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Thu Jun 30, 2016
Cory Fuller answered:
Greg,

I would base that decision on a few factors. To me, it depends on what you are wanting to price your home at. You won't get $8800 more for your home as replacing the HVAC is more considered a maintenance issue, not a monetary resale issue. Your home should sell quicker with an updated HVAC as it is a major ticket item that some of your competition may not have and you may be able to price it another $4000-$5000 higher because of it. By the age of 32 years though, most of the competitions' HVAC's will have been replaced too though as the average life before replacement is usually 25-30 years. If it still running great, with no issues, you could always see if it would be eligible for a home warranty company like Service One or HMS to cover it under warranty and then sell the home with a 1 year renewable home warranty, which would cost you around $425. If you would like me to take a look at the homes that are in your area in which you would be in competition with and let you know not only what the resale values are like, but also the age of their HVAC systems, I would be glad to do that for you. Feel free to call or email me with any questions Greg and good luck with the sale of your home when you do go to sell it, no matter who you choose to get the job done for you.

Cory Fuller
Trulia Pro Agent
Prudential Ambassador
402-680-2393
cory@coryfuller.com
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Joe Conowitch answered:
New carpeting in a neutral color is always a good boost or choosing to go to a wood laminate floor is also quite popular depending on the space...
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Wed Nov 13, 2013
Jenn Haeg answered:
Lindsay, I would advertise your open house on trulia, the local newspaper and put signage on your street corners...but remember these 5 tips when showing!
1-protect yourself and your home- always get the name, address and phone of all visitors
2- put away your valuables!
3- never tell anyone when you are NOT home
4-never let a buyer separate while touring your home
5- never call them back, you will sound anxious!
I hope your home sells quickly and for a good price. If you want help or have more questions, feel free to contact me @ 402.885.3145 or jhaeg@npdodge.com. Best regards, Jenn
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Fri Jun 15, 2012
Tim Maxwell answered:
Thu May 10, 2012
My NC Homes Team answered:
If the home you sold was your primary residence then you don't ever have to invest the proceeds into another home if you don't want to buy another home. If you are referring to doing a 1031 like kind exchange, to defer taxes on an investment property, then you would have had to designate the property you sold for this prupose at the time of the sale and you would have 180 days to identify the new investment property that you were buying and could not use the proceeds from the sale for any other purpose.

If you have further questions you would be better off speaking with your accountant or a lawyer in your area.
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Thu May 10, 2012
Cameron Thomas answered:
Honestly there are a lot of things you can focus on. The easy items are staging have a home stager look at your home to make it show its best. Also deep cleaning - have a company come and clean, clean clean. We tend to get used to our houses the way they are so extra eyes go a long way. Do these things and declutter then have an agent come and look your house over before spending money on big dollar things. Another simple item is paint. It is true neutral colors work best. We tell people that you have to emotionally move out of your house now and realize you are setting the stage for someone else. Get rid of your personal preferences. Hope that helps. ... more
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Thu Jan 19, 2012
Jan Nicola answered:
I would suggest talking with your Realtor and your lender about a possible short sale. The bank does not want your house back and they may work with you to get it sold. It will affect your credit score, but not as bad as a foreclosure would. Try to work with the lender before just walking away. Good luck to you. ... more
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
ABC answered:
Zillow claims to have the largest real estate network since it partnered with Yahoo last month...

http://zillow.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=159&item=220

Trulia claims to be the fastest growing real estate website...

http://info.trulia.com/index.php?s=43&item=108
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Mon Mar 7, 2011
Jerod Evanich answered:
You do have options, but for legal reasons, it is best to seek the advise of an attorney.

Jerod Evanich
Prudential Ambassador Real Estate
402-681-6911
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Wed Feb 16, 2011
Robin Silverberg answered:
I am not an agent, and not from Omaha, but I will give you a non-biased view. You may have someone who is going to tell you that they will sell it for you for a 2% commission, or a $500 click-it fee, but the question is, how badly do you want to sell? I you want to sell, find yourself a good agent who will promote your home properly, and will do all that needs to be done to get it sold. There a reason why Foxton's couldn't make it. ... more
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Wed Jun 1, 2011
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, I recommend using someone that you feel has the qualifications and personality to meet your needs. Word of mouth is always the best referral, check with friends and family for their recommendations. Every agent has something different to offer and just because an agent has sold a ton of homes doesn't mean you will get the attention you need. Interview at least three before making your final decision. ... more
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Thu Oct 28, 2010
Jeff Cohn answered:
Many sellers homes have depreciated since they've purchased them. In these instances, a seller could be required to bring money to closing. For those individuals that don't have money to bring to closing, staying in the home or going in to foreclosure seems like the only option. I have good news for you, how about a Short Sale! This is when the bank takes on all of the debt you would have otherwised incurred at closing. Typically, banks will allow customers to file for a Short-Sale if the customer has stopped making payments on their loan, is not willing to restructure the loan and does not have the money to bring to closing in the event the house has depreciated in value and gets an offer on it. This process can take months to finalize, but will help keep the home owners credit loss to a minimum versus going the foreclosure route. Be sure to find a Realtor in your area that has sold at least 10 Short Sales and claims to be a Short Sale expert. The rules and regs surrounding short-sales change each and every day and it's important that the Realtor you select knows what they are doing! ... more
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Mon Aug 26, 2013
Monica Lang answered:
I think it is like interviewing a new employee. You will want to ask how much experience they have? How long they have been a realtor? their education? There statistics? How many homes they sell each year? What they can do to help you find a home or market the sale of your current home?
If you are looking for a new home, I would love the opportunity to help!
Monica Lang, Celebrity Homes
689-3315
mlang@celebrityhomesomaha.com
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Tue Jan 4, 2011
David Matney answered:
Ruth,

From January 1, 2010 to September 26, 2010 the average Days on Market for residential property in the Omaha area is 66 days. Currently we have 6,065 active listings on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and the average sale price is $164,898. The sale price / list price ratio is 97.26%. Since January 1, 2010 we have had 7,066 closed sales. These numbers reflect both attached and detached housing. If you have any questions feel free to give me a call at 402-490-6771. ... more
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Sun Jul 4, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
Yes.

Just as you can sell your home conventionally.

In a land contract, you're agreeing to sell the property (transfer the deed) once someone has fulfilled a commitment--usually payment of a certain amount of money over a certain period of time. Once they do that, they purchase the home by (usually) getting a mortgage. Rather than the full payoff going to you, part of it will be used to pay off your existing mortgage. Just as if you were selling conventionally.

Check with a real estate lawyer for more details.

Hope that helps.
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Wed Feb 17, 2010
Courtney Cooper answered:
In Seattle we aren't as concerned about tak value vs market value. They are just two very different things and your agent should be able effectively market the difference in price to prospective buyers. Asking the county to raise your value will also raise your taxes and we just don't usually try to do that. A savvy buyer will see the improvements you have made - especially if they are noted in the marketing remarks, ... more
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Eileen Schultz answered:
Stan,
I have prepared a market analysis for you and can e-mail it to you. Please send me your e-mail address at eschultz@paomaha.com and I will forward the market analysis to you.
Eileen Schultz
Associate Broker
Prudential Ambassador Real Estate
402-669-5607
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Thu Mar 4, 2010
Krista Wach answered:
Hi Brianne,

Is the house already sold? If so, then don't worry about it, it didn't affect your sale.

However, if you are still in escrow, then it's a different story....Did the appraisal come in lower than the buyer's purchase price?

If the appraisal came in at the purchase price or above, don't waste your time trying to get it re-appraised. The bank just wants to make sure they are not loaning money on a home that's valued below the purchase price. Most of the time (In my experience) appraisers come in at the purchase price, even if the property could easily appraise for 10k more.

If you really think the appraisal will affect the sale of your home, then ask your agent for a second evaluation.

Good Luck!
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Wed Nov 18, 2009
Sherry Dixon answered:
Yes Brian, that does need to be disclosed. The best thing for a seller to do is to provide receipts for the remediation along with any receipts that show whatever was done to remedy the source of the water that caused the mold.
Sherry Dixon
Prudential Ambassador Real Estate
402-706-9949
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Thu Mar 4, 2010
Angela answered:
I know there is a house for sale near me (Saron, WI) that is owned by Larry the Cable guy and it says so right in the listing. Sear Sarona, WI lake homes and you will find it
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