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Thu Feb 23, 2017
Rick Martin asked:
Wed Sep 9, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Grays,

Trulia does not accept FSBO listings. There are sites that do, but if you posted here and on every other site that allows you to, you won't get the level of exposure that listing with a great local agent and appearing on your local MLS will get you.

If you are licensed, go to For Professionals, create a profile including your state license number and they post your listings.
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Mon Dec 30, 2013
Laura Feghali answered:
Hi Sam,
Painting your home a neutral color will allow the new buyers not to be turned off by any colors they would not prefer and thus be seen as an additional expense to them to repaint.

Here are some tips from the National Association of Realtors to prepare your home for sale to make it look it's best:

1.Remove clutter and clear off counters. Throw out stacks of newspapers and magazines and stow away most of your small decorative items. Put excess furniture in storage, and remove out-of-season clothing items that are cramping closet space. Don’t forget to clean out the garage, too.

2.Wash your windows and screens. This will help get more light into the interior of the home.

3.Keep everything extra clean. A clean house will make a strong first impression and send a message to buyers that the home has been well-cared for. Wash fingerprints from light switch plates, mop and wax floors, and clean the stove and refrigerator. Polish your doorknobs and address numbers. It’s worth hiring a cleaning service if you can afford it.

4.Get rid of smells. Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors, smoke, and pet smells. Open the windows to air out the house. Potpourri or scented candles will help.

5.Brighten your rooms. Put higher wattage bulbs in light fixtures to brighten up rooms and basements. Replace any burned-out bulbs in closets. Clean the walls, or better yet, brush on a fresh coat of neutral color paint.

6.Don’t disregard minor repairs. Small problems such as sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, or a dripping faucet may seem trivial, but they’ll give buyers the impression that the house isn’t well-maintained.

7.Tidy your yard. Cut the grass, rake the leaves, add new mulch, trim the bushes, edge the walkways, and clean the gutters. For added curb appeal, place a pot of bright flowers near the entryway.

8.Patch holes. Repair any holes in your driveway and reapply sealant, if applicable.

9.Add a touch of color in the living room. A colored afghan or throw on the couch will jazz up a dull room. Buy new accent pillows for the sofa.

10.Buy a flowering plant and put it near a window you pass by frequently.

11.Make centerpieces for your tables. Use brightly colored fruit or flowers.

12.Set the scene. Set the table with fancy dishes and candles, and create other vignettes throughout the home to help buyers picture living there. For example, in the basement you might display a chess game in progress.

13.Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones that let in more light. Show off the view if you have one.

14.Accentuate the fireplace. Lay fresh logs in the fireplace or put a basket of flowers there if it’s not in use.

15.Make the bathrooms feel luxurious. Put away those old towels and toothbrushes. When buyers enter your bathroom, they should feel pampered. Add a new shower curtain, new towels, and fancy guest soaps. Make sure your personal toiletry items are out of sight.

16.Send your pets to a neighbor or take them outside. If that’s not possible, crate them or confine them to one room (ideally in the basement), and let the real estate practitioner know where they’ll be to eliminate surprises.

17.Lock up valuables, jewelry, and money. While a real estate salesperson will be on site during the showing or open house, it’s impossible to watch everyone all the time.

18.Leave the home. It’s usually best if the sellers are not at home. It’s awkward for prospective buyers to look in your closets and express their opinions of your home with you there.

Best wishes!

Laura Feghali
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties
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Wed Oct 19, 2011
Karen Kirkland answered:
Hello,
Reddick, Florida is in the country. There are no shopping centers in Reddick. The closest shopping area would be Ocala,Florida. Please call me if you have any other questions about the area.

Thank you,
Karen Kirkland
Avalar Majestic Properties Realty
352-620-0207 Office
352-304-4736 Cell
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Tue Oct 18, 2011
Karen Kirkland answered:
Hello. The current taxes on this property are $4,345.81. This information is based on having a $50,000 homestead tax exemption on the property. It is approximately 25 minutes north of Ocala. It is not a shortsale or a foreclosure.

Karen Kirkland,Realtor
Avalar Majestic Properties Realty
352-620-0207 Office
352-304-4736 Cell
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Mon Dec 6, 2010
Gerard Carney answered:
If you are taking a mortgage out on your property in Cananda to leand to your child for the buying of their Real Estate in the United States, then you will need to ask a Canadian Real Estate Attorney and a CPA as to what you can deduct. If it is a Mortgage on your primary Resisdence and Canada allows you to deduct for said type Mortgages, then I would say you are okay, as what you did ith the money from the mortgage would be of no concern to anyone but you! Again Canadian law differs from the laws of the United States. As far as our laws are concerned your Home in Canada has nothing to do with them. You may make your child sign a simple morgage agreement and record it with the county, from this document you can deduct interest from this private motgage if they declare and file taxes in this country! ... more
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Mon Nov 23, 2009
thelendingteam answered:
Sha,
There are several options. I will assume this is for you primary residence. FHA allows as little as 3.5% down and up to 6% seller paid closing costs which could further limit your outlay at closing. In addition, you can still get conventional financing with as little as 10% down.

If you are looking at homes in the Reddick area, the home could be in a RDA elligble area. Many in that county are. What that means for you is the ability to finance 102% of the appraised value of the property. Basically you will have to pay almost nothing at closing. There are some elligibility requirements based mainly on property location and income.

If you would like to know more, please call or email me for more information. I need to know income in the household and the number of people in the household. Also if you are looking in certain zip codes, let me know those and I can check elligibility.

We are an approved VA, FHA and RDA lender. All of these programs have excellent low or no downpayment programs.

Andrew Kashella
727-331-8405
AKashella@TLTLoans.com
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