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11wessmandr answered:
i was in the live action in court people has the list of the action houses and the amount that is going to be sale for...
how do i get that access to the list?
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A few minutes ago
AJ Hernandez answered:
Back when loan officers could talk to appraiser I had a similar situation and the appraiser explained it like this. the market will tell you when it comes to these things.

In a particular community of town homes there were two exact models however when originally constructed they gave the buyers the choice, 3 bedrooms or 2 Master suites, other than that the models were exact and based on recent sales the market was dictating that the 2 bedroom models were worth more than the 3 bedroom models as those were actually selling for more logically this did not make sense but that is what the market was saying.

He did say that just months before the 3 bed models were selling for more so it could be just a random occurrence and that it could change over time.

He also explained that in cases like these the focus more on the square footage as to put up or take down a wall is relatively inexpensive however adding square feet to a home could be quite expensive.

Think of it this way what is more valuable a 2 bedroom with 1,500 sq. ft. or a 3 bedroom with 1,200 sq ft. I guess the answer depends on who you talk to but generally the larger the house the more valuable.

Also don't forget to check with your local permit office as adding/removing a wall could require permits and/or in some cases it may be more work than anticipated. Talk to a GC before deciding.

I am NOT a realtor or GC, I currently only offer loans in Florida so make sure to speak to an expert in your area.

Hope this helps, God Bless. Psalm 20:4
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Sherryhoward55 answered:
Is the same for the state of Vermont when more then pne sibling owns the same piece of land
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former NYC area realtor and long time resident, you need to know that NYC real estate agents are ruthless, aggressive, back stabbing liars. It's the wild wild west so to speak. Even though I left because it was costing me more money than I was making, I was starting to become one of them which I did not intend to happen. So..

To answer your question, the seller's agent is representing the seller. The agent can work with the buyer in a dual agency role BUT in NYC - never let this happen to you. You need to learn that the seller's agent will do everything to get you to pay the highest price and have the best terms that are good for the seller - not you. They know every trick to undercut you.

You need a buyer's agent to represent you only. However, you want a buyers agent who has recently sold or listed homes in the neighborhood that you are buying in. Do NOT get a buyers agent who sold 5 homes in Brooklyn or Manhattan and nothing in Queens. You need to ask your agent to show you the FULL LISTING sheets that prove the homes were sold by your agent. Your agent's name should be listed as "Selling Agent" or Buyers Agent" If your agent refuses, find somebody else. It means your agent just lied to you.

Also make sure your agent will do everything to fight hard to make sure you get the best deal. You don't want your agent to be scared of the listing agent.
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Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia does not edit agents listings, you need to do that as their agent. Click on your name, upper right, then click listings and edit
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AJ Hernandez answered:
It really depends back in the days when it was acceptable for appraiser to speak with loan officers one explained it to me like this. As with most improvements it depends on what the market is doing for example, If you have 3 sales all without pools of similar properties and say two sales of similar properties that have a pool for only say $5k more then in the eyes of the market a pool is only worth $5k more even though in real life a pool obviously costs more than $5k.

However not all buyers need or want a pool, some feel it's an unnecessary expense to maintain, in some cases a pool can increase insurance premiums, some consider it dangerous so that may indirectly lower the offer price not to say that the home is worth less because of the pool but if the only buyer interested in the house truly does not like, need or want a pool they will not want to pay for it.

However from the seller point of view if you don't want a pool you can't say to the seller that the pool is not of value, some buyers use this strategy when they really do like the pool but sellers can usually see right thru that.

It's like when you buy a car and say you want leather seats but you don't want a sunroof, well usually these things come in a package from the manufacturer so although you may not want the sunroof or may not use it if you want the leather seats you have to decide to do I pay for them or not. I am NOT a realtor and currently only offer loans in Florida so I recommend you speak to an expert in your area.

Hope this helps, God Bless. Psalm 20:4
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Scott Godzyk answered:
You may not have interviewed enough, there are big company agents, small company agents, there are those that believe in service and those that offer limited service. On the phone before you meet, you can ask these questions to narrow down who you should meet with. ... more
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Scott Godzyk answered:
You need to see what it is worth based n similar sales. no one can guess that without seeing it. A cash sale is often 20% less than retail value for a quick sale.
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Scott Godzyk answered:
You now need to have a link from your MLS that sends them to third party sites like Trulia. If your mls does not offer it, you have to sign up for a service that pulls your mls listings and places them on various sites like Trulia. ... more
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A few minutes ago
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi,
I work in the San Jose area. Please feel free to contact me from my profile.
Kind regards,
Arpad
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Scott Godzyk answered:
If your contract says your purchase is contingent upon the satisfactory home inspection within xxx amount if days and you are within your dates. You will have to read your contract
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A few minutes ago
Debra Knabe answered:
I'm 62 on social security.i want a home in citrus county FLA.my husband is also on social security pls tell me where to start
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A few hours ago
Mary answered:
Hi,

Thank you for reaching out and I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. The email that you forwarded to me is an inferred email. This type of email sends listings that may be outside of your search criteria, but does match your commonly viewed homes/areas. These are sent when no new listings fit your search filters. I receive similar emails for places in which I am not searching, and I agree they can be a nuisance. At this time, the only way to unsubscribe from those is to unsubscribe from Saved Search Alert emails, which can be done on your email preferences page. Please note, this will prevent any email updates from being sent to you with listings you may want to see. I would recommend checking your saved searches and deleting any duplicates or searches that are no longer of any interest to you in order to reduce the number of alternative emails being sent to you.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this and I am happy to assist however possible. Thank you and again I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/
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Chris King asked:
They are a fake company that just takes the app fee I have all their offices and no one answers any of them some of the numbers are disconnected. I applied for 943 lake drive ct stone mountain
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