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Home Selling in Sonoma County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 17, 2017
Matt Munson asked:
Mon Jan 16, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Hopefully you purchased owners title insurance when you bought it, they will then take care if it for you. If not you can start by going to the lawyer who close the purchase when you bought it and ask them to fix the issue. If not you may need a lawyer to track down who can sign off. ... more
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Wed Dec 28, 2016
Maricris A answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


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Wed Sep 28, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
Are you the buyer or the seller? Do you have a Realtor representing you? You question is best answered by your agent, broker, and/or attorney reviewing your specific contract!

Best of luck! ... more
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Thu Jun 9, 2016
Derek Jones answered:
Is the property in your local MLS? How does it compare price wise with the neighborhood? How long are homes in your neighborhood taking to sell?
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Mon May 23, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia does not list, sell or edit listings, they are a place where ads are posted. You need to contact your listing agent to edit your home facts if there is a mistake.
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Fri Apr 22, 2016
Terry Bell answered:
When you are interviewing a realtor, there is a lot of important issues to discuss before worrying about the commission! Getting comps of the value of your home, a marketing strategy, discussing whether to do any repairs, should you get a pest inspection, these are some of the things that you need to analyze with your realtor, and then you will have a better idea of how much work your realtor will be doing for you to get you the best price! ... more
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Wed Mar 30, 2016
Baymarkfinancial asked:
Your crime stats for this property are not accurate. There are no such crimes posted on as you claim nor does the Sonoma County Sheriff have such crime occurrences on 1455…
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Thu Aug 20, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
Let me just say that the way to evaluate this is to have a couple of different Realtors come to your home and advise you one-on-one. Without seeing the condition of your home, it's impossible to judge.

You can sell homes that need work by lowering the price..whether you do repairs or not comes down to the dollar amount you home to get for your home.
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Tue Aug 4, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
No. You can do so on Zillow but not Trulia.
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Thu Mar 5, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
Create your account with your RE License information, call you Broker if you need help with this, this follow the steps to list the home that is needed, call your Broker if you need help with this. ... more
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Wed Jan 8, 2014
Ken Walker asked:
A fast cash Buyer is an answer for a fixer home!

I have an all-cash Buyer looking for fixer houses in Sonoma County. He can close fast.

If you or someone you know owns a home but…
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Tue Nov 26, 2013
Joseph Runfola answered:
If you are a home owner and wish to submit your listing to Trulia for sale, please note that Trulia does not accept FSBO listing submissions at this time. However if you are working with a full-service or flat-fee listing agent or broker, he or she can submit your listing. ... more
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Tue Aug 13, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
Terry Bell answered:
Sometimes buyers are investors that want to keep tenants. The person to talk to is the seller or property manager, and you should also find out what notice they plan on giving you. I have shown many tenant occupied homes, and often a tenant will volunteer that they would love to stay if the buyer wants a tenant. So if you would like to stay, it's a good idea to have the place neat, and show the house with a smile:))) ... more
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Sheila Lawrence answered:
Hi Dan,

Susan Byrer's answer is very thorough and I can not add much more. I would tell you though, that if you've occupied it as a your primary residence, you can keep any amount of profit up to $250K for a single owner or $500K for a couple, tax free. You can invest it in another home, but it is not required. If it was an investment property, you may want to do a 1031 exchange. Either way, talking to a CPA is the best first step. No one likes tax surprises.

Best wishes,
Sheila Lawrence
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Tue Nov 27, 2012
Scott Lawson answered:
This is the single best answer to your question:

If a property is on, is it automatically HomePath financing eligible?
No. All Fannie Mae‐owned properties available for sale are listed on If the property is eligible for HomePath financing, a HomePath Mortgage logo will appear on the Property Details screen in the HomePath Financing box. If there is no HomePath Mortgage logo in the box, the property is not HomePath financing eligible—however, it may be eligible for other types of financing.

Basically, a Homepath representative reviews the property for eligiblity, whether it's condo, SFR etc and posts the findings on

This takes all of the guess work out of it.

Call me with questions

Scott Lawson
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
Terry Bell answered:
When buying a house with these types of problems, its very important to do your homework and find out if there are violations with the county that have to be cleared before residency. In other words, you can own or sell such a house, but may not be able to live in it until it is fixed. ... more
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Tue Oct 30, 2012
Steven Wake answered:
Houses are a real bummer if the roof is bad and /or the foundation is substandard. Top down strategy is best. New roof. Let the next owner pick windows they love!
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