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Home Selling in Saint Cloud : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Oct 8, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
Your best bet is to contact a local agent with short sale experience. He or she can provide a market analysis for your home to determine it's value relative to what is owed on your mortgage. If "underwater," you can decide to short sale, but first get some advice from an attorney and tax professional to understand the consequences of your decision "before" you make your decision.

Best of luck to you!
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Sun Dec 21, 2014
Mark LeMenager answered:
Fri Nov 28, 2014
Randy and Vicki Biehl answered:
When selling a home but wanting to take fixtures, fans etc.. with you when you leave, I suggest that you take them down and replace them prior to putting you home up for sale. Sometimes even having the these exclusions to a contract stipulated openly in the MLS, you can have buyers that may still insist on certain items sting with the home. Make life easy on your self, they can' want what they never see.

On the other hand I question how serious you are about selling if you are willing to lose out on a sale because you to keep fans & lights, they must be very nice fans...
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Mon May 5, 2014
Mark LeMenager answered:
Sorry, you won't get legal advice here. You do need to talk to a lawyer. With $16,700 on the line sounds like it's worth it.
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
Melissa Doerr answered:
6% is average...3% to each side. If I bring a buyer to my own listing, i will often negotiate it down to 5%.
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Wed Jul 31, 2013
Lila Henry answered:
Good Morning Mary,

As already stated here the question that you are asking is of a legal nature and you will definitely want to seek proper legal advise from a real estate attorney so as to ensure that the actions you take do not adversely affect the chain of title on the property. You may also contact the closing/title agent that did the title work for you when you purchased the house from your mom and they too can guide you on how best to proceed. Good luck with the sale.

Lila Lopez
RE/MAX Advance Realty
homesbylila@yahoo.com
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Sat Jul 2, 2011
Tom Priester answered:
Mommy,

With no cash you are truly in no position to buy a home and I would strongly suggest you put away some funds before doing anything. I would also seek the advice of a lender or Realtor® who can further advise you on the best way for you to plan your housing future. Certainly need more information on your particular situation to really give solid advice;

I am assuming you want to sell you current home and move into the "new" house. How do you know what your house is worth unless you have a binding contract in place? Do you know what the closing cost will run on the sale of your home? Do you know what the closing costs of the purchase of a new home will run? Have you pre-qualified for a loan based on your current situation?

Purchasing and selling real estate in Florida is not an inexpensive proposition as their are state doc stamps on deeds and notes, commissions and other significant fees. Depending on your loan; and you will be either a USDA, FHA or VA there will be significant closing costs. If you have served in our military and qualify a VA loan is the only way to go.

I wish you the best of luck but I truly would find professionals in your area who you trust and sit down and thoroughly review your entire situation. Only then can you get some advice that is truly meaningful.

I hope this information is helpful but if you need anything additional please do not hesitate to give me a call.



Always at Your Service,


Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
tom@tompriester.com
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Sat Nov 27, 2010
Mark LeMenager answered:
The norm is one month's rent to find a tenant if they do not manage the property or 1/2 a month's rent plus 10 or 15% a month if they do manage the property. Shop around.
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Sun Jul 18, 2010
Mark LeMenager answered:
Diana, Just come on over to our office at 1134 New York Ave and talk to one of our realtors. They will be happy to help you out. As noted already it's all negotiable and that fact that it is cash is not material. ... more
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