Many agents use public records when listing a home. If you believe that the information in public records is not correct it would be best to hire an appraisal company in your area. They will come out and measure your home and will provide you with an appraised value.
If you decide to sell your home and you claim that your home is larger than public records indicates then you can state a professional appraisal as your source. Be prepared to provide a hard copy to anyone wishing to place a bid on your home.
If there is a large discrepancy in the PRD v Appraised square footage I would recommend you visit your city building department. There may be a permit on file showing an addition was built and public records was not updated.
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The best way to determine the value of your home is to compare similar homes that have sold in your neighborhood to yours. This is not always easy due to the fact that many people do not know what updates may have been done on other homes. Also what concessions may have been provided by the seller. Then there is often "emotional" value placed on homes by many sellers.
This is why it is often best to have a professional Realtor(R) come over to your home and work with you. Many agents provide this service free of charge.... more
Much of the sale information reported on sites such as Trulia come from public records. Agents that belong to the regional MLS are required to supply information including date of sale, price and any concessions in a timely fashion, I admit I do not know what the time frame is as I update the MLS as soon as possible. As the listing agent I then go into Trulia and manually enter the sales information myself. Not all agents provide this level of service to their clients.... more
Be very careful about stating your square footage (it does not necessarily go by the outside measurements). There have been many lawsuits in the real estate industry over miscalculated or disclosed square footage.
I'm not sure what you mean by disclosing with the board, but usually a tax assessor has the square footage from when the home was built (and any additions if there were permits).... more
You have a great question. To answer it properly, I feel it is better through a face to face consultation with a knowledgeable Real Estate Broker like myself that will walk you through the ins and out of this process. You are considering an important move, and you should invest the time.
So, give me a call at your earliest convenience and we can setup a time that works for you and your wife to discuss the process at my office in Troy.
In my perfect world I prefer to wait and sell my home with a closing date to take place several days after closing on the new home purchase next year. This would prevent a need to move into temporary housing while waiting for the new home to be finished.
No one can predict future home values but the trend has certainly been that homes are beginning to appreciate and there is a lack of inventory to satisfy buyer demand. Should that trend continue into next year, you will be ok. If the market reverses that trend, then selling now would be the thing to do, and take up temporary housing.
My instincts suggest to me that waiting to sell is a better bet.
If I can be of any further service, please feel free to give me a call.
When a home is listed, you have to put in a strong offer immediately, if you have an aggressive buyers agent, many times you can get your offer accepted without having to deal with multiple offers. Best Regards,... more
Yes you may buy a house in this country whether you are a legal immigrant or not; immigration status has nothing to do with buying a property. For example, I have many foreign clients that own property in the USA and have never been to this country. However, if you are financing the purchase of that property that is a different question entirely. To acquire financing with a typical lender then you would need to be a legal immigrant in this country.
Jack Gillis, M.B.A., J.D.
Jack Gillis Realty Advisors
Nathan Grace Real Estate, Broker
5619 Dyer Street | Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75206
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