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I am remodeling my College Grove home to place on market next spring. has carpet in living room and dining room. Hardwood?
I want it marketable but don't want to sink a fortune into it in this down market.
What is a "CMA"?
A "CMA" is a competitive market analysis. The CMA reports the recent sold activity in your market area. In addition, it may include properties in your market area that are currently listed for sale.
Settlement with out of state buyers.
The out of state buyers have signed the closing docs today Friday and I will sign this coming Monday when signed docs have been received FedEx back to title company. The buyers agent said that technically…
I would like to employ a realtor to list my home on MLS and represent at settlement.
Would anyone be interested? Paying the 6% is not an option due to present market prices and amount of money we put into the house. Thanks!!!
can seller's agent tell a buyer that no offers have been made on the house?
I overheard my seller's agent tell a buyer and his realator that had just gone through my house that there had not been any offers made on it to date. I am concerned that this could effect an offer that…
As a seller I accepted a purchase contract on my home.
Can I cancel the purchase contract, because I changed my mind. It has been one day and an approval of the contract has not been given by my attorney yet? I live in NY State, please help
How long should an appriasal take? The appraiser saw the property 3 weeks ago. As seller do I have right to timely notice if appriasal is low?
This ia an FHA loan. A low appriasal is expected. The mortgage broker is an unofficial buyer agent as well. She is not answering questions timely. There has been much stalling over several months.…
How can I sell my mobile home quickly?
I have a1997 Oakwood Freedom 14x70, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home, with laminate flooring in the kitchen and 1 bathroom, refrigerator, stove, microwave included. Great starter home. I am asking $8,000.00 for…
When will a house show up on trulia once it is on the market with an MLS#?
MLS Number 6090128 Address: 439 E Walnut St. Kutztown, PA 19530
Release and Cancellation of Contract
Is there a law or protocol in Florida if buyer or seller of a transaction should sign a cancellation agreement first? I am the seller and signed the contract after the buyer did. Now that deal is being…
How can I acquire the details of the RESPA laws pertaining to properly writing the Listing Contract?
The Agent as well as my EX spouse who's handling the sale of my house has left me off of several contracts since 2009 in several Agencies he's been working at. He has violated R.E laws in NY.…
I have a friend who has their house on the market in Stanwood. It is a beautiful and spacious house that my
friends upgraded thouse with hardwood floors throughout the main living area, new carpet in 2 bedrooms as well as granite and stainless steel in the kitchen. Their house is on 5 acres as well. They had…
I am looking at a home in Stanwood for purchase. According to the County Records the house does not have an approved septic (although the septic has
been there for over 20 years and seems to be working fine). Also alot of work has been done to increase the size of the house without permits. How big of an issue is all of that in Stanwood?
HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH WITH TRULIA TO LIST MY HOUSE AS AN OWNER/BROKER?
SQUARE FOOTAGE COMES UP WRONG PLUS WEB SITE I DO NOT HAVE.
What are our rights/options, as sellers of an active sale while the lender for our buyer is delaying underwriting/funding of the home loan?
We are the sellers. Our home is supposed to close tomorrow, but is not even in DOCs yet. The buyer has not gotten funded for a loan yet either. Underwriting is on it's 3rd week now for our active sale…
a developer has made an offer on my property, but wants to wait 4 years!?! i could use some advice asap! thanks!
re: original question from feb, 2012 in "my neighborhood" section. Says he needs the time for zoning changes, permits, inspections, etc. There are 3 new subdivisions being built around my property currently.
Should I sell my underwater Condo?
In 2005 I purchased a condo for 112000, six years later I find myself 25000 underwater with FMV at 75000 and mortgage balance 100000. In that time I got married, moved into my wifes house and rented out…
Top Brokerages in Lemont, IL.?
I have a client that is buying a house in California and needs to sell their home in Lemont, Il. I want to know the top brokerages in the area to start looking for agent for them. They have one now and…
Who do we talk to?
We are behind in our mortgage and have received a Notice of Default with 150 to cure the default. The 150 days are almost up and we can't come up with the amount owed. But the lender, IndyMac/OneWest…
Appraisals are the pits. It appears the appraisers are Lord and God of real estate prices. I have been told
by realtors that no matter of the many upgrades that I have in my home interior and exterior,it will not make a difference when it comes down to how much square feet. So why would I ever upgrade or finish…
I countered an Offer in this Market, was I crazy?
I recently recived and offer for my home. For protection of actual contract I will modifiy the numbers to reflect the true listing in variance. The home is listed at $300000.00 and the offer was made…
Short Sale v. Foreclosure
I have been in my home for 4 years. The payoff is $154,000. I paid $165,000 for my home in Harris Farms. Due to medical issues, unforeseen expenses in the last year, and the fact my boss is preparing…
where do you get your information from?
the current photo you are showing on my house is terrible - where did you get it?
How long should it take a relator to put on our house on MSL after signing the contract?
On a house priced close to 2 million how often do we expect the relator to be showing it? times per month etc.
Mobile home question revisited
Need to sell a 40 year old mobile home quick! We just moved into a new home and cannot afford to pay space rent on mobile plus mortgage on new home. MH is located in Lakefront MH park in Lakeside, Ca.…
Considering switching real estate agent - but I feel bad!
I listed my home last fall and it didn't sell after 4 months so I had my agent withdraw the listing during the holidays (also I was out of the country then). I had planned to re-list it in 2012. Speaking…
I own a rental hose with my Ex, both of our names are on the deed, it's marital property. Did my name have to be on the Real Estate contract?
My spouse has forged my name many times, I think he may have done it on the contract to sell our home in NY. We are joint owners, was I supposed to be a part of any contract? Or can just one owner sign…
REALTORS!! i need your help!
I was wondering what you have to do to become a Realtor i was into the medical field but had no luck and i have been really interested for a while to become a realtor and was hoping someone that is one…
REALTOR FOR 316 DOGFISH COURT, Kissimmee, FLorida 34759, whoever you are. Please REMOVE NOW the description is still on my home for sale. FELON Ex
HOME 316 DOGFISH COURT, KISSIMMEE, FL 34759 REALTOR (whoever) finally removed off market, but the DESCRIPTION STILL STATES IT IS FOR SALE. PLEASE REMOVE IT. I am the only owner Simone Malan LLC, my ex…
REALTOR FOR 316 DOGFISH COURT, Kissimmee, FLorida 34759, whoever you are. Please REMOVE NOW the description is still on my home for sale. FELON Ex
HOME 316 DOGFISH COURT, KISSIMMEE, FL 34759 REALTOR (whoever) finally removed off market, but the DESCRIPTION STILL STATES IT IS FOR SALE. PLEASE REMOVE IT. I am the only owner Simone Malan LLC, my ex…
REALTOR FOR 316 DOGFISH COURT, Kissimmee, FLorida 34759, whoever you are. Please REMOVE NOW the description is still on my home for sale. FELON Ex
HOME 316 DOGFISH COURT, KISSIMMEE, FL 34759 REALTOR (whoever) finally removed off market, but the DESCRIPTION STILL STATES IT IS FOR SALE. PLEASE REMOVE IT. I am the only owner Simone Malan LLC, my ex…
Selling before buying.
I have found a home that I am very interested in but have my current home to sell which I haven't even put on the market yet. How do most people handle a situation like this? I most certainly can't…
Getting the escrow/deposit to the seller
The buyer's lender failed to get the funds 3 times to the closing table, then the buyer wanted to withhold $5,000 off the contract price, the closing attorney tried to get me to sign the house away…
I see my home on your site, and it is NOT for sale! 316 Dogfish Court, Kissimmee, Florida 34759. I am the only one on title.
My ex-husband is a felon that is trying to list my property. It is a Domestic Violence felony and I have an PERMANENT injunction against him and my property. I see my home on your site, and it is NOT for…
I see my home on your site, and it is NOT for sale! 316 Dogfish Court, Kissimmee, Florida 34759. I am the only one on title.
My ex-husband is a felon that is trying to list my property. It is a Domestic Violence felony and I have an PERMANENT injunction against him and my property. I see my home on your site, and it is NOT for…
West Bucktown/Logan Square.. How well have condos been selling?
I have a 2 Bd, 1 BA, aprox. 800 square ft., 1.5 Blocks to Blue Line. I'm curious what other sellers/agents in this area have been experiencing. Thoughts?
question is I know of person that is a realtor and also work for our local Community Action. Is it a conflict if the realtor is selling to to them.?
also the real estate company she works for all of a sudden got the rights to the repairs of these homes after Community Action buys them. I think as a public resource company that Community Action is in…
I am trying to get a listing on trulia, is filling this out going to allow me to do that?
I am trying to get a listing on trulia, is filling this out going to allow me to do that?
We have been trying to sell our home in saugerties ny ,foreclosures have affected us in our selling price?
We have dropped our asking price from265,000to 215,oo.what else can we do?
MY HOME IS ALL BRICK BRICK CHIMNEY CUSTOM CHERRY KITCHEN 5 BATHS BEST LOCATIONS WALK TO BUHL PARK YET PEOPLE SEEM TO BUY SIDED HOMES (CHEAP) IF YOU AS
ask me cheap with metal out the side of their homes instead of the all brick chimneys!! my rooms are all large rated one of the best locations in hermitage double staircase and a finished lower level to…
5 wks left on our 6 mo. contr. to sell in SW FL. Many showings, no offer. Agents LOVE our house. Take it off market in 5 wks? Re-list Nov?
Last April we listed our single home in SW FL, for $599,900, and got an offer in 2 mos. for $570,000. Appraisers used short sales and townhomes in adjacent neighborhood as comps. House appraised for…
Is this house for sale or rent?
-- This question is about Rhodia this property: http://m.trulia.com/homes/Pennsylvania/Philadelphia/sold/1355966-3108-N-22nd-St-Philadelphia-PA-19132
Is this house for sale or rent?
-- This question is about this property: http://m.trulia.com/homes/Pennsylvania/Philadelphia/sold/1355966-3108-N-22nd-St-Philadelphia-PA-19132
investment property underwater
i have an investment property and it was refi once under harp. the interest rate i am paying is 6%. is there anything i can do to get the rate down?
When would be the best time to sell our house to either break even or at least be able to sell for more than we bought?
We are in the house at 3433 W 115th St, Chicago, IL. We bought the house at 165,000 in May 2011. Some improvements we made: - Remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, bamboo hard wood floor,…
I have a home in Hampton, VA that has been on the market for a year. We really need to sell, what should we do?
Our home is on a nice street in Wythe, I think it is overpriced, but our agent doesn't think so. I am willing to entertain a much lower price if it will get it sold fast, but we just don't know…
Bank approval received Friday. COE scheduled Monday. Move out 3 days after COE. No warning to hire mover. What can we do?
2nd Lien Holder denied approval of settlement for HAFA short sale for months, requiring several extensions of contract. Approval arrived unexpectedly on Friday. 1st Lien Holder scheduled closing for next…
I am looking for a reputable home inspector that covers Charlton, Massachusetts. Can any of you experts recommend one for me?
THe house I am looking at is being sold by a broker who has a vested interest, which means I am not sure he is giving us the full story/disclosures. So it is very important that we have a top quality home…
Do you think it is fair for appraisers to include short sales and REO's for comps if the home you are selling is neither of those?
I had a seller ask me why the appraisers use Foreclosures and short sales for comps on his home when those homes were sold as distressed propeties and his isn't. Thought it was a fair question.
Condo unit being sold for way below market value. How will this hinder the sale of current units?
I own a unit in a condo in DC. A unit is on sale for less than $60,000. There are units on priced at $190-$225K. How much is this going to hurt the sale of the other units? Are they going to have to…
How much to lower the price?
My vacation home has been on the market for a year with only 4 showings. It is part of a community that has 6 or 7 comparable units for sale - priced from $230,000 to $279,000. The last one to sell was…
How can we properly cancel a lender approved short sell?
Our mortgage is underwater so we decided to sell our property a few months ago. We got a few offer so we picked one and sent it to our bank through our agent. We received a letter last Tuesday stating…
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