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Home Selling in Sunnyvale : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Dec 19, 2016
gschoet asked:
What is the best month to list a property for sale?
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Thu Dec 15, 2016
Teverage answered:
I am selling my house in Louisiana and have asked the title company to send me a HUD so that I can see the breakdown of closing costs that I am paying for. Title company says it is against the law for them to show me the HUD with the buyers information on it. The Seller Settlement Statement they have sent me has all fees as one lump sum. Doesn't title company have a responsibility to show me the breakdown even though I agreed to pay up to $5,000.00 for closing costs? ... more
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Fri Sep 30, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
The "market," made up of willing sellers and buyers, determines the final price, and that is the only "right" dollar value. Real estate agents don't determine listing or selling prices, they only advise their principals about pricing and pricing strategy. Some sellers prefer to price low and get multiple offers, some prefer to price high and expect lower offers. The best pricing strategy varies with the local area and changes over time. Comps for residential appraisals and CMA's are usually based on recent sales, not current listing prices. It is unlikely the agent you are referring to is having any material effect on market prices, but rather the forces of supply and demand are affecting your market.
To answer your question there is no practical way for the average person to stop this from happening.
If you were a savvy investor and you thought prices were too low, you would be buying up the inventory and reselling it for a profit.
When you are ready to sell your own property, seek the advice of a local professional, and list at whatever price you choose. Satisfy yourself that the price you ultimately sell for is the right price.
Best of luck!
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Sat Apr 23, 2016
daniel.mark219 answered:
Garage additions are great for home value in most cases. If your home has no garage or just a one car garage then there is a good chance your home will appreciate in value the full amount of the cost of your garage addition. You can get an estimate of the garage addition cost at this calculator also gives an estimate of the amount your home may appreciate. if your home already has a 2 car garage and you are adding an addition bay to the existing garage or adding a stand alone garage or shop your home value may appreciate as well but having more than a 2 car garage appeals to less buyers so I can say for sure your home will appreciate. Also most buyers do not want the garage to be the focus of the house from the curb so if your plans are for a big garage so that the only thing you see from the street is a garage - then it may not add any value to your home. ... more
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Tue Dec 1, 2015
Gsherback answered:
The house is on public record as two bedrooms. Your square footage decides value therefore no value added per square footage increase. It is not easy to get a permit now but attainable if you hire a dedicated professional.


R & G Builders Inc.
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Tue Jun 2, 2015
Galia Taneva answered:
You need to talk to the county to correct the record. What matters at the time you decide to sell is what county records show.
Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

Galia Taneva
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Thu May 7, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
Fri Apr 24, 2015
Simon Watson answered:
I think people( realtors) use forum's like this to advertise as one way to validate their
businesses with reviews from clients, it tends to work well if a Buyer or Seller is not
familiar with an area or location.Yelp is also a good resource in the same way.

Simon Watson
Keller Williams Realty-East Bay
VA Buyer Experts
(925) 286-7112
(510) 859-4773
BRE 01881304
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Wed Mar 25, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Christopher,

I would be happy to follow up. What is the address please?

Kind regards,

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Tue Mar 17, 2015
Paz Bar-am answered:
Julie Hello,
when checking about a Real Estate Agent/Broker Here is a list of what my clients were looking for:
1. An agent/broker that will listen to your need and had your best result in mind.
2. An agent/broker that understand what is the best strategy to help you sale your home.(Marketing, Preparation, Presentation, Time line, Contingency Plan) . Maximize your profits and work with in your deadline.
3. An honest and ethical agent/broker.
4. A knowledgeable and experience agent/broker.
5. A problem solver agent/broker. In every Real Estate transaction there are unique situations or problems that require creative solution.
6. An agent/broker that will be available for you when you need him.
If you like to hear more...

Paz Bar-am
Real Estate Broker and Property Manager
(408) 242-2740
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Sun Jan 26, 2014
Sam Shueh answered:
There is no restriction to make price adjustment on the home style difference.
The predominant factor is GLA, lot size and zip(schools are important but not abs necessarily).

It is a question of buyers preference how much more they wish to pay.

Sam Shueh
Keller Williams Realty
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Fri Aug 30, 2013
JR Thrasher answered:
Cash or maybe a construction loan to add a permanent foundation. It would be a high % down payment either way though.

J.R. Thrasher
(619)929-0105 ... more
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Tue May 21, 2013
Richard Owens answered:
Read your contract cafeully. Whatever the terms are should hold fit. If he forfits, then you should capture the earnest money, but even better will be to report him to his broker for agent misconduct. Don't be bullied, it's YOUR house and YOUR money! ... more
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Tue May 21, 2013
Richard Owens answered:
Cash out if you can, if not do a refinance! Thankfully, rates are so low that I will be gaining $50K of of house while only adding about $50 per month in payment!
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
John Juarez answered:

It may make sense to you but how does it make sense to a buyer? If a buyer buys a share of your property hoping for future appreciation that is a risky investment for that buyer. What would make it worthwhile? A discount from CURRENT market value would make it attractive. In other words, if I wanted to buy ½ of the property I would not be willing to pay ½ of today’s value for it. I could spend the same money somewhere else and not have to share and worry about a partner who may not be on the same page as me in the future. ... more
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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Robert Lei answered:
Hi Jerry,
How did it all turn out?

1. How much total commission did you pay and do you think you got a good price for your home?
2. Now is an excellent time to sell. When did you sell? Do you think it was the right time to sell?
3. Did you go by popularity or some other criteria to choose your agent? Do you feel it make a difference?
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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Robert Lei answered:
Nowadays the handling of the paperwork and the liability/risk of it is actually much greater than the work required to find a buyer.
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Monica Goyal DRE # 01781926 answered:

Its a great time to buy. That is because the interest rates are sooo low. Would I buy now? ABSOLUTELY! At present its tending to be a seller's market, mainly because of a high demand and low inventory. That means that a buyer will have to compete and their agent will have to work harder, ultimately you will get the house of your choice. When the rates are so low, your purchase power is high, and you LOCK the rate for 30 years. Why would you wait for the rates to go up?

Good luck! and buy if it is the right time for you.

Best Regards,
Monica Goyal
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Gma

Sure you can put anyone you wish in your will.

But to better understand the future Tax consequences etc. you need to talk to an Estate

If you need any recommendations do call.

Best regards

Coldwell Banker

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