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Dhirajchhabr…, Renter in The Colony, TX
A few minutes ago
Dhirajchhabra2 answered:
please check out my house :

https://www.trulia.com/rental/4005664082-4900-Brandenburg-Ln-The-Colony-TX-75056?view=public&_ga=1.196332840.540581919.1478625848
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Melraec, Home Buyer in Warrenton, VA
A few minutes ago
Melraec answered:
Consider small claims since a lawyer would cost as much as repairs. Some small claims grant $5,000 in punitive damages, while others grant $7,500. Depends on the state. Do your homework, e.g., "caveat emptor real estate, bad sewer line, negligence, innocent misrepresentation." Sometimes owners and their conduits (realtors) have a responsibility to check these issues before they sell, especially if the issue emerged within, say 24 hours after the new home-buyer moved in. However, realtors are seldom held liable because they are the mouthpiece of what the owner tells them. Even so, a bad sewer line that blows out overnight for new homeowners is probably pre-existing. Take pictures of tree root invasion in the pipe, and call around to find out what works been done before. City assessors might have info, too. If the tree root invasion is massive and substantial, it's intuitively obvious it's pre-exisiting, and there'd have been backup, even for contractors say renovating the house and using the toilet part time, while the water is off the rest of the time. "It doesn't take a windmill to figure out which way the wind is blowing" -- Bob Dylan. And if the contractor is also an owner working on the house to flip it -- yet he feigns ignorance about backups -- his level of sophistication, bargaining power, and superior expertise -- in contrast to first time home-buyers -- may still make him or her liable. Lot's of case law, common law, and Supreme Court rulings (in favor of plaintiff) are all online, depending on keywords you search, & you should cite cases in your small claims petition. And former homeowners can't bring their own lawyers to small claims. They're probably already lawyered out for a civil case, and probably for good reason... but the same rules don't apply in small claims. If repair costs ultimately costs more than what small claims granted (if judge rules in your favor), you'll have a case for the civil courts after that ruling, perhaps pro bono if you still can't afford a lawyer or if costs outweigh what a civil court lawyer would charge. ... more
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Louise Wild, Real Estate Pro in West Sayville, NY
A few hours ago
Louise Wild answered:
Hi Gayle,
How did you make out with that relocation to Suffolk county? Right now there is little inventory but it makes for great challenge for new listings. There are a lot of buyers out trying to buy before interest relates up. ... more
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Louise Wild, Real Estate Pro in West Sayville, NY
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Sorry.sony, Home Buyer in New York, NY
A few hours ago
Sorry.sony answered:
Don't listen to your realtor get a dozen or do loan estimates. You will be very surprised. The more I work with realtors the more I realize i don't need one. There's no way to know if a lender is the best unless you shop around. If your realtor is good then this is the advice they will give. Shop around. Get 100 loan estimates if you can. ... more
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gbaliga, Real Estate Pro in Woodbridge Township,...
A few hours ago
gbaliga answered:
In NJ you have to have a NAR # in order to renew your NJ real estate license.
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Louise Wild, Real Estate Pro in West Sayville, NY
A few hours ago
Louise Wild answered:
What did you wind up doing with it?
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Louise Wild, Real Estate Pro in West Sayville, NY
A few hours ago
Louise Wild answered:
Hi, did you ever find out about the house you were interested in on north Gardiner drive?
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Alex Brown, Renter in 94133
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Pjmducks6, Home Buyer in Falmouth, MA
A few hours ago
Pjmducks6 answered:
Market will get stronger. Interest rate increases won't be large enough to take much steam out of market. Consumer confidence is high and millennials are moving out of mom and dad's and forming new "households". New household formation is the most important determinant for the market. I'm a 30 year real estate professional for what its worth. ... more
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Like It Real…, Real Estate Pro in Brandon, FL
A few hours ago
Like It Realty answered:
I am a real estate agent in Florida and I believe in giving customers options. In this age of DIY, there are some sellers that are comfortable with selling their home themselves and would just like the marketing exposure that the MLS provides (and its major syndicated real estate websites).

Some sellers that require more assistance and/or don't have the time to handle the process of selling a home can opt to utilize a full retail listing, which of course we're happy to provide, and others may opt to utilize our Flat Fee Listing service. Our Flat Fee listing service (FlatFeeSells.com) is very easy and straightforward and we charge $97 for a seller to list with us.

We have a seller that listed their $4,750,000 (not a typo :) with our Flat Fee listing service, so this seller clearly trusts our service and is comfortable selling his property while saving $120,000 in real estate commissions.

Sellers can save thousands of dollars (our sellers on average save approximately $8k) in real estate commissions. Some save even more when their buyer isn't represented by an agent because we forward all those leads directly to the sellers and don't keep them for ourselves. We also are NOT a middle man and list your property ourselves, so you'll always know who your Broker is. This is not always the case with companies that are not licensed and solicit you for business and then sell your information to a local Broker to actually list in the MLS.

I always go over the options of each and let the seller decide what is best for them and their situation. At the end of the day, our business model is assist our sellers and help them save as much of their equity as possible.
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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
A few hours ago
Karen Peyton answered:
What you do is contact a local agent for a professional opinion of value in the condo's present condition. Agents understand every repair has an associated price tag, but often what we see is much less of a problem than what a homeowner sees. Sometimes a broken light fixture only needs a light bulb, and a "running" toilet only needs a stopper. The cost of both examples is less than $20 instead of hundreds.

Use the Find an Agent tool at the top and call a few agents! Sell if you can and get a fresh start!

Best of luck!
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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
A few hours ago
Karen Peyton answered:
Some owners of foreclosures have no personal history in/with the property and therefore no knowledge or basis for disclosure. Others choose not to investigate and accomplish the same. As always "caveat emptor" - let the buyer beware - with or without disclosures.

For an experienced agent, the path is easy to navigate. Good luck!
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