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Home Selling in West Palm Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Lisa Jones answered:
If the closing is so far out that you will not be moved and settled before having your surgery, you should try to get an extension of closing. If the buyer is getting a loan, it may depend on where they are in the process as to whether they can extend and how long
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Obviously, if you need emergency surgery that cannot wait until after your sale and relocation, you may want to consider the rent back option. Otherwise, you may need to speak to a real estate attorney to find out what recourse the Buyer would have if you did not move forward with the transaction.

It seems to me that you should be able to work this out.
Best of luck to you.
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Ann Ryan answered:
What is in the divorce decree? If he is required to pay the mortgage, it doesn't matter that the home is underwater.

If your fiance is unable to make the payments, then he should try to petition for a change in the divorce settlement.

And you know what comes next, this isn't a real estate question, it's about divorce, you should be talking to a lawyer, not a real estate agent.
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Wed Jun 13, 2012
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Yes, you can cancel the listing. Here we can remove the listing both permanently and temporarily. Depending on your reason for canceling your agent may only agree to remove it temporarily, which simply means you won't be able to list with someone else until after the listing would have expired anyway. If you want to re-list with someone else you will have to convince your agent to let you out of your agreement and that could be a bit tricky. The agent has more than likely put a good deal of time, work and perhaps even money into marketing your home and they may not be open to the idea of just turning it over to someone else at this point, but it's worth a try. ... more
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
Nicole Marks Mason answered:
Here is a list of things to do to your home before you want to put it on the market:

1) Make your curb appeal more appealing. Pull weeds, re-mulch, trim bushes and trees so that don't hide or cover your home, fertilize if your grass is dull, plant some bright flowers to make your landscaping pop.
2) Powerwash and paint the outside of your home and powerwash your patio and pavered driveway if necessary.
3) Remove wallpaper and paint on the inside. Neutralize your color scheme throughout your home.
4) De-clutter as much as possible. Pack away your personal belongings and collections in boxes and put them in a storage unit or your garage.
5) Repair what is broken.
6) Have carpets cleaned or if they are bad shape replace them with an inexpensive floor.

First impressions are very important so do what you can to make your home attractive to buyers.
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Teddy Jagessar answered:
Cash - Not much maybe $300 or so. Please call the title company you will be using and ask them for a preliminary HUD-1 Settlement Statement http://www.sellmypbchomes.com
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
In a practical sense, there are none for the seller. A buyer may be able to pursue legal remedies if a contract has been signed with a breakup fee, but I haven't seen any of those. As agents, we operate under the general assumption that the seller is highly interested in completing the transaction. ... more
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Michael Rivieccio, PA. answered:
Discuss the situation with them. Ask them the last time they sent postcards or put your house in the paper. Have them do a new value on the house to see what the last sales were.

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Thu Apr 14, 2011
Terri Vellios answered:
Hi Robert,

I can only assume that one of the parties feel that the appraiser didn't use relevant and timely comparable properties and the value didn't come in as expected. Either too high or too low. ... more
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Thu May 14, 2015
Brooke Snader answered:
It really depends on which part of Northwood you are talking about. The "hot" area that is getting redeveloped is essentially east of Australian north of 24th, and south of 45th.

Current Inventory in this area (non Bank Owned or Short Sale) starts pricing at $150K and goes into the Millions. The sweet spot of this area ranges from $300K's - $500K's.

Some really cool properties with a unique feel to them.

On the other side of Australian you will fid a lot of homes that have not quite found their way back to their Glory days.

Hope it helps, and if you have any more questions I would be glad to help.

Enjoy the day

Thank you,
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Thu Nov 11, 2010
Joan Lorberbaum Moore answered:
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Mon Dec 29, 2014
Craig Fialkowski answered:
Marsha,

For about $1million you can get some really great properties. I noticed you did not specify a budget, which will have an obvious impact on where this person is going to live.

There are 100's of properties in the MLS that I'm sure fit whatever budget you have. The question for an agent seems very vague and open to speculation.

I recommend amending your question, and not post for the sake of getting higher rankings on Trulia.
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Mon Oct 12, 2015
Tom Priester answered:
Hopetosell,

Best of luck with the sale of your condominium; with a total of 1.665 condominiums currently listed in West Palm Beach you have much competition and will really need to make sure yours stands out in order to be successful with a sale that will bring you the most money in the shortest amount of time. I would recommend that you speak with a Realtor® about the services they can offer and while I know that commissions are expensive in most instances they are the best money a Seller can spend in a market still recovering. Hoping to sell is not an effective strategy but perhaps it might work for you.

I am not sure what type of closing costs you are trying to cut. Some of the expenses you are going to end up with are negotiable as part of the purchase agreement, many are fixed and probably the only two that you are inquiring about are fees for closing services and the title search. You can surely call around and get comparative numbers from as many Title Companies as you would like and pick one that you fill will best suit your needs

Again, the very best of luck and if you do get to the point of wanting to discuss the listing of your unit I would be very happy to show you how my services will in the end pay for themselves, and then some.


Always at Your Service,

Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
tom@tompriester.com
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not visit/call a few realty offices, interview a couple of agents and choose the one you like best, then take it from there--remember to choose your agent with care.
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Tue Jun 29, 2010
Mark LeMenager answered:
There are so many ways to interpret and answer your question that it's probably better to restate it with more clarification as to what you mean. The are lots of realtors who';d like to help you out. ... more
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Jill Fisher answered:
Try Craigslist you can listin other countries there, http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites
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Thu Jan 19, 2017
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
HI Germaine

As Realtors, we really can't, and shouldn't, due to anti-trust laws, discuss exact percentages we charge. I suggest you call in a couple of local agents, and they will be happy to discuss their marketing ideas and commission fees with you.
All commissions are negotiable, so there is no "average" !

Best wishes
Debbie Rose
Prudential NJ Properties
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Tue Dec 1, 2009
Dawn Smith answered:
The SELLER needs to contact their board and/or the boards attorney for answers. Let them know they have a qualified buyer and will sue the board if the property forecloses without a valid reason as to why they are turning you down. ... more
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Thu May 14, 2009
David A Podgursky PA answered:
80/20 is up to the HOA... there are communities that will refuse it completely and it is up to them how to enforce based on how the residents and board themselves vote.

They do not have to "replace" because the intention of the 80/20 rule isn't always interpreted that they can allow people under 55 to LIVE there - but they can OWN there

different interpretations of 80/20 could be:
1) Child buys home for parent
2) Parent passes and wills property to child who isn't over 55 yer
3) HOA opens without enforcement and then changes to enforcement
4) HOA enforces and then stops enforcing
5) person can BUY before 55 but not move in - has to rent and wait during any restriction period

Also, the HOA can allow less than 20%... and also refuse ALL tenants

The Buyer and Seller went into contract with an HOA/Condo disclosure, right? If they both signed it and then the HOA rejected the Buyer then the contract is null and void. It is up to the HOA to make that rule. They can reject applicants for MANY reasons including reasons that are the fault of the Seller!

It really makes no difference that the seller was under 55 then - the HOA regime in place is the one that gets to interpret their status as 80/20 or not 80/20.

I believe Florida law allows 80/20 to afford room for the interpretation of the definition of age as a protected class....but I also believe a call to FREC will help you understand more fully how protecting age can work in reverse in this state which is 30% retirement communities. There are protections afforded to that group of residents and part time residents based on their unique needs and preferences as "snowbirds".
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Tue Apr 28, 2009
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Hello Rockwooddave, and thanks for your question.

If you live in a homeowners association or a senior living facility, it is one of the only places where ownership discrimination is allowed based solely on age. The governing documents or ownership charter must specifically state that the community is a senior housing community, and that the property may only be purchased by those over the age of 55.

In most cases, however, the requirement for ownership is that ONE (1) of the owners be over 55 in order to purchase and occupy the home. The second owner (for example, a wife or husband) may be under 55, but at least one of the owners or the principal owner must be 55 at the time of purchase. Many states do allow the senior community to restrict or prohitibit occupancy for those under 55 who are not the spouse of the owner, but to determine if this is possible in Alaska, you will need to consult with a qualified real estate attorney to amend your governing documents to meet state and federal provisions. Once amended, the members will still be required to vote in favor of adoption before the restriction can be enforced.

Keep in mind that, given the housing meltdown in many states, which has forced some families to move back with their parents, creating such prohibitive restrictions--disallowing anyone under 35 to occupy a unit--is likely to create a strong enough division within the community as to ensure that the amendment will not be passed. Perhaps a better provision would be to allow limited occupancy of a home (6 months) for those under 35 years of age, and then to allow the homeowner to ask for a six month extension of time should whatever caused a family to move back with the parents not be resolved.

The best amendments--and the ones with the greatest chance for approval and adoption--are those that rules that allow for the occasional hiccups in life.

Good luck!!

Sincerely,
Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Co-Author - "Homeowners Associations: A Guide to Leadership"
Area Pro Realty
San Jose, CA
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Mon Apr 27, 2009
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