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Sun Sep 17, 2017
Luckypchw47ll answered:
Why not list your home with a realtor at a lower price? Realtor should describe it as a distress sale, as-is, and adjust price based on it's condition. Why would someone deal with basically a phone number written on a sign? ... more
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Wed Aug 2, 2017
Spatterson answered:
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Sun Jul 30, 2017
Gjfriend93308 answered:
I have used both gas and electric. I prefer gas because things cool down more quickly than electric and less likely to get burnt (at least for me). But, I recently was introduced to an Induction Portabe stove. Oh, my goodness, what a difference. Things take less time to cook anything. You can put things on warm and for the most things won't burn. The stove gets hot because of the pan that is on it but not hot enough to burn you. You can have a paper on it or towel and it will not catch fire unlike gas or electric. Therefore safer than either and cheaper to use. Anyway. almost any pot or pan will work as long as a magnet will stick to the bottom. ... more
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Fri Jul 21, 2017
Moremaitake asked:
How should I sell it? Would an agent who sells homes be useful, given the only reason to show the house is for the buyer to estimate removal costs?
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Mon Oct 3, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Most often it is the listing agent. Unless you are using a discount broker than often the seller takes that task. When i take a listing and use the box, i give a stack of flyers to the seller who often can just replace with my copies if they see it empty. ... more
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Mon Dec 28, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
I agree with Alan. Call your agent, he can manually edit the price. As far as lack of showings, it is a very slow time of year. Not a lot of people out buying homes during the holidays. If you don't have more activity in the next two weeks, you're likely still over priced.

Also, people aren't relying on this site for their info. Most serious buyers are working with a Realtor who has access to the local MLS. If the price was reduced in the MLS, they'll know about it.
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Sat Aug 1, 2015
Jatinder Toor answered:
Hi Jordana.Congratulations on Graduating.My suggestion is just contact with local reputed Real Estate Companies.Most companies have their own Real Estate Training Schools.Good Luck !!
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Thu May 28, 2015
Corridor West Team answered:
Generally it is desirable to have a property backing public property such as a park or a school. This is not always true however, if the area has a lot of crime and the park for example is a place of gang activity or other crime then it may not be a positive factor for the house. ... more
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Mon Jul 7, 2014
Robert Torrey answered:
In most cases yes.I would weigh the cost to gain ratio out before i did it though. There might not be enough return in it to make it worth it.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Andy Hargreaves answered:
I am a Fannie listing agent, and Fannie's policy is that in order for a purchaser to be considered within the First Look period, one of the parties on the contract must reside in the property after purchase.

In your situation -- your sister would have to be on the contract with you in order for this to happen.
If you're paying cash, this is likely not a big issue.
But, if you're getting a loan, your lender may have some restrictions on credit requirements for her being on the contract with you, etc.

If she's unable to be on the contract for any number of reasons, unfortunately, you'll have to wait through the First Look period and will be able to submit on the 15th day. I believe that HUD and Freddie take the same approach.

Let me know if you need anything else!
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
TJ Brisbois answered:
Thankfully, they've only called me once. I think if they continue to call I will request a supervisor...if you get them to stop calling you post again and let us know how you did it!
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Stephen Connolly answered:
Your agent received an occupancy letter and had you signed something like that and your agent sent it back to the sellers agent? WOW. It is possible that you may have to evict the sellers! But if they only want a couple of days to move out after closing then by all means, work with them, after all they are losing their home. You certainly do not want to incur any potential damage to the home.
Yes, talk to your free lawyers, as Realtors, we are not allowed to give any "lawyerly" advice.
Best Regards
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Scott Hulen answered:
This is a fairly typical clause in the builder’s contract nowadays. The reason for this is if you choose many “nonstandard upgrades” then there is a chance the home may not appraise. There is also a chance the home may not appraise because of external factors beyond anyone’s control. The builder and the banks builder are covering their butts; you can thank the Dodd- Frank act as well as the Obama administration for the new rules. Ps some of the “rules” were needed but as usual the government went too far and has made things worse. ... more
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Sun Apr 22, 2012
Bob Jakowinicz answered:
Jeff, I would agree with you on that with the subdivisions. I think some of the subs with big (named) parks in them might still have a big name following but other than that you are right. ... more
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Wed Oct 12, 2011
Bob Jakowinicz answered:
Sounds like you have a good option below of a lender to call. The lender will inform you of what you can and can't do overall. They usually will also help guide you to raise your credit score as quickly as possible ... more
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Tue Oct 11, 2011
Bob Jakowinicz answered:
Find yourself a local real estate agent is good advice in my opinion. You can work with that agent and go over all is needed.
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Tue Oct 11, 2011
Bob Jakowinicz answered:
Sounds like legal problems may be happening in this situation, if that is the case then you need to speak with an attorney. There are so many variables that could be taking place that it is impossible for anyone to say the right answer in this type of quick forum. ... more
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Tue Oct 11, 2011
Bob Jakowinicz answered:
All other things considered equal more than likely a bigger garage is better in my opinion. In doing this everyday I have seen many one car attached garage homes sell very nicely
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Tue Oct 11, 2011
Bob Jakowinicz answered:
While we are not attorney's my advice as a real estate agent is always get it in writing. Too much can come up to cloud things up otherwise
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