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Wed Aug 10, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you work with a local realtor to assist you with your question.
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Tue May 20, 2014
louslady answered:
i looked at your house on zillow. nothing drew me to the house at all. looks like an office atmosphere. paint those walls a neutral tan or kahaki to make it feel warmer. you have white walls and tile floors. too sterile ... more
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Thu May 15, 2014
Dianamuffley answered:
Thank you everyone for your input I greatly appreciate it. I do agree, perhaps with school nearing the end parents are focused on that. I will be patient and see what happens. I do know my home is everywhere online and it had several views on Zillow, over 500. Most of the homes in my community or option pending or pending, there are only 5 I believe that are active and those are quite smaller than my home. Price per sq footage was less than most of the homes in my community, so I feel I am being fair on price, plus we are leaving our 52" inch wall mounted flat screen in our bedroom and we are leaving our very nice fridge. I hope to get some showings soon! :) ... more
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Mon May 12, 2014
Ron Krauch answered:
It is not only legal in most venues, it's a good marketing tactic on the part of the listing agent. You've found a smart, competitive, innovative agent,

Ron Krauch
Emerald Estates Realty, Inc.
RonKrauch@EmeraldEstatesRealty.com
(708) 308-5035
http://EmeraldEstatesRealty.com

http://HelpMeSellThisHouseNow.com
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Tasha,
Generally Escrow will run the math on all the various charges, payoffs and fees associated with your sale. They will provide a complete breakdown of each cost and credit and have you sign it. You should be responsible for the taxes through the day your sale closes and the buyer for the next day forward. It could be different in MN than in my state, so your agent and or Escrow closer will have the most reliable answer for you. ... more
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Fri Mar 28, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Ask people you may know for referrals, or check www.nahi.org/
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Don Groff answered:
If your buyer agrees to buy the home without negotiating the price with you they will be required to bring the difference as their loan is based on the lower of the purchase price or the appraised value.

Your buyer can get out of the contract or attempt to negotiate the price with you after a lower appraisal as that is a typical part of the contract. This is a conversation you will or should be having with your listing agent.

Hope this helps.

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Don Groff | REALTOR® & Mortgage Broker
Austin Real Estate Pros & 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 | m 512.633.4157 | listings@dongroff.com
websites: www.AustinListed.com | www.360LendingGroup.com
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Wed Feb 26, 2014
Imashopper13 answered:
We followed in the tracks of our siblings who sold a $400K home in Rockwall in several months.
Their home could sell itself. But we had tried realtors first: the largest realtor around, whom I won't name, fired them after six months of no shows, then hired a small realtor. He actually put people thru our house, but none could qualify. We went with WhyMLS and sold our house to a cash buyer in 3 months. They offered telephone support and provided all paperwork for us to complete the sale.
I plan to use them again. My experience with realtors is that if your house doesn't get sold quickly, they ask you to drop your price. We did not lower our price, we actually got more than either realtor thought we could get, and I only had to pay 3%.
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Wed Dec 18, 2013
Dorothy Wanko answered:
Typically, Insurance will be pro rated and the balance applied to a new house. A couple of weeks will take you out of 2013 and you won't receive money back on taxes.

At the closing table the HUD1will have a portion of taxes owed by you (which the buyer receives a credit for) and the balance will be the new owners. Which means in December 2014. The new owner is responsible for all taxes due.

Escrows are returned usually 6 to 8 weeks after closing be sure the bank has your new address

Best of luck.
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Sun May 26, 2013
Darby Grimmett answered:
Joyce,

I agree with the other agents that are saying you definitely have to weigh the cost vs. the return you will get on the investment of installing the granite. You would not want to over improve your property so that it is the top of the market in your area. However, with that said, granite is a wise move in upgrading your home in 77381. I, too, live in this are and my husband is a local residential appraiser.

Darby
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Tue Dec 11, 2012
Cyndi Berg answered:
Below is a portion of my newsletter with the latest statistics just released.
There cannot be a better real estate market than the one we have in Houston!
November single-family home sales increased by 27% over last year and home sales for the year are up by 17%

It’s a sellers’ market and now that listings are low; sales are high and median sales price is up 6% - now is a great time to sell a home and more than likely, get more for it than last year!

1. Are we headed for a housing shortage? Read more about it at http://www.garygreene.com/blog
2. Was your area one of the hottest in Houston last month? Grab your copy of the Houston Hotness Index at http://media.garygreene.com/index.php?s=30244&item=32854
3. How does your area compare with the Houston overall market? Check it out at http://media.garygreene.com/index.php?s=30244&cat=2938

Please contact me for more information about your options.
Cyndi Berg
cyndi@MyHTownLifestyles.com
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Loretta James answered:
The lastest update on Exxon Corporate Campus is that there are plans for 7 phases of the project.
I received an email from a reliable source that indicated 13,600 employees with peripheral or ancillary services of 40,000 people to the Spring, Woodlands, Tomball, Conroe and Champions areas. We are always interested in our viewers comments and information.

Loretta James
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Nazario Trujillo answered:
Ultimately is not the fee that you pay but the service you are getting from the Listing Agent...

Nazario Trujillo
REO/BPO Certified
TAHS, SFR, R. E. Consultant/Realtor
Sun Realty

Cell: 832-892-8730
Fax: 281-907-0199
E-mail: naztrujillo@sbcglobal.net
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Nazario Trujillo answered:
It should not depending on how much you owe in your home...

The first thing is actually to get in touch with your lender and see if they would accept/approve to do a Short Sale on your house...

If you are delinquent on your mortgage, a Short Sale is usually what the Lien Holders/Banks would allow you to do, it will not affect you as much as having a foreclosure on your record...

Call me for more details or if you have any more questions...

Thank you,

Nazario Trujillo
REO/BPO Certified
TAHS, SFR, R. E. Consultant/Realtor
Sun Realty
Cell: 832-892-8730
Fax: 281-907-0199
E-mail: naztrujillo@sbcglobal.net
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Nazario Trujillo answered:
It depends on many factors:
- Reason why home needs to be sold
- Condition of Property
- Price compared to others in the area
- Incentives (to Buyer and/or Realtors)
- Rate of Foreclosures and Short sales in the area versus regular sales

If you have any more questions or would like a market Analysis on your property do not hesitate to contact me...

Nazario Trujillo
REO/BPO Certified
TAHS, SFR, R. E. Consultant/realtor
Sun Realty
Cell: 832-892-8730
Fax: 281-907-0199
E-mail: naztrujillo@sbcglobal.net
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Sun May 30, 2010
Doc & Ellen Stephens answered:
Although we REALTORS® understand tax implications in general, it is beyond the scope of our licensure to give individual tax advice. The two best sources for general answers are:


http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/faq2.php and

www.irs.gov

The best source for specific advice is your own Tax Professional.

Doc
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Thu Sep 24, 2009
Ken Hunter answered:
I checked the Houston MLS information and your home's status shows as "S" (sold). So, I'd guess that your REALTOR has not manually removed your former home from her Trulia listings. Check with her to find out.

Or, you may just be seeing the residual internet search results. Once something is on the web, it can stay there a long time.

If there is anything that I can help you with, please let me know.

Ken Hunter, REALTOR
(832) 515-9951
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Thu Oct 9, 2008
Tommy Burris answered:
I believe that you want to be added to 'title' since the mortgage is paid off.
You can have him Quit Claim 1/2 interest to you. Or go to a title company and they can draw up a Warranty Deed conveying 1/2 interest to you, as well as record this document at the courthouse.
A real estate attorney can do the same thing and might be best!!
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Wed Jul 2, 2008
Stephanie Edwards-Musa answered:
Hi Sharon, Mary is right. Your agent can submit your home to Trulia for free. I have posted the link below. Hope it all works out.
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