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Home Selling in Fort Worth : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jan 18, 2017
Aaronh125 asked:
My house is listed as for sale with my phone number. It is not for sale. It's already sold. I need it changed and the calls to stop. 3609 Charles St North Richland Hills, TX 76180.
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Fri Dec 9, 2016
LystHouse answered:
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Tue Aug 23, 2016
Cherdawnsosa answered:
I just want to say Thank you. Found myself in the same position. 4 years later, 10's of thousands down the drain the most horrible neighbors I have ever had in over 60 years of life. I am just finishing the kitchen...

So I can really understand how you are doing.
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Mon Jul 25, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
Usually corporate buyers (people that buy 10 or more homes per year) are looking for a steep discount, so that they can make margin on a resale.

They offer speed of purchase in exchange for a lower than market price. ... more
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Tue Jul 12, 2016
Melpop1 asked:
My address in 3 Leonard Trail, Westworth Village, TX 76114

There is a very old listing with old information and photos. I would like the information that I uploaded on Zillow to be used…
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Fri Jun 24, 2016
Phil.w.talbert asked:
Trulia does not even have the right schools zoned for that area listed and when the list is expanded the school is not even listed. Chisholm Trail H.S. Eagle MT school district has been…
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Fri Jun 17, 2016
Kitellecat answered:
I am not sure whether the Title Co - (Republic Title) - overcharged me. There is an amount of $1255.29 for "city taxes. This is NOT property tax. I see that they have also charged me for the remaining half year payment of property taxes which matches the amount I had figured upon.

I am questioning this other amount of "city taxes" because the full 10 years I lived in that house I never paid and separate city tax! Now I feel that the title co has made up fees in order to fleece me of the full amount I was to receive.

I already had to pay out the realtor commission fees of approx. $8,600!
Selling my house it seemed like everyone had their hand out for some money!
It makes me sick!
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Wed Apr 15, 2015
Jeff Perkins answered:
I actually stopped by your property and spoke with the renter I would love to talk with you regarding your property
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Mon Apr 13, 2015
Carol Ellis answered:
I understand your concern about home showings. Your real estate listing can reflect that only serious or qualified buyers be shown your home. I wouldn't restrict the time that it can be viewed, because if it is a serious, qualified buyer coming to look at your home with an agent, it's best to let them come. If it is priced competitively, you could get an offer quickly, and won't have to endure a lot of showings. ... more
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Wed Apr 8, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
I agree with the below. Hire a realtor to help you sell the lot.

Susie Kay
Realtor & Certified Home Stager
United Real Estate
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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Thu Apr 2, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Nancy,

You want to run your question by your CPA for an accurate answer. As far as I know, if you inherited a house after your loved one passed away the cost basis is stepped up. Meaning if your loved one just passed away, the cost of the home is the current market value of the home and not the original price when the home was first purchased by the deceased. If you wait to sell it a year later and the home price goes up then you'll pay capital gain on the gain from the year you sold the property and the stepped up cost. Again, make sure that you confirm this with your CPA.

Let me know if you need me sell the property for you.

Take care!

Susie Kay
Realtor & Certified Home Stager
United Real Estate
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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Sat Mar 7, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Where is your home? I would suggest contacting a local realtor to assist you.

Good luck!

Susie Kay
Realtor & Certified Home Stager
United Real Estate
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net ... more
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Sat Feb 28, 2015
Phillip Madison answered:
I would suggest calling a local agent to assist you. Fort Worth is a little out of my area, but I would be happy to help if you are unable to locate somewhere in the Fort Worth area.
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Tue Dec 2, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
The person that owns the home who is selling the home is the seller and the only one listed on the HUD under seller. The Real Estate agent is only listed under the debit column of items to be paid by seller. ... more
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Fri Oct 3, 2014
Kevin Richey answered:
"Usually" the biggest turn off is the price. If you feel you are priced right, or at least, close to market value, you should look at your online presence. Have a neutral person look at your photos, they might see things you don't. The best comps will be your sold comps. Houses that are currently for sale may not reflect what your home will actually sell for. ... more
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Tue Sep 30, 2014
Maryanne Jackson answered:
Yes, you have no agreement with an agent-You are Selling your home on your own.
IT is your right to do that, If the Buyer has signed an agreement to pay their broker than it is the responsibility of the buyer to pay, OR if there is no agreement to pay than it is presumed that the agent will procure a commission as being offered in the MLS for instance, 2.5 or 3%.
If you are not listed on the MLS than there is no commission offered.
There for the agent must find the buyer's a property that is listed on the MLS and is offering a commission in order to get paid.
Did the buyer find your home on their own? If so, you and the buyer are procuring cause not the buyer's agent.
Did you sign a one party listing contract? If so, then that may change the situation a bit.
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Mon Sep 29, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Pat,
Do you want to continue to live there? If so, who cares? If not, you'll need to do a short sale or go through foreclosure. A loan modification may be another option, but these are rare and the process of getting approved for one can damage your credit.
I work with a law firm with all of my distressed home owners. They provide an independent consultation and advice based on the situation the home owner is in. I'd encourage you to find a similar firm in your area to review your options and advise you.
Being upside down alone isn't an issue any more than having a sudden burst in equity do to the market going up quickly is for the lender.
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Mon Sep 29, 2014
kathomp answered:
Ants, spiders, maybe snakes. Not sure about scorpions. I lived in Chico, 90 miles north on former orchard land, for 30 years. We always had ants, especially when it rains. Have pest control service! It's the best way. also get house inspection and a pest inspection and go over all with the inspector at the property. Find good inspectors. They are not all good! As we have learned in the Fort Worth, TX area. In Texas, it's 'buyer beware' since the codes are different and really more lax. Scorpions are usually in a drier climate, I believe. In the Natomas area, there are a lot of new homes, especially near the Sac airport. Be careful where you buy and also check the crime reports. Richmond has crime, but so does Natomas, Chico, on and on now. Not like it used to be. Even in the Dallas-Ft Worth area, there is more crime than 20 years ago. Good luck. FIND GOOD INSPECTORS AND LISTEN TO WHAT THEY ARE TELLING YOU. You do not have to buy a property if you have serious doubts. There may be things not on the disclosure that the inspector will find. You will only be out their fee, but better that than buy property/home you hate and is a money pit! ... more
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Mon Sep 29, 2014
lerose55 answered:
I think you will need to take the death certificate, marriage license, birth certificates to the town deed dept. but you can call them each town might be different.
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