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Home Selling in League City : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jul 1, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
I think you are thinking about the old tax rules.

Under current tax law if it qualified as a personal residence (2 of last 5 years) ... then it doesn't matter what you do with the $ ... the first $250,000 in gains are not taxed ($500,000 if married filing joint).

If it was an investment property with a gain ... then you could do a 1031 like kind exchange to avoid taxes, as long as you invest the gains in a similar type investment property.
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Wed Jul 8, 2015
Jim Atkinson answered:
If you don't have a friend for family member that can recommend one, go to some open houses, get a feel for the realtor showing the home, find a few on line that have a bio that sounds like you would work well together, interview several and then pick one to move forward with. You want to make sure you get along with your realtor, selling and buying can be emotional decisions already. ... more
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Wed Jul 1, 2015
Jim Atkinson answered:
Yes, buying bigger house may be your best route. When expanding into garage space you not only lose space to park a car or for storage, you also need to make sure the current A/C unit can handle the additional load, and make sure it looks like it was part of the house. Most people looking for homes that I work with, want a two car garage, or carport at minimum. ... more
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Sat May 25, 2013
Gail Bevill answered:
The most important factor for sellers to consider when listing their property for sale is the asking price. List your property at the right price and you will get top dollar. List too high and buyers will pass you up in favor of a property with a list price in line with the market conditions.
A REALTOR has access to market data and can use this information to help you arrive at the best asking price designed to produce showings that will result in valid offers to purchase.
Recommending a list price to net the seller client the best price and terms is the job of the REALTOR representing the seller who lists the property for sale.
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Fri Dec 28, 2012
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Deborah Winters Chaney answered:
One of the problems could be the price you are asking. Is your home over-priced? Another important consideration in selling during the current Buyer's Market is to make sure your home is absolutely move-in ready. Buyers want to Close on Friday, move-in over the weekend, and go back to work on Monday. Very few Buyers want to fix or upgrade anything in a home today. ... more
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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Stacey Christman answered:
These days, many people are doing their own research on the internet ~ so finding someone "right around the corner" isn't as important as finding someone who's truly knowledgeable about the real estate market, trends in the area, and how to market a property. the size of the company doesn't matter nearly as much as the commitment your particular agent is willing to make to sell your house, and to help you find a new home. I'd recommend personal referrals over big name companies...ask your friends who they used and if they were happy ~ and if they were ~ give the person they used a call!

Thanks,

Stacey Bullock Christman
Scott O'Connell Properties
2927 Ferndale
Houston, TX 77098
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Mon Jun 25, 2012
Carla Wade answered:
It is hard to list a FISBO. Every time I list one it isn't a FISBO anymore!
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Sun Apr 11, 2010
Phil Himes answered:
It looks like you are in a tough situation. The good thing about your situation is your live in League City, TX which has a strong rental market. I think a solution for you is leasing your property. You can then allow someone else to make the payments and when the time is right you can sell or move back in.

I am a mortgage professional, but I work with some of the best Realtors in League City and can refer you to one my partners. In addition, if you absolutely need to sell the house I can market it on the internet for free. Just give me a call at 832-338-4561.
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Tue Jun 3, 2008
Eric W. Gage answered:
Christine:
In my opinion, now is the time to list your home. I have a Clear Lake listing that has been seen 8 times in two weeks that it has been on the market. I am telling my clients to prepare for everything because it could take 1 month-3months-6 or a year. You are in Clear Creek ISD which everyone wants to be in. A year old home with upgrades if priced right shouldn't have a problem selling. Just be patient in our market. California? LUCKY!!! It's a great state that I visit several times a year! ... more
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