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Home Selling in Morris County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed May 27, 2015
Chiuaihua asked:
Sat May 16, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
Trulia does not support For Sale By Owner listings. All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to their web site. If you have your home listed through a licensed Realtor then your listing should appear on Trulia within 72 hours after going live in the MLS system ... more
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Sat May 16, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
Trulia does not support For Sale By Owner listings. All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to their web site. If you have your home listed through a licensed Realtor then your listing should appear on Trulia within 72 hours after going live in the MLS system ... more
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Wed Apr 22, 2015
Doreen Johnson asked:
Tue Apr 14, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed; if and when you do list with a broker, ask your agent to post the listing, or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site.... ... more
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Mon Mar 30, 2015
Jeanne Feenick answered:
A home in the Chathams is a great start - that is for sure. The pace of sale is strong overall this spring and that holds true for both the Borough and the Township.

Taking your half bath to a full is a great idea. I am working with a number of buyers who consider 2 full their minimum and they are likely in your price band. Of course, it is not uncommon for homes of the age to be one full, one half, but have two full will distinguish you amid the competition.

The family room/gathering place is an attraction to buyers.

Spend your money carefully so as not to overdo it - while you may not recoup the investment, the money spent will undoubtedly help your home sell more quickly and with that at the highest price the market will bear.

Here to help in any way...
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Sat Jan 10, 2015
Simon Watson answered:
One way for sale by owners to show up on the Trulia listings is to
post it on a web site called FIZBER.COM, it will show up on Truila within 24-48 hours

Simon Watson
Keller Williams Realty-East Bay
(925) 286-7112
(510) 859-4773
BRE 01881304
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Sat Dec 27, 2014
Missy Walden answered:
Once you have done your research and are going with your gut...
Not your neighbor's daughter, not the cheapest commission, not the agent that is a referral agent from 100 miles away, not the agent from USAA or NFCU because they are paying you a $1000.00 rebate that is out of that agent's commission. Go with the agent that is well versed and lives in your community! Also, it never ceases to amaze me how many sellers have never actually seen the listing the agent has entered in the MLS!
Please ask your agent to send the listing to you to review BEFORE they make it active. Why not allow YOU the homeowner check it out? Who knows your home better than you? Ask not, get not!
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Thu Dec 18, 2014
Atienn De Conciliis asked:
How do I claim my home?
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
Gary Geer answered:
Your options are limited. Renting your home may be a temporary solution but remember a tenant will most likely not take as good of care of your home as you have and eventually you will have to make repairs , paint etc later before putting on the market. This option only works if you can acquire your next residence with funds you have or you can qualify for a loan. Another possible option is to sell your existing home on contact. I recommend that you discuss any option with a local real estate professional and an attorney before proceeding.

All the best.
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Wed Aug 13, 2014
Richard Adamski answered:
I recommend doing your research and hire an agent who will get the job done, with less stress on you. Someone who has a good marketing plan and referrals.
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Thu Aug 7, 2014
Ernie Behrle answered:
Try this link....
Hope it helps!!
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Thu May 1, 2014
Diane Haroutunian answered:
Congratulations on updating the #1 requested room that adds the most value to a home because let's face it, it is usually the most expensive. Buyers today want turn key ready. You may want to consult with a professional realtor and have a comparative marketing analysis conducted on your property. This is free. This will help determine the recent solds in your area, current actives on the market as well as under contract.. Some kitchen renovations are over the top, designer with expensive cabinetry, and some are not and purchased at home depot . Think of cars and the different range in price from a Ford to a Mercedes. To answer your question, it really depends on your area and what is considered the "norm" and lastly the condition of the rest of your house.

Diane Haroutunian
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Wed Sep 18, 2013
Michael DeChristofano answered:

Dan is Correct. You can rent out your home legally. No one will come knocking :)
Since you took out the mortgage with the intention to move into the property as your primary residence within 30 days from closing and you lived in the home for X amount of time, you are legally ok to do as you wish.

I do not recommend a "Short Sale". You are correct that you will not be able to purchase again for the next 3-5 years based on current foreclosure rules.

If you need anything else, feel free to contact me anytime.

my website is :
My cell phone is: 201.403.6587

I look forward to helping anyone in need of a Mortgage for a Purchase or a Refinance!

Michael DeChristofano
NMLS #214287
Annie-Mac Home Mortgage
cell: 201.403.6587
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
Wayne Odenbrett answered:
Two Family homes are essentially in 2 categories. Will it be Owner Occupied or an Investment. Some properties can be both.

As an investment, ROI is important. That would include the rent income and the expenses. You also need to consider expected appreciation (future growth in value).

As an "Owner Occupied" property, the Buyer's needs and desires will be an important consideration. The features of one of the units must offer the appropriate creature features.

Be prepared to demonstrate the Rent History and Expenses. A smart buyer will want to see that.

I have 4 Residential Investment Properties, so I have "been there, done that" for myself as well as clients.

Let me know if I can help further.
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Fri Aug 16, 2013
Brian Rutter answered:

You are really asking the wrong question for today's real estate market. First, the market in Chatham Township and surrounding areas is fairly tight these days, with a good amount of buyer interest and not a lot of homes on the market. Any Realtor is going to put your home on the Multiple Listing Service as well as several internet sites, and any reasonably competent Realtor will get your home sold as long as your pricing expectations are in line with the market. As the speaker at one seminar I attended said, "My job is not so much to find a buyer for your home, but to market your home to other Realtors. Together, they have a much larger pool of buyers than I could ever reach by myself."

What is more important than the volume of business a particular Realtor has done in your town is how comfortable you feel with that Realtor, and whether you feel that Realtor can do a good job of presenting the unique selling features of your home, has enough knowledge of the local market to price your home properly, and is willing and able to give you the kind of service you want.

I have lived in Chatham Borough and Chatham Township for over 30 years. I would be happy to meet with you to discuss the sale of your home.
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Thu Jul 18, 2013
Cindy Mansey answered:
If your septic needs to be replaced and you have a four bedroom home, putt in a four bedroom septic. :)
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Thu Jul 4, 2013
Elisa Buckley answered:
One more tip... make your home available for any and all showings. Answer showing requests promptly and be polite to the buyer's agent. It's a hassle to leave the house, but it's important that buyers can comfortably look at all rooms in your home. If you restrict showings to certain times and require days advance notice, it's tougher for buyer's agents to schedule your home for a showing. Don't let your home be eliminated due to showing restrictions (although if it's competitively priced and visually appealing, this will be less a factor). ... more
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Sun Jun 16, 2013
Mack McCoy answered:
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