Zillow Advice RSS: Discussion,Home Selling,NY http://www.zillow.com/advice/NY/home-selling/discussion/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate I am selling my home without a broker on free listing services. Do I pay the buyer's broker? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-selling-my-home-without-a-broker-on-free-listing-services-Do-I-pay-the-buyer%27s-broker/517701/ A buyer made an offer for my home without his broker's knowledge. The broker found out after the fact and asked me, the seller, fora 3% fee. &nbsp;I shouldn't pay because I didn't have an agreement with him for anything and he didn't have my property listed. I'm not paying.&nbsp;<br \><br \>13 replies Sun, 03 Nov 2013 01:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-selling-my-home-without-a-broker-on-free-listing-services-Do-I-pay-the-buyer%27s-broker/517701/ 2013-11-03T01:48:00Z Hi All. I'm caught between renting my apartment (co-op) in NY and selling. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hi-All-I%27m-caught-between-renting-my-apartment-co-op-in-NY-and-selling/505670/ Currently owe $54K on the co-op. My current mortgage payment is $331 and maintenance, which includes all taxes and utilities is $563. Basically I pay $900/month to own and live in it. I want to move to Atlanta. I could sell my place for $160K, and walk with about 90K after paying real estate fees, etc. I have 20K in savings and could buy a place for 115K for almost cash, or finance a very little amount. Or I could refinance to property for 100K, take 40K in cash for a new down payment, and rent the property for about 1,300/month, effectively covering the expense of apartment in total plus the down payment I could put down on a condo in Atlanta (looking to buy around 120k) or so. Renting would force me to have a smaller down payment (35%) instead of a near cash buy. I bought the co-op in 2011 for $133K and have put about 10K into it, I put 69.K down. I have no other debt and no car loan. I gross about 47K/year. What is a better option?<br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hi-All-I%27m-caught-between-renting-my-apartment-co-op-in-NY-and-selling/505670/ 2013-08-07T14:53:00Z *BEST ADVICE FOR HOMEOWNER'S THINKING OF SELLING! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/BEST-ADVICE-FOR-HOMEOWNER%27S-THINKING-OF-SELLING/515760/ [Promotion removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our&nbsp;<a style="text-align: right;" rel="nofollow" title="Good Neighbor Policy" href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a>&nbsp;for more information.]<br/>Going by the most recent sales within 60-90 days is imperative.<br/>Especially when an offer is accepted by the Homeowner. Because the next process is a contract, then a Bank appraiser will come to your home and appraise the House for the Buyer. If it appraises correctly, the buyers will be able to attain a mortgage.<br/>But the Key is pricing that Home Correctly. This is a Hot Market and Buyers who have been shopping know prices and price ranges from seeing properties and including losing out on homes that they did not bid on correctly.<br/>[Contact information removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our&nbsp;<u><a style="text-align: right;" rel="nofollow" title="Good Neighbor Policy" href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a></u>&nbsp;for more information.]<br/><br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/BEST-ADVICE-FOR-HOMEOWNER%27S-THINKING-OF-SELLING/515760/ 2013-10-18T11:58:00Z New FHA Mortgage Program For Qualified Buyers http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/New-FHA-Mortgage-Program-For-Qualified-Buyers/516086/ <p>&nbsp; "Back to Work" FHA Program allows a new mortgage loan 4 qualified folks who had a short sale, foreclosure, loan mod.</p><br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/New-FHA-Mortgage-Program-For-Qualified-Buyers/516086/ 2013-10-21T14:53:00Z Should I sell or rent my home?I have a quiz you can take... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-sell-or-rent-my-home-I-have-a-quiz-you-can-take/434108/ 11 replies Tue, 06 Mar 2012 01:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-sell-or-rent-my-home-I-have-a-quiz-you-can-take/434108/ 2012-03-06T01:57:00Z Need Advice! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-Advice/505540/ I am an owner of a 1 bdrm co-op in the Bronx, NY. Two years ago I had to move to DC for a job and was trying to find a renter to take my apartment while I live down here. It wasn't easy and I ended up reducing the rent to try and bring someone in. Long story short, I am paying a sublet fee on top of my already exorbanant maintenance fee and am eating at least $100/month not even living there. Now my co-op board hits me with a 6 year clause which forces me to either sell or move back after 6 years. I was hoping to keep this apartment for investment purposes but between assessments and tax abatement laws which are changing it is becoming increasingly difficult. I am being reassured that my investment will pay off in the long run. I am a first time home buyer so I am nervous about all of that. I have a 5/1 ARM which is up in 2016. What should I do?<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 06 Aug 2013 19:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-Advice/505540/ 2013-08-06T19:09:00Z Buyer that buys any home in any condition http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyer-that-buys-any-home-in-any-condition/447971/ I am entertaining an offer from a Buyer that buys any home in any condition. I would call hem a house flipper. I was contacted via mail and they received my contact info from the probate notice.<br/><br/>Is there anything to be aware of such as scammers and bait and switch offers anything esle that may pertain in me looking and consodering this offer?<br/>House is in Utah, Salt Lake CIty<br/>THANKS in Adavance to all who reply<br \><br \>6 replies Sat, 23 Jun 2012 01:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyer-that-buys-any-home-in-any-condition/447971/ 2012-06-23T01:34:00Z Days on the market and why they matter to the Buyer. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Days-on-the-market-and-why-they-matter-to-the-Buyer/498972/ <strong><em>One of the first things a buyer asks about a listing is its days on market. Days on market matter. To determine the average days on market, agents take the last 30 days to six months of sold listings, add together the days on market (before each listing went pending) and divide that total by the number of listings.<br/></em></strong><br/><strong>Do Average Days on Market Matter?<br/></strong>Which is more important? 16 average days on market or the number of days on market of each listing? If you're a buyer, of course, it's the home you want to buy that matters. If you're a seller whose home has been on the market for 17 days, you will have fallen into the lower 50% of homes that sold over the previous month.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Read the rest of this article on my website under Sell/Days on the market<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Days-on-the-market-and-why-they-matter-to-the-Buyer/498972/ 2013-06-25T20:47:00Z WHY hire a real estate agent to SELL YOUR PROPERTY? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/WHY-hire-a-real-estate-agent-to-SELL-YOUR-PROPERTY/498973/ <ul class="blog_post_list"><li class="blog_post_list_item bottom_light_grey_border"><div class="clearfix marb10 padb5">With so much information readily available online, clients sometimes ask, "Why should we hire a real estate agent?" They wonder, and rightfully so, if they couldn't buy or sell a home through the Internet or through regular marketing and advertising channels without representation, without a a real estate agent. Some do OK, many don't. So if you've wondered the same thing, here are 10 reasons why you might want to consider hiring a professional real estate agent.<br/><div class="clearfix marb10 padb5"><br/><div class="clearfix marb10 padb5">Read the rest of this article on my website under SELL / Why hire an agent</div></div></div></li></ul><br \><br \>8 replies Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/WHY-hire-a-real-estate-agent-to-SELL-YOUR-PROPERTY/498973/ 2013-06-25T20:50:00Z how to change listing from a sale to a make me move http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-to-change-listing-from-a-sale-to-a-make-me-move/498197/ In error I listed &nbsp;home as a sale .I wanted to have it a make me move<br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-to-change-listing-from-a-sale-to-a-make-me-move/498197/ 2013-06-20T23:52:00Z Listing my home for sale on Zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Listing-my-home-for-sale-on-Zillow/495433/ How do I list my house for sale by owner on your site and how do I go about showing pix's of my home and is their a cost thank you<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Listing-my-home-for-sale-on-Zillow/495433/ 2013-06-04T21:34:00Z I want an aggressive and creative marketer. How to get realtor to be so? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-an-aggressive-and-creative-marketer-How-to-get-realtor-to-be-so/495353/ I posted on another advice site about distinguishing my co-op from others in the complex where the board appears to have a price floor for my 1 bedroom apartment. I read a scary story in the NY Daily News a few weeks ago about co-op apartments languishing with a price floor for years, but I want to sell by the fall. One interesting answer from NJ to my post suggested I create a YouTube ad. How can I choose/get a realtor to be motivated and creative and quickly SUCCESSFUL? Do I have to do the YouTube? Can I persuade an agent to agree to a staggered and shorter time for the listing agreement, such as a higher commission if a viable buyer puts in the resale package prior to say 90 days? How can I get an agent/broker to do more than just list online and hold a cursory open house?<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-an-aggressive-and-creative-marketer-How-to-get-realtor-to-be-so/495353/ 2013-06-04T15:55:00Z Building a New Home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Building-a-New-Home/493767/ Figure on $110 to 160 per square foot, as it all depends on your material you put into your home!<br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 24 May 2013 19:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Building-a-New-Home/493767/ 2013-05-24T19:45:00Z Home Inspection: What if you can't afford the Repairs? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-Inspection-What-if-you-can%27t-afford-the-Repairs/491460/ What do you do if you didn't get your asking price and are already having to bring money to the table to satisfy your mortgage and then the Inspection comes back with repairs you can't afford to make?&nbsp; What are your options?<br \><br \>9 replies Thu, 09 May 2013 10:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-Inspection-What-if-you-can%27t-afford-the-Repairs/491460/ 2013-05-09T10:24:00Z REDFIN http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/REDFIN/492989/ IDOITS ON ZILLOW CAN'T EVEN LIST MY HOUSE AS FOR SALE. CONTACTED BUT THEY STILL CAN'T GET IT RIGHT. THANK GOD FOR REDFIN.<br \><br \>3 replies Sun, 19 May 2013 12:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/REDFIN/492989/ 2013-05-19T12:48:00Z Money held in Escrow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Money-held-in-Escrow/490761/ I recently sold my co op and my closing is scheduled for may 6th. Two weeks ago I found out my attorney is dying in the hospital and I was offered another attorney to represent me and i agreed, My new attorney does not have the power to free my money held in escrow from my sale and does not have an answer on how to do so, How do I get my escrow money?<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 04 May 2013 01:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Money-held-in-Escrow/490761/ 2013-05-04T01:08:00Z whats my house worth and can i get top dollar in todays market http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/whats-my-house-worth-and-can-i-get-top-dollar-in-todays-market/485998/ 2 replies Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/whats-my-house-worth-and-can-i-get-top-dollar-in-todays-market/485998/ 2013-04-02T20:36:00Z Many Homes Nationwide are Still In Negative Equity http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Many-Homes-Nationwide-are-Still-In-Negative-Equity/483668/ According to a CoreLogic report released March 19, 2013, approximately 10.4 million homes nationwide are still in negative equity. This means the homeowners owe more on the mortgage than the home is currently worth in today's market. This will prevent homeowners from selling their home unless they are willing to contribute money out of pocket towards the sale. This will cause many homeowners to not sell like they want to. But what about homeowners who MUST sell? Due to hardship that comes from job transfer, employment loss, a medical condition, or change in family situation (death in the family, divorce, etc.) more and more homeowners are considering the options of a SHORT SALE. This is where you sell your home for less than what you owe in order to avoid foreclosure. This option may be a good choice for many home owners today. Contact a real estate agent with experience in short sales if you have any questions.<br/>You can read that article <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.housingwire.com/news/2013/03/19/corelogic-104-million-mortgages-still-negative-equity">here</a>.<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Many-Homes-Nationwide-are-Still-In-Negative-Equity/483668/ 2013-03-19T15:26:00Z Great Realtor http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Great-Realtor/481104/ Christine Paolicelli works at Century 21 Steve Davoli in Seneca Falls. My husband and I have dealt with several realtors in our business, and Christine is by far the best realtor we have ever hired. Chris is honest, diligent, trustworthy, and has great communication. We have worked with Chris on both the buying and selling sides and she has done great . Our first listing with Chris sold for 10% higher than neighboring sales and had multiple offers within a week. She just sold our second home and it took 3 days to get multiple offers again and sold for just over list price. Also we needed to close fast and Chris kept the ball rolling to make this happen.<br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 03 Mar 2013 15:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Great-Realtor/481104/ 2013-03-03T15:15:00Z Bad Zestimate http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bad-Zestimate/480778/ A house 2 doors away from my recently sold.&nbsp; It was in a sorry state of disrepair, stunk of cat pee, had a hole in the roof to the Florida room in the back, had not been renovated in many many years and yet my house which has a designer kitchen, finished basement, finished Florida Room is zestimated at less than the neighbors house sold for.&nbsp; I signed on with Zillow, put info about my property on my profile and it doesn't seem to do me any good.&nbsp; I've decided to remove all the info about my property from Zillow and I think anyone who is using should think hard about their valuations.<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bad-Zestimate/480778/ 2013-02-28T22:25:00Z