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Home Selling in Carlsbad : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Oct 30, 2016
Msmith asked:
The house has 5 bedrooms and 5-1/2 baths. 3 car garage plus a large carport. Full ocean views from all parts of property. Also, many more photos on redfin.
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Fri Apr 4, 2014
My NC Homes Team answered:
If you make money on the sale. then then that profit is taxed as earned income. IN other words at whatever tax bracket rate you are in. It's highly unlikely you're going to net a lot of profit unless you got an exceptional deal and have fixed it up for resale. Chances are you'll be fortunate to make anything after paying a commission. For more detailed and specific information you should speak with your accountant or financial adviser. ... more
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Fri Dec 20, 2013
Elizabeth Story answered:
Selling your home by yourself is risky business. There's a reason so few people do it. There are a lot of disclosures involved and if not done properly, you can open yourself up to legal trouble.

A better route would be to talk to an agent about what your bottom line is. How much do you want to walk away with? If an agent can deliver by getting you the best price possible, chances are good that you'd end up with more money... in addition to the service and protection a knowledgeable realtor can provide.

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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Michael Blue answered:
Tradional is 6%. Discounts and negociation are common by law, strong brokers with clientele and marketing budgets not likely to offer discounts, however much more involved, short sale? REO? Diffecult property conditions will offer bonuses or higher commissions, sellers market will see $$$if drop per deal. ... more
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
Melia and Oliver Indra answered:
The short sale is a transaction in which the home is being sold less than the owned mortgage payoff, a buyer submits an offer on a property, the offer is presented to current owner who when in agreement requests the bank to accept said offer less than owed mortgage payoff. Pre refers to NOD - a notice of default is filed. ... more
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Mon Nov 14, 2011
Jim Simms answered:
It can work very well for both parties as long as everything goes as planned. If you are buying a home and seeking financing from the seller be careful if there is an existing mortgage on the property. Most mortgages have a due-on-sale clause that could be triggered. Some more info on a related subject on my blog, see the links below, good luck,

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Tue Sep 28, 2010
Dave Kearney answered:
I think the other agents have covered the topic very well. If you feel this neighbor is a threat to you or your family, then sell the home and do not worry about getting a little less money for it. To avoid any future legal hassles, I would advise fully disclosing what you know about this neighbor to all potential buyers. If you feel safe there and want to stay, then do not worry about your home's value. Maybe when you decide to sell in the future this neighbor will have already moved away and this will not be an issue. Best of luck to you! ... more
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Wed Sep 16, 2009
Peter Whittet answered:

Just a thought for you it is often to your advantage to have your own representation in a real estate transaction. If that is something you would like, I would love to help and show you the advantages in the process. ... more
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Sat Jan 24, 2009
Vicky Chrisner answered:
Samantha, when you say "relo purchase" do you mean a relocation company is buying your home? If so, you may need to take some extra steps before you call Chase. In any case, if you'd like to contact me directly, I'd be happy to give you some general information about the short sale process and refer you to someone in your area who can actually help you get through it. I can be reached at 703-669-3142 / ... more
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Sat Jan 10, 2009
Keith Sorem answered:
The Salvation Army would be a great place to start. Also the YMCA and YWCA. They should ask for transitional housing situations. Hopefully the husband can find a job in the near future. They need to find a way to transition from being without a home to having enough support to pay first and last months' rent to get an apartment.

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Mon Oct 8, 2007
Bill Richard answered:
Steve posted this question to see what kind of answers Realtors would give. SInce this is simply a blog you never loose by placing your thoughts on it.



Funny thing Tony when I answered this question I had no idea it was actually the same Steve. I didn't even look at the name. I simply answered the question. ... more
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