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Home Selling in Aurora : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 9, 2016
Ms2015henry answered:
The comps were a mix of similar, but mostly updated houses (fixtures & cabinets). The agent used a professional photographer. There is new paint throughout (off white or grey). We thought of replacing the ceiling fans and brass spotlights, but have trouble believing buyers would not come see the house due to that. We are VERY motivated.
Thank you for the feedback.
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Tue Nov 24, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
Someone has found an old question from 2008-nice....
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Sun Sep 13, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
When you are interviewing an agent to handle the marketing and selling of your house, you could ask them about their Internet marketing program.
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Wed Jun 24, 2015
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Get a Professional Realtor. You will end up getting more value and less headaches. I am a Realtor in Chicago Land and can advise you if you are interested.
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
In Illinois it is each County that issues the discounts or exemption if the property owner qualifies.
In some cases the owner can go back a few years and get a big check if they qualified in the past.
A good place to learn about the free discounts is at the Township tax assessor or at the County website. Your friendly local Realtor could help you too. I have saved my clients thousands that they did not know about.
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Sat Feb 14, 2015
Jeff Nobleza answered:
I believe you would have to go through the process of getting the whole HOA FHA re-approved.

Jeff Nobleza
Baird & Warner
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Noah Seidenberg answered:
After 90 days off the market it resets to zero days. However any agent can do a easy history check and see everything.
Hope this helps
Good luck
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Wed Sep 24, 2014
Ron Rashid answered:
There may be a good reason to post only one exterior picture, but I am having a hard time figuring out that reason. I personally feel that when a listing goes live, the pictures should be up. A listing gets the most views in the first few days, and buyers often move on to the next home for sale if they can't see any interior pictures. Not a good marketing strategy.
I pride myself on great professional pictures to attract buyers to my listings.
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Sat Aug 18, 2012
Dave Richert answered:
For Homes in 60504 Closed in Last 30 Days, the Average Price per Square Foot was $92 ---- Like Joe said, there are many different neighborhoods etc... and numbers often times need further explanation and analysis... but this is the answer to your question ... more
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Sat Aug 18, 2012
Michael Huffman answered:
Fees can vary for all providers, try contacting multiple firms to inquire about their charges.
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Tue Jun 19, 2012
Busymom101 answered:
While I have no professional experience I have lived within a mile or two of Rt 59 metra for over 10 years. A couple things I have noticed is that people who want to be right next to the metra often do not stay in the area for longer than 2-3 years. (they switch jobs, ect). Also, it seems to be a much higher rate of young people (20-30 year olds) than in most neighborhoods. While this is not a problem in itself, keep in mind if you rent, this age group is less likely to properly care for your home, and more likely to be loud and cause potential problems which you as a landlord may get pulled into. You should also pay attention to who wants to rent a 4 bedroom house. A young couple starting a family is very different than 3-4 roommates. There are hundreds of apartments right there so keep in mind if you plan to rent you need to complete with them. Personally, I think you have an advantage of getting a nice family who doesn't want the apartment headaches and is looking for a yard. But that's just me. Best of luck!! ... more
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Tue Jun 19, 2012
Busymom101 answered:
I hope you find a realtor who can better help you as it looks like you are getting poor service.

Unfortunately, even if you have the best realtor the housing market in 60502 is REALLY bad. There have been dozens and dozens of foreclosures in this area and despite what people are saying every month more homes are foreclosed. You just can't compete with the banks. I know people that have had their townhouses on the market for years and can't sell at 60% of original value. From what I have seen and heard your best bet is to rent (probably at 0% profit) to a nice mom w/ kids or nice elderly person (so your unit is well cared for).

I am sure this is the last thing you want to hear, and I wish you the best of luck in selling, but I think the sugar-coating of the current situation is making things worse

Truly, I wish you a happy ending!!!!!
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Sat Dec 24, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
Unfortunately, your attorney almost certainly is correct. But I understand your feelings--you've clearly been deceived by the buyers and perhaps by their agent. I'd suggest that you at least consider Ignacio's advice.

Further, ask your lawyer and your agent point-black: "What steps do I take to make sure this doesn't happen again?" Make it crystal clear to them that you're not happy with the process and that you don't expect it to happen again. I understand that during attorney review, the deal can be killed for any reason. Yes, but it's not right that the reason is because the buyers deliberately lied and because the buyer's agent may have been a party to the deception.

Hope that helps.
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Mon Sep 12, 2011
Jose Hernandez answered:

Sounds like the appraisal & BPO were ordered by the seller's bank, this is normal. I specialize in Short Sales and I've had banks order up to 3 appraisals/BPO9;s. They will not provide you with a copy..

Good Luck!

Jose Hernandez, sfr
Keller Williams, Gold Coast
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Sat Jun 4, 2011
Rich Knapp answered:
Like the rest of the answers, sell now. We are not saying this because we want the business. The Real Estate market is going lower and it not coming back for a long time. Unemployment is stagnant and the banks have a large inventory of foreclosures sitting in the pipeline. If you need a good Realtor please contact me.


Rich Knapp
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Mon Jan 18, 2010
Mack McCoy answered:
How old is your townhouse?
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Sun Jan 17, 2010
Maya Thomas LLC answered:
Lower our price. If you aren't getting calls you won't get showings. If you don't get a showing the house will never sell.
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Fri Jul 18, 2008

There are a ton of realtors on here that are going to give you a ton of opinions. What you need is an appraisers opinion. Call me, I can have my appraiser do a comp search for you @ no cost.

Sean Cochran
Quality Mortgage Lending
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Tue Jun 10, 2008
Dan Firks Defined Realty Group answered:
What is a Short Sale ?

In real estate, a Short Sale is when a bank or mortgage lender agrees to discount a loan balance due to an economic hardship on the part of the mortgagor. The home owner/debtor sells the mortgaged property for less than the outstanding balance of the loan, and turns over the proceeds of the sale to the lender in full satisfaction of the debt.

A short sale typically is executed to prevent a home foreclosure. Often a bank will choose to allow a short sale if they believe that it will result in a smaller financial loss than foreclosing. For the home owner, the advantages include avoidance of having a foreclosure on their credit history. A short sale is typically faster and less expensive than a foreclosure.

In short, a short sale is nothing more than negotiating with lien holders a payoff for less than what they are owed, or rather a sale of a debt, generally on a piece of real estate, short of the full debt amount.

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