This is such an easy question. Just listen carefully to your listing agent's advice, get the estimates for needed repairs and implement the strategy. Generally speaking the best prices are for houses that
are vacant and staged, painted and inspected. To begin, clean, clean, clean, paint everything.
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It's not essential but you'd be surprised at how bothered buyers can be by paint colors. Depending on how loud or bright they are, they can distract buyers from being able to see the bones of your house.
The condition of your paint matters too. We painted right when we moved in to our house 8 years ago. Life and small children have definitely left their marks on our walls. We're having the house painted when we move out if for nothing else, to make it look fresh and clean.... more
It is very unlikely you can, if the home owner owes more than the home is worth there is no time for a short sale. The bank does not owne it yet so they cant sell it and most likely if the owner had any equity, they would have sold the home instead of letting it go to foreclosure... more
It will differ based on a few different things, including the severity of the damage, the materials that will be used for the repair, and how much the company charges for labor. I would suggest talking to a variety of companies in your area to get quotes from them, and then make a decision based on that information. You should be able to get all of the help you need that way.
I'm sure ithere would be some sort of record system you could look into to find this information. Beyond that, I would suggest talking to the owners/previous owners to see if they have any information about this for you. It shouldn't be too hard to find this information, I just think you'll have to do a little bit of research to figure it all out.
Does your agent in the MLS make a point of mentioning it or can he put it under as a financing term. I find it hard to believe an MLS that doesn't. Here it is a searchable term and gets used frequently, especially for first time buyers who need 100% financing. Good Luck!!... more
In terms of selling your home, your credit rating shouldn't actually affect that.
As for the process of purchasing a home, it will depend on what your actual credit score is, your debt to income ratio, and other factors. The previous advice of consulting with a mortgage lender is wise. Good luck to you.... more
For anyone else reading this thread/argument: Trulia has some limitations, but my clients have used the site with great effectiveness. The main issue we've encountered is that it is simply not up to date compared to the MLS. But otherwise, I've never heard of any serious complaints.... more
As a rental property owner, I've had to deal with 5 day notices as well. It isn't necessarily a death knell. Many times, all that is needed is for the tenant to pay the rent up to current. I hope this helps.... more
You can certainly contact the homeowner. They most likely will need to get bank approval to do a short sale. An experienced short sale negotiator can work with the bank to get any impending Sherriff's Sale date postponed and help the process move relatively smoothly. The short sale process requires home owner participation and it's not as easy as just listing the home with a realtor. There are many documents that need to be collected from the home owner/s and each bank has a multi step process it will go through before the offer you make is approved. It can be anywhere from 30-90 days in most cases but some I've worked on have taken longer.
Feel free to call me if you'd like a more in depth explanation. I've successfully completed several short sales for clients and my negotiator used to work for Chase as a negotiator in their short sale department so he really knows how to get things done.
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Upon updated information, I just heard from the neighbor who owns the home with the fence regarding this issue - the GIS map is not the map that is used by the property tax assessor. They use the actual property description in the record of deeds.... more