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Home Selling in 76248 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jan 25, 2016
Thomasburroughs1 asked:
I've tried the URL and it just keeps bringing me back to the same page over and over
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
John Straub answered:
Hi Lori
I hope this email finds you well. Were you able to contact the lender and ask them to waive the pre-payment penalty? The $8,000 sounded like you might be on a bond program or that you received a tax credit was that the case? Those are much harder to have waived. If it was a bond or tax credit you might check to see if making a profit on the sale of your home is a factor in the penalty being enforced. At any rate I hope this has worked out for you and wish you the very best! If I can be of any service to you please do not hesitate to call or email.

John Straub
Keller Williams Realty
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Thu Jul 16, 2009
Lucy Puniwai answered:
Although as a licensed Realtor I cannot discriminate against any company, I would have some questions
such as: My Buyer's lender will send out an appraiser. The Buyer must use that appraisal if using FHA or VA for funding. When you asked about paying for Closing costs... you would pay your closing costs and perhaps a percentage of your Buyer's closing costs if that is what the buyer's ask for. FHA appraisals are now required to be farmed out to a Central Clearing house because lenders are no longer allowed to have a relationship with an Appraiser.

My company lists home for 5% of the sales price charged to the Seller. ZIP Realty keeps 2% to cover our costs and the other 3% is paid to your Buyer's agent. I sold my last home in 13 days and received 4 offers. My website will let you know how many buyers are looking for a home in your zip code and price point.
I typically hold an Open House within 2 weeks of having your home on the market. My colleagues are required by my company to preview your home within 3 weeks of your home being on the market in order to maximize your exposure.

I live in Keller and would be happy to give you a listing presentation so you can determine which service will get your home sold. Interviewing a couple of Realtors is considered standard in our industry. You will feel confident that you have enough information to make an informed decision.

If I can be of any assistance, feel free to research me at :

Best regards,
Lucy A. Puniwai
ZIP Realty
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