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Home Selling in Contra Costa County : Real Estate Advice

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L56gwb, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Thu Jan 5, 2017
L56gwb asked:
I will be selling a home to my son. I don't believe the house has a gas shutoff valve installed as it was built before 2006 and there is nothing obvious on the meter. I purchased it after…
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Angelica P, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Mon Dec 19, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Jackie Giffin, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Tue Nov 15, 2016
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Rich Reed, Real Estate Pro in Arcadia, CA
Tue Nov 8, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
It may depend on the rules of the Association your Realtor belongs go. My Association only allows broker tours every 30 days or when there is a 5% reduction in list price. It doesn't hurt to have a broker tour as often as the rules allow. Best of luck to you! ... more
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Hans Bjornss…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Mon Oct 31, 2016
Hans Bjornsson answered:
Why don't you show the data. The best time to sell actually vary quite substantially.
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Hans Bjornss…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Mon Oct 31, 2016
Hans Bjornsson asked:
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Thu Oct 20, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi,

Perhaps you can see if there was an MLS number associated with the address when it sold.
An agent local to you could find that info as well.

Kind regards,

Arpad
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Minahamkar, Home Buyer in Alamo, CA
Mon Oct 10, 2016
Minahamkar answered:
I'm an active Agent with Remax Accord. I currently have a listing on 4 Orchard Lane in Alamo. I would love to speak with you regarding your home. Please contact me at 510-396-7916
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Minahamkar, Home Buyer in Alamo, CA
Mon Oct 10, 2016
Minahamkar asked:
,  in
Tue Sep 20, 2016
answered:
It is very inconsiderate when buyers do this kind of thing. Many buyers do not realize that soon they will be sellers and they will not want to be treated like this.
The problem that, what has been going on, is about 1 out 3 transactions have not been closing due to lenders. Lenders who have no I idea that there is a contingency date. They do the appraisal just before the closing date and all kinds of things like that. So the courts were getting loaded up with people fighting over deposits.
So the Realtors changed things last year, so that now, in order to remove contingencies from the contract you have to do it in writing. That way the buyer has a chance to contact their lender and be sure they really going to fund their loan. They did not want to do it, but really were forced into it, as it was becoming quite a mess.
But a contingency the way I understand it, is that in order to back out, you have to have a justifiable reason and everyone agrees on these reasons up front.
"We are just backing out," and we think we can do that because the contingency period is not over with in my opinion does not satisfy that definition.
So in this case Monday, Sunday or even Saturday does not have anything to do with it. They cannot just change their mind. If they had showed up on Monday or even next week and said, we are backing out based on a contingency, and the contingencies had not been removed in writing, there is not much you can do about it, but that is not what they did.
They do have 3 days after the home inspection to change their mind, and do not give a reason. Unless they are in that time period, I would definitely consider making a play to keep that deposit, and point out that if it goes to court you could be awarded up to 3% of the contract price, and they would have to pay for the attorney fees, when they lose, on top of the deposit. So If I were your agent, I would write a carefully worded letter. I would say I am "recommending" that my client not sign the release of funds, pointing out that if we have to go to arbitration I will be asking for a full 3% of the price, and point out that the loser does have to pay all attorney fees. Then they may just roll over and give you the deposit. Whether you want to go to the mat to get it, I would leave it up to you.
The fact of the matter is that you have taken the home off the market for 20 days and lost marketing time. Also, your home will be viewed by future buyers as " That home has been on the market for a while, I wonder what is wrong with it." You have been financially harmed.
On the other hand, I would be quick to point out that life is too short to be fighting over this kind of thing, it will cause you a lot of stress and will be very time intensive to go to court etc. life may be a bit easier if you let it go and go on to the next thing, get on with the business of selling your house. Concentrating on selling your house will probably get you more money than you would get if you are concentrating on fighting over their deposit.
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,  in
Sat Aug 20, 2016
answered:
Pay for the warranty, they are asking you to pay for a policy for $500 or something not for you to guarantee the house your self. It is customary for the seller to buy one of these on all purchases as it saves legal head aches later.

Putting "As Is" does not clear you of the liability. If there is something wrong with the house and it was not on your disclosure, they can sue you, and you will pay.

So "as is" means, they accept every problem that you told them about. If they find something else, after they move in and you did not tell them.

The exceptions to this if the property was not occupied by you, then you the property is sold as is, but then you still need to disclose what you do know, as you are liable for that, and you should still pay for the warranty.

I am not sure why you are mentioning the title as that is a separate issue.
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Fri Aug 19, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
It depends on what was negotiated between buyer and seller. Typically the seller's costs consist of commissions, title fees and maybe some recording fees. Buyer's closing costs typically consist of loan fees, plus some title fees, recording fees, and prorated amounts for principal, taxes & insurance. You should talk to your Realtor about what kind of fees you should expect. They can also give you a "net proceeds" estimate. ... more
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,  in
Thu Jul 14, 2016
answered:
Well I am not sure what a property deed transfer sale is, but you may try a lease option if you are trying to avoid a short sale.
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Angelica P, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Mon Jul 11, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hello,

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.

http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.


For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Bern-fam, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Sun Apr 24, 2016
Bern-fam asked:
What if I want to add values of improvements made since house was built?
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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Wed Mar 23, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi,

It varies by county and city as to the customs. If you search online for your county name and transfer tax, many title companies may post the details.

Kind regards,

Arpad
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Alexander Gr…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Mon Mar 7, 2016
Alexander Greer answered:
It would increase the value of your home.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
AGreer@TheMortgageOutlet.com

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
408-352-5147
NMLS #1056079
http://www.TheMortgageOutlet.com
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Ranisha Babb…, Home Buyer in Danville, CA
Tue Mar 1, 2016
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profdjstevens, Renter in Hayward, CA
Thu Feb 4, 2016
profdjstevens asked:
The condo like mine sold for 399,000.00 and was accurately listed as three bedrooms, not two. 2418 Pleasant Hill Rd. #1 Pleasant Hill, CA
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