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Home Selling in Danville : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Mar 1, 2016
Ranisha Babbar asked:
Fri Oct 30, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Jerry,

Your listing agent can put it on here directly, or IF their MLS sends it, it can come through that way.

All the best,

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Thu Oct 29, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi Jerry,

You would have to pay for what's called a flat fee listing service for your home to be on Trulia. You can easily post for sale by owner on Zillow, though.

We created UpNest ( to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you.

Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us out at all, and it's completely free for you. We've helped a lot of Bay Area home sellers save money and hire excellent Realtors!

Good luck!
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Wed May 28, 2014
Claudia Muller answered:
Contact Claire Sheperdson at Keller Williams. Very knowledgable with this area and situation:

(925) 855-6433

I will forward her your question, as well.
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
Patty Ballard answered:
Westside has the charm, location and lot size. It has always drawn buyers so has kept home prices higher-the old supply and demand trick. Many properties are pulling in multiple offers and have been for several months.
For info on our East Bay areas check out this great site:
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Sat Oct 30, 2010
Charles Swank answered:
Historically the Spring will be a better time to sell your home. Trulia will let you research your market, and the seasonal trends for the last 10 years. The graph will show this trend for the most part holds true. If one looks at several markets, it is a rare market where there is a big spike upwards in the number of buyers and selling prices this late in the year. However there is a season spike upwards in the Spring..

So the agents who told you now is a great time, might want to do there research rather than just parroting what other parrots in the real estate game say.

The pattern for Danville is pretty specific.season after season, a big jump up occurs round late Feb early March.
And seasonally from now till then it is a downturn. Also the Median Price bottomed out in mid 2009.

As far as the Obamacare scare goes, it is uncertain what effect it will have, however here is how it works:

“The bill would impose essentially a capital gains taxes on some home sales made by a limited number of taxpayers. (The health care law contains a new 3.8 percent tax on ‘unearned income’ for high-income taxpayers. Unearned income includes capital gains.) To be hit by the 3.8 percent capital gains tax, you first have to be a married couple making more than $250,000 in adjusted gross income or $200,000 if you are single. The capital gain on the home sale must also exceed $500,000 if this is a primary home and you are a married couple ($250,000 for singles).”

Here’s an example of how the tax would work: Say a couple makes $260,000. They purchase a primary residence at $400,000 and sell it for $1,000,000. This would amount to a capital gain from the sale of their home of $600,000. Capital gains tax plus the new Medicare tax would apply to profits over and above the threshold of $500,000. In this case, the couple’s capital gain of $600,000 exceeds the threshold by $100,000. The couple would pay the capital gains tax, which rises to 20 percent in 2011 under President Obama’s tax hike plan, plus the new 3.8 percent tax for a total tax rate of 23.8 percent on that $100,000. Their tax bill in this scenario is $23,800. The PPACA adds $3,800 to the couple’s final tally in this example.

Hope that helps.
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Mon Aug 16, 2010
Rudi Hofmann answered:
A Cash Buyer may overlook it. A buyer that is also Seeking Financing should not even look. Why? Because no lender except "hard money" will lend on a non-permitted remodel or addition. I think your property will be on the market for a long-long time unless you take corrective action. .... Happy funding, Rudi ... more
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Tue Dec 1, 2009
Arturo Shivers answered:

I have to agree that your question has been addressed by the best of the best Danville, CA real estate pros. I would like to add that a listing price is like a fishing net; the bigger the net, the bigger the catch you will get. And that is the goal of effective listing pricing. Your goal is to make your property available to as many qualified buyers as possible, with qualfied meaning 'having means and loan approval to close the deal'. It is also important to note that you will want to obtain a Comparative Market Analysis to detail active listings, pending listings, and closed sales.

(1) Active Listings - Will show the breadth of your net. If your price is in the upper tier of homes listed, you can be pretty sure that the catch will be small. If your home is the lowest priced, that could signal that it is undervalued; creating the Perception of Value is very important. If the perception of value is not there, you risk an extended marketing time and possibly a 'stale' listing.

(2) Pending Listings - Will show the range of 'strike prices' that buyers are likely to enter into contract at.

(2) Sold Listings - Will show you the final closed prices that should be adjusted for compensating factors like: supply, amenities, living square feet, proximity to nuisances (freeways, etc.), and sale concessions.

For a FREE Comparative Market Analysis of your homes value, please visit my web site and click on the link Find Your Home's Value.

Arturo C. Shivers, Realtor
CA DRE Lic. #01779941
Keller Williams Realty
760 Camino Ramon, Suite 200
Danville, CA 94526
Office: (925) 855-8333 Ext. 272
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