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WE have 4 houses we rent. With the economy, we have not had renters in the last few months, or partial rent.
One house has lead. and can't be rented. I do not want to invest anymore of my own money in these properties. What do I do If I can't pay the mortgages on these houses and have no renters? How can I get…
We own a duplex and want to sell one side only. Would converting it to a condo or townhome be a better?
expensive option? My mother lives on the side we want to retain ownership of until she is ready to move on. I would like to be as hands off as possible once we sell. What is our best option and what…
Do I still have to pay the school taxes after selling my house?
My escrow balance has a few thousand dollars, and I expect to sell my house in May. My understanding is that I will receive the escrow balance from my mortgage company within 30-45 days after the settlement.…
Hello, I am the borrower of a mortgage with a co borrower. I have not lived in this home or made a payment in
that time as well. The co borower has been making the payments and supposedly refinancing in his name for this same time period. He was making the mortgage payment so having other issues I was not pressuring…
I have a two-story frame home in a very nice tree-lined part of south Berwyn. Our home is nicely updated
with most original woodwork intact. 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths. We recently remodeled the basement. It's beautiful but now we want to be on the one year plan to move. Are we stuck??? What range are…
I don't want to SELL! The buyer purchased with a contingency that they sell their home by 5/8/09. What is?
the definition of sale because I am looking for a loophole to keep my home. We want to return.
My husband and 2 siblings inherited a cottage in Mass from their mother who died
Sept. 2008. The cottage was appraised at that time for $174,000. Her estate is going through probate and my husband has just received word that due to the economy, that property in that area has decreased…
Do most people buy a home using only internet ?
My realtor does little to no advertising in the local paper believing most people buy from the internet. He doesn't believe in open houses either. I don't believe you should assume everyone is computer…
Why when a search criteria for Yorktown, NY is entered only homes in the Yorktown Hts postal zone show up.?
In the town of Yorktown there are 5 postal zones.Just showing Yorktown Hts postal zone is a diservice to homeowners in the other zone ie. Shrub Oak, Mohegan Lake, Jeferson Valley,Crompond
How do you know if its market decline, price, or something else when you get no offer after 30 DOM.?
House across the street sold last year for $5000 less than our asking price but we have new roof, vinyl windows, appliances, crown moulding, carpet, both bathrooms totally redone with travertine tile,…
Can the PMI company force me to pay part of the loan in a short sale?
Iam currently in the middle of a shortsale. the lender has agreed to the buyer's offer but the PMI company is holding out and may require me to sign a promissory note. What do I do, I cannot afford to…
prices in lawrence square village
How are the prices for 2bed/2.5 bath in lawrence square village. Any homes that sold recently.?.. What is the price range it could be listed for?.. The house is in a very good condition, freshly painted…
What types of homes are buyers looking for in Central Square, Cambridge, MA?
Some properties go fast and others seem to sit for a long while.
What right's do the buyer have if the appraisal comes in lower than the agreed purchase price. Can the?
seller just say they are not selling the home?. Can they then sell it to someone else?
Are there any banks that will do a HELOC for an investment property?
I have a house that was willed to me, paid off, and i have been using it for a rental income. Will any banks do this anymore? The LTV would only be about 45%. Thanks!
Are there any banks that will do a HELOC for an investment property?
I have a house that was willed to me, paid off, and I have been using it for a rental income. Will any banks do this for anymore? The LTV would only be about 45%. Thanks!
We might be receiving an offer on our house in New Jersey for the asking price with a contingency. The
buyers have been trying to sell their house themselves but will list with a realtor in order to sell faster. What are the pluses and minuses for us as the sellers in accepting this offer?
How is the condo market in macedonia?
i'm worried about taking over a refinance on a condo in macedonia on my own and put it up for sale. don't know if I should do it?? does the market look like it's going to get worse instead of better?
How hard is it to sell my Carriage House separately Fro the Main house what does this entail?
I was selling them together but there is a lot of interest in sell them separate.
The Staging game seems to me just another way to get money into someone's pocket. I feel nickel and dimed to
death right now. how do most people afford all of this, just to sell a home AS IS.?
What is the norm for feedback and follow up of showings/ Open houses?
After you host an open house, when do you typically give detailed feedback to the seller? Immediately (on the drive home)? later that day? Next day? Via phone? Via email? What details do you give? Does…
Our listing at 7 Sweet Gum Ct in Medford still does not have any pictures on the initial page.
My client the homeowner of 7 Sweet Gum Ct in Medford is upset about that, can you help!
Realtor Needed for Short Sale
Is it me, or why has every Realtor I have contacted about a short sale not responded. Now, I am clear on the fact that there is some work involved with a short sale (read: working with my mortgage company…
can i put my house on the market if i am currently renting it?
we are a military family. Waiting to see what happens in regards to the HAP an their guidelines. Will need to rent it as we are moving. If the HAP goes through we want to sell.
I have a house I'm currently renting and we are going to evict the Tenant and we want to get rid of the
I have a house I'm currently renting and we are going to evict the Tenant and we want to get rid of the house. We can't sell w/out pre-payment penalty for another year, and we owe back taxes. I've already…
Is the real estate sales in Harlem, N.Y. dropping?
Are there a lot of investors, that are looking for properties in Harlem, N.Y.?
I have had my house listed for 2 months and not even one showing??? The price has been reduced 38,000 and a
large selling agents bonus has been added, why am I not getting any showings or offers? It is comprable to the others in the area that have sold, actually my price is even lower, any tips or advise…
I am sick and tired of modification companies and lawyers are included, saying they can assist with ...
I am sick and tired of the modifcation companies and lawyers are incuded, saying they can assist with loan modifications! Just once I would like to see their acutual results! Show me where you were able…
I own a 2004 Patriot and have been the only owner. We have had it on the market for over six months now and
it still hasn't sold. The community I live in is slowly updating all their homes. I realize the most people are looking for a lower priced home but mine is only 5 years old. We were hoping it would sell…
What things can I do to help my realtor sell my house? She just told me to keep it clean and control the
pet odor - but she admits it will not completely go away unless we remove the pets. Which is not possible. Are there any websites I can advertise on, or can I go to other agencies to give them flyers…
How long are homes staying on the market in Devonshire? I see the information for all of 75209, but would
like to know about Devonshire specifically. My house is about 1550 sf. The land is 11,692 sf About how long is it likely to be on the market?
What is the typical term of an exclusive agreement?
I am looking through an exclusive agreement from a prospective broker of a condo I am selling in Manhattan. The agreement list 180 days as the term, as explained to me as 90 days to market and 90 days…
Family in urgent need of 3 plus bedroom house in West Boca (Boca Winds) area
Hello, I was wondering if there are any homes in West Boca for rent (option to buy)? Possibly in the vicinity of Boca Winds/Loggers Run are for a maximum of 1650. I currently am renting in Ashley Park…
short sales in Hercules
I have been looking to purchase a home in Hercules and I feel like my realtor has been discoraging me to see short sales because there are very little chances of owning them. Is she correct? We are in…
How do I cancel my listing with a realestate agent in Potter County Amarillo Texas?
due to no advertising and any outside interest other than prospective buyers that I the seller procured on my own what do i do to cancel this listing due to poor perfomance on the realstate agent to whom…
My house is on 701 Wood Lily Road in Solon, Iowa. It is a multilevel, SINGLE-FAMILY HOME.
You have incorrectly listed it as a MULTI-FAMILY-home.....please correct the error and THANK YOU
Can you sell my home ASAP. I have had to move to Greenbrier, TN to look for work and need to sell within the
I am looking to sell my 3 BR, 2BA, double wide mobile home. New carpet in LR & DR. Fresh paint in all but one room. Refrig, dishwasher, double stainless sink stove in kitchen. Hookup for washer/dryer…
Family in urgent need of 3 plus bedroom house in West Boca (Boca Winds) area
Hello, I was wondering if there are any homes in West Boca for rent (option to buy)? Possibly in the vicinity of Boca Winds/Loggers Run are for a maximum of 1650. I currently am renting in Ashley Park…
Family in urgent need of 3 plus bedroom house in West Boca (Boca Winds) area
Hello, I was wondering if there are any homes in West Boca for rent (option to buy)? Possibly in the vicinity of Boca Winds/Loggers Run are for a maximum of 1650. I currently am renting in Ashley Park…
Relocating to a better job and now stuck with house
We have lived in our home for almost two years and still owe about $132K. All the homes in the immediate area are all selling for around $125K (one or two were at $127K). Again, living check to check we…
ANY ADVICE PLEASE!!!! We need to sell our home. Is it ever a good idea to sell a home, before it is staged?
My husband and I differ in opinion. The closing on our new home is August 8th. (We made arrangements for financing) Our current home we need to sell, is full of our boxes, personal items. We don't have…
Is this a legitimate transaction?
Is it legal for a relative, such as a father, to short sale his house to his daughter, and then have the daughter transfer the house back to the father?
What happens if the buyer hires an agent, but the seller refuses to work with one?
I am divorced and re-married. Both me and my spouse still own the family home, which I reside. We agreed to sell the home to my new husband, and pay off all our debt with the profits. My ex provided…
How often do you imagine buyers would walk on a deal if the seller refused to conceed some closing costs on a?
full price offer on principle if the home had only been on the market a month or so?
my husband is getting laid off; we will be relocating to find work; we can no longer afford this house and
there is virtually no equity (we recently did a re-fi) what can we do? Selling it will take time and we can't afford to make house payments while we hope for a buyer...Kate
In the general Lansing area, is now a horrible time to try to sell my house?
With GM being so unstable,could the Lansing market plunge soon? I'd like to sell my present home (48906) and possibly buy a new home.
Does anyone know if Palm Bay condos in Miami, Fl 33137 is approved by the FHA?
I'm interested in an apartment but I first need to figure out if the Condo is FHA approved...
We are thinking of buying in the Isles of Bellalago, does anyone know about that area?
.We are thinking of buying in the Isles of Bellalago, is this a good idea?
Can I sell my house even though I am not current on my mortgage payments?
I am currently a homeowner. However, I am in a huge predicament... I am applying for loss mitigation as Iended up being unemployed for a few months and was only able to pay partial mortgage payments. I…
My family is selling the family house. Escrow close date was yesterday. Funds are still not in our bank
account today and it's 6pm. Is the sale off? Do we keep the deposit? Or, does anyone owe us interest on the funds when it shows up?
My Husband and I need to sell our home in the Stoney Creek Subdivision- Moncks Corner. I need a cma on our
home. I am also wondering if any relators in the area are willing to lower their commission? Is it a possiblity that we could break even? I have called two local agencies and emailed, but have yet…
Any specific rules I need to follow when negotiating offers?
I have my home listed through a flat-fee MLS company where I offer a commission to those working with a realtor but I have the ability to sell by owner as well. Two people saw my property this weekend,…
Broker Open House for a FSBO - We are considering handling our own sale, but realize most buyers come through
Realtors. We have learned that it is customary for Realtors to hold a brokers open house as part of the marketing strategy. Could we host one on our own, too? Is that common? I know they're held on Tuesdays,…
I am looking at selling a 4 unit apt building in east Oakland. Each unit is 3 bedroom 1 bath, about 1000sq
feet. Two apts rent for $800, and two rent for $1200 for a total of $4k in rents a month. Obviously condition of the building is important, but generally, how is value calculated considering there is…
Can we sell this house?
House is 45 yrs old. Needs foundation repair and minor repairs. We dont have funds to do the repairs. House is listed for sale with agent at price that allows for repairs to be done. Cant lower price…
Are listing agents who own auction companies exempt from showing all interested parties their clients listing?
Do they potentially earn more from a foreclosure than they do from a conventional home sale?
We own a 2 bedroom/2 bath oceanfront beach home on the Kitsap peninsula in Port Orchard. Any buyers or ideas?
We live on Colvos Passage with beautiful views of downtown Seattle and Mt. Rainier. This is a beautiful property and home. The only reason we are even considering selling it is because we are foster parents…
Who is calling the bottom?
Forbes is calling the bottom in March 2010 for NYC area. Predicting 23% drop in 2009. I figure this should put us around 2000 prices, maybe late 90's.
Looking for someone to rent 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhome in Eastpoint beginning in August 2008 for $1100.
I have a Townhome I Eastpoint, GA that I want to begin renting in August 2008. This townhome was purchased in Jan 2007 and has only been occupied but one tenant. This 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhome is…
When you get your appraised value from the county, does that include the value of your lot/property.?
My house is on a lot with 350 feet of lakeshore. Therefore is my house worth more than what is stated on the tax statement.
We are first time home buyers and have just been approved for a home loan through UCM. Our loan amount is
105,000 and we were set up with a realtor, the problem is that we don't really like him. He seems to be really pushy and I've done all the work on finding the houses I wanted to see via the public MLS…
Does a selling agent get a piece of the sale even if he wasn't involved in making the sale to the buyer?
I am signing with a selling agent this Tuesday. After I sign with him, if a friend or neighbor hears about the sale directly from me (and not the agent's ad/efforts), is he still entitled to participate…
We have had 10 showings on our house but not one offer. House is reasonably priced under its value. We
thought we would have at least one offer by now. Home has been on market for 3 months. What to do?
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