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Home Selling in 77056 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 15, 2013
Angelica Fahy answered:
Depends primarily on the location. Lots of people are looking to move closer into the city, so if you can rehab a home in a desirable location, you can make a nice return on your investment. ... more
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Patricia Isom answered:
If a home is staged properly it could mean the difference between selling your home and not selling it. Think about a model home. When potential home buyers walk in the home immediately catches their attention. Why? Because the home has been staged to do that. ... more
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Mark McNitt answered:
Your best bet is to speak to a CPA or financial planner.

You did not say where did the $45,000 profit come from? Typically, you don't have to pay capital gain taxes unless you gained more than $250,000 (as a single person, $500,000 married) on your principle residence. If the money is coming from a rental that your selling, the exemptionmay not apply.

Mark McNitt
m 832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty, Inc.
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Don Groff answered:
Any negotiation of price has to be done by a licensed real estate agent. You will want to address these questions with your broker or TREC yourself to get more detailed information on what a non-licensed assistant can and cannot do on your behalf.

Don Groff | REALTOR® & Mortgage Broker
Austin Real Estate Pros & 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 | m 512.633.4157 |
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
David Tansey answered:
Wash your outside of your home with soap and water, fresh mulch, flowers and refinish the front door WIN!
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Fri Sep 5, 2014
Persis Behramsha answered:
I think answers are going to vary, based on the fact that it becomes a subjective preference. Some folks find it really awesome when they see a closet that is meticulously arranged with NO clutter. If you are trying to show the vastness of the size, you could leave it empty. In either case, I think if you are strategically staging the entire house, but decide to leave the closet empty, it might look a bit odd.

Just my thoughts............

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Sun Aug 25, 2013
Roland Vinyard answered:
This is really a question for an attorney but I see no reason why you can't, once the probate period is over. You are always free to give away possessions.
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should contact your listing agent to work with the buyers agent to see if teh buyer can be comforted throug buyers remorse to continue. You may also want to meet with an attormey to draft a letter stating the buyer is in defalut and you will seek damages. An attorney and your listing agent should be your first 2 calls for advice. ... more
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
David Tansey answered:
Absolutely not, it makes the buyer uncomfortable. That is the last sensation you want some to have when they are in your home considering a purchase.
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Mon Feb 3, 2014
Robert (Bob) Lewis answered:
Staging not furnishing a home can help sell the home much quicker. Staging should be done by professionals. If you need assistance in finding a professional I can help. I can be reached at 713.463.3300. ... more
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Thu Jan 10, 2013
Steven Stoneburner answered:
Depends on the area and price I thinks in general approx 100 days
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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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Wed Jul 24, 2013
Fred Yancy answered:
Forms You’ll Need to Sell Your Home
1.Property disclosure form. This form requires you to reveal all known defects to your property. Check with your state government to see if there is a special form required in your state.

2.Purchasers access to premises agreement. This agreement sets conditions for permitting the buyer to enter your home for activities such as measuring for draperies before you move.

3.Sales contract. The agreement between you and the seller on terms and conditions of sale. Again, check with your state real estate department to see if there is a required form.

4.Sales contract contingency clauses. In addition to the contract, you may need to add one or more attachments to the contract to address special contingencies — such as the buyer’s need to sell a home before purchasing yours.

5.Pre- and post-occupancy agreements. Unless you’re planning on moving out and the buyer moving in on the day of closing, you’ll need an agreement on the terms and costs of occupancy once the sale closes.

6.Lead-based paint disclosure pamphlet. If your home was built before 1978, you must provide the pamphlet to all sellers. You must also have buyers sign a statement indicating they received the pamphlet.

Fred Yancy, Broker
Crye-Leike Realtors
(678) 799-4663

oh and my most important legal advice . . . . hire a Realtor!
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Mon Dec 10, 2012
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Jordana Ford answered:
You can ask for the seller to contribute to the closing costs. There are limits depending on the type of loan you are getting. Otherwise you should have a good idea of your costs from the GFE you get from your lender. You should ask for the sellers contribution when you submit the offer to seller. ... more
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Megan Paul answered:
Appraisers use several factors when estimating a home's value, including the home's size and square footage, the condition of the home and neighborhood, comparable local sales, any pertinent historical information, sales performance and indices that forecast future value. ... more
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
Heart Realty answered:
Appraised value is the value on which the banks are willing to lend. Market value is the price a buyer is willing to pay.
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Sat Sep 29, 2012
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Sat Sep 22, 2012
Valarie Richardson answered:
Depends on what your Real Estate Agent negotiates. Can be zero to 20% and depends on your loan type.
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Wed Sep 12, 2012
Mark McNitt answered:

Under the Buy and Rent tabs, there is a link to list for sale and for lease listings for free, add photos, etc here on Trulia. Just follow the links.

However, if you want to get your home sold quickly and for about 12% more than what most for sale by owners get (stats from the National Assoc of Realtors), list the home with an experienced Realtor. Over 75% of the time, for sale by owners end up working with a Realtor because the sellers do not understand the steps in getting their home sold.

Marketing is what you are doing here and this is what is most visible in a real estate transaction. However, there is so much more. State required disclosure, recording of loan payoffs, verification of buyer's mortgage, negotiations, dealing with inspections, legal issues and more can make your head spin.

Again, we will likely get you more money than you can on your own...even after paying our commissions (which you are likely trying to save). Give us a call and let us break down the cost and explain how we can get the home sold quicker and with much less hassel than simply posting on Trulia (and we will get the home there too!).

Mark McNitt
m 832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty, Inc.
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