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Home Selling in Kirkland : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Mar 1, 2017
Carrie answered:
This is literally YEARS later, however after searching for my exact issue, this was the thread I came across. Not even sure if these comments still get to the appropriate parties that have commented, however it's a shot.

I am a home stager. I have a contract with the Seller that it is required i receive a 10 days notice to remove my staging inventory. I was notified that the home was under contract on March 27 (two days ago), and notified this morning that the closing was bumped up surprisingly fast (not sure how since typical is 30-45 days escrow, though this must've been a crazy cash offer of the sort!) However, the buyer is taking possession of the home this Friday, March 3rd after it funds and records. MY contract with the seller states 10 days to allow me to remove furniture due to my booked schedule and my movers booked schedule. The new homeowners are now saying that if my furniture is not removed on Friday, they will charge me a daily rate of an absurd amount for the time my furniture is still in the home. At this time the earliest I could remove furniture would be next Tuesday, March 7th. Still within my 10 days notice (March 9th) if I count February 27th being my starting notice. I have a contract with the seller. Isn't it the sellers responsibility AND the realtors responsibility to know and acknowledge be signed contract? How would the closing and funding override my signed contract that was still standing? I'm a service provider and I understand that if these items/contracts are terminated (via my 10 day rider) that the home is not able to transfer to the new buyers, since there is technically a standing contract with the homeowner having possession. Please advise.
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Thu Feb 23, 2017
Bruce Bradley asked:
I am selling my house. The loan is assumable. If a buyer assumes the mortgage, do I lose the money I currently have in escrow?
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Fri Aug 12, 2016
Kendratara answered:
In addition to the standard closing costs, there is also a funding fee that needs to be paid upfront. All these costs can be rolled into the loan amount upto a certain amount, provided the appraised value of the property justifies it. ... more
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Wed Jul 20, 2016
James Tierney asked:
725 9th ave s, kirkland wa 98033 is listed, but it won't let me list 725 9th ave s apt 102 kirkland wa 98033. Oddly it allows apt 101 and 103, just not 102
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Sun Jul 17, 2016
Kary Krismer answered:
I have no idea what you're trying to say, but you need to talk to your agent about changes. Your agent or their firm controls the feed to third party sites.
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Tue Oct 27, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
Only real estate professionals can post on Trulia. Try Zillow instead.
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Sun Sep 20, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
You can not, only licensed agents can post homes for sale on Trulia.
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Sat Sep 19, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Good news for you!!

Capital gains are calculated differently these days than they were years ago (late 1990's) when you had to reinvest proceeds from your sale into a new home in a set period of time in order to avoid having to pay taxes on cap, gains..

Today, there is no requirement to buy another home in order to avoid paying taxes.
The requirement today is........ you have owned your principal residence and have resided in it for at least 2 of the past 5 years (the 2 years do not have to be concurrent - example - you could live there for 1 year, rent it out for 3, and then move back in and live there for year #5, and you'd qualify.

Couples are allowed a profit of $500,000, over and above their initial/base investment + improvements, before taxes may be may have a profit of $250,000.

In calculating your final cost of the home, please note that you hopefully kept track of all the capital improvements you made over the years...........those figures can be added to your initial base investment.
Your profit on which capital gains will be due is the amount above your initial cost of the home, including any additional capital improvements........couples get a credit of 500,000, and as mentioned above, singles get a credit of 250,000 before taxes will be due.

With all of this in mind, I strongly urge you to speak with a tax adviser/cpa who can give you an exact idea of where you stand based on your personal situation.
I am not advising you - simply sharing a general overview.
Find out what your house might be worth......add in all the improvements to your original cost..........and see where you stand......get professional advice.

Best wishes!!!
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Sun Aug 9, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
You can not, Trulia does not allow for sale by owner listings. Only licensed agents can post listings here
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Mon Jul 6, 2015
Arodcasiano01 answered:
I my sister wants to sell me her house I am a veteran I want to use my VA loan to purchase the house from my sister I understand that the process is easier because
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Fri Apr 11, 2014
jennifer.asbury answered:
Although I am a devout
Christian, I actually put a house under contract (my own purchase) on Easter Sunday one year. I think it totally depends on the area. Here in Boulder...hardly anyone goes to church, so you might get some traffic. I personally do not like the idea, but if you might be one of the only ones. ... more
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Tue Mar 25, 2014
Joanne V McCann answered:
I have been a Realtor in the area going on 25 years and never had the occasion to "plant" a St. Joseph statue head first in the front yard of any of my listings until recently. While not being a superstitious person I found myself digging a hole with a plastic spoon and planting the St. Joseph statue, which had been given to me many years ago as a joke, in the front yard of my seller's home. Still can't believe it but within 6 days I had received not one but two offers on this cute little house! Of course, it could have been a lucky coincidence but who can say. Offer was negotiated and happily closed last week! ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Connect with a commercial Realtor in your area of Kirkland, WA, if you need a recommendation get back to me and I gladly forward a good recommendation to you. What type of business?
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Fri Jan 11, 2013
Robin Stark answered:
well I would say that this is the selling season and also the interest rates and lending rates from bank continue to remain low. Buyers know that this isn't going to last forever and have gotten off the fence - although sellers still are not excited about putting their homes on the market.

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Mon Nov 12, 2012
Jennifer Ohayon answered:
Sun Jul 1, 2012
Sarah Reed answered:

I specialize in short sales, and I am your neighbor here in Kirkland. There may be several options available to you to gracefully achieve a short sale with your lien holder. Please give me a call to discuss your scenario at 206.226.0226 - call any day 8:30am to 11pm. Together, my partner and I have done over 100 short sales, and we are aligned with a real estate attorney that provides complimentary counsel to our clients. We would love to have a no obligation conversation with you to help you understand more.

Kind Regards,

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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Ian Biggs answered:
If your desire is to sell to one of these interested parties, first do some research on the two buyers. How long have their homes been on the market? Are they reasonably priced? That being said, don't wait for either of these parties. If you list your home, your pool of potential buyers goes from 2 to who knows how many. ... more
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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Kary Krismer answered:
I would say yes it does make it more difficult. Much more difficult. First, selling a rented house is always more difficult because it can be more difficult for the property to be viewed if the tenant wants their allowed 24 hour notice. In addition, if the tenant is not going to vacate at closing, then you exclude owner-occupant buyers from your buyer pool. Finally, on the owner-occupant issue, the timing of a short sale closing is a great unknown, so assuming the tenant can be forced to vacate (not a lease situation), coordinating the tenancy being terminated with the short sale closing can be problematic.

I would also add that it can be tough to rent a house if you also want to sell it. Having both a for rent sign and a for sale sign on a property is not a good thing.
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