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Middlesex county MLS withdrawl form with protection clause. Please help me to understand
I recently signed a withdrawl agreement with protection clause. This mentions a date and period during which if I enter any contract i would need to pay full commission. Does this automatically applies…
We owe 100,000 more than our home is worth. Have 25,000 debt, deeper each month. We can't pay 3450/mo. mortg. any more! We need out. What can?
we do? Each month our bills are more than we can pay. So we keep paying our mortgage of 3450/month (plus utilities and upkeep) and in the meantime put 2,000/month more on our credit cards to pay for basic…
How to get a basement permit when condo was constructed originally with finished basement.?
I am trying to sell a condo and buyer is asking for a permit for basement. My reaoning is that there is no permit because condo was constructed with finished basement.The basement has a fire place connected…
Due to lay off we will have to move out of state because of a job opportunity. I have a 1st and 2nd. The
house has lost $300.000 in value in less than a year due to foreclosures in my neighborhood. Renting is out of the question. Selling would be about $75,000 less than what we owe on our 1st with our 2nd…
Have 3,771 Sq Ft home with 5 bedrooms, 3 Full baths, computer room, excercise room, play room, grate room, nook formal living Rm, Office, family room
and formal dining room. Selling. An FYI appraisal came back @ $250K (Moreno Valley, CA). Appraisers used comps from most devastated area; 1 comp picture shows a 2 ft weed in front of garage and stained…
After how many days on the market would you consider a home "over priced"?
If a home has been on the market for 30 days, would you consider it overpriced? 15 days? 45 days? 60 days? What other consideration would you use to determine this?
How do I calculate the profit or loss on a house sale?
Let's assume that I currently own a home I bought for $500K. I put $100K downpayment with $400K in a loan for 30 years. After 10 years, I decide that I want to sell the house, let's say for…
How to get OUT of a loan?????
I bought a house with my boyfriend three years ago for $400,000, no down payment. My name is on the loan and the title. Two years ago we broke up and I moved out of the house and he still lives there paying…
move from my current home, use my va home loan for another.need form i can fill out that gives a realtor all info needed for the whole process
i want to have a generic type form that provides a realtor the info they need to sell my current home and the purchase of another home. a form i can send realtors that will provide them with enough…
I want to put my Harlem apartment on the market. But there are 8 other apartments in my building for sale right now. Is now a good time to list?
From what I can tell only 2 properties sold recently in the 10039 zip code. And I am concerned about sitting on the market for a long time with the other listing in my building to contend with. What…
How do I get rid of a terrible realestate person?
Lets get to the real true grit.I have bought and sold several homes I have purchased over the past 10 years. it is VERY difficult to find a realestate agent these days that truly works for the seller,…
I would like to sell my 3 legal family house in the zip code 11237. Does anyone know the real estate?
agent/broker sold the most number of houses in the bushwick/ridgewood area in the past 12 months?
We are selling a short sale. in GA The bank requested $2000, the realtor told me to send it to the attorney, we could not close. He hasnt refunded..
We are selling a home in GA as a short sale. In order to close the realtor told me that the bank was requesting $2000 to be able to close and that I needed to send it to the closing attorney. We could…
Agent set the price after I put 15k - 20k of improvements. So far, reduced 20k and he thinks another 10k. Is this normal?
I never sold before and thought he would give good advice on price so I went with his figure. I already planned on most of the improvements so I don't think he led me much there, although I did use…
I have a property at Dogwood Estates, Island Green SC. I want to sell shortly, but I live in the Netherlands. Can anyone advise the best way?
Property is a 4 Bedroom Town House, fully furnished (including utensils) for rental potential and comes with a lifetime membership of the Island green golf club. I purchased the property at the peak of…
Sell Your Home with Private Notes - Receive Cash at Closing to Pay Off any Existing Mortgage
I Buy Notes - (50 States) (New Notes) Have buyers who can't get mortgage? Create new notes for your owner financed SFR and sell the notes at a discount at closing. Receive cash for your note and…
Does anyone have any thoughts on a good Flat Fee MLS listing service? I'm in the Red about 10K on my condo and would prefer to keep agent costs
low. Does anyone have any thoughts on a good Flat Fee MLS listing service? I'm in the Red about 10K on my condo and would prefer to keep agent fees low if possible. Happy to talk to any brokers…
Can anyone give their opinion of "The Shores" in Rockwall? Or Turtle Cove?
Just sold my house in NJ (in 8 days...what a surprise) so my husband & I are in a whirlwind & have to be out by 8/28/08. We loved Rockwall with the lake and harbor area. After a drive to Texas we'll…
Could you give me a ball park figure for a camp?
located on the Seneca River with close access to the Cayuga-Seneca Canal. It is leased land and aprimitive camp (no running water and has a camper style bathroom with a holding tank). 1 bedroom and loft,…
Have any of the agents begun to scrutinize whether it is a good idea to keep farming and taking listings in what looks to be very soft fall market?
As we recover from the artificially skewed demand we had up till April; now the headlines are screaming about the drop in demand. Is it smarter to be very picky on the property added to inventory at this…
Is there a way to find the most successful seller of homes in the Madisonville area? Most agents will tell you they are the best!
I have a home for sale and in 3 months only one person has looked...and they were a drive-by. I need to know how to find the best realtor/agent for selling my home, based on sales history, not hype.
It may be a great time to buy but my problem is selling my current home. No wonder people aren't buying. Maybe they can't sell first!
My house is 0 remodeled, one level, with new kitchen, baths, roof and I am willing to negotiate if I could just get on offer! This may be part of why new construction isn't moving- because people…
I had a contract on my home to sale as shortsale (cash only) After it was approved and ready to close the buyers back out with no legit reason.
They had put down $10k deposti which their realtor did not even deposit in escrow. She only make a copy of the check for the contract and return it to the buyers. Which was not right since the contract…
Hello. I purchased my home in November of 2008 and I am considering selling. I took advantage of the $7500 "tax credit" that was being
offered at the time. I am aware that if I do not profit on the sale of my home, the debt is forgiven. My question is, what is considered "profit". Since I have only been in my home for nearly…
One bathroom
Our home was in contract, but our buyers were rejected twice for a mortgage so the deal fell through.Our home is back on the market.. The feedback is"Beautiful, immaculate updated home, but only one…
is it normal to lease a townhome if the comps in your area aren't high enough to warrant a sell? what if you're relocating to another?
state? do people usually get friends/relatives to play 'landlord' on repairs or other items that need taken care of? just want to know what to expect if we end up leasing our townhome and any…
Who's responsibility is it to check a potential buyers' finances before entering a contract?
My home is in contract, the buyers are have reached the 45 day deadline we agreed upon for them to obtain their mortgage.We just found out they were refused due to poor credit. Now they're reapplying…
Lac du Flambeau requires upgraded septic upon sale?
I heard that the septic systems of houses in Lac du Flambeau must be upgraded to meet certain standards when the house is sold. What must be done? Is there a government document that gives exact details?
I have a distressed home for sale for about $55K in the St. Anne's neighborhood in Dayton, my agent does not
seem to have a real handle on selling a distressed property. What is the bet way to list/advertise this property?
what defines a bedroom for appraisal in pa.?
heat runs, lights, electrical outlets,large room with freshly painted walls closet built but door not put on due to no carpeting on floor
Rent or sell??
I am moving out of state next month. Need to Rent or sell my 3 bedroom yr.2001 house on 249/tomball area. What is the market like in this part of town? Should I sell or rent ? AJ
We live in Michigan. Own our home with no mortgage. Are wanting to downsize, probably in a different state for retirement. Rent or sell?
We are not sure where we want to relocate to yet, but don't need this much land to retire on. Home is in good shape, rural area, but general markets here are not great. Would not want to sustain…
If I want to sell my house in 8 months, max., how long should I wait to lower the price if it isn't selling, and by what percentage should I
lower it? It is the end of August now and by May 1st of 2011 my husband and I need to leave to move to Alaska. We don't want to leave any later than that if at all possible and we're willing…
I am selling my town home 284 Westgate Dr Edison New Jersey...how do I get listed in Trulia?
I am moving and relocating out of US, just to break even I am taking the risk of trying to sell my house without a realtor agent; I also made a detailed website describing my unit with full details and…
Can I operate my real estate business from my home?
I share my home and want to operate my broker business from my residence. Is this possible and legal in San Francisco
Ever wish you could tell a seller to take action in making their home most presentable for showings but felt really uncomfortable doing so?
We all have general lists that we provide at the listing appointment, but this goes beyond the generalities. Maybe we should be more specific and direct with our requests. Ooh that smell!…How did…
Sell now at a loss, and purchase to get a good value, or hold on and wait for values to rise?
We purchased a high rise condo in Lincoln Park in 2006 for 225k. We recently had an appraisal (because we are refinancing) the appraisal was 210k. We completely remodeled the kitchen (20k spent). Our…
Did you ever have a buyer in your car and just wished...
Did you ever have a buyer in your car and just wished the child in the back seat would stop screaming at the top of their lungs and stop kicking the back of your seat? You know you really wanted to say…
By selling a sale-restricted affordable house not at the market value, does the seller make any profit at all?
I am looking into a property that is sold as affordable housing with assistance from loans from the city. I completely understand the re-sale restriction and understand that I can only sell it to a qualified…
How to get from old house to new house?
Hello, love your show!! I need to know do you have any friends in the housing field that know the mechanics of getting out of a mortgage on an old house thats worth less than the mortgage? I've…
Can a seller initiate a short sale if both title holders are not in agreement?
I owe $351k first and $15k second mortgage on a house with FMR somewhere around $600k. I could break even by selling just below $400k, and the house is a 5 BR 4BA, renovated with huge Viking kitchen,…
Do I have to list my condo the price the agent suggested?
I bought the condo for $285,000 $20,000 (for additional parking) = $305,000 in Dec.2007. The agent suggest that we should list the home for around $265,000 - $275,000 the max. Then with negotiation if…
I am selling my condo and have a buyer. However, I may lose the sale of my condo because 1) the association is not providing our attorney with the
required documentation and 2) they are significantly overstating disclosure information (NOTE: we know we have pending work to be done but no $ amount of work has been approved by the association).
How to determine if a downstairs apartment is legal? The house is noted as a single family house with 9 rooms and 2 baths. The apartment has 3 rooms
How would you be able to determine if a single family house, as noted on the 3R report but has an apartment downstairs with a separate address and zoned Rh-2 is legal? All the finishes and architectural…
Relocating to Charlotte! I was offered a position in Charlotte and we HAVE to sell or rent our house ASAP.
Our house has been on and off the market for the past year and now we are to the point were we HAVE to move. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get the house rented out or sold ASAP?
Is the rental market stronger in Euclid (Shoreview Ave.) or would it be best to sell? We are looking to get about 90K for our home, but we are
unsure if the area is supporting that price. If we do rent it out what would be a good price to rent it? The house is a roughly 1100 sf bungalow with central air, finished basement, refinished hardwoods,…
We want to sell our townhome in Laguna Niguel quickly. We have done a high quality upgraded kitchen, all new
flooring, new downstairs bath, new upstairs bath, repainted the whole house. End unit with a decent side yard and side gate entrance. Townhome living is not for us. Best way to sell it ASAP?
i want get a custom home build. I wanted to know if i could negotiate with the builder. The builder build on 1 acre lot. Any suggestion???
i am panning to get a new construction done on a lot. the builder builds custom homes and have some cookie cut models out there which are very encouraging with lot of standard features. How can i asess…
Could someone answer a few questions about short selling a home with an FHA loan.?
I spoke with my lender yesterday about a short sale on my home( B of A). They told me that because I have a FHA loan, I would have to send a FHA pack to FHA first to get it pre-approved, they would then…
How can I find which agent has been most successful selling homes in my area?
I will be listing my house for sale soon and want to select the best selling agent in my area
who do you contact to list reo properties?
there a lots of foreclosed properties in the greenville - simpsonville area and i would like the contact name and numbers of who to contact to list these properties.
I live right next to Memorial hospital on 1st St. I know they are slowly buying up the houses for the expansion. I really want to buy a smaller
house than what I am in. I'm wondering if I should I sell now or wait for them to come knocking?
Can you take out a line of credit from your bank/credit union to pay off your negative equity when you buy a new house?
I have about 40,000 dollars in negative equity but really want to buy a new house. My credit is very good and I do not have a lot of debt and barely any credit card debt.
Without asking permission from the seller the buyers agent gave buyer permission to have electrical work done in sellers house. What can seller do?
We had just agreed to an offer a week ago and they are starting to do inspections and found out through our realtor that the buyers agent approved electrical work to be done in our house because he didn't…
Condo in Lincoln with 1st and 2nd mortgage. Can we walk away?
Hi All, I just found this site and am learning a lot. I thought it might be worth it to ask this question. We're either looking for a loan modification or to walk away from this property. Paid…
We have an offer for our house in Lawton, OK. The price is right and the buyer knows what he is getting. We
don't need to market it, just have someone handle the paperwork. Who can we go to and what sort of fee might they charge?
Don't trust our realtor what do we do?
We are selling our house in SE Florida and have gone "under contract." The buyers are putting down more than 50% of the price and have gone for financing. Initially we had agreed to a cash deal…
What are real estate agents asking for commissions these days when selling your home?
Are they willing to work with sellers if they are assisting you in buying a new home?
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