower income section of Bryn Mawr and a very monied section of Haverford College So my house keeps getting thrown in with very modest older homes that are worth so much…
If an owner of a home dies, and an executor of the estate assumes ownership, how long do they have before they are required to sell the home?
An owner of a home died, a relative took over as the executor of the estate and they are wondering how long they are able to keep the home in this manner before they are legally required to either assume…
What is the market like right now for homes under $175,000 in the Town Creek Park/Wrights Mill Road area? Preparing to put my house up soon.
1957 Ranch home, 1500 square feet, double lot, new HVAC, new insulation in attic, replumbed, 1 mile from Samford, walking distance from Wright's Mill Road/Town Creek park. Looking to put it on the…
How to find the right agent?
I am the one who listed the question about my house not being shown. I am firing my agent and looking for a new one. My previous agent, brought me no comps, showed me no activity reports. Gave me no…
Aren't listing agents informing their clients of the reality that real estate prices have declined?
I have been watching several properties that are overpriced in this market, these properties have been sitting for a long time until I see them go on short sale. I still see 2005-2006 prices on many properties.…
I live in SE Tucson, am about to be relocated (no chance of company helping with purchasing house), and underwater. I only have a primary mortgage.
My credit score is around 800. I don't believe I can handle a house payment in Tucson and rent in another city for more than just a few months, so short sale would have to move fast. I am current…
How do I get out of an underwater mortgage?
My husband and I bought a condo in Las Vegas in 2006. It has dramatically dropped in value and is currently worth $30K, and we owe $144K on it. It's a 1 bedroom 560 sq. ft condo, which was fine for…
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