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Home Selling in 77573 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jul 1, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
I think you are thinking about the old tax rules.

Under current tax law if it qualified as a personal residence (2 of last 5 years) ... then it doesn't matter what you do with the $ ... the first $250,000 in gains are not taxed ($500,000 if married filing joint).

If it was an investment property with a gain ... then you could do a 1031 like kind exchange to avoid taxes, as long as you invest the gains in a similar type investment property.
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Wed Jul 8, 2015
Jim Atkinson - Team Leader answered:
If you don't have a friend for family member that can recommend one, go to some open houses, get a feel for the realtor showing the home, find a few on line that have a bio that sounds like you would work well together, interview several and then pick one to move forward with. You want to make sure you get along with your realtor, selling and buying can be emotional decisions already. ... more
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Deborah Winters Chaney answered:
One of the problems could be the price you are asking. Is your home over-priced? Another important consideration in selling during the current Buyer's Market is to make sure your home is absolutely move-in ready. Buyers want to Close on Friday, move-in over the weekend, and go back to work on Monday. Very few Buyers want to fix or upgrade anything in a home today. ... more
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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Stacey Christman answered:
These days, many people are doing their own research on the internet ~ so finding someone "right around the corner" isn't as important as finding someone who's truly knowledgeable about the real estate market, trends in the area, and how to market a property. the size of the company doesn't matter nearly as much as the commitment your particular agent is willing to make to sell your house, and to help you find a new home. I'd recommend personal referrals over big name companies...ask your friends who they used and if they were happy ~ and if they were ~ give the person they used a call!

Thanks,

Stacey Bullock Christman
Scott O'Connell Properties
2927 Ferndale
Houston, TX 77098
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Mon Jun 25, 2012
Carla Wade answered:
It is hard to list a FISBO. Every time I list one it isn't a FISBO anymore!
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