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Home Selling in Killeen : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 21, 2013
Guy Gimenez answered:
1. How many viewings have taken place?

2. How many sales in your community in the last 120 days?
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Angie Gardner answered:
Hi there.If you will be moving soon, I would suggest listing it asap.It seems to me, after the Holidays people are looking.Just make sure you have a place for you to go in case you sell it before May/June, or put a contingency in the agreement that the buyer will move in around May/June.In the Winter time, there are less competition to so I think this maybe a great time for you! Good luck!

Angie Gardner, Realtor @ Chuck Fawcett Realty-Greenwood,Arkansas
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Fri Dec 7, 2012
Terri Vellios answered:
You have an agent who listed your home. They should be able to give you the local pulse of the real estate market and demand for rentals.

The question is what is your goal? Your house is paid off, so even though you are listing it for less than you paid it is considered an equity sale. If you are tired of paying the cost associated with holding the property discuss rent to own options with you agent. That could be a win-win in your situation.

Have an amazing day!
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
Vicki Ortego answered:
Hello! The Exclusive Real Estate team can help you sell your home quickly. Give us a call so we can discuss exactly how we can do this for you! 254-813-7294. I look forward to hearing from you! ... more
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Vicki Ortego answered:
Hello Jessica,

I would love to be able to give you some more insight. It depends on what website you are looking at. Give me a call and I can give you some more accurate info!(254) 813-7294. I look forward to hearing from you! ... more
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Wed Jan 5, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
To sell or wait is a matter of personal choice--unfortunately none of us can say for sure as to where the market will head tomorrow, or down the road--if you are curious to see what your property may be worth today, consider inviting a few local agents from different realty companies and ask for CMA--comparative Market Analysis--if you decide to sell, you may wish to hire one of those agents, or consider hiring a professional appraiser. ... more
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Sun Jan 2, 2011
Treu Group answered:
What a great idea. I had a friend once who had a paper route for a couple of years in addition to their regular job and they applied it to their debt. By making only 1 extra payment a year, you can cut 7 years off of a 30 year mortgage. I'd say that 2nd job might be a great way to building wealth, ... more
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Mon Jan 11, 2010
Joan Braunschweiger answered:
It sounds as if your home is suddenly a bit more than you can comfortably afford. That alone sounds like you have answered your own question, especially if you can break even or actually make a bit of money.

I have no clue of your particular market so I can't answer to that part of your question but if you have the opportunity to get out from under something that has become a financial burden unscathed then I say go for it.

Research your market, see what other houses comparable to yours have actually sold for because your house will only sell if it is priced right.

It sounds like if all goes as you expect and you can get the price you need, there is no reason, based on what you say, why your credit should be negatively affected.
I think you are doing the right thing, adjusting your life according to your means instead of trying to hold onto something you really can't afford anymore.

I hope all goes well for you.
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Mon Dec 31, 2012
Jeffrey Schnabel answered:

Historically, from now until mid-August will be the highest number of purchase contracts. However, Killeen is a bit unique in that deployments and large transfers can play a big role in your market. Ask your listing agent to run a report showing the number of closed transactions by month. Make sure they show homes in your price range in your geographics area of Killeen. They can run this report for every month over the past several years, and it's very easy to graph the numbers so you can see the seasonal rise and fall in sold homes.

Your agent can also pull a report about the cumulative days on the market for the past 12 months to give you an idea of how the market has changed. I have a client who is moving from Killeen to Austin and they have all of this data from their listing agent. From what I saw in their reports, while you might have a need to sell your home quickly, the cumulative days on the market in your area was quite high.

Have you been to see what your agent thinks are your top 6 competitors? I would highly recommend you go through them just like a buyer would. Then compare them top to bottom to your home. It's a real eye opener some times!

Good luck,

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