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Home Selling in Escondido : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Mar 8, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
It can take 48-72 hours min for it to go active. If your auto feed is not working, most MLS have you now clicking a box to include your listing into third party sites like this.
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Tue Mar 7, 2017
Mimiboyumberry asked:
I purchased 9759 Palm Lane in 1987 for $200,000, and later purchased adjoining lots from the City of San Diego. I sold one of those lots to my neighbor in 2003 for $20,000. What you show…
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Thu Dec 3, 2015
Eeeric answered:
Hello, I purchased a home in Southern California a little over 2 years ago. I purchased the home for a listing price of 2700 sq feet at $99 per sq foot. Recently, I was approached by city officials that an addition (which was never known to be an addition - never disclosed by any involved parties) was never permitted. They are hitting me with fees, inspection costs, permit costs etc. to bring the dwelling into code compliance. Which I am gladly doing, it is just misleading to what was purchased.

My question is; if the property was listed as the 2700 sq ft of livable space, and at 5 beds and 3 baths on MLS site, do I have any room to pursue a lawsuit against any of the involved parties whom handled the transaction and failed to disclose? i.e. Selling Party/Agent Buying Agent? for the square footage that was unpermitted? Also any punitive damages or heartache endured during the experience?

So turns out the City has records of this being a 3 bed / 2 bath / with office (which was the 4th bedroom but does not contain a closet of any kind) and the addition (listed as 5th bed) is labeled by the city as "Sun Room" - and unpermitted. My concern is in the complete misrepresentation and nondisclosure of the selling party and agent.

Is there any room I have for compensation to what I paid for that ended up not being there? Shouldn't there be laws in this fair state I live in to ensure that this doesn't happen?

I really appreciate any advice or help, or even directional push that a professional with some inside wisdom could offer me. It has been a long and draining process and has me exhausted between the stressors of life and this on piled on top.
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
As stupid as it sounds you will need a private lender. I may be able to arrange that for you.
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Thu Dec 18, 2014
David Haghighi answered:
Your best bet is to have an agent provide a Limited Service Listing and let you do all showings and negotiations. We charge $500 for the service, and we will make sure it gets syndicated to hundreds of different websites. Contact me for more information. ... more
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
Katy Schuster answered:
I would love to help you out with your needs. Perhaps, we can meet to discuss a CMA and view your home. it is still a seller's market and the time is right for putting it up for sale. ... more
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Fri Apr 11, 2014
Cindy Davis answered:
Hi Ram,

I just ran the comps for the past 90 days. Length of time on the market (on the sold homes) ranges from 0 to 19 days. There are 19 homes on the market similar to yours, some of which have been sitting.

In my humble opinion, averages mean nothing until we look at your home. I would like to see your home personally to offer a more customized price range and sale projection.

I try to set up my listings so they sell in the first week. Generally, it's difficult to get a strong price if the home languishes for awhile.

Why don't you give me a call?

Cindy Davis, Broker
SD Home Source Realty
Phone: (619) 379-8616
CA DRE #01363537
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Wed Mar 30, 2011
Faye Hines answered:
Hi Pearl:
Every clients situation is different. I have represent several sellers who have owned more than one home. The reason for the short sale, the credit worthiness, and the reserves, as well as the equity in the other property are all facotrs to determine the approval of the short sale. Please contact me for further information

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Wed Oct 20, 2010
Ricki Lynn Miller answered:
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Wed Oct 20, 2010
Jesse Madison answered:
Yes the agent can cancel the listing agreement. It sounds like there is a lot more information that needs to be communicated before I can go much further and comment on your particular situation. If one or both parties in the agreement chooses to cancel the agreement you may cancel it simply by not performing. However, it is best to get these terms in writing in order to prevent complications if you choose to list with another broker during the listing period of the previous listing agreement.. ... more
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Tue Sep 7, 2010
Patrick Hale answered:
It depends on the area the home is in. 75k is a lot for the items mentioned. If you upgrade the home to high quality products, in a neighborhood that doesn't support the home, it isn't as good of an investment as you think.

Be honest with yourself, know what type of neighborhood the home is in and what similar upgraded properties are selling for. Then see how the values differ between a fully renovated home and an outdated home.

It is a lot of work, but a good real estate agent can help you with in order to make an informed decision

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Hope this helps!

Patrick A. Hale, CDPE, RSD
Short Sale & REO Listing Agent
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Keller Williams Realty
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Sun Oct 19, 2008
NonRealtor answered:
Hi T & K,
It sounds like you want to "have your cake and eat it too". The banks will help you make your decision in a few months. Good Luck
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