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Fri May 12, 2017
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Tue Aug 30, 2016
Jlynch answered:
Have you tried to post your property on I have no problems with editing my listing there.
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Fri May 6, 2016
Kdboales asked:
The agent said it was okay and that he was famliar with probate. To add to the situation the house is in reverse mortgage and I fear there might be a conflict of interest. He assured me…
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Mon Jan 4, 2016
Joda_e answered:
No one seems to have replied to Springville below.

I am in the same position in that I have an incompetent broker that has already resulted in us being 3 months in to our journey and still no close.

It sickens me that after everything they have done to mess up the sale, the huge extra costs and penalties that have been run up as a result of their incompetence and everything myself and the sellers have had to sort out on our own would mean that they would get $4000!

Nowhere else is it conceivable that if you don't do your job properly you still get paid!
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Tue Feb 24, 2015
Van Cash To Buyers Garrett answered:
The home of choice contingency is a great option in when other options are not on the table. You have to look at it from a sellers perspective though if there are multiple offers. Would you wait for someone else to sell at any given time to buy your condo when someone else is ready to close in 30 days? Sell the condo first to avoid a hardship and wasting your time putting in offers that have a high chance to get rejected.

Van Garrett Jr.
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Samson Properties
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Wed Feb 11, 2015
Ray Baumann answered:
To say three unrelated folks scammed you might be hard to prove in court. First you lived in the condo for two years and were pleased with things and only when you became an investor and wanted to maximize your rents did you see things differently. It might be a tough case to prove, but I would talk to an attorney who works in real estate law. If nothing else you could sue and hope the Agent's brokers Errors and Omissions insurance has deep pockets and would give you an out of court settlement just to not have to deal with this and the bad PR it would bring. ... more
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Wed Oct 15, 2014
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
I agree with Annette. We had a local grocery store that chose to paint their stores in shades of grey. BIG mistake! Made the store look dirty, dingy and unappealing. Light and Airy! That's the way to go, then let your goods add the splash of color to make the space inviting! ... more
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Mon Aug 18, 2014
bsiobhanmurphy answered:
It address your actual question; "Must we comply?" No, you do not have to change it to a short sale. First, if your home has only been on the market a month and half ago and the realtor is already suggesting you short sale, there's something wrong. The property should have been priced right to begin with. Also, to go from a single price reduction to a short sale is absurd in such a short amount of time. Unless of course the realtor advised you from the beginning that the house was being listed at a 'bargain' and that if you get no bites you might try a price reduction and that if that did not work then you might have to short sell, then the realtor might have a leg to stand on. A good realtor would now in advance if they have a property on their hands that could likely require a short sale, and should have advised you of that prior to taking the listing. I'd make your realtor do their job. ... more
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Sat Jul 5, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
in case you didn't notice, this question was asked almost TWO years ago.......doubt very much the poster is interested in what anyone now thinks he should's hardly relevant anymore. ... more
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
I'm not in MA and I'm not a lawyer, but I know a little about HOA's and Condo Associations. First, if you live in a condo, you are part of the ownership of the parking lot and common areas. Associations set up a budget based on what they believe it will take to allow normal operations. When things go well, they develop a surplus. When they don't as in the past winter, they run a deficit. Someone has to clear the parking lots and walkways. That costs money and if the funds are gone, someone needs to raise the revenue to cover the costs. The alternative would be to have had the cars all stuck and the walkways all impassible.
I'm just making some intelligent guesses based on how Associations generally work and the winter the northeast has just been through.
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Fri Jul 26, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites: (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Sat Jul 20, 2013
Delaine Campbell answered:
Hello there in Asheville :)
First off are you saying that you have made a decision to switch agents, but plan on continuing the listing agreement through the end term shown in the agreement? And you are worried about getting a contract between now, and when the contract ends, such that you would be continuing to work with that broker past the contract end date? Sorry I'm just trying to clarify your intentions.

My suggestion would be to contact the Broker and discuss your unhappiness with the agent.
If you don't want to work with the agent, the broker can assign a new agent to work with you based on your needs. And you can continue with that Brokerage Firm. As Will Nesbitt explained, the contract is with the Brokerage Firm, not with the agent.
If you truly don't like the brokerage then you can tell the Broker that you want to terminate the agreement. Send them written notice and have them acknowledge it.

These rules vary state to state. But talk to the Broker first.

Will's advise, below is excellent as well. He is a Broker.

Hope this helps.
Delaine Campbell, MBA, REALTOR(R)
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Don Tepper answered:
It depends on your budget as well as your preferences.

At the bottom is Pergo or similar. It looks nice and comes in different styles. But it can be scratched or damaged pretty easily.

Next up is vinyl--either square, sheets, or strips. My wife recently redid a couple of rooms (living room, family room) in our house with vinyl strips that look like wood. Better yet, they're textured, so they feel lke wood, too.

You might consider tile, at least in some areas.

Then there's wood--either pre-finished or real. (Sorry, pre-finished is "real" but not in the same way that individual planks of wood, put down, stained, and coated are.)

One thing to keep in mind, though. Lots of building (even condos, for instance) require that something like 75% or 80% of the floor area have carpets or rugs on them. That's for sound control. That remaining 20% generally is taken up with the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room. So even if you put down a hard surface--any of those described above--you may have to cover that with lots of area rugs.

Hope that helps.
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Adam Elkassar answered:
As Scott mentioned it depends on what type of loan you getting. Guidelines are almost the same for lenders expect the underwriter conditions that's every lender has is different all based on credit and risk factor. To answer your question, you will have to clarify something to your lender, did you have a part time job before prior to your current part time, if yes.. Was it in the same line of business? If yes ,, yes we as a lender will count that income.

Before going out house hunting, you should go to a lender and get qualified , when I say you get qualified, means take your income documents., assets statements and work with your lender on the approval. I have some lots of mortgage origination issuing approval letter based on verbal information they got from borrowers however when the loan is ready to process they can't qualify them anymore because there was something the borrower did say!

Also its recommended because sometime you may find inaccurate information on credit report that you may better off delet of your credit before applying for a mortgage. Always ask for a copy of your report to insure accuracy and to prevent any surprises.

Good luck with your house hunting.
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Robert Lepelletier answered:
And the question is . . . . . .

Robert 'Bob' Lepelletier - Broker - Associate - Keller Williams Realty
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Natalie Dean answered:
Also try:

All the best!
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Natalie Dean answered:
Hello Mrs. Granny,
Assuming you may or may not have received acceptable resolution to your problem, I had one additional question. Where are you in the stage of your home building project? When was the contract ratified in the builders office? I ask because although we have had an extremely mild winter here in the NE building can still be a bit slower than the in the summer and spring months. I agree with many of the other agents because there may not be anything to report. I have worked with clients on new home projects that delivered in 4 to 6 months and many that have taken over a years time. Often time until the builder gets to your specific dwelling it remains a pile of dirt. The client will drive through the neighborhood almost every two weeks because of their level of excitement but an agent will most times check in with the builder about every 3 weeks to see how progress is going. Unfortunately because of your location you don't have the luxury of seeing whether there is actual building or not, so you are relying heavily on the agent to be your eyes and ears. It may simply be that a phone call to the agent to let them know that you are unhappy with their lack of communication could do the trick.

I do hope you get a firm resolution. I would exhaust the efforts of communicating with the agent and the broker and making documentation of such. In that regard you have a track record of all of your attempts especially if they don't end in success. In the end the buyers broker has the right to demand their commission, however it could disputed if you haven't received the services you were fully entitled to in the buyer broker agreement. If you need anything else please do not hesitate to contact me. All the best!
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Sat Jan 12, 2013
Will Nesbitt answered:
I have a map of new housing developments in Northern Virginia on our website.
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Sat Oct 20, 2012
Delaine Campbell answered:
I think you should really be asking yourself, "how can I find a property to purchase that is a good deal and on which I may be able to make some money?" You are focused on tax liens, delinquent taxes, when that really may not be the focus. Around here, there are a few, but not many. If you are looking to get into the real estate ownership as an investor, I'd be happy to discuss it with you. Write to me at ... more
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