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Yesterday at 6:36am
Jojocohen7 asked:
Would anyone know about what people would pay to rent such a unit? Also if anyone has any good deals in this area or jersey city similar to this please contact me through my email. Jojocohen7@gmail.com
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Yesterday at 6:33am
Scott Godzyk answered:
Not true. You have a contract. You may be able to withdraw your home from the market, but would still be liable for terms of the contract if you sold it on your own or listed within anyone else during the list period. You can ask for a full release, but they do not have to give one. ... more
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Yesterday at 6:31am
Scott Godzyk answered:
Depends if you had a buyer agent or bought without an agent. Buyer agents should look out for their buyer and that includes walking through the home before closing. As a listing agent i encourage it so this does not happen. After the fact, you would have to prove that the seller knew. You as the buyer could ask for or insist on a final walk through not waiting for anyone to ask. ... more
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Yesterday at 6:27am
Scott Godzyk answered:
Most likely a scam, never click on links in email or text when you do not know who they are from.
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Yesterday at 5:29am
Estella Houston answered:
my mid score is 601 need to raise it to 640 owe $2400 in credit card debt will paying that off in 2 months possibly raise my score to a 640
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Yesterday at 4:21am
Tom Priester answered:
Rosemarie,

There are actually very few age restricted developments in Jupiter, Florida, Fisherman's Landing is a great little centrally located community with awesome 2 bedroom attached villas. Jupiter Inlet Condo enjoys an amazing direct waterfront location in the heart of the Inlet District. Just down the street Jupiter River Park offers manufactured homes some with docks. Mangrove Bay is a bit further south but again very close to the water and a bit higher on the price scale. Park Plaza offers one and two bedroom condos directly across from the beach and walking distance to many fine restaurants and shopping opportunities. Wingfoot in the Indian Creek area offers great value.

If you expand your search to Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens and North Palm Beach you will have other options as well. If you head a bit further north into Martin County there is even more value. The key is having the ability to be informed of the best new opportunities as they tend to sell quickly in the Northern Palm Beaches.

Best of luck and if Paradise Sharks can ever be of assistance in any way just let us know.

Fins up.......
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Yesterday at 4:21am
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Yesterday at 3:56am
Rob answered:
You do not know (probably) what her commission (the net to her) is; the amount that the listing agent gets and the selling agent varies for 2 reasons:

(1) depending on whether her office is the seller or whether it is listed on MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and another real estate office sells it. Typically, the commission on residential sales is 6% ... therefore her office would get only 3% if another broker sells her offices listing of your property (on the condo).

(2) assuming she is an associate (not the broker owner of the real estate company she works with), she gets only a % of what her offie receives (whether they receive a full 5 or 6% or, alternatively, based on the % she gets as the listing agent wishing her office. And, assuming she lists your condo but some other agent (in her office) is the Selling Agent, the commission would have to be split up 3 ways (part to Broker/owner, part to your friend as the Listing Agent and part to the Selling Agent. Those % vary from office to office, and can even vary from time to time wishing an office (i.e. if the office is low in listings, the % the office gives to the LISTING agent, might be increased and the amount to the selling agent might be decrease; these % can range from 10% to 50% (in general and could go below or above that range; for example if there is a flood of houses for sale but not many buyers, Listers % could go down and the % to sellers could go up.

So, you do not know what % of the 5% commission she will get, as the Listing Agent (on the condo) or as the Buyers Agent (if she is going to be your "Buyer's Broker" on the new home to be purchased). Too many variables and too many differences from one office to the next and you don't know if she will be the selling agent on the condo and/or the selling agent, or if it will be an "in-house sale" with all the commission going to her office or a co-broker sale by another office.

Additionally, if her office and the MLS norm in the area is 6% (very common), you don't know (probably) if this means it will be 5% in the MLS so a co-broker must take 2.5% (instead of 1/2 or 3%) or whether her office is giving up a full 1% to take only 2% (i.e giving up 1/3 of their normal 3% commission of 1/2 on a co-broke). And if her office is giving up 1% you don't know how much she is personally absorbing of the discount vs how much he broker is absorbing and if an in-house seller also gets a reduced commission on an in-house sale.

Due to all these variables, it is impossible for anyone other than her and her office to know just how much she is personally giving up (as a sum of money or as a % of what she would otherwise get). And you do not know how hard she might have had to work to get her Broker (assuming she is not a broker/owner, but is an associate in the office) to let her take the listing at 5% if 6% is the norm in her office (some offices might routinely do such discounts, some may rarely do it ... as it can affect the incentives/efforts of other real estate offices/Realtors to want to sell your place where the commission is discounted on MLS and to the selling office/Realtor.
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Yesterday at 3:43am
Marylevisknight asked:
I would like to live near this area, I would like to be within five miles from 5853 N Bartley Rd
Salina, KS 67401, I would even be fine with Bennington Ks. I love this home. I would like…
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Yesterday at 3:03am
Mercedes Thomas asked:
My husband and I are relocating and are looking to explore our options. We would like to find something before January 1st.
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Yesterday at 12:32am
Connie answered:
six siblings share ownership in a patch o what happensf land; four wants to sell two doesn't want to sell what should the two do?
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Tue Nov 21, 2017
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Tue Nov 21, 2017
S-k-scott asked:
I live in Washington state. I signed a 1 year lease that stated move in is on November 15, 2017.
The house needs repairs (these are noted in the lease) that is why we did move in as the…
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Tue Nov 21, 2017
Dbblessedandhighlyfavored1 asked:
Tue Nov 21, 2017
C.flanagan3 answered:
looking for 2bdrm, 2bath for myself and caregiver. I need wheelchair accessible with large rooms and open floor plan. I am willing to relocate and almost anywhere in the U.S., if the property is appealing. Chris Flanagan ...(909)576-0563 ... more
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Tue Nov 21, 2017
Ines De La Cruz answered:
Hi Marissalm0210,
The first step is to contact your loan officer to get you preapproved so you know what price range of home you will be to afford.
If you are working with a Realtor in FL. they will be able to give you names. Otherwise call me and let me know what area you are interested in and I will help you to find one.
Contact me at your convenience.
Ines De La Cruz
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Tue Nov 21, 2017
Ines De La Cruz answered:
Hello Alexandra,
Thanks for asking the question. I am Realtor that handles Marlton and surrounding areas. Congratulations in your decision to buy a home. You will be paying less than what a normal rent will be.
Marlton is a beautiful town with anything you will need to live a happy life.
There are several programs for first time home buyers. The loan officer will explain the different programs to you. They have some income requirements, credit requirements, loan to debt ratios requirements and town requirements. Some do ask you to stay in the home a certain amount of years before the funds are not required to be refunded.
Let me know if you need some names of a few loan officer to get you pre-approved and started in the process to become a homeowner.
Contact me at your convenience.
Ines De La Cruz
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Tue Nov 21, 2017
Mreillysmith answered:
HOW DO I CANCEL MY LISTING AGREEMENT ON MY HOME IN BETHESDA MARYLAND,
WITH A BROKER WHO HAS BROKEN MY TRUST ON MANY LEVELS. SHE NEVER
GAVE ME A COPY OF THE LISTING AGREEMENT. WHEN MY REAL ESTATE AGENT
BROUGHT AN OFFER THAT WAS UNACCEPTABLE TO ME I REALIZED THERE WAS
A DUAL AGENCY FORM THAT REVEALED HER HUSBAND WAS THE AGENT FOR THE
BUYER AND SHE WAS THE AGENT FOR ME THE SELLER. I WANT TO CANCEL THE
LISTING AGENT. HOW DO I GO ABOUT THAT?
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