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Home Selling in Morrisville : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Apr 30, 2017
Cherylbarron219 asked:
Wed May 22, 2013
Tanya Rhody answered:
craigslist is a great resource as is
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Tracy R Robinson answered:
Hello Witlewin1

Yes, you can list a movie home like a residential home in the Multiple Listing System that real estate agents use to communicate with each other regarding homes for sell, price, address, description and showing information, etc. I would love to list your mobile home and get it sold
I do have Simone who might be interested. Give me a call and if I am not available, you can leave me and I will return your call.

Tracy Robinson-Realtor
62 South Main Street
Yardley, Pa 19067
Office Ph: 215-493-0200 ext 1087
Direct Ph: 267-395-0251
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Sat Oct 30, 2010
Benny Smith answered:
Hello Angelica
Like everyone else before I cannot give an answer for the question, Anyone who would offer an opinion without seeing your home is blowing smoke. For example homes a few blocks apart with that description could go from $100,000, $250,000 and up. depending on the many factors that set price. If you do not know a realtor in your area I can refer you to one of our agents in your area. ... more
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Thu Sep 23, 2010
Rebecca answered:
I am a Realtor. I was born & raised in Morrisville. I am presently living in AL. Morrisville is a great place for a first time Buyer and a great place to raise children!! Smaller schools are Better!! If the school board can not get their act together, join it and make things better!! Throw the unreasonables OUT!! My granddaughter has a
very nice house on the market w/a Realtor in Morrisville. Very suitable for a single person or a young couple
or someone who wants to downsize!! Priced well at the price she paid for it. She needs to move upstate. House is in North Morrisville on Stockham. Where are you Buyer?? Interest Rates are Extremely Great !!NOW is the time to Buy!! Interest Rates will go up again in the future.Don't delay or you may never be able to Buy when interest rates increase and then your Mortgage Payment will be High!!! Aren't you people thinking??? As far as the incompetent newspapers, you people in Morrisville need to call them and complain and don't buy the papers!!! I sure hope the Real Estate Market turns around up there and here and in the whole US of A!!
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Sat Jun 5, 2010
Chris asked:
they wells fargo-sent false money orders to my son
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Sun Jan 10, 2010
Marcie Purcell answered:
Sellers always have the right to say no. If you don't feel comfortable giving money back to the buyer for sellers' assist you may not be able to make an offer work. Since most people have to go FHA these days they need to have at least 3.5 % down, 1.75% up front lending fee, plus the rest of the closing. Then it is also required to have money in the bank after closing to ensure they have their mortgage payment. In this market buyers are looking for sellers that will work with them. Usually you can find a solution that will work for everyone, but it you can't then the buyer may not be able to buy and that means the seller will have to put their home back on the market and wait for the next one to come along. Most of the time if you speak to the mortgage company you can figure out a way to get it on the HUD. If the buyer is already at the max for a seller's assist the buyer and seller will then need to decide how badly they want the deal to work. The mortgage companies are changing things everyday. There are more rules coming from the feds. We all just have to change with it. Mortgage that were approved 2 years ago may not be able to approved today.
I haven't heard of anyone being asked to reimburse money unless it is owed to them for things that have been paid up front.
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Sat Feb 14, 2009
J R answered:
Other than reducing the price, if you want to get the attention of the local realtors (and the buyers), then be the best house at your price. That's it.
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Sun Oct 26, 2008
Other/Just Looking answered:
A note of caution to Realtors representing sellers:

Entropymom was kind enough to share details of the settlement statement with me. It appears to me that during the weekend, the lender and the settlement agent scrambled to make adjustments in the HUD-1 to increase the amount of the seller's contribution in closing costs so that the buyer could conclude the transaction. While the seller's contribution is in line with FHA rules, the way the HUD-1 was revised was a little unusual, in my opinion.

As noted by Renee below, Realtors should carefully examine the HUD-1 with the seller(s) and also compare the HUD-1 with the purchase contract. Items such as seller(s) contributions to buyer's closing costs and who shall pay certain fees should be scrubbed against the contract. Sometimes, in the rush to meet closing deadlines, shortcuts might be taken. I'm not suggesting that anything improper was done (aside from the questions about the source of the buyer's gift funds) , but there are kosher ways to prepare a HUD-1 and ways that aren't kosher. Perhaps I'm just a mule-headed stickler for doing things a certain way... even if a last minute addendum is required and a possible delay of a day or two for revisions to be approved.

A HUD-1 should ALWAYS EXACTLY match the fee and contribution agreement of the original contract. A HUD-1 that isn't perfectly clear to both parties might later create misunderstandings between the parties. At minimum, an unclear HUD-1 may leave doubts in the minds of the seller(s). Realtors and loan originators deal with settlement statements daily as part of our job, but the vast majority of homeowners see them once or twice in a lifetime. Too many in both our industries - lending and real estate - perhaps forget that familiarity breeds contempt, and that what seems obvious to us is at best Greek to our clients.

I believe that the seller's agent is the last line of defense for a seller. Certainly the loan originator, the lender, and the buyer do not have an incentive to act in the seller's interest. The only expert defending the seller's interest is the selling Realtor. Defend them you must.

In my opinion, based upon limited facts, the loan originator performed poorly. The settlement agent was perhaps too eager to accommodate a rush to close. My opinion, again relying on limited facts, is based largely upon the last minute revisions to the HUD-1 as well as the seller's discomfort with the transaction - a very justifiable discomfort - that could have been avoided by a more exacting performance by the loan originator. The origination work was unacceptably sloppy.

Realtors, be suspicious. Ask more questions than you think you should. Demand clear and unequivocal answers regarding loan approvals and the ability of buyers to close. Amazingly, mortgage fraud is at a all-time high. Loan originators are struggling to survive, and in such an enviroment, the temptation to take shortcuts - or worse - to make a deal close is too high. Trust your instincts - they are probably right.
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