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Granite counter repair
Should I pay to do repairs before listing and how much should shim and seal cost ?My granite around the sink is a bit higher than adjacent pieces probably due to water. Seals in seams are partially gone.…
Granite counter top repair?
The seams around the granite near my sink are a bit uneven due to water. Should I repair before listing and how Much should I pay?
Pictures and Updated description
How do I update the description of my home? It is all wrong . . . I updated the facts in the information provided by owner, but want to upload pictures too and mark as For Sale. The information that…
Updates and Photos?
I have updated my homes info but it is not showing in the listing. The info on Trulia was before the basement was completed. I live at 3522 Wilderness Dr, Powder Springs, GA. How do I get the updates…
I am looking to purchase a condo in Manhatten, near civic centre on Broadway. Is this a good area to rent it out before moving from Australia. Help!
Could anyone give me some adivce regarding popular areas to buy in Manhatten below 14th Street. I am not a local so I would appreciate any help. Thank you
How important is grass?
I was thinking about pulling up the grass and just having a planted front lawn. Will this be a problem as far as resale?
My neighbor behind me has a yard full of junk and trash -- code compliance in my town cannot help me.
I want to sell my house. They also tie their small dog to the porch and it barks constantly when I open my back door. What do I have to disclose about my neighbors when I try to sell my house?
Buyers in default - they misrepresented their financial ability to purchase the home/qualify for a mortgage. (see details, please)
Per the contract, if the buyers are in breech of contract, the EMD should be provided to the seller. However, I'm being told we need a lawyer and the buyer's agent is telling us the buyers won't sign a…
Who do you hire to help with curb appeal of a home? Landscaper or a designer? I would like someone to draw up plans and I do the work myself!
I live in a cookie cutter neighborhood and will be putting my house on the market in the next year. There are houses in the neighborhood that have been for sale at least a year! I would like some help…
My agent has a key lock box at my property but is never present to show the home. We have numerous people
stop by to look while we were at work. The other day two agents stopped by and we happened to be home, it was very akward as we did not get a head's up from her at all that someone would be coming and…
I have been told by my agent that the seller (through his agent) has told us that they are countering our first offer with their "one and only"
counter offer. Once I receive it will I be able to submit my counter offer to them in hopes they will except it. Or does the seller buy saying "my one and only counter offer" mean to say this is my final…
What is the best way to market an open house? We are currently listed with a company that does not do open
houses, so we are doing them ourselves and want to draw as many people in as possible. Any interested realtors, please view the home @ http://www.realtor.com/realestate/tega cay-sc-29708-1097459721/.…
Is a realestate agent doing his job?
When he brings his 1 yr old to a showing? States offers over the phone with no papers to confirm amounts or offers?
How do you get past the sign in? I sign in and I get create an acct . So I fill out the form and get it again and again and again.......
I just want to list my home for sale by owner in as little as 15 mins. over an hour ago.
does Zillow get a fee for selling the house?
If I list the house on Zillow and it sells, does Zillow get any money from the deal?
0% Selling commission and 3% buying
0% Selling commission and 3% buying. There are a few realtors offering this. What's the catch?
I have an older garage that is unusable for a car due to size. Will adding it to my yard space add value? All garages in my area are small and unused
The garage is one stall and needs a new roof. We are thinking of removing the driveway and enclosing it within our yard to give more space, then converting the garage into a sitting area of sorts. Most…
Have 3 smallish bedrooms and bathroom on the main floor, & shower and bedroom in the basement. Considering combining 2 bedms to make master suite.
Would master suite and another bedroom and bathroom on main floor, plus the bedroom & shower in the basement be better for resale than 3 bedrooms and one bathroom on main?
Is it customary for the seller to conduct a termite inspection on a detached patio cover?
We are selling a home in Irvine, CA. Is it customary or required for the seller to conduct a termite inspection on a detached patio cover? The termite inspector said that it should be inspected for Section…
Can a Listing Agent for a property inform future buyers of prices of rejected offers on that home?
Meaning property is listed for $X. Sellers received previous offers of $Y and Listing Agent discloses to future potential buyers amounts of rejected offers by sellers.
how long will it take you to make updates ?
How long will it take you to update my selling price. My realtor changed it 4 weeks ago. I dropped the price 15,000. and you have still not updated it
Good or bad idea to suggest having a multiple home Open House in our Subdivision?
We will be having an Open House in a few weeks. There are three other houses for sale in our 186 house subdivision. Would it be a good or bad idea to contact the other home owners to suggest that we…
In Maryland, once a seller receives an offer and a contract, is there a way to keep the house on the market while the buyer secures financing?
We were completely screwed while we waited for the buyers to secure their loan, and 2.5 months later, it's definitely not approved and we are still stuck with our home and missed out on 2.5 months of marketing…
How is Skin Care?
skin will improve at least minded drastically sleeping in your face makeup at night is really damaging because your skin while you're sleeping is trying to renew itself naturally and when you have a makeup…
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Is there a capital gains tax? Is it,over a certain amount of money
My question is I created a Trulia account and I tried to submit my home for sale and it is showing up same "Create Account " Page. What?
should I do? My question is I created a Trulia account and I tried to submit my home for sale and it is showing up same "Create Account " Page. What should I do? Please help as I have to put…
What if a bank (CHASE) denies your short sale???
We have a buyer for our townhome and have been waiting 2 months for any info from the bank. They commented today that they would not let us short sale (the 2nd mortgage) we are still waiting for the answer…
Are all listing agents the same???please help us find one
We are having a heck if a time with our current listing agent. we seem to be on a different page. it feels as if he is doing nothing to sell our property and an utter lack of communication. we are…
I bought my home in Nov 2009. Nov 2011 will be 2 years I have lived in my home. Do capital gains apply in this market? Can I sell now&avoid the?
tax? I am moving to another state, and would like to start the selling process as soon as possible on my current home that I live in, but I don't want to pay capital gains. I am aware of the 2 of…
FIRING YOUR REALTOR
If, after signing the contract to sell your home, you feel your realtor is not representing you correctly can you essentially 'fire' them or are you locked in that contract with a realtor that…
Offer Open Cash Bonus to Bring a Buyer who can close on my house in Springfield, MA
I am interested in selling a nice home in Springfield, MA. It is an older home with an updated kitchen and bathrooms. New rugs on first floor, hardwood floors on second floor. New oil furnace, updated…
Is 4.5 % a reasonable full-service broker commission in Middlesex County, MA?
Or should we have negotiated it down? The broker only gets 3% if there is no other broker involved, but 4.5% if they have to split it. Is this average?
We want to sell a house (we own it outright) to a long-term tenant for much less than it's market value. We want to avoid a major outlay of cash.
It's an old house and we're planning repairs, but we want to concentrate on anything that might affect her getting a mortgage. She's moderate income, but with decent credit and a steady job. What should…
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