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I don't think that's the true question. If a seller states they will not accept any asking price offers is that ethical to list lower than what they are willing to accept, even if the house is not appraising? ... more
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I put the ad for apartment for rent. I want to remove my ad from the web, Please advice.
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I am looking at a condo in the northeast that has radiant heat. Never heard of it before this. I found out it is inside the ceilings. Electric coils under plaster. How expensive will the…
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Karen Peyton answered:
Contact the agent that represented you in your purchase. They will have access to the terms, conditions, and disclosures of the sale. Did you use the 10-Day Inspection Period afforded to you in the contract to inspect for anything and everything you felt was of material importance to you as a buyer?

Contact your agent in the matter, and in the meanwhile "google" pest control companies who spray and treat for scorpions.
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Louis Gibson asked:
I am currently seeking advice on how to proceed with possibly purchasing a house with an Underground Storage Tank for Fuel Oil that is currently still in use. The house was built in 1980…
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Karen Peyton answered:
I think what you need now is an attorney who can answer the questions you've posted here and the additional questions you will have once the answers are given.

Best of luck!
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Judy Kilgore answered:
need to find arent to own or just rent in harrisonville mo or peculair mo or pleasanthill mo.
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Karen Peyton answered:
Your question is best answered by a lender depending upon the loan that will most likely suit your needs in the future. The rules and requirements are different, so call someone for a quick answer. ... more
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Karen Peyton answered:
Let your agent know of your discovery and they'll get to the bottom of the problem. If you are trying to sell by yourself, contact the closing agent for your transaction.

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homecoin answered:
You can list your home on the MLS for an upfront fee (e.g. $100) by finding a local flat fee broker. Search google for FLAT FEE MLS + YOUR CITY to find local brokers who provide this service.

When you list on the MLS using a flat fee broker, you can offer whatever commission you want to buyer agents via the MLS. A couple of notes on this:

1. Most MLSs will require that you offer a minimum commission to buyer agents of $1.

2. 88% of buyers have an agent (according to the Association of Realtors), and those buyer agents will typically NOT show a home that is offering a very low commission on the MLS. Ask the local flat fee broker what the typical commission offer is for homes selling at a similar price.


In general, the big things you want to look for in a flat fee MLS listing are:

1. The listing MUST be on the local MLS.
There are dozens of MLSs in California alone. Sellers want to be on the MLS that covers the area where their home is located, so they can offer a commission to LOCAL buyer agents.

2. Cost to list + changes to listing.
Can range from $100-$400 for the exact same listing on the MLS. Watch out for fine print that requires an additional fee at closing. Make sure you are able to make changes to the listing after it has been posted for a nominal fee.

3. Photos on MLS.
Make sure you can upload at least a half dozen photos. Some services offer a great price, but it is only for 1 photo - which is not useful for most properties.

4. Length of Listing.
Get at least a six month listing and be sure that there is no charge for cancellation.

5. Fine print.
You should never be required to use any closing service (e.g. escrow) provided by the flat fee service agent. This is a violation of federal law.

Ultimately, we have found that the three most important things when listing a home are 1) price, 2) pro photos, and 3) offering a fair buyer agent commission on the MLS (typically 2.5%).

Let us know if you have any questions!
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