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Home Selling in Santa Cruz : Real Estate Advice

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Fri May 15, 2015
No but be careful how you do it as you could lose your deposit. Talk to your agent.
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Fri Mar 6, 2015
mattdalek47 answered:
If you didn't notice, I imagine that you weren't responsible for disclosure. However, given they arose after your residency, you are likely responsible for at least part of the cleanup. It would be a nice favor to the buyer at least. I would call in a pest control company to advise you on the situation and the extent of the damage.
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Thu Mar 5, 2015
Rich answered:
Well to buy foreclosures in your area, you'll need Cash...
As most foreclosures in Santa Cruz are being snapped up by investors..
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Tue Feb 10, 2015
Jackson Willis answered:
There are a lot of scenarios where people do have to include curtains in the sale. There are certain things on paperwork that signifies this kind of thing. If you signed the papers the wrong way, you will have to leave the curtains as a part of the sale. You'd be surprised how often this kind of thing actually happens. I hope you can get this figured out.
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
thellan415 answered:
As a property owner who has bought or sold 5 properties "FSBO," and 4 through an agent, my opinion is that the reason there aren't more FSBO properties is that people operate under the mistaken belief that paperwork is too complicated and that realtors are worth the money they are paid for helping to connect the buyer and seller.
I would use a real estate agent for a short sale, and have done so (although I felt the value added was minimal), but not for another transaction if I cold help it. I look forward to the day when internet savvy buyers and sellers don't need to pay, say, $60,000 to conduct what is actually a relatively straightforward transaction. The Nolo Press books For Sale By Owner and How to Buy a House In California are invaluable.
My pet peeve is when agents say that only the seller pays the commission, as if the price of the house doesn't reflect the commssion.
Tara H.
Santa Cruz, CA
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Tue Oct 2, 2012
Ellen Carter answered:
No. Generally the MLS listing will supply a list of any and all appliances that are coming with the property. A good Realtor will make sure to also note this in the listing agreement. A good Realtor will also respond to this in the counter to an offer that these items are "excluded" from the sale. There are generally 30 days minimum from beginning to the close of a regular sale and it's a really good idea to ask these questions right up front as nothing should be taken for granted which might equal disappointment in the end. I hope this helps.

Ellen Carter, REALTOR & Senior Short Sale Negotiator
Mortgage Lien Elimination Specialist - DRE # 01417614
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Tue Feb 22, 2011
Natasha Nikolaeva answered:
Hi Robert,
When you make a decision to put your house on a market - you're no longer just an owner. You have to see yourself as the Seller of a special and valuable property. And there's nothing more important as a good and lasting first impression.
Step outside and evaluate a curb appeal of your house: exterior, landscaping and any trash that needs to be removed. Inside: get rid of clutter, fix lighting if necessary, remove some pieces of furniture - it can greatly improve the look and make rooms to appear more spacious, decorate with plants and fresh cut flowers and hire a professional cleaning service - clean homes give Buyers an impression of being well cared for.
Invite a real estate professional to give you an advise and a second opinion if you feel that staging would help to sell for a higher price.
Your goal is to sell, so do it right by being critical and putting yourself in the shoes of a potential Buyer. In many cases just few inexpensive improvements can enhance the appeal of a home. Prepare your house for sale - and you will be rewarded by a good price and a timely period to get it sold!
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Sun Jan 30, 2011
Mike Castle answered:
First, find out what your vacation rental is worth. Get a Realtor to value your Tahoe property for you, comparing it to other vacation rentals. Place the property on the market with the comments that you will trade for a home in Santa Cruz. Find a Realtor in Santa Cruz to assist you in finding a suitable home to purchase ot trade into. Consider the tax ramifications on your objective. You cannot trade an investment property for a personal residence. Consult a good CPA on this objective. You may just need to sell your rental as an investment home and not complete a "trade" in the strict IRS definition. You may need purchase a personal residence separate from the "trade" aspect. Consult, IRS.Gov for FAQ's. You may also considering listing your vacation rental as a business opportunity and list it with a business brokerage. You will need to show rental history records and a profit and loss statement to prospective buyers. Good Luck! Mike Castle, Real Estate Broker, American Dream Realty, Santa Cruz, CA License # 00620895 (831) 588-1988 ... more
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