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Home Selling in San Diego : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Royce Kemp answered:
Just an idea: there's a company that sells mfg homes, and if yours old really old, they'll buy your property from you so they can plop down a new mfg home on the lot and then sell it. Might be something to consider. I think it was Pacific Homes in San Marcos! ... more
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Wed Nov 11, 2015
Michael Cheng answered:
The general rule is the party that chooses the escrow company, opens and pays for escrow. So, it depends on who makes the choice with your deal.
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
It stalls it and sometimes stops it. When a low appraisal comes in, the seller and buy try to re-negotiate the purchase price If that fails to occur, the escrow will cancel. The seller will probably look for a cash buyer or hold off selling his/her home. ... more
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Wed May 18, 2016
Rich Homer answered:
Engage a local Licensed Real Estate Broker by clicking "Find a Pro" in the header of this website. www.naplesrealestateguys.com
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Michael Cheng answered:
I'm not sure why a Realtor would get involved with the GFE, as that's usually handled by the mortgage originator. But in this case, the term is self-explanatory as you pointed out yourself. It's a good faith ESTIMATE. It's not a promise or commitment. (It should be explained in the fine print of the contract.)

Sounds like somebody made some mis-steps along the way, but I doubt you have a legitimate reason to breach the contract. Of course, you should consult with a real estate attorney, which will unfortunately run you another $1-3K when you're already in a bind.

In any case, if your father can't afford the mortgage, then what good would backing out do for him? Unless you know you can get a lot more money on the house, then he should just take what he can get before he starts defaulting on the mortgage and get foreclosed.
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Fri Dec 14, 2012
Joan Wilson answered:
Closing costs are typically in addition to your offer price, although if you are a buyer you can write "seller pays" into your contract. Closing costs vary based on if you are the buyer or the seller, the loan conditions, and you have recurring and non-recurring costs.

Some of the typical costs are: Escrow fees, title, taxes, broker fees. Typically seller closing costs range from 6-10% of the sales price while the buyers closing costs range from 1-3%.

Let me know if I can help you in any way!
Joan Wilson (Realtor, SRES, Ecobroker, Certified REO, HAFA, and Short Sale Specialist)
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty
http://joanwilson.pacificsothebysrealty.com/eng
Call or Text: 760-757-3468
Joan.Wilson@sothebysrealty.com
CA DRE License # 01341483
Blog: http://JoanWilsonRealtor.com
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Thu Aug 13, 2015
Hector Gastelum answered:
Vy,

The costs will be aprox. 3-5% of the purchase price. This can vary depending of the type of loan, purchase price, down payment, etc. but that is a safe range for properties between 200-600k

Hector R. Gastelum
Realty Executives Dillon
REALTOR #01382940
hectorgastelum@yahoo.com
619-954-2225
125*142*10754
efax 619-270-2516
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
Michael Alex answered:
Hello Cynthia,

Depending if you will make more profit selling the property now or when the construction is complete. Do you know the property value now? Do you know what the property value will be after completion with the Quieter Home Program I can do a free market analysis on your property. Just like an appraiser will do, which can cost 400- 600 dollars. I will let you know what your property is worth now, and what it will be worth after the construction completion, I will need to know what type of upgrades you will have and furthermore. Feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Michael Alex
Real Estate Consultant
“The Trustworthy Choice in Real Estate”
cell. 619.581.9348 | fax. 619.269.7263
email. AskMichaelAlex@gmail.com
Pacific Sotheby's International Realty
San Diego,CA
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Aaron Castagna answered:
That depends on the condition of the property. If it's completely remodeled and shows well it could sell for close to $450,000. If it's in need of a full renovation it could be closer to $350,000. The best way to get a realistic value based on the current condition is to have an agent who knows the neighborhood walk through it. If I can help any further please don't hesitate to ask.

Aaron Castagna
Realtor®, ePRO, SFR, CHS
(760) 310-9625 Phone
(858) 433-2978 e-Fax
DRE License #01458327
aaron@aaroncastagna.com
www.AaronCastagna.com
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Sun Oct 7, 2012
Cleve Shirley answered:
Contact Jacalyn Blank at Short Sale Solutions. 866-593-7755 X. 102

She will complete a financial review for you and determine whether or not, with a very high degree of certainty, you will qualify. Check web reference for more info....

Best,

Cleve
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Thu Feb 20, 2014
Rory Firks answered:
Can I get a chance to buy your property from you?

Yes, I am a Real Estate Broker. I am always looking to purchase property as well. I would make an All Cash offer on the house.

(858) 922-2812 or email rfirks3@gmail.com ... more
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Sun Aug 5, 2012
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi Cj,

You need to contact an Attorney as soon as possible.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
www.RealtyBySR.com
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Fri Jul 21, 2017
Michael Nelson answered:
Hello-
I'd say by using one of those services and you can quote me,"You get what you pay for". When I work for a seller a buyer I have their best interest at heart and that's called a fiduciary duty. I'm there 100% for them. These services are usually less than professional and give our occupation a bad name.

Good luck,

Michael Nelson
Realtor
AgentMikeSD@gmail.com
www.AgentMikeSD.com
619.368.3124
Woods Real Estate Services
930 W Washington St. #1
San Diego,CA 92103
DRE#01304349
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Mon Jun 18, 2012
Sinead McAllister answered:
What does your contract say? On page two there is a specific column that states who is to pay for the HOA docs....


PS Your agent should be answering this question!!!
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Sun Nov 15, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
You can always try - but I think you are safer legally if represented by an agent. I offer a variety of programs for fsbo sellers - I encourange you to get in touch with me directly.
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
I'd go but it's too far to drive over there. You come here.
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Fri Jun 8, 2012
Amanda Mitchell answered:
Hi Debbie,
No, we do not pay sales tax, we pay income taxes. I cant speak for other Realtor's but I do not charge buyers or sellers any taxes. In fact, buyers in most instances do not pay ANYTHING to their agents! As a selling agent (the buyer's agent) I do not charge a thing! The listing agent is who "charges" their sellers a fee for their commission and it is the listing agent who pays the buyer's agents commission. Hope this answers your question! ... more
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Tue Jul 11, 2017
Lance King answered:
Here are some answers:

1. For HOA's that charge, this fee is in line with others. Is it reasonable? Not in my opinion, no.
2. Since it is in line with other outside managed HOA's I would guess it falls under the reasonable category.
3. I can't speak for how other agencies handle things, but when we come across this situation we will do the legwork but the seller pays.

Also, sellers frequently do this kind of math. My response to that is you don't get paid for what you do, you get paid for what you know. If your agent was good, they covered you on the disclosures end, got the property under contract, probably handled a lot of negotiating in the background that you don't know about, and got your place sold. If it took 6 months would you have paid them more?

Sometimes they are easy, and sometimes they are hard. We have a 4 unit building on the market that we couldn't give away last year and got all 4 in contract in two weeks this year. Trust me, my dollar per hour isn't even close to worth it.
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Mon May 6, 2013
Sinead McAllister answered:
You can ask your agent to pull it off the MLS for you. If you don't have an agent and would like assistance, you can contact me directly.

Thank you!
Sinead McAllister
Broker
McAllister Homes Real Estate & Property Management
858-205-5215
brokermcallister@gmail.com
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Tue May 1, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
Check the listing to see where Trulia got it from. Often it comes from another source than the mls directly. The source might not have been updated. Example. Trulia gets a lot of listing from homes magazine ads and if you entered one there and it has not updated then Trulia might also not have been updated by the magazine. ... more
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