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Fri Jan 18, 2013
Danielle Sharp answered:
Do you not want to work with a real estate professional or do you not want to market the property?
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Fred Yancy answered:
According to the Associated Press ~ In stark contrast to this time last year, the housing market is chugging into 2013 with a head of steam.

Home-listing prices were up 5.1% nationally in December on a year-over-year basis, according to data released Thursday by real-estate listings and data company Trulia. Out of the 100 major metro markets covered by the report, 82 of them saw year-over-year gains. At the end of 2011, asking prices had fallen 4.3%, and only 12 markets had posted positive price changes.

“Prices are going into 2013 with strong tailwinds,” said Jed Kolko, chief economist for Trulia. He cites a general strengthening of the job market, which in turn means more families able to cover a sizeable down payment. An increase in household formation, which is also the product of improving job prospects, and home construction could further bolster demand.

Mr. Kolko notes that the sharpest tightening of inventory is taking place in Western states. Four of the top 10 cities to see the largest asking price recovery were in California, including Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento and Fresno.

Las Vegas, which was hit hard after the bubble burst, came in at the top of the list with a 16.3% year-over-year listing price increase. In the same period in 2011, prices dropped 11.2%.

To be sure, even among the markets with major gains, some are better positioned for a sustained housing recovery than others.

While Las Vegas may have seen the largest asking price turnaround, it remains far below pre-bust levels. The problem, Mr. Kolko says, is that the market remains unstable, with high vacancy rates, lingering foreclosures and subpar job growth.

On the other hand, metros like Seattle, which came in second on the list of cities with the highest asking-price recovery, are on a smoother path to growth because of their strong economic fundamentals, he said.

Meanwhile, rents rose nationally 5.2% in the same period. In 17 of the 25 biggest rental markets, home prices are rising faster than rents, according to Trulia. Whereas ownership was typically more affordable than renting in most markets in recent years, as sales demand rises, that edge is becoming less apparent, Mr. Kolko said.


Kira no one has a crystal ball to predict the future. It is all speculation. So far things are improving in the economy and in the real estate market, prices are increasing due to high demand and low inventory. If you don't have to wait two more years, I would strongly advise to jump in with both feet now while prices and interest rates are still very affordable.
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Steffy Hristova answered:
Sandor,
Please give me a call. I'll be happy to work with you.
Lots of references for me on Zillow and Trulia - from apartment owners, too.

Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, Realtor®
HomeSmart
Tel: (480) 966-9353 Fax: (602) 507-3703
3131 E. Camelback Rd. #125
Phoenix AZ 85016

http://www.talktosteffy.com
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Alan May answered:
You can pitch the idea to any agent you like, and if they're agreeable.. then yes, you can have your decreasing commission.
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
James Furlong answered:
Your very best approach is to engage the services of an experienced and knowledgeable local real estate professional. They will know exactly what should be done and will do it for you.
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Travis Jackson answered:
I would be more than happy to refer you to a top agent in the Davie area! Send me your contact info
( name, phone number, and address) to tjackson@c21mm.com

Travis Jackson
Century 21 M & M Associates
DRE#01879566 http://www.408RealEstate.com
tjackson@c21mm.com
(408) 316-5954
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Barbara Grandolfo answered:
Hi Allen,

Hire a competent and knowledgeable real estate agent with a proven track record in your area!

Best of luck,

Barbara Grandolfo
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Fri Feb 22, 2013
Ralph Cote' answered:
I expect quite a difference in appreciation between the age restricted communities like Sun City and the surrounding regular family communities like Glendale, Peoria and Surprise. The prices in the age restricted communities are much more stable than the others because we don't have first time home buyers and half of our sales are cash transactions so we had relatively few foreclosures and maintained our values much better than any of the regular communities. Thus, while the regular communities suffered hugely, up to 60% down in the price downturn, the Sun Cities were only down about 30%. The regular communities are up almost 30% since 2011 while the adult communities like Sun City are only up about 10%. Prices of all communities here are expected to continue to increase over the next 5 years, however, and some pundits expect them to recover to their 2006 peak here in the next 5 years. Contact me at ralphcote@msn.com or contact me at 623-826-9070 to subscribe to my free monthly newsletter that will keep you apprised of the local housing price trends.

Have a great New Year!
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Shannon Rubin answered:
Hi My name is Shannon Rubin and I work with Keller Williams. I would be glad to help you and your family in your home search. Please give me a call or email and I will be happy to answer any question that you might have.

Shannon Rubin
Keller Williams
267-566-3448
shannon.rubin1@gmail.com
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consult with an attorney beforehand, he/she can better advise; don't just rely on online information...
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Thu Apr 25, 2013
Dane Bigner answered:
You need someone to evaluate what the best repairs that make the most sense. Often times you can sell a house without doing as much work as you think.

Dane Bigner
REMAX West Houston
281 723 1369
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Cindy Mello answered:
Hello Farris,

I'm not sure a lawyer is what you need. I am a real estate agent that has become all to familiar with your type of situation. We offer a free analysis of your loan documents and can save you the money of a lawyer doing it for you. We will go over your original loan documents for you and do a QWR or Qualified Written Request to your lender to determine your best course of action. If after reviewing the findings and it's decided you need an attorney, we can offer you a referral. In order for them to stop harassing you by phone, we also have a form letter we will send to your lender that they only communicate with you in writing, which could offer you some peace for a while until you decide how you want to proceed with them.

You have options, don't go it alone!

Warmest Regards
Cindy Mello
Mello Real Estate Group
209-451-5446
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Thu May 14, 2015
Stacey Redgrave answered:
Hi Shelley!
t is never to early to start exploring your new city. I can certainly set you up for a search of rentals in the neighborhood to give you an idea of the average rental fees. Feel free to email or call. Good luck on your move. Don't miss the San Diego Zoo. It has to be one of the best in the country.
Stacey Redgrave
Coldwell Banker HPW
919-671-3214
staceyr@hpw.com
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Sun Aug 25, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
It is a tough real estate market for both buyers and renters. I suggest you contact a property manager if you do not have a current print out of your credit report a property manager can get one for you. Or you can get a free one on line. Once you know this you will be able to communicate your credit to potential landlords.

Craigslist has the most rentals listed in one place. Keep in mind they also have scammers. So you will want to talk to a real person before giving any of your personal information.

Persistance will be needed.

All the best to you.
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
You are over generalizing by a huge amount. Utility costs vary by house size more so than by city.
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Sat Jun 1, 2013
Julie Carberry answered:
A house would have to be licensed for vacation rental in order to do that, most of which are out in the Davenport area - close to Disney. Also, at this time sales can take several month's to close. You could rent for 7 - 12 months to make sure you like the area.

www.JulieRents.com
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Sat Jan 5, 2013
Marcy Moyer answered:
Toby,
Taylor Morrison homes are very nice. Just as a general rule the newer the town home the less personal exterior space and less privacy you get, but the insides and structures tend to be nicer. Also, the locations of the newest homes are not as good as the locations of the older ones. This is because land cost get more expensive over time and since we are so built up in the Bay Area the only places left are areas that are re-zoned from commercial or industrial use.

All of that being said, if you win the lottery you will have a very nice home and the thought is that with so many new homes in that area being purchased by smart, educated buyers, this will spill over into the local schools which will see their scores increase, making the homes more valuable over time. This is just a theory, but I believe it.

Marcy Moyer
Keller Williams Realty
marcy@marcymoyer.com
DRE 01191194
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
marni zuckerman answered:
I definitely know of great townhouse or condo communities in Boca As for private homes I can send you what is available in your price range. Feel free to contact me. Happy New Year
Marni Zuckerman
Signature International Real Estate
561-613-9335
ListWithMarni@gmail.com
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Mon May 13, 2013
Jonathan Citron answered:
robindtennis,
A very good question. The old saying goes, 'you get what you pay for.' In this market at this time in Northern NJ, it is standard for a listing agent to ask for a brokerage fee of between 5% and 6% of the sale price of the property. The days of the 'discount brokerage firms' are gone. But, remember: everything thing is negotiable, even listing fees. Nothing is written in stone. A quality listing agent will spend the time, money, and energy--well and wisely--to get you the most money for your property in this real estate market at this time.
Wishing you all the best, and, of course, a very happy new year.
Jonathan
jonathancitron@kw.com
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Connie Bramble answered:
No this is not right. Your loan agent can get you back your money, you need to be persistant with her. Do you have anything in writing that says the lender is paying the fees? If so you need to take it to her and request your money back. They are a business like anyone else. They can write you a check if they want to.
Best of luck to you,
Connie Bramble
Prudential CA Realty
714-337-8718
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