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Home Selling in San Diego : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 6, 2012
The Medford Team answered:
Sun Aug 5, 2012
Cj answered:
We do have an attorney but we have different answers to this question from different attorney's. Can anyone elaborate on the bidding process for properites sold while in probate. pros and cons for selling while in probate
thanks cj
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Mon Jun 18, 2012
Kari Shea answered:

First, is your home in SC or CA? The laws of each state dictate how the contracts are written, etc.

As for your question, Robert has this right.

A note to add, if the buyers walk you have paid for the HOA docs and should not have to pay anything else until closing. You can use the HOA docs to give to the next buyer as the current buyer should rightfully return them.

Best of luck,

Mark & Kari Shea
Shea Real Estate
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Wed Jun 13, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:
The bigger question you have personal representation?

Anyone listing their property for sale through a real estate brokerage would enter into an agreement that usually identifies the agent as the main contact source. So for a buyer to have direct contact with the owner is highly unusual.

There are a variety of other arrangements that include discounted services that leave the actual selling in the hands of the owner.

Your best course of action would likely be to be woring via a local real estate professional that will look out for your personal well being alone.......

Good luck,

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Fri Jun 8, 2012
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Fri Jun 1, 2012
Cindy Davis answered:
There's only one true way and that is to hire a certified appraiser. These appraisals are not cheap however, and can run you $400-$500.

Most Realtors will do a market evaluation for free. An agent needs to come over, view your property so they can assess the condition, upgrades, etc - By doing that and running the recent market comparables, a good agent will be able to give you an accurate assessment of your home's worth. ... more
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Sun May 27, 2012
carmy1261 answered:
HA!!! That's nothing compared to what I'm having to shell out prior to escrow closing on the condo I'm selling. I have two HOA's and, are you ready for this, I had to pay $1344 for the HOA docs that are going to the seller!!!!!!!
There should be laws regulated how much money can be charged for this, as this is absolutely ludicrous!!!!!
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Fri May 18, 2012
Cindy Davis answered:
Hi Doug,

If I understand this correctly, you are looking for someone that will provide you with a lower listing fee if they buy a home with you?

I don't know what you're looking for in the way of a 'reallty great discount' but I would be willing to discuss this with you.

As an independent broker, I am not constrained by brokerage regulations of the big names, so I invite you to give me a call and let's see what we can work out!!

Have a good one!
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Wed May 16, 2012
Derek Rotzinger answered:
Since there are so many buyers making multiple offers on the limited inventory, we are seeing homes easily going for more than what they are worth/listed for. When we start seeing this kind of activity, you bet it will shift to a seller's market! It starts at the lower priced homes ($200k and below) and work it's way up. The problem is many can't afford anything past this lower range so we will see how much it will really shift to a sellers market. ... more
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Tue May 1, 2012
Andrew Wilkinson answered:
Hi Jan,

You can update the information on Trulia directly.

On this home's property detail page, click "More" and then click "Report Error" You will be able to provide the most up to date information right there and then, and it will be immediately taken by our Customer Service team who will then make the necessary changes.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help,

Community Manager, Trulia Voices
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Wed Apr 11, 2012
Michael Smith, MBA, MPM answered:
I did one last weekend with one of my realtors and we had a great time. We used the Easter occasion to hide eggs in the house and give kids Easter baskets. We marketed the event and invited neighbors to come out.

For me open houses are ALWAYS a good idea unless you are one of those realtors who are "maxed out on success." I have only met a few of those realtors and of course I am always in awe. :)

Any time you can brand yourself in the community is always a good idea.
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Wed Apr 11, 2012
Michael Smith, MBA, MPM answered:
A new twist on this scenario Janet would th recent introduction of Harp2.0.

If the homeowner is upside down but has made their payments over the past 12-mos, they may be a candidate for Harp2.0.

Harp2.0 is a loan program for all Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac loans closed on the the home prior to May 31, 2009.

To find out if the homeowner has a Fannie Mae loan, click here:

To find out if the homeowner has a Freddie Mac loan, click here:

If you have a Harp2.0 eligible loan currently, then you can simply refinance, regardless of the equity position in the home and not go down the path of short sale or foreclosure.

**Again this is a program geared towards rewarding homeowners who have been making payments but cannot access today's low 30-year fixed rates (3.75% today; 3.818 apr).

For information, feel freel to email or call. :)
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Fri Apr 6, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, Improving the curb appeal with paint, some plantings, and mulch around flower & tree beds are a great way to start. Some other obvious ways are updating kitchen and baths, these seem to be very important to buyers.

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Tue Apr 3, 2012
Cindy Davis answered:
I would actually say that although condo prices remain low, they are selling quickly right now. Every property that is well priced is getting mulitple offers since there is so little inventory.

In deciding whether to sell or rent, a very difficult decision, I recommend checking out this blog post I wrote some time back but it lays the issues out nicely.
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Sun Mar 18, 2012
Finacial Advisor answered:
I just completed a short sale where the 2nd was waved and another were we paid off the second of $50,000 for $2,000. I work with a attorney who will put in a law suite with the banks on your behalf. Please contact me for a to gather information so I can prepair a free market analysis.

Please Call,
Karen Randolph
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Tue Jan 17, 2012
Chris Gorno answered:
Keep us posted Ken! We would like to hear back on things work out for you and your Grandmother. Just curious is the home in Carmel Valley or Rancho Cucamonga?
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Thu Jan 12, 2012
Khrystyna Chorna answered:
Hi, Ken,

I'm sorry to hear about the situation you are in!.
1. Are you still inside the contingecy periods or have they been removed already?
2. By the contract does it say you have to fix this particular issue? Have the buyers given you the written request for repairs? etc
3. Do you have a Wood Destroying Pest addendum filled out with the contract? That's usually where it will specify what type of work exactly you signed up yourself to do!

And also, how much are the repairs?.. Just curious.
And depending on the dates and time frames, you can cancel a contract based on buyer's performance!. So maybe there is something they haven't done or deposited the $ on time, etc..
Hope this helps!
Real Estate Supergirl
Khrystyna Chorna
Allison James Estates and Homes
7 Horton Plaza,
San Diego, CA, 92101
tel: 619-808-7064
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Thu Dec 15, 2011
Mario Roberts answered:

6 Bedroom 108 days
5 Bedroom 81 days
4 Bedroom 76 days
3 Bedroom 69 days
2 Bedroom 77 days
1 Bedroom 101 days

Hope this helps!

Mario Roberts
Realtor / RE Investment Consultant

"Always happy to work with your referrals"

Gold Coast Properties
4443 30th St. #200
San Diego, CA 92116

C: 619-500-6006
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Sun Nov 6, 2011
Kevin and Julie McLaughlin answered:
This can get pretty tricky, but generally, the answer is 'yes' you can cancel if the buyer has not removed other contingencies per paragraph 14 of the RPA. I recommend contacting a Real Estate attorney ASAP. ... more
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Wed Nov 2, 2011
J answered:
To avoid any confusion between all involved parties of a RE transaction, a contract NEEDS to be completed in full before all parties sign and date the final contract. As a seller's agent I have literally sent back purchase contracts to buyer agents insisting they complete the contracts with no blank spaces and anything in writing by the agent or their clients will require seller and buyer initials before final acceptance of any offers.

You are absolutely right in questioning the terms of the offer and taking the time to understand the importance. Contract law 101---dot the I's and cross the T's and never leave or accept blank areas related to any contract. I learned this as a legal assistant for many years and through the banking industry through most of my career. Good luck to you and thanks for sharing your situation.
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