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Home Selling in Oxnard : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 15, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Would you really want it to be that easy?
Would you buy a house based on that information?
Is a WAG, (wide --- guess) worth anything to you?

Your Realtor will do a CMA, which is almost as good as an Appraisal.
It will take into consideration a lot of facets that will determine the Market Value.
Please do it right; talk to a local Realtor.
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Sun Jun 5, 2011
Ariel & Karen answered:
Dear Annie,

Part of the short sale negotiation is for the bank to release the sellers of the debt by approving the short sale. This can be done even with VA sellers. We work with a professional negotiator with a great success rate of getting short sales approved, and we've done it for several of our VA sellers. We ALSO have experience selling homes through the Dept. of Defense Housing Assistance Program, which some veterans are eligible for. We recently sold one home via this program in Oxnard Shores and one in Port Hueneme. I see you are in the Dunes. If you'd like to speak directly to see what you may qualify for, please contact me directly - 805.746-2070 or read our client testimonials at We'd be happy to send over VA or short sale specific references too on request. Good luck! ... more
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Sat Apr 23, 2011
Heidi Golff answered:
Hello Lissa,

Any time you sell a property, issues of disclosure are important. If you live in the home, you have deeper liability in terms of disclosing any material facts that may affect the buyer's ability to live safely in and enjoy the home. Even if an item has been repaired, it is a good idea to list it as such. If the home was built prior to 1978, please know that if you plan to do anything with the paint, (interior and exterior both), there are issues with regard to which companies are licensed to work on lead based paint. Even if you do the work yourself for the purpose of selling, you are responsible for checking to see if there is lead based paint on the property before doing the work. People who remodel for their own purposes don't need to worry. Issues such as natural hazards, (fire/flood zones, etc.) should be dealt with during escrow by a qualified natural hazard disclosure company. Make sure you hire a well qualified experienced Realtor who will walk you through each and every step from beginning to end ~ after if necessary ~ who returns phone calls and has a clear marketing plan. Be concerned about Realtors who tell you what they think you want to hear rather than provide you with the data and other facts about your house to ensure you are pricing intelligently and not sitting stagnant on the market. There are other issues to be concerned about as well, depending on whether or not the house is occupied and by whom; if there are pets on the property, and so forth. Make sure your Realtor is backed by a solid brokerage and will carefully respect your rights and wishes as a seller.
Best of luck to you....I would love to be considered as a Realtor for you if you have not yet already found one. I am a full service, full time Realtor who takes excellent care of her clients! Read the testimonies on my site!
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Fri Oct 10, 2014
Barry Shapiro answered:
The listing agreement specifically provides for your brokerage to be compensated on a regular sale. I would call C.A.R. Legal Hotline to verify whether a BK and Short Sale scenario changes the obligation of the seller, since they are not typically responsible for paying your broker's commissions. ... more
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Fri Nov 6, 2009
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Tue Aug 18, 2009
Barry Shapiro answered:
It is also likely that these people had no "skin in the game", meaning they bought these investments wih no money down. It's easy to walk away from a property, knowing you never really had any of your own money invested. Yes, they will not have good credit for a long time, somewhere around 5-7 years. They tell you they can afford to pay -- I can assure you they cannot. A true investor is in it for the long haul, so today's values are meaningless if you can afford your payment. I am an investor. However, I am in it for the long haul, so what difference does it really make what my properties are "worth" ?? ... more
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Thu Oct 1, 2015
Ted Mackel answered:

Not sure if you sill get dollar for dollar out, without seeing the house. The landscaping is a priority over the addition as this is the first eyesore that will set the mood of the buyer when they visit your property.

Before going overboard with the landscape first goal would be get the weeds out and the new plants/lawn and sprinkler system in starting in the front first.

I just re landscaped my house and ran the job myself. You can see pictures here

I used interlocking pavers, I ordered all the materials directly, Did much of the prep on my own and found laborers that could set the stones. I saved a ton of money doing it this way. You can contact me through my Trulia profile page if you want to ask me any question on how I did it.
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Sat Jun 27, 2009
Vicky Chrisner answered:
Unless there is something dramatically different from coast to coast (and I don't think so), NO, your agent must carry out any reasonable (i.e. legal, ethical, etc.) directives. A counter offer is most certainly legal and ethical, and (by the way) commonplace. In fact, I get upset with sellers who DON'T want to counter offer.

Just as a thought... often, buyers are asking for the closing assistance because they need it. So, without it, the deal may be dead. Your agent SHOULD be able to determine that in a conversation with their agent. Sometimes, my sellers will decide that they will leave in the closing assistance and increase the sales price so that they end up netting the same. The catch with this is that then your house must appraise for the gross selling price, so it is a bit risky.... but it often works, especially in markets where closing assistance is common.

Talk to your agent again tomorrow and if you get nowhere, consider talking to his/her broker.
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