This depends...if you are renting the home, will this be a "legal" bedroom with the egress window in your area? If so, it may be worth it. 3 bedroom rentals do bring in a higher price, however a bedroom in the basement won't be great for every family. For instance, a set of parents with two girls and a boy would want three bedrooms, but if all of those children are under the teen ages- then they would probably not want a basement bedroom. Yet, a family with teenagers, or a single mom that wants to share her space with an adult friend to help with housing costs may love the split design. (If you are renting section 8 homes, you also get more for three bedrooms and there is a higher demand- but the codes may even be more strict than those for regular rentals- you will have to check with HUD for your area.)
If you are selling the house? I would say "no." You could very easily get a few quotes to have the egress window and show it to prospective buyers. Listing it as a "possible third bedroom." This may give buyers who want three bedrooms an incentive to purchase your home, for a little more than a 2 bedroom might go for, if it is just a simple conversion. They may see it as a "deal," and you may get a bit more money for this on your home. However, putting in the window and trying to just push it as a "three" bedroom might not fly with perspective buyers, and it probably won't bring you the same money as other three bedroom homes in your area.
Hi, what do you do to get out of a seller's contract when your realtor owns the brokerage/company and there is no way of getting her to sign off on ending the contract because she is completely unavailable? Without getting into all of the details the realtor is now in prison and I imagine the company will soon fold in her absence. Do we just have to wait until the listing expires or is there another way out? Maybe something similar to when a broker dies? The contract we signed does not say anything about canceling the agreement, it just says any changes must be "signed off on by the seller and broker". Considering this is impossible, what do we do?... more
There is a standard feed from MLS unless you or your company has made specific arrangements to have a more direct feed into Trulia/zillow ... in which case, you would need your IT to check your API interface to make sure the correct fields are being matched up.
Another issue could be that you've recently changed to price and it hasn't propogated out yet, in which case you should check into what your particular lag time is supposed to be (usually no more than a day or two?... more