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Home Selling in Hartford : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Nov 21, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Fri Nov 18, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
She's not a "primary" agent. FYI -- When you list for FREE on this site, you're going to have "Premier" Agents (who pay to you can list for FREE) listed next to your listing. This what you get when going FSBO. Maybe one of those agents will find a buyer for you! :) ... more
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Mon Sep 26, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
It is NEVER a good idea that the seller is there for the inspection. Your agent should be there taking notes for you. In the end if you insist you can, but there is no benefit to you and can hurt far more than help. ... more
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Wed May 18, 2016
Pschatz asked:
the address is in Elmwood section of West Hartford, with GOOD SCHOOLS. please correct the map location as well.
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Tue Jun 30, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
Sure you can, your Broker should be training you on this, call them and go over how to market persons properties.
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Thu Aug 21, 2014
Lisa Barall-Matt answered:
The conversion has many facets and price is driven by certain data. The first thing to do is contact your local gas company to see if they provide gas on your street. They can provide you with a dollar figure to bring the gas to your home. You will next need to contact a heating contractor to see if your current furnace or boiler can simply use a conversion kit or does it require replacement. The answers to these questions will provide some financial numbers to get you started. While converting to gas will not add value to your home it may, when you're ready to sell, provide for a quicker sale as gas in many cases is the preferred heating fuel. ... more
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Sat Jun 29, 2013
Seth Winkleman answered:
Yes you can short sale one home. Currently I have one listed where the buyer owns 2 homes. One of the homes they live in, the other is an investment property. There has to be a financial hardship. If you need any help feel free to text/call 860-985-5816. I am happy to help! I have closed now on numerous short sales and I currently have 3 short sales listed. ... more
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Amy

Regret to hear that your home is not selling.

There can be several factors as listed below:

1a.) You are priced high or at market price and there are too many homes to choose from.
1b.) You are on a busy street
1c.) There are just not that many buyers out there
2.) There is no curb appeal
3.) Home needs work or repairs
4.) There are short sales or up coming Bank Owned properties that will be priced cheaper.
5.) There is not enough exposure on your property.

Type in your home address on and see if the property shows up.

6.) Poor marketing, is there a virtual tour, are there over 12 pictures
7.) Are you allowing Open Houses and showings.

Good luck.
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
Amy D'annolfo answered:
Thu Apr 28, 2011
Colvina answered:
You should have an attorney that specializes in real estate law for all your transactions. A good realtor should recommend at least 3 to choose from.
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Tue Sep 7, 2010
Keith Sorem answered: are learning about personal responsibility!

Ask your Realtor this and related questions. It may be that your lender will NOT pay those fees. Sometimes you can ask the buyer to pay some of them. The key is to act responsibly and know the potential pitfalls. ... more
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Wed Apr 29, 2009
Realtor4u answered:
1% below market value to start.....
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Sun Nov 16, 2008
Don Fabrizio-Garcia answered:
Michael -

Actually federal capital gains tax rates are currently 15%, but that may be increasing. Speak with your tax advisor for specifics.
There are also state capital gains taxes, which I believe are 7% in Connecticut, but I'm not positive of this rate.

Is the vacation home used as an investment property? Is it rented out, or is it simply a vacation home for you and your sister? If it meets the guidelines for an investment property, then you may be eligible for a Starker 1031 Exchange, where you would sell your share of the home to your sister, and then immediately use those funds to purchase another investment property of greater or equal value. This would postpone the capital gains taxes until you sell the new property. There are specific criteria and timeframes involved in a 1031 Exchange, and you would need to hire an Exchange company to handle the funds - all funds must go into the new property and not to you.

Another option to consider would be to move into the home for two years, use it as your primary residence, and then you can sell it while taking the $250,000 capital gains exclusion . Again, you need to speak with your tax advisor regarding your specific situation to determine what you qualify for and what options apply to you.
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Tue May 6, 2008
Rk Ruthman answered:
As you know, "below grade" is not counted, but you have an "above average" chance of selling over your competition because of the "bonus" basement square footage. (It is all in the marketing, and presentation.)

Your house may have the feel of a bigger home because of the additional lower-level living space, but may not have the "high taxes" of a home that has the same square footage above grade. There's a plus!

When marketing a property use your "positive perspective".
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