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Patriot Act and Domestic Relations investigations
Can somebody let me know what are actual $$ changes per person for Patriot Act and Domestic Relations investigations?
I am underwater in my home (who isn't) and want to get out from under this burden. Unfortunately or fortunately, I am not under financial
hardship so foreclosure or traditional short sale would not be an option. Is there any way for me to get out of this house? Some kind of short sale or builder buys me out and I buy one of their homes?…
What strategy can one use to get their lender to agree to a short sale or mortgage reduction?
There is no financial hardship or extenuating circumstances. Just a need to sell for family reasons. The value of the home has dropped to 40% and we will need to move in the next year or so anyway.
we are selling a home appraisal in Dec, 2007 $206,000 for chase new appraisal $178,000 appraiser lives in Rural Mississippi house in Louisiana
we live in suburban area.we live in cul sac in newer quieter part of subdivision in 2 story custom build home.comparable used were Trace Houses cookie-cutter my wife calls.I know this low appraisal will…
destroy the fireplace? hurt value?
wood burning Fireplace, Just curious that if I took out the fireplace, will it hurt the property value? the fireplace is in the center of the living room which occupying a lot of space, I would like…
Patriot and Domestic charges
What are domestic and patriot charges in Philadelphia PA. Must a seller pay these charges?
We own our dream house in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle. Laid off a year ago, now need to relocate for new job for a few years. Keep or try t
. We owe 408,000 at 6.37% about 3k a mo w/ escrow. We paid 557k in 2007. The city's new value has it at 440kish This house has been hard to sell in the past (100 years old, never renovated) Now…
Is it ethical to interview other agents while your house is listed by another?
House isn't moving and the contract is about to run out.
I am an owner of a house you are listing. You have a wrong price set on it. How do I correct that.?
Hope to hear from you soon since this is quite an urgent matter. Thanks.
Stop the runaway stagecoach?
What are the possible interventions that the government could initiate that may have a positive impact on the growing number of short sales? Is there any chance this issue will be addressed or will they…
I sold my house on land contract. The buyer was to sell the house within 5 years and pay the mortgage off. It has been almost 6 years and he has not
sold the house. Since he defaulted, how can I reclaim my property. Do I have to have an attorney to reclaim the property. He has the property leased. Can I reclaim the property and continue leasing to…
Are updates necessary in preparation for a residential sale?
Looking to sell 25 year house, kitchen(counters/appliances) and master bath(everything) are way dated. Do I need to update them to sell-- or can I just offer the buyer a credit, simple price adjust,…
How to get a ballpark idea of home's value?
I do not want to contact an agent now as I am not sure when (or if) I will be ready to sell. I am not in a hurry and may end up doing nothing for the next year or two..which gives me time to wait for the…
Home appraisal came in 5K lower than selling price! what now?
I'm 25 days from closing and the appraisal came in 5 K lower then what i sold it for. I'm so frustrated! I'm already packed and ready to go. what now? the appraiser has not sent the info…
Can I sell my husband my house?
I purchased my home 4.5 years ago when my husband and I were contemplating divorce. We were not living together but we were not legally separated. He signed some kind of legal document where he agreed…
We have had 43 showings and no offers... We have lowered the price to 30K lower than any other competitive house in our neighborhood (one of the best
neighborhoods in Denver Metro). The feedback we get is that they dont want it because it backs to a road. However it is a ranch and has a brick fence blocking the street. the street is also 30MPH and only…
Please refer me the best Short Sale / Short-refinance expert in Houston with great tracking record?
I have a RENTAL property which I purchase as a new in 2005 with 5 year interest only. The term will be up in this October and interest will become variable with principle amortization. I owe 120K to bank…
Can someone recommend a good RE Agent to sell a 2006 manufactured home located in a SB mobile home park?
I'm looking for an agent who has experience with mobile/manufactured homes. The home was built in 2006 and is in a senior park in Santa Barbara on the east side.
How can I provide additional motivation for a buyer to purchase open land?
The property is part of an Estate, and I've lowered the price all the way down to the break-even point and still I have no takers. It's zoned residential and had a house on it that burned down…
I have a person interested in my home ,can I add her name as an exception when listing with a realtor
my home was being previously sold "BY OWNER" and this person was interested but needs to sell her home before she could make an offer and I now want to list with a realtor and would like to have…
Houses in our neighborhood have inflated their square footage so that it appears a larger home has sold at a lower price. What can we do about this?
We told a realtor, whom we have not yet signed with, that homes in our area have listed their square footage at 200 to 400 more. We live in a "cookie cutter" development and our home is a larger…
Are there any development projects in the Oak Grove and Forest area under consideration? Or oil and gas drilling projects?
Have a small frame house - in pretty run-down condition - on about 1-3/8 acre lot near Forest and Oak Grove.
What's the deal with no Broker's tours in our area?
OK, I realize there's a lot of inventory and buyers aren't qualifying for as much to buy homes, BUT... our realtor has been scheduling Broker's Tours and at least two have been cancelled…
Selling my nob hill / ridgecrest home in Albuquerque
I am thinking about putting my nob hill/ridgecrest area home up for sale, but will not net enough if I use an agent . . . what other options are there?
Can I sell my house to my husband?
I purchased my home 4.5 years ago when my husband and I were contemplating divorce. We were not living together but we were not legally separated. He signed some kind of legal document where he agreed…
I have a buyer that is doing a FHA loan through MetLife. I am being told that we have to wait for the contract to come back from Met Life before it
is a valid contract. My realtor has not given me a copy of the contract(buyer and seller agent) nor will she give us the option fee and says the earnest money will go back to buyer if her loan is denied.…
Questtion from the Netherlands
After the death of our father mr. W. Essen, 14.02.2007 we as heirs come into possession of the 2 pieces of land in Florida, Brevard County, according to cadastral information: Lot number: 29383300…
Attention Escrow Department: I attempted to purchase a home 4 months ago. The contract date expired 01/29/2010. I was told by my realtor Linda
I wanted to purchase this home for my family and I and spoke with several representatives at Bank of America to make sure I had the financing arranged prior to spending money on appraisals and inspections,…
HOW CAN I CORRECT MY PROFILE ADDRESS?
I JUST ANSWERED A BUYER'S QUESTION TELLING ABOUT MY HOUSE FOR SALE. HOWEVER, I INADVERTENTLY TYPED MY "PROFILE ADDRESS" INCORRECTLY. IT SHOULD READ EDWINAAK AT NYC, BUT IT READS "Nya…
I have my home on the market. I have been advised by my realtor to lower my price, but it seems that prices are increasing in my zip code. Also, I
anticipate that spring sale season will push prices up. Is this a good time to lower prices generally?
How long does the FHA require I own a home before I can sell it ?
I was recently told that the FHA had relaxed their home ownership times from 90 days down to 30 days, is this correct ?
Open Houses???
I have Open Houses for my Sellers .... I wanted to see what others are doing to boost attendance or any other Open House tips they would like to share. What works....What doesn't work. Thanks! Donna…
Posting MLS listings on Agent Site
I notice that a lot of agents post MLS listings on their sites making it appear that they have a listing when in fact it is another agent that they may not know that has the listing. I can understand…
Can an agent offer a 30 day guarantee?
A friend mentioned it and it sounded to good to be true.
"If We Don't Sell It, We Will Buy It" - Good or Bad?
ERA and a local real estate agent are offering the "If We Don't Sell It, We Will Buy It" program. Is this a scam, a good thing, or what?
Selling a house with a high price per square foot but other attributes...
We are trying to sell a house in a very high-end development in north augusta. We are priced below other homes with the same beds/baths. Our issue is that our price per square foot looks very high because…
Have you made a movie to sell a house? Did you find it useful?
Would you as an agent or home buyer even takethe time to watch a movie? This seems to be variation on the virtual home tour theme and I am curious what both agents and buyers/sellers think. Thank you…
I own a 2 bedroom 2 bath condo at 2001 12 street NW in DC. What can I sell it for? If I wish to rent it what is the best way to do that?
excellent shape on first floor with large patio. Includes garage parking place, fireplace, etc.
Incorrect Listing...
Please note that Listing # 5663095 has the wrong address and, therefore, giving misleading information to the public. The address shown is W 407 W Ave, Glenolden PA. It should be 407 W South Ave, Glenolden,…
We are trying to establish listing price for our home. It is a rambler and although there are some ramblers in vicinity, most are about 10 yr older.
1986 Rambler, Southwestern Style, tile roof, courtyard entry, landscaped front and back, .27 acre lot, RV pkg, attached garden shed and storage. Gas furnace, 2 car garage, interior laundry area, home in…
Any GOOD alternatives to Real Estate companies like Century 21 Clickit, Inc for flat fee listings?
I am looking for a company to list my house with that is NOT CENTRURY 21 CLICKIT, INC., as I am trying to find a flat fee listing company that will not try to make bank with services that SHOULD be included.…
Do you own a house that you are having problems with making the payments and need to sell fast in the Columbus, Georgia area?
Our company specializes in helping folks just like you sell your house in a slow market. Dont lose your house to foreclosure when you dont have to. We have Full Listing Services, Flat Fee MLS Service and…
Questions Regarding Listings...
I am getting email's sent to my Yahoo from Trulia, courtsey of myself. They are telling me that I am marketing certain homes, where these properties do not even have homes on them. I am marketing…
Listing Agent representing buyer removed key from lock box & gives key to buyer. unsupervised access to my property without my knowledge or
consent Under contract. Listing agent removed key from lock box & gave it to buyer. I do not know how long buyer had the key. When my realtor contacted listing agent regarding missing key, the listing…
I just purchased land in Va. Now I am planning to sell my house in Haddon Heights, NJ.
My father-in-law currently lives in 1/2 the house which is a disaster. The bathroom floor and shower walls need to be replaced. Would it pay to redo his bathroom? Or sell as is? Also, the whole 1st floor…
Buyer backed out after waiving contingencies, and now won't agree to cancel escrow.
I have a new buyer but can't open escrow until the old one is cancelled. I am entitled to retain the deposit, but do not want to wait until there is a resolution regarding the deposit. Aside from…
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