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Fri Sep 18, 2015
thinz answered:
You should be able to provide that there is a working furnace for heat or other heat source for the CO...although you could ask about a conditional CO while doing reno or repair and have the final CO issued when work is done and everything is shown to be in working order.
Tom Hinz www.shortsaletosell.com
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Tue Jul 27, 2010
Brian Morgenweck answered:
Hi Maddy,
Hopefully, your scenario has changed since posting this question. Actually, I hope you sold the condo by now.
Not knowing what your agreement was in its entirety, I think it's harmful to trash other folks in the business. That being said, many folks don't belong in a service industry where communications is so key to their clients' (& their own!) "end-game".
Here's something I tell prospective clients... We'll agree on the ways we'll move forward ahead of time. If you'd like, I am more than willing to give you a guarantee, in writing, which will release you from the listing contract, should I not meet & exceed our initial agreement & your expectations. I'm betting, you'd only get that guarantee from the best & the most competent.
Again, hoping by now your unit has sold & your unnecessary stress has subsided.
All the best!
Brian
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Mon Jul 26, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
First thing is a condo (condominium) is a type of ownership, towhouse is the style of condominium it is. If i am assuming right, the property was a duplex (2 units) townhouse style means it has an up and a down and was condexed, seperated and sold as individual units. So there is 2 units in this association. The key is no matter if there are 2 units or 200, in order to become a condo the person, builder or developer had to apply for and furnish a set of condominium docs, rules and regualtions to the state to be approved as a condominium.

In most condexes each side takes care of itself, they cut their half of the grass, shovel their own dirveway and sidewalk and paint the trim on their half. The problem is there should be an insurance policy on the building as a whole in the name of the association, usually in a condex it is split 50/50 and paid in full when do. The problem lays with what if the property needs a roof, that is great there is no monthly payments however long term maintenance needs to be considered, unless you have a large balance in your checkbook to pay half the cost of the roof when that comes up.

Where it is is a condo, the assoication is only teh 2 owners. so the 2 current owners should be able to fill out that condo questionaire. The problem is there are no more spot approvals with fha, so your loan officer will need to help you get these units association fha approved. The owner should help as well as it will help them sell, the owner not selling should help becuase it brings up the value of their condo.

good luck with your purchase.
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Fri Mar 20, 2009
Maria FORSBERG-VILLON answered:
In most cases it is easy to withdraw from a listing and ask your agent for an unconditional withdrawal!
It can be tricky with some offices, there may be a charge depending on the office or the may give you just a conditional withdrawal. You may like to list it for rent with a realtor and it needs to have no conditions so it can be advertised on the mls as a rental, or maybe even a lease with an option to buy Good luck feel free to contact me at my e-mail if you encounter any problems. mia@villonrealty.com ... more
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Thu Mar 20, 2008
John Sacktig answered:
Well, that depends on if you HAVE TO sell it. If you can pay your monthly bills off of the rent, then wait the martket out a bit. If you need to sell , get in three good realtros and compare what is out there versus your place, make some appointments and go see a few of them. If you will get beat by them, hold off and rent it out. If you have a quality priduct in line with the main stream sales, then go for it.

Make sure you are priced correct and give it a shot. You can put the place on the market for both rental and sale at the same time. If you get agood qualified tenant, then go that way, you may also get a buyer.

Good luck.
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Mon Oct 15, 2007
john smith answered:
Hello Angie,

This depends on whether or not your brother was listed as an exception on the listing contract.If he was then you do not owe any fees to your listing agent.

But in some cases it could also depend on the type of contract you signed with your listing agent.If it was an exclusive agency then you can go ahead without any fees owed to the realtor,but if it is exclusive right to sell type contract then you owe realtor fees no matter whom you sell to.

Hopefully this was helpful

Karan
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