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Home Selling in Albany : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jun 1, 2016
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
For the home to sell and title transfer to the new buyer, all loans and liens will need to be paid off. This usually happens with the escrow process. How the remaining proceeds, if any, are distributed is another matter.
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Tue Sep 13, 2011
Tomi Thomas answered:
Carrie, I can't help but wonder whether you went on market in July, and how you did? I list and sell in Albany, and the market there has definitely performed differently this year than in the recent past. Larger homes, because there are so few, still sell for a premium, and homes that have been very upgraded. There was simply too much info left out of your query to reply, but overall, I would have said that $700K would be hard to achieve unless it was a large home and very unique. To several points below, Zillow is never a reliable source for comping, and location, architectural style, street, and upgrades are all very critical factors that have to be taken into account. Yuo didn't say whether you bought to sell for a profit, and whether you had to get 700K to make money, or were hoping for a windfall. Hope you did well, and hope you hired a local agent who understands the microdetails~ ... more
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Fri Aug 6, 2010
Mike Rowland answered:
Carrie, I work in the Albany area and own a home and have lived within a few miles my entire life. Albany is different than many cities. The market has not affected your homes values like many other cities in our area. Albany is very desireable and your property will sell very quickly if properly priced. Number one reason is schools are incredible, best in the bay. Transportation is excellent Bart, ac transit and freeways are very close by and convenient . Shopping and dining are abundant. You could put your house on the market at the same time you are looking. I have done this many times. It requires cooperation with agents and buyers and sellers but very much possible, the loan could be put in place ahead of time based on the proceeds you are getting from your home sale. Feel free to contact me direct to discuss your personal situation. I have an excellent mortgage broker who lives nearby that can make clear all your financing options.

Here is a home we have on the market in Albany right now.........

Mike Rowland
Windermere Rowland Realty
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Tue Jul 20, 2010
Mike Rowland answered:
You can have a local Real Estate agent set you up on a MLS search, that gives you access to the sold and listed properties. Its pretty easy to set up and its free.

Mike Rowland
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Mon Jul 12, 2010
Bob Georgiou answered:
Yes! Get and agent and they will be able to provide a wealth of information.
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Sat Sep 5, 2009
Vr asked:
of these changes (Krista Miller, Keller Williams Realty, 510-612-5546). (She has informed of the name change for agent a few times too). How does one make sure these changes are made on…
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Mon Jun 15, 2009
Catherine Krueger answered:
Hi Susie,

I just read your post and though it is old I figured it might still help. From what you have listed your home sounds like a nice home that should sell well. I would definitely set a date and time for open houses and an offer date. The market is doing well in Albany so unless you are priced way higher than the comparable sold homes in your neighborhood your home will sell fast. Below the freeway, homes are not reaching the same amount of money as the ones above San Pablo. Also the closer to the freeway the more you will have to discount for it. As far as price is concerned without seeing the house and its exact location it is hard to come up with a value. Price also depends on your termite report. If the report shows a lot of damage (dry rot or termites etc) you will have to discount for that too. I am just about to put a home on the market in Albany for $475,000. Fantastic location but smaller home than yours. Roughly I would say between $475,000 to $525,000 depending on all the above factors.

Best of luck. I am available if you have any further questions or would like a walk through analysis and market update.

Best regards,

Catherine Krueger
Marvin Gardens Real Estate
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Tue Mar 24, 2009
Tim Ambrose answered:

To add a little to what my fellow Realtors have suggested, You agent can manually set up an account with Trulia and get the additional exposure you are seeking.
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