Seller’s Resources & Articles

  • Short Sales

    When does foreclosure begin? Lenders will initiate foreclosure proceedings when borrowers become delinquent in their mortgage obligations, usually after three payments are missed. The lender will then notify the borrower in writing that he or she is in default. The lender can request a trustee’s…

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  • Selling at a Loss

    Can a home seller sell a home for less than its mortgage? Yes, in some case you can sell your home for less than what you still owe on the mortgage, but this is complicated and depends on the lender. This situation is known as…

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  • Seller Financing

    What is seller financing? Seller financing is when a seller helps to finance a real estate transaction by taking back a second note, or even financing the entire purchase if the seller owns the home free and clear. Usually sellers do this when a buyer…

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  • Property Taxes

    Where can I learn more about appealing my property taxes? Contact your local tax assessor’s office to see what procedures to follow to appeal your property tax assessment. You may be able to appeal your assessment informally. Mostly likely, however, you will have to go…

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  • Pricing the House to Sell

    What is the difference between list and sales prices? The list price is how much a house is advertised for and is usually only an estimate of what a seller would like to get for the property. The sales price is the amount a property…

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  • Negotiating

    Is there a secret to good negotiating? There are several cardinal rules to negotiating effectively. One is do your homework, and learn as much about the seller or the buyer as you can. Another is to play your cards close to your vest and not…

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  • Disclosure

    Whose obligation is it to disclose pertinent information about a property? In most states, it is the seller, but obligations to disclose information about a property vary. Under the strictest laws, you and your agent, if you have one, are required to disclose all facts…

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  • Common Q&A About Selling Your Home

    Should I add on or buy a bigger home? Consider these questions before making a choice between adding on to an existing home or moving up in the market to a bigger house: How much money is available, either from cash reserves or through a…

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