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Jeannusmallionus answered:
For the same reason credit card companies hype up their "Spend now. Pay later" strategy. Youre manipulated into believing you deserve it and cant live without it.

Some (NOT ALL) real estate agents make the added storage, etc sound as though it's absolutely "needed." Not to mention the higher the sell price, the higher the commission.

We fired our first agent after he, through his aggravation, snapped at us by saying, "Just look at it!" He was fired. If you havent noticed, this is a touchy question for me.
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Borusek10 answered:
I bought my ouse in 2005 for 257K, sold now for 225K -no gain. I presume that I do not have to pay any tax on the 100K I am going to get , which is down payment and extra money I put into mortgage. Am I right? ... more
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Nisha Purani answered:
Lower interest rate will save you huge amount in long run. If you plan to stay for long in this home go for lower interest rate. The decision also depends on your over all situation and your long term and short term financial goals. ... more
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Marie Christopher asked:
I currently have a 'Make Me Move' status on Zillow...
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Last night I was on your website house hunting. Within seconds, a realtor called my cell phone asking if I would like to put in an offer on the property I viewed. This is the second time…
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Michael asked:
I purchased my current home (House A) for $240,000 in February 2016 with a 20% downpayment. I have gained $30,000 in equity since then due to appreciation of the area. So I'm all in to this…
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Angelica P answered:
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We have closed and unsubscribed your Trulia profile (don@onlinemarketinggrp.com) as you requested.


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Angelica P answered:
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Angelica P answered:
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Teresa answered:
Not knowing anything about selling or buying is only drawback. But it is EASY to sell your own home. Realtors are way overpaid for their services. I believe there should be a flat fee for them. I cannot and never will be able to justify a realtor making a 6% commission. It robs the seller.

They do nothing more selling a $400,000 home than a $50,000 home. So why pay them an outrageous fee of $24,000 for a $400,000 home vs $3,000 for a $50,000 home?

The process is exactly the same. Everyone wants to be a realtor because it's EASY money!

Sure you get more advertising with MLS, but you can also do that yourself, too. Just get a title company and a lawyer to draw up your paperwork. That costs around $300. At least that is what I paid for every house I sold ON MY OWN. I flip houses, so I have sold quite a few.

Realtors can sit back and list houses and make a commission for doing nothing at all. I see it ALL THE TIME. One realtor I know just lists houses and never even shows them or comes to the closing. She collects 3% for doing nothing but adding a house to the market. Another realtor wanted me to show the property, but she collect the commission! Unreal. It's a lazy way to make good income.

Sell 2 houses and make more money in a year than a person that works all week every day. Yep. Easy money.

They do not care about the sellers at all. They will do anything to sell a house. I have been ripped off more by having a realtor than I did when I did everything on my own. I ha e learned the hard way about realtors. I am sure there are good ones out there, but I have not seen one yet that tried to help the seller.

They just try and make people scared to do it. If you have an attorney...,no one needs a realtor.

If you have time and knowledge you can even do what the attorney does. Since I have less time, I do get an attorney to draw up the papers. It makes the buyers feel more confident and safe, too.

Practically everyone in Florida is a realtor. It's unreal the money they get for just writing up
a contract.
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Jglosson.cvg answered:
$545 for HOA is ridiculous, if you go by the "50% rule" then over have of your income will be going towards HOA, and the other half will be eaten up by insurance and maintenance. I would look to buy something in a more rural area without an HOA. You may not get as much for rent but you will avoid unnecessary expenses as well. I am currently looking into to doing the same thing I am recommending. I would like to buy a large enough plot of land able to place at least 8-10 mobile homes and rent them as low as $500-$600/ month. ... more
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