If there is a title company involved, the closing agent should have the contact info for the negotiator--this is the individual that needs to approve an extension. If you are only at the offer point, you can just change the date on the offer. If it is a contract, do an extension--I am assuming that you do not yet have bank approval.
And, be prepared to wait!! But good things come to those who are patient. I am closing one today that was to close before Thanksgiving.
Myke Triebold, GRI, LMC
There is no average commission, commissions are negotiable. From a practical perspective, many top agents regardless of the price of the home typically seek at least a 6% fee, with the commission divided equally between the two agents, assuming the listing agent does not also represent the purchasers.
I have always believed that the consumer gets what they pay for and in today's competitive market, it takes even more effort, skill , communication and marketing expertise to sell and list any home, especially in the higher price ranges, as there are far more homes for fewer purchasers.
If I can provide additional information, further opinion or future real estate assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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Given that this is your first comment and listing on Trulia, I'll assume you new to this part of the real estate game. I see you updated your MLS listing on the 16th and given the fact that your Trulia listing has photos in a different order than the MLS, I'll assume that you've gone in and manually adjusted your Trulia info.
Note that your Trulia listing shows MLS/Source ID with the MLS number. Pretty sure that means their programming verifies it on the MLS. But here's the catch, they don't update info in real time. As you can see it can take quite a while for their database to update from other sources. Try removing the MLS number from your Trulia ad. That should help.
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If you are already working with a realtor and have a short sale contract in place, then your realtor should ALREADY BE IN CONTACT WITH THE BANK. Go to the realtor's office and ask their broker what is going on.
If you are working with one of those companies that promises to help people with short sales for a fee, then contact a real estate attorney tomorrow.
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If your mortgage is for more than your house is worth - then a short sale is an option - unless you are saying that you, personally, don't want to go that route. If this is the case, then you only choice is to pay off your additional debt.... more
The last thing you should do is to turn it over to HUD. If you give it up as a "Deed in Lieu of Forclosure" it is still treated as a Forclosure and you will not be able to get a new loan for several years. You may want to look at the new Loan Modification Program or the Home Affordable Refinance to lower your payments on your current home. Call me and I may be able to help.
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Cathy, there are too many questions unanswered here that have a bearing. 1. If it was a cash deal, there should have been no requirement for you to pay BUYER closing costs. Addition of a loan would involve buyer, not seller costs. 2. If the change was made 24 hours before closing, it is not likely the buyer could have put together financing that would have closed on time. If that is the case, seems to me he would not have standing. 3. Typically, if the sale is NOT contingent on financing, it would not preclude financing, but, the buyer would not be able to use lake of financing to get the house closed. I still do not understand how they could add in a requirement for you to pay the loan closing costs.
Question I have for you, if he can close this in a couple days and you either add the 4k into the price (do not forget to include additional closing costs on the 4k, in my neck of the woods, if you JUST added the 4k, you would recieve 400 dollars or so less.) would you still close? IF the answer is yes, make the contract adjustments and move forward.... more
It all depends if you have to sell and if you are in a position to sell. The thing with teh market is you know what it is like now, no one knows what exactly it will be like next year. it is anticipated to remain the same through winter and pick up in the spring. Once the banks start loaning money again, there are plenty of buyers, just very few who can get loans right now to buy. If you need to sell now is the time, alot of units are coming off the market so you will have fewer properties to compete with as in the spring.... more
I don't think so. I may be wrong, but to my understanding in the state of Florida even if the spouse is not on the mortgage they still have to sign the contract. If you were married when you aqquired this property your spouse is probably on the deed anway. Is this your homestead property?... more