Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Cape Girardeau : Real Estate Advice

  • All18
  • Local Info1
  • Home Buying7
  • Home Selling0
  • Market Conditions1

Activity 18
Fri Feb 3, 2017
Davtodd321 asked:
Tue Sep 13, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
900K is a ton of money for a house anywhere in Missouri. Higher price-points like that are simply harder to sell here because the buyer pool (particularly outside of KC and STL) is so much smaller than for less expensive housing. It honestly doesn't seem unreasonable to me that a house priced at that level hasn't sold in or near Cape even after two years.

What you want here is a good buyer's agent to help you talk through the strategy behind your offer. IMO, a 3% reduction over the course of of 2 years tells you that the owner is probably pretty inflexible about what they're willing to accept. If you're thinking of low-balling, really talk it over with your agent about how that might be received by the other party.
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Thu Aug 7, 2014
Liz Lockhart answered:
If you have a local agent, contact that agent for help BEFORE you make an offer via the web. Unless you reference your agent, you will not be represented in the transaction. The auction company will represent the seller on both sides of the transaction (representing the seller's best interests and only filling out forms for you). I know that part may be confusing, but trust me. You should consider getting a local agent.

Often, the local listing agent will be referenced in the auction listing. Your agent can call that person for more information about the transaction.
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Phil Rotondo answered:
Hard to tell. Can you provide the address?
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Thu Dec 5, 2013
Lois Long answered:
Hi Richard,

I've been in that house and would be happy to answer your questions. If you want to send a quick text to 573-382-4367, I can send you info or arrange a time to show you the home.

... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sun Jul 21, 2013
Kevin and Allison Harvey answered:
We live in the Oak Ridge school district and this area is a very nice (and friendly). We are selling our house (3 bd, 2 ba) and it's on 14 acres. Are you still looking? We haven't listed it on here yet, but it's on Craigslist and Zillo. I will be listing it here tomorrow.

Best of luck to you and welcome to SEMO! :)

... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Sun Jul 21, 2013
Kevin and Allison Harvey answered:
We are selling our house and when looking for a nice house to rent. . . . couldn't find any! I hope some pop up in North County! Or we'll be living in a tent somewhere - because I am NOT living in an apartment! ... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Fri Mar 15, 2013
Thomas asked:
Thu Oct 11, 2012
Jo Duff answered:
I have 2 areas in mind. There is a cabin style home in a small gated community on the edge of Cape Girardeau County priced near $100,000. I also have a 3 bedroom brick ranch in a lake community for $165,000. If you would like more information on these call me at 573-450-1255 ... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Thu May 5, 2011
Monir Mamoun answered:
Still be carefull Martha chinese drywall is no joke

Here is my blog on strategies to deal with chinese drywall, four part trulia blog ... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Sat Mar 12, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Everything is governed by the executed sales agreement what a buyer and seller can or can't do. Confer with your buyers agent HOWEVER at times closing may not happen timely based on number of reasons

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
... more
1 vote 10 answers Share Flag
Thu Jun 3, 2010
Leigh Shoemaker answered:
Schultz Senior Apartments
101 South Pacific
Cape Girardeau, Mo 63703
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sat Apr 24, 2010
Liz Lockhart answered:
Most apartments rent for $400 or more in town, with houses more than that. That is just a fact of life for a college town. As Kenny said, the rents are lower in area towns. Chaffee or Delta might be good choices. ... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Sat Apr 24, 2010
Liz Lockhart answered:
If you are a buyer and a seller, you are going to see both sides of the coin. Hopefully, you can find a deal when you buy and retain your equity when you sell. That's the best of both worlds, now isn't it! ... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Mon Feb 16, 2009
Graham Davis answered:
I would be interested in knowing the answer to this problem. Please keep us updated.

0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Sun Jul 27, 2008
Bob McClure answered:
good afternoon...first of all.......why not see if your listing agent on the home you are selling can revise the p.a. to grant you another 30 days of occupancy after closing rather than immediate occupancy or more if you can get it.......there would be an escrow amount held from your proceeds at closing by the title co based upon how many days of occupancy are agreed to....the amt. per day is based upon 1/30th of the buyer's new mortgage payment....that would help. but you some time....your lender would not have a problem with the doesn't really effect you with the exception of "who is the seller?".......there is no redemption in pa...the sale is absolute......which means that the home would deed right back to the lender after sheriff's suggestion is to have your sales agent (the realtor who is representing you as the buyer's agent) contact the attorney's office who foreclosed on the home....fax the offer to them, and they have to then forward it to the lender that foreclosed........once the property deeds to the lender.and title is clear.they can sell it....(there could be a pmi co. involved that would delay the process).i hope things work out for regards..bob mcclure- mortgage now- farmington, michigan..(248) 974-4444.... ... more
0 votes 10 answers Share Flag
Search Advice
Cape Girardeau Zip Codes