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I'm looking for title companies to provide continuing education classes for my agents.
Are there title companies that still provide this service? Are there any you can recommend. Our agents are required to attend no less than 3 hours of continuing education every two months. This is significantly…
Any ideas why my house may not be selling?
It is move-in ready and very updated and nice on the inside. The price is below other houses in the area.It does look smaller from the outside than it is, but it is on the Internet (real estate's…
need to sell a house we bought 7 month ago because we are relocating.
WE purchased our first house 7 month ago and have been paying on time. My husband got a new job in another state and we need to relocate.I am not sure how to go about putting our house for sale, so we…
Should we put my MIL's 2-family house in North Bergen, NJ on the market now or wait till Spring?
She needs to go into a nursing home. The house is on a quiet, dead-end street and one unit is rented out. We don't want to rent the other unit before we sell.
hi, in case i'm selling my house and the buyer sign a eal estate contract with a good faith deposit. in case the buyer bank refuse the mortage
at the very last moment and i incurr in extra expenses , will the deposit cover for those? thanks
Me again, I've been made aware that my link does not work, that's because I included the comma, so here it is
again: www.ditlove.com/house.html Link to my house that should work: www.ditlove.com/house.html
If a seller has a contract until an certain date and the seller is dissatisfied with the service or "lack of service" received, can the
seller end the contract early? Would the seller be able to contract with another company immediately after and if not, what is the waiting period? Also, if not able to contract with another company,…
Commission to real estate agents for rental is one months rent to be split between the two agents.
What if the same tenants want to renew the lease for another year. Am I obligated to give those agents ANOTHER one months commission? They want to do a lease option and I understand the agents will get…
I contracted a Fannie Mae foreclosure 203K renovation. It took my lender 60 days to close. The contract was for 30 days and I had gotten 2
extensions for 5 days each. It finally has a closing date but now Fannie Mae said they have killed the deal and placed the house back on the market. After all of my efforts and money, and only 5 days away…
On average, how long does a house listed in 15237 stay on the market before being sold?
I'm possibly going to accept a relocation opportunity and need to negotiate a temporary living period.
Are there any homes in the Tampa area that are being listed as rentals fully furnished?
If so, what are the average rents for a three bedroom two baths 2,033 sqft? Do you advertise for short term rentals as well?
I bought a house in Phoenix AZ about 4 years ago. I relocated to Tucson for work, and I met my now husband. We bought a house together, while I was
making a lot more money. Due to the economy, I was forced to change jobs. I am now struggling to make my mortgage payments, and are unable to sell it for the amount of the loan. I was told to look into…
I have built 4 beautiful modern townhouses in Hollywood. The neighborhood is "transitioning"; there is another 4 townhouse development
going up next door. The surrounding buildings are old and run down. Any suggestions on how to market my townhouses given the not-so-perfect location?
I have a buyer that has signed a contract. She is now wanting to back out using false claims from the home inspection that there is foundation
issure and keep the earnest money. They will not turn over the inspection to me to see if this was even noted in the inspection. I have gone ahead and had a professional check out my foundation and has…
Any investors interested in buying a packaged deal of properties from one seller?
All are brick homes with basements & garages located in Inkster, MI north of Michigan Ave can yield $900-$1200 per month per home in rent. Serious inquiries only please.
Home for sale in Sonoma
Can you please tell me, what the standard time is for listing your home to sell with a Realtor? 30 days, 60 days or ??? When a Realtor says, "so we'll list it for the Standard time?" Thank…
Need some help selling a house in Napa Valley
My family trust owns a house in Sonoma CA. It is a 3/2.5/2 townhome half a block off the square in a gated community. We had the hous elisted in original condition for $935k then $850k and no bites. I…
Sign your house w/Realtor.
Can you please tell me, what the standard time is for listing your home to sell with a Realtor? 30 days, 60 days or ??? When a Realtor says, "so we'll list it for the Standard time?" Thank…
What information is deemed necessary for a sellers' agent from management of a co op in representing a seller?
when representing a seller does a broker have the right to go behind seller's back to management about the apartment other then the maintenance fees? In other words what information is the realtor…
We plan on selliing our 2bdrm, 2.5 bth TH in Indian Head North
in another year or so. Will we get a good return on investment by completely renovating the bathrooms, and installing hardwood? What would be a reasonable listing price?
can i be held to a committment letter once signed and returened it had many documents that were needed and several letters need to be written about?
funds r not in my account, inquiries letters need to be written, i took a 5,000 loan , got furniture for 2,000, just got into a car accident i was told they could put a judgement aganist me whih would…
What will be realistic ask price for a home in Bothell area - zip 98012 3 BR, 2.5 bath, 2020 sq ft,2006built
What will be realistic ask price for a home in Bothell area - zip 98012 3 BR, 2.5 bath, 2020 sq feet, built in Oct 2006, great condition, new appliances, community close to the elementary school ? Thanks…
Can I use two different real estate companies?
I want to sell a multi home and i want to know can i use two different realtors? Do they not like the competition or is it against the law (depending on the state)? They always ask right away when you…
What if your house has been on the market over a year and you have reduced the price by $4000 recently and?
still no offers? What if there is an empty unkept lot across from your property and a ditch behind your property but has a privacy fence to block out the ditch but has overgrown grass and weeds in the…
hello I am looking to buy home in the Jackon,MS Metro Area. My credit scores are 577 568 523. I would
like to get FHA approved but was told that now FHA scores have to be 600. Is that true? Are there any lenders out there who will work with me to get me FHA approved? Help!!!!!
Broker's own short sale.
If a broker is selling his own house as a short sale, but the bank won't allow him to represent himself, can he have another broker take this on and then receive a commission check minus $500 (for…
What type of return on investment can you expect on designer landscaping?
We just bought a 2900 sq ft lot adjacent to our home. We are trying to decide how much money to spend on landscaping. Does this significantly add to the value of the house? On a 1.8 M dollar home, how…
In home inspection addendum is states seller will have 3 days to consent to correct deficiencies not to exceed $250. Should corrections cost more?
seller may elect to correct the deficiencies and process or if not buyer can accept responsibility for correction. Does this mean I have to give them 250 towards those deficiencies or if they cost more…
Are there statistics for home sale failure due to radon problems?
Are there statistics for home sale failure due to radon problems
Open House Question.
What days and hours are good for an Open House? Also, how many hours should a Open House go for? This is for Downtown (West Side) of Sonoma. Thank you all for your answers.
check the link below which shows sqft as 1308???? In reality the sqft is 2913 sqft...
http://www.trulia.com/homes/Texas/Austin/sold/25016207-5704-Trelawney-Ln-Austin-TX-78739
Selling rental house to tenant vs. keeping as an investment?
I'm a long distance landlord, and the monthly out -of- pocket expense is $200. The current tenant is motivated to buy before lease is up in Dec. House value is slightly lower than when I purchased 3…
What can we do if the appraisal comes in much less than the offer?
We have buyers for our house and we have accepted their offer. However the appraisal came in around $50k less than the offer. The buyers were approved for a loan at the original amount but the appraisal…
I want to sell my home in Hope Valley Farms (sullivan trace subdivision) by May of 2010. I'm starting to make changes in preparation for staging
now. I'd love a professional opinion on how my home may fare in the market, and what changes are worth it, but if my house won't be on the market till next spring, will an agent be willing to…
Can you EVER relist at a hight price?
If we take our house off of the market and just keep it for 3-5 years, is there ever an opportunity to relist it at a higher price, provided the market supported the new price? Just trying to decide if…
Can anyone define "limited listing" as applied to selling a condo in NYC?
For example: Is it kosher for a seller to allow 1 broker to post an open listing on OLR stating: "will split 4% with 'buyer's broker' "? I've heard this referred to as a…
Should I be concerned selling my home to a buyer utilizing the NACA program? I've heard it can take months..?
Selling my home "FSBO" and I have a potential buyer qualified through NACA for a B of Am. loan. I've read online that NACA loans can take 5 months to close. Anyone have feedback on issues "after" the…
How do I know if I should switch agents to sell my condo? I tried to sell my place (SF) this past spring, lowered the price 3 times with no offers.
Are all agents the same? It seems with the MLS service and a frequent OH schedule, its tough to differentiate between agents in SF. There were places being sold in my neighborhood for similar PSF and…
We have a contract with a seller-agent. We have used her for years in buying and selling houses, and she has always been great. I need advise on
asking another agent for information. Our agent asks for feedback about showings from agents. The one agent that is showing the most does not respond, and our agent says she is hard to work with. Since…
Is there a way to find out the last time that my trulia listing was updated?
I am a seller, whose agent listed my house on trulia. I would like to know the date of when the listing was changed on trulia....pictures, text, etc.
how is a home purchased via a CD? Is it risky?
we have a home on the market. an individual has asked if we would consider selling it via a contract for deed. what exactly is this and is it risky for us?
Can a bank take another offer even if I was the highest and best offer, and was pre-approved for the loan?
Long story short, I placed a bid on a foreclosed house, came back to place my highest and best. I was outbidded. About 30days after come to find out the house was re-listed again (must of fell thru).…
We'd like to sell our house and land in Tierra Amarilla, NM. Our house is located nearby the New High school
and across street from soon to be new Elementary school. How can we let folks know that this would be a great home for a family moving into the Tierra Amarilla, NM Area? How can we find a buyer?
My husband and his sister inherited a house from their parents. The house is currently being rented out and the renters want to buy it. However,
their credit is questionable. Is there a way besides a rent to buy agreement? Can they apply for a loan, and we hold part of the mortgage?
Real Estate Commission - Greenville SC Please reply soon I have an offer pending in the negotiation process..
As of Novemember in Greenville South Carolina what is the average acceptable real estate commission for a " empty" building lot in a residential neighborhood going for approx. 75k. The agent…
Couple wants to rent-to-own our house. Are they scamming us?
Our home is currently on the market. We have been approached by a couple that wants to rent-to-own our house. They claim to be builder/developers that had 12 developments that foreclosed and now can't…
Should we list early due to extension of home buyer's credit?
The House & Senate both voted to extend the first time home buyer tax credit and the President is supposed to sign the bill into law today. I think this is going to be great news for us selling our…
Farming effectiveness-How long does it take to get a farm going such one will actually receive calls?
I have wondering how long it takes to actually receive useful calls from one's farm asking about selling or doing a valuation analysis. The ones are successful spend 6 digit figure a year, and may take…
Have any homes sold in Ketchikan Alaska during month of October 2009?
We are considering placing our home in Ketchikan for sale
Family transfer of property -- I own a house with no mortgage and want to legally transfer it to my mother. Can this be done on paper alone (i.e.,
deed transfer) or does a sale (as a gift) have to be executed? Any tax implications involved? Other complications? Don't know if it matters, but this is in Texas.
In the oversaturated Deltona, FL market, are all RE agents the same?
We've had out house on the market since Dec 2006. We had one large RE company represent the house for 6 months with only 2 showings and no bids. We changed to another large RE company and have had a few…
After difficult negotions, we accepted the offer for our home. Two days later we have yet to hear from the buyers to confirm so that we can get the
contract out to their attorney. Is there usually this delay aor is something else going on? Thanks
Selling a house for the first time!
HGTV is looking for First-time Sellers to be on “My First Sale!” From the producers of HGTV¹s most popular series, “My First Place” comes the next chapter in the real estate…
How do I find proof of which real estate offices is selling the most multi-family houses in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY 11232?
Please if there is a website that you can refer me to search for most recent sales in Sunset Park and who was the listing agents that sold the property.thank you
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