Home Selling—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 226

Are we discriminating against someone if we don't allow them a second walk through?
This person spent 15 minutes in the house the first time they came through, and I feel I'm wasting my time allowing them to come through again.
What are the cons of not having a co-op book/ offering plan??
They said the co-op was established years ago where it wasn't an existence.
I WANT TO SHORT SALE MY HOUSE BUT RENT IT OUT AT THE SAME TIME. Is there any legality on this? Should I rent it out without telling the tenant about?
short selling it? Should I just let them move it and tell them later. What is the current law about this?
HomePath® Selling Agent Bonus of $1,200
Please advise , does any of real estate agents actually received the bonus, thank you
Can a buyer delay a closing within 24 hours if buyer has agreed to put funds in escrow for repairs agreed upon?
Buyers have been dragging their feet throughout the process keeping us from closing on the house we're buying? Repairs have been scheduled but their request was not made in a timely manner...now…
Seller Soundoff... I would like feedback from those who have sold or come close to selling their home.
Name 1 thing that your listing agent did that dazzled you and name 1 thing that did not impress.
do i have to pay a capital gains tax to ny after i change my legal residence to fl.?
if we sell the ny home after jan 1, 2012 do i have to file a ny tax return in ny.?if we sell before jan 1, 2012 what taxes do we have to pay ny? we expect to get about 400,000 for the house. we paid…
where is my listing MLS 71234982?
I have tried multiple times to pull it up, and found it, although it won't let me SELECT it, and then says NO LISTING SELECTED. There is also no area called SUPPORT. Quite annoying too.
Can a Village enforce Code Violations they neglected to identify when previously granting a Cert. of Compliance? Nothing has been changed in the home.
I purchased my home in 2009 in Forest Park, IL. The Village conducts a Home Inspection for all property sales. In 2009, they identified a few minor items I needed to correct before they would grant me…
Foreclousures in my neighborhood, house under contract, how will apprasial work?
My home in just went under contract. We agreed on a selling price of 186K with the buyers. However, there are several bank owned homes that have sold in our neighborhood over the past 12 months. The same…
we are getting ready to move into our new house and we still own our current house. My dilema is trying to decide to either rent it out or lease with
option to buy. We know the well/septic inspection wont pass in barry county (how suprizing) even though it works fine. That is why we arent selling it . We dont have the extra money to have it redone right…
my house is on short sale, the contract is for a VA loan and it is taking more than 4 months to close, any advice?
I have a house in MN under contract ( short sale) the prospect owner paid rent from April to August (the closing was suppose to be in August) we are on the third week of September and I was told that there…
Rent or short sale ?
I own a 2 BR condo in san diego. It is valued 170 K less than my original buying price. I have paid 120 K towards prinicpal. I would like to move to a bigger house. Should I rent it out or take the losses…
Can a seller pull out of a short sale, or extend it after the bank has approved it?
We're supposed to be closed by July 30, and the buyers are very eager to get in here, but our house won't be ready for 60-90 days. We have 4 kids and a large dog and no where to go. We want…
Home Selling or Lease???
Hi, we are planning to relocate to Orlando, FL from Fresno, TX. We have house in Fresno, TX which we bought in 2005. Current house value is just around $153,000. We're thinking of either selling the…
Really hate the house just purchased - I have cried everyday - can we sell?
We just purcahsed a home and I am truly regretting it (although my husband is not) - what can we do? - not a good time to turn around and re-sell?
Can coop HOA holdback $2,000 for 30 days after the close of escrow and after the seller has paid them for an inspection?
I own a coop in a senior community, i.e., a real hell hole. I have just learned that the HOA holds back $2,000 for 30 days after the close of excrow. in spite of the seller having paid them for an inspection.…
Sell my condo, HOA decided to fumigate entire building, but one of the owner refuse due to expecting wife don't want fumigation. What can I do?
I am about to sell my condo. One of the unit has termite issue in her unit and refuse to do local treatment because she believe it could infested anyway because of the connecting units and she requested…
Does anyone have experience with Marketplace Homes rent-to-own program? Someone who has actually renewed with them? Thanks
I am considering going with Marketplace Homes' rental/lease program and want to hear from others who have used them and who have renewed after the first year agreement. I am concerned that the first…
What do you think of Obama's HAFA program?
Obama set forth his HAFA short sale program, which offers up to $3,000 in moving assistance to distressed homeowners and several more thousands more to banks in order to speed up short sales. If you…
Can I do a short sale if I don't have a hardship?
I have two homes and I have never been late in payments. My second home is a rental and want to get rid of it but I would be owing so much to the bank and the house is not worth what I borrowed on it.…
Help-- How can we sell fixer-upper home FAST and AS IS? Anyone used 800-SELL-FAST?
We inherited NJ home and considered renting it out. But we've found that there are extensive repairs that need to be done. We can't afford the time or money to do it ourselves. Home is currently…
What is the smartest way to sell a house and buy in a new state?
I have six months to sell my current house and buy one in a new state. I have never sold a house before. What is the smartest way to sell and then buy? I think the market for houses where I currently…
Buyer had a wdi report that said there are no active insects. The buyer's agent said it was a mistake and is inspector reissued. Thoughts?
I'm selling my house and the buy's inspector sent a wdi report that states no active insects. It mentions the mulch is to high. The buyer's agent is having the report re-issued to say there…
Why do people to refer to video and virtual tours as thought they are different? Aren't they both "virtual" tours of a home?
I've seem some articles lately that seem to be trying to differentiate video from Virtual Tours. It seems to me that video is just another way of virtually touring a property. No? Some like 360,…
My credit is excellent and all my accounts are current. After I short sell my current home, how do rental
agencies treat credit checks for a short sale renter who has overall good credit? Thanks.
If I use the same Realtor/Agent to sell my home and buy a new house, could I get some discount or money back?
If I use the same Realtor/Agent to sell my home and buy a new house, could I get some discount or money back on the sales commission? How much? We've already shortlisted the homes from which we'd…
So, we are in a bit of a jam. And with so many options floating around out there I'm not sure the best way to proceed.
In 2 weeks hubby will be relocating to a different state for a new job. We are current with our mortgage, but underwater. Home is currently listed at our 'break even' price, -- $20k less than…
I have a listing in Valley Center and we had a buyer but walked. any RE pro have a buyer in this area? thanks!
MLS # 110033111, call LA Mitchell 619-395-2357 for more info and tour access.
Have the short sale listing experts out in the field seen the banks waiving future deficiency judgements increase any?
That is the biggest sticking point with the sellers doing deed in lieu vs the short sale right.
I have a listing that isn't listed in here. How can I contact you to get this done?
My MLS # is 11038585. The property is in Kemp TX. If you need to call me my cell is 972-838-5618
what areas in omaha, ne are considered hot spots. Where the average couple is buying house in 30 to 90 days?
Looking into possible investing in the Omaha/Lincoln areas. But need to know if there is a market or not.
Listing Broker Identification
I'm interested in getting a list of last 12 month sales, transaction price, type of properties, address, property descriptions and listing agents for properties in the Eagle Ridge condo complex (newer…
I closed on selling my house and the seller was supposed to close the next day, but didn't. Almost 3 wks later still not closed. Put stuff in
storage I was told at closing I had to be out in 10 days so I had to put my furmiture in storage. Still no closing. Who responsible for storage fees.
When you buy a condo, is the broker(also board member) required to tell you about criminal activities of the management company?
The board plans to keep the company even though the manager was arrested for bribery and I'm worried this will affect my ability to resell the condo.
Between south loop, near south, west loop, loop and university/little village, which nabes would you say are the best investment for resale?
Taking into consideration the cost of these nabes already, which ones would you say stand to see the most return on resale? I'm asking because I am looking in all of these nabes, but i don't…
Home sales in Blue Ridge Acres, harpers Ferry WS
Considering selling my home but need to know its value
Still confused about the implications of selling a second home not considered primary residence...
So, say for example that you buy a house today to live in and rent out your first home. 5 years later, you decide the sell the first home that you have not lived in for the past 5 years. How much of…
I am planning to sell my two bedroom, one bath home in Albany, CA.
The home was purchased as a fixer three yrs ago and we totally modernized the bathroom and kitchen to showroom standards. We got permits for the remodel. We polished the hardwood floors, painted both…
Vacation Property income concerning Sale
I am selling my condo. I have a very good vacation rental history(rented 11 months), my question is how do I handle the income before & after sale. Do I just give the reservations to the buyer?…
If you rent out your house and sell it after 5 years...do you get taxed a large amount? How does this work?
I've read somewhere about the house becoming an investment... could someone explain how this works and what the losses may be in this situation?
In WA. State can a person sell Real Estate without a license as a scout by having the client sign a contract asking me to assist them with the private
sale of their property. I saw this on www.ehow.com/how_2141010_legally-sell-real-estate-license.html
Is there any disadvantage to turning a 1BR in GV into a 2BR by splitting the living room into a smaller LR 2nd BR? Will this get me a better price?
The whole place is 725 sq ft. The LR is 22 x 13 so I could split it to a 13x10 BR and 13x12 LR. I'm thinking this would appeal to those looking for a baby room or office. What are the pros and…
Shop building description on residence.
How is a outbuilding described. I see no barns or shop buildings in descriptions. I'd like to described my property accurately.
How much value does a 650 square feet shop adds to a SFR?
the shop has windows, high ceilings, work benches, concrete floor, 220v power and storage galleries. No insulation.Would insulating the shop add to its value? how much? The property is a sweet 1900's…
What happens if you sell for less than you owe on an FHA loan in CA?
I am considering selling my 3 month old home. I bought it for $280,000 and am concerned about selling for less. I do not want to short sale. What happens if I sell for a loss? Is there anything to…
what is the best color for a roof if I am selling my house?
My house is tan with a med blue shutters... I was looking at a slategray (some bluish speckles) or black
Short sale needs two appraisals is this normal and can I find out what this means for the sale?
Short sale is still being finalized - offer has been accepted by us but bank is still confirming, loan officer says it looks good and under the special program we our in we have been pre-approved for our…
Thank you for all who responded to my query if I should consider changing agents.
My broker has been giving me CMA's and we are right where we should be. Initially I suspect we were overpriced for the current market, but since our price adjustment we are right on target. Can…
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