If you hired a licensed electrician to do the work, the electrician should have made all needed corrections to code. If the electrician refuses to correct at his cost, I believe you should spend the extra $1,000.00, why should the buyer do it?... more
Hello there. I would say. Its best to have a pre-approval letter prior to negotiations with the home owner or his lender. Here at http://www.westtownsavingsbank.com we offer a real-time pre-approvals using fannie-mae DU/DesktopUnderwriter along with the approval letter. Banks prefer this best.
yes I agree, the average has gotten better over the years as lenders, investors and negotiators have learned ways to streamline the short sale process... (some people joke that there is nothing short about a short sale HAHA)
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It all depends on what you're picky about. If you want things like big closets, garages & space building new or looking at new homes in the area might be the best bet. If you concerns are location, then you might need to compromise and look at existing homes, because the best areas are going to have few new construction opportunities. Then again, the big variable is your budget. Sorry, I couldn't be more definitive.... more
Depending on tax prorations, title fee, inspection, survey, etc. your real estate professional should be able to get you to within a few dollars of the actual amount.........for the rest of us, it would be a guess!... more
I understand your frustration. I have successfully negotiated short sales since 2005, when no one has even heard of them. I have represented sellers and buyers in different transactions...so I know both sides.
No two transactions are the same, and no two banks are the same either. In each transaction I had to be EXTREMELY tenatious, patient and do alot of digging/research on everyone's motivations...in order to play the cards right...information is power.
I'd be happy to help you win this one if you do not currently have exclusive representation with another Realtor.
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You probably should order an appraisal and termite inspection. Also, if your inspector wasn't able to determine the root clause for the flooding, then you probably should have at least 3 GCs walk through that basement and give you an estimate on how much it will cost to make the necessary repairs. Afterwards, you should go back to the seller, and counter with a lower price based upon the results of the appraisal, inspections, and GC estimates.... more
Putting your house on the market is a very personal choice - if its the right time for you to move on then you have to just capture whatever you believe you are losing with the market in your next purchase. Regarding Hillsborough County estimates - its my understanding they are using foreclosures and short sales data too which may account for the change along with the market values themselves dropping. I would be happy to do a market analysis on your property for you to make an informed decision.... more