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Home Selling in Lancaster : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 24, 2016
Alexander Greer answered:
No. There is no penalty. Who told you that you would be??? The bigger question is why are you selling your home so quickly?

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
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Thu Aug 16, 2012
Kawain Payne answered:
Are you sure this was not a supplemental property tax? Sometimes a supplemental tax is assesed after the sale of a property is recorded. . This is a tax assessed after closing. Escrow would have no knowledge of this, which is why it was not paid through escrow.

Your insurance payment is also separate from taxes. Go back a read the bill carefully and see if it is a supplemental tax.

Best of Luck to you
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Fri Apr 13, 2012
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Wed Jan 12, 2011
Semi-detached dwellings refer to condos or row homes. Or this could refer to duplex, triplex, fourplex. Depends on the project. One consideration is the PUD (Planned Unit Development). This type of project, generally, contains detached homes within a complex. It is similar to a condo project, however, the property includes a small plot of land along with the house. This can be considered semi-detached since it is part of the larger project. ... more
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Tue Mar 23, 2010
Candy Havlock answered:
First I would read the contract, then talk to the listing agent about reducing the price if possible. For a home not to sell in this market it could be the price, location, or just wrong marketing. Is the listing actually active right now. Usually you list for 6 months then do an extension. Have you done an extension of the listing? Even the worst of homes get offers when there is no inventory. You need to do your homework and really have a good sit down and strive to take it off the market. It could be they will let you out of the contract but have them do the comps again and see if it is being marketed at market value. ... more
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Sun Mar 21, 2010
Sherry Ferfes answered:
Please contact a realtor in the area that you are interested in. They can set you up to receive only the active listings in your area with the local mls.

Sherry Ferfes
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Sun Mar 21, 2010
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Thu Jan 8, 2009
Jeannie Mitchell answered:

Tell your agent exactly what you are telling us...she can't read your mind :)...

While it makes you "sick" to think you are handing 6% to Realtors who don't seem to do anything for you..there are agents out there that work extremely hard..and no matter what it seems to not satisfy the client.

You have to remember...nothing is free. It costs money to advertise in newspapers and your agent does not get paid unless the house sells.

If you are unhappy with your agent; go with someone else. BUT..if you are seeing a pattern of the same's most likely the price, or the appeal of your home. One's taste may not be anothers. Don't take offense...
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Wed Oct 22, 2008
Cindi Wolf, CMS, GRI, SFR answered:
Depending on the location in West Lancaster, you may find a very desirable property for below $200K. Homes in the area are selling very, very quickly! The housing crisis is actually a benefit for buyers here in the Antelope Valley. It is important that you contact a local Realtor, as it really does take an expert who is here an working actively to give you the most accurate information. I have lived here for almost 20 years, and Real Estate here has changed dramatically even in the last 5 years.

You need to implement a plan for buying a home, as you are from out of the area. If you would like to have a discussion about it, please call me. I have several clients from the LA basin who are investors and those looking for a home to reside in. I am able to arrange things with you by fax, email, phone or in person, whatever your comfort level is. My company has been doing business in the AV for over 50 years. I am part of a team of 3 professionals, I have a background in Lending and Finance as well as Real Estate, one of my partners has 20 years as a Senior Escrow Officer; the other has been a Realtor in the AV for over 19 years.

Our expertise is at your disposal!

I would love to represent you and am looking forward to your call!

Cindi Wolf
Troth Realtors
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Tue Sep 9, 2008
David Krecker answered:
You can work with assessor or contact me since I am a licensed appraiser..... I can do tax assessments.
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Sat Apr 5, 2008
Vicki Lloyd answered:
Besides realistic pricing and photos in the MLS, make sure your agent is offering a competitive coop commission and that it is easy to show - preferably "call first, if no answer, use lockbox". I see a lot of listings that require setting appointments because the seller has a dog, works nights, or some other inconvenience, but it needs to be shown in order to sell! Also, make sure your agent has put the correct phone number in the MLS! ... more
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Wed Jan 2, 2008
Dp2 answered:
In addition to staging that property, and pricing it 15%-20% below the current market value, you could also sweeten the deal even more by offering short-term (6-12 month) seller financing. Doing those 3 things should get your property to sell pretty quickly. ... more
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