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Property to sell in NC
Hello fellow agents. I have some land I would like to put on the market in the Pinehurst area. Any Trulia agents out there work in the 7 Lakes area?
East Garfield Park Area
I own a property in East Garfield Park just around the corner from the Basilica at 3121 W Jackson Blvd. A two unit brick row house. Would it make better financial sense to keep the property or sell the…
Are my expectations from my realtor realistic?
It's only been a week, but I'm already frustrated with my realtor. I had to ask him to hold a broker's open. It's supposed to be tomorrow, but "something came…
My agent and her broker didn't understand a standard contract and told me that an appraisal contingency just expires after 17 days.
We later found out that the contingency must be released in writing. We did not get our own appraisal based on the information from our agent and broker. I am planning on asking for a reduction in their…
Can someone tell me where I can find the definitive rulings on unconditional withdrawels. If a listing office receives an offer on a house, informs
seller and forwards offer to attorney, then the seller demands an unconditional withdrawal, relists and then accepts the same offer through the new listing office. is the office that marketed the house…
Will Bank pay for Mandatory city Repairs in a Short Sale? If So how quickly Bank paid repairs are done?
City requires that Sewers Lines be inspected and Repaired before any property can be transferred / sold. It is a short Sale, Our offer has been approved (both owner and bank) and HUD has been submitted,…
How to I find Realtors to allow me hold open houses?
I’m an independent buyers broker who wants to hold open houses every weekend in Orange County. I’ve attempted to contact listing agents who usually reply that holding opens houses are restricted…
From what I have been reading it sounds like it is still possible to sell a home in this market. I have a home in Hemet that I would love to sell in
order to relocate out of state but did not think that this would be possible...my husband and I were thinking we would just have to walk away and go bankrupt, is it really possible to maybe sell my home…
We have accepted a cash offer on our home, but the appraisal came in low. We are past the 17 days and do not want to renegotiate since we are
already under contract at an agree to price. If the buyer backs out, are we entitled to the deposit?
receive a debt validation notice from bank
My brother is into 2nd month default on his mortgage loan and he had receive a debt validation notice from bank basically to ask him to bring his home loan current or communicate with them what option…
Interested in being interviewed on the FSBO process and your FSBO experience for a book? Looking for agents, sellers, others with FSBO experience.
I'm writing a book on FSBO (for sale on Amazon in the fall) and I am looking for agents, brokers, sellers, buyers, and other professionals in the field who have had experience with FSBO to interview…
My house was about to be foreclosed on in 2004 by Ameriquest. Ameriquest was being sued for fraudulent appraisals. I got an attorney who was going to
work on a settlement. Then the case lingered on for five years with no payments. Now the other side has brought up the issue of foreclosure again without a settlement. What can I do now? Is the house legally…
I just received a higher offer on my house that the one I just accepted. Should I accept the higher offer?
The first offer was for $395,000 and I like the buyers and they have 20% to put down. We have not yet completed signing the contract and I received a higher offer of $405,000. The higher offer buyers…
fha appraisal.....
we have the appraiser coming to check out our home monday the 14th.......what does it entail? what can we as a seller do to prepare? and i am told by our realtor that the fha does not send the appraiser…
I have a house for sale in Columbia SC 29229 and it has been on the market for around 4 months. There has
been a little interest in the house according to our agent but no offers. I have never worked with a selling agent but I am not sure our house is being marketed correctly . Is the market picking up in…
Can you sell a property higher then the appraised value?
Lets say theres an offer on a property and the buyers lender needs an appraisal on it. Can you sell it for more then the appraised value of it
Are Realtors making a good living in Arlington and Medford these days? I'm interested in becoming a sales agent and wondering if it is a good
time. I have been involved in property management but am interested in moving to the sales side. Any stats folks would like to share based either on the overall market or personal sales experience in…
my house is under contract, at the closing table bank discovers buyer cosigned loan on parents home to obtain down payment for my homesale.bank
refused to give the buyer the mortgage and the house closing did not take place am i entitled to keep the contract down payment
Broker protection clause question.
Our listing expired with Broker A. The listing had a 90 broker protection clause. At expiration, Broker A provided a list of names to exclude because they were shown our home by Broker A. After 30 days,…
How much did the house at 8361 Bannard Avenue, Delair, NJ sell for?
I need to know in order to determine some financials. Esp since I have a comparable property. Thanks!
i have a home that needs work in the kitchen it needs cabinets and countertops. the bathroom is unfinished too.. Its on the market for $135,000 I
would like to sell it as it.. I just don't have the time or money to work on it.. does anybody know are there people or companies out there that buy houses like this? A Fixer upper home?
my house has been on the market in macedon, ny for almost 3 months- no offers. i bought it for 180... put 25,000 into it. the real estate person
res. starting at 199- it's now 179. Should we further reduce? If so- how much? nothing is moving- and I have a job elsewhere. thanks
I am about to put my house back up on the market (the 3rd x in 4 years). I am willing to set a price low even if I have to come to closing with
money. I have to sell it for personal reason. Here's my question--how do I price it with so many foreclosures/short sales in my neighborhood? Some of the foreclosure homes have never been renovated,mine…
HOA TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP FEES.
last year I was selling my house. we open escrow and my hoa required for my to paid in advance for the transfer of ownership. I paid $476.00 escrow was cancelled. 6 months later the some buyer try to buy…
How do I get traffic to my house on the market since 8/04/09? I have had only 1 person come through and nothing else? Is the market that bad or is?
it the price (I'm told that the price is about right). The house was for sale about 1 1/2 years ago...we are relocating. Does that make a difference too?
If buyer wants to occupy before Act of Sale, can we ask the buyer to pay rent for the month of sale pending?
If the buyer has a pre-approval and wants to occupy before act of sale, can we ask them to pay rent to cover the mortgage for that month? Because the buyer may want to do updates to the property before…
Calling Baltimore home sellers for HGTV special
Hello Users of Trulia! HGTV contacted us to see if we have any fun, energetic homeowners in the Baltimore area who are about to put their house on the market AND want advice from their panel of experts.…
I have been asked to pitch the National Open House Day on KAHI am 950 9AM PST Tues. Any input?
Hello, my name is JohnJansen I am a Realtor with Keller Williams Auburn and Co Host of the Keller Williams Radio Show. We have a "Home Town" style show every Tuesday morning. This month our show has been…
I have property 5 acres (can be subdived into two) in Dunnellon FL Has State protected land on the back and
The Back Property is State owned and cannot be built on - therefore has privacy. Has a well, septic, electric and is partially cleared. Please call Don with advise at 727-642-5595. CMA is 175,500 to 400,000.…
Community Center foreclosure?
Was 1127 Harker previously available on MLS, and if so what was the listing price? The newspaper says it was foreclosed for $1.849M in August. 2700 sq ft; 4 bedrooms. And does anyone know what 1212 Parkinson…
Is it reasonable to ask for proof of funds? Is it standard to pay the buyer's agent commission in case of default?
As a seller, I requested buyer provide proof of funds for the 20% down payment closing costs. Buyer rejected for privacy concerns. I then asked they include it as part of the lender's letter.…
I am preparing my house to put on the market...painting, de-cluttering, and making it as presentable as possible. I have a 3 bedroom/2 bath home in
a very desirable area. It has a separate office (in addition to the 3 bedrooms). We are currently using one of the bedrooms that opens to the patio as a TV Room. We removed the closet doors and have…
Hello, I have a question for the experts regarding pricing on my home. How should my home be priced in relation to the lowest price I will accept?
We have had our home on the MLS since February 08. Pricing started at $384,900 and we eventually reduced the price to $374,900 when we had 2 contracts on the home around August 08 for $374,900. Contract…
We just sold our house and now I discover that I didn't get any money back for termite inspection. I paid the renewal that was due 8/1/09 ( they
came out and inspected) and then they charged an additional fee to do a wood infestation report 2 weeks later and sent someone else out! I thought that I already paid them to inspect the 1st time! What…
Single-Family vs. Multi-Family listing discrepancy
2906 Grindon Ave, Baltimore, MD 21214 shows in the brief listing (search results) as "single family home," but description clearly states it's multi-family. Why the discrepancy? (It's…
looking for agent in city of Los Angeles sale and buy, can any body help?
Currently I am considering selling my current property, it is a duplex locate at city of los angeles CA90031. I want sell this property and buy another one within the same or near by area for self-use.…
What is the point of a contract if the buyer pulls out less than two weeks to close?? This is frustrating!!
I have already found a house and put my OWN earnest money down. This just doesn't seem right.
average price for a house raised, mold remediation done but nothing else?
We own a house there that is unfinished with repairs from Katrina. we would consider selling it "as is". Is there a market and what do you think it might bring? 4424 South Roman Street.
My house has been on the market for 1 month. My neighbor 2 doors down put their house up for sale a few days
after my for sale sign went up. I have had 6 showings but no offers. I am moving and I want to be gone before December. What strategy should I be using based on the circumstances. Both houses are…
Homeowners who are renting to own
Working on an article about rent-to-own properties and looking to speak to homeowners who are offering a rent-to-own option.
if a property has been for sale for over 5 months what should i offer
Property is a single family home 1150 square feet 3 bedroom 1.5 bathroom started at 234,000 now is at 224,900 also has .66 acres of land
Do agents w/ Bigger Firms show their listings first? Just wondering if we should switch to a more known agency
We are currently listed w/ a smaller brokerage and I am wondering if we switched to a Coldwell, Remax, or Keller Williams if it would help. Do those agencies show their own listings more or do you generally…
I am selling a house in Michigan. I just discovered the residential real estate purchase agreement a buyer 's agent sent us (which we signed)
says under "general provisions" (fine print) this agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of Ohio. Is this form legally binding in the state of Michigan, or can I get out of this…
I currently have a condo on the market in Chicago and it is not selling. I have relocated and we are in the
process of purchasing a home in our new location. We need to sell our condo in Chicago and I was wondering if the bank can come after my new house if I decide to Short Sell?
I converted a pool house into a legal cottage in my backyard. How much value will that add to my home?
The cottage is 500 square feet, has a private brick patio and the yard is 200 feet deep so it is very private. I used all high-end materials.
We are upside down. Payments are 60% on 1st mortgage and 40% on 2nd. Bank holding second won't work with
us. Would approaching the holder of the first mortgage and asking for a short sell be a good option? We cannot afford due to loss of income to make payments on second anymore. The house is worth 60% less…
how can i advertise my house?
because i have a lot of homes for sale
Capital Gains Info -- Selling my primary residence due to job change within 6 months of home purchase
I bought a short sale in Arlington, VA as my primary residence. I am selling after 6 months due to an upcoming job change. What options do I have to save on capital gains tax, or do I? I can only find…
Tried to do a loan modification.........Foreclose/Short Sale - Few Options
I attempted to do a modification on my one mortgage (FHA) through my lender. I called them today and they said that my particular program did not qualify for a modification at this time. They offered…
I have a fixer up house I would like to sell, I'm looking for a home investor, since it isn't worth alot of money, it isn't cost
effective to work with a realtor. Where can I find such an investor? I DON'T want to work with we buy ugly homes, type organizations.
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