Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Selling Process,CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/CA/home-selling-selling-process/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate why is my house not selling http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-is-my-house-not-selling/582157/ <p>agent set the price.&nbsp; its clean no clutter new paint etc. we reduced the price 10% after on month - I again asked them what the advised to reduce and they came up with the 10%.&nbsp; they hired a professional photographer and videographer - advertised in the mls caravan and la times.&nbsp; after the reduction a bunch of showings but still nothing.&nbsp; in a sellers market.&nbsp; its been 69 days on the market</p><br \><br \>26 replies Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-is-my-house-not-selling/582157/ 2015-04-09T04:06:00Z What is the average percentage of commission charged when selling a property in California? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-average-percentage-of-commission-charged-when-selling-a-property-in-California/465548/ 10 replies Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-average-percentage-of-commission-charged-when-selling-a-property-in-California/465548/ 2012-10-24T08:32:00Z How can I sell my condo now and finalize the sale several months later? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-sell-my-condo-now-and-finalize-the-sale-several-months-later/587887/ 3 replies Thu, 21 May 2015 15:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-sell-my-condo-now-and-finalize-the-sale-several-months-later/587887/ 2015-05-21T15:32:00Z Can I sell my home if there was a judgment lien against me? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-sell-my-home-if-there-was-a-judgment-lien-against-me/540567/ <p>I had a judgment against me for a credit card debt back in 2010. I filed for chapter 7 and the debt was discharged in 2011. I thought that the bankruptcy was going to take care of the lien until this year when I tried to refinance my mortgage. I was told by the mortgate company to take care of the lien first.<br/><br/>Now I am planning to sell the house so I could get a bigger one later but afraid that the lien will again become a road block on the process.<br/><br/>I have done some research and found out that I could get rid of the lien by reopening the case and then file a motion to have it removed but I dont wanna spend a fortune on a attorney fee&nbsp;since I am not going to get that much money when I sell the house. Someone also told me about having the lender that sued me sign a "deed of reconveyance" to show that the lien was satisfied.<br/><br/>I would like to ask if the latter is really possible and if so, how would I go about doing it?<br/><br/>Note: My home value at the time of discharged was negative. There is not probably a little equity on the house. I live in California.</p><br \><br \>12 replies Tue, 13 May 2014 17:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-sell-my-home-if-there-was-a-judgment-lien-against-me/540567/ 2014-05-13T17:34:00Z HOA Demand Cost http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/HOA-Demand-Cost/581397/ Hi,&nbsp;<br/><br/>I'm selling a condo w/ an HOA, and the HOA Demand which was required for the sale is priced at $624. For the Demand alone - not including documents or the transfer fee. This feels like extortion. Does anyone know what the average price of demand is in the Bay Area, and whether there are any laws governing agencies from charging an abusive price point? Has anyone been able to negotiate this cost?&nbsp;<br/><br/>Thanks!<br \><br \>4 replies Thu, 02 Apr 2015 22:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/HOA-Demand-Cost/581397/ 2015-04-02T22:30:00Z What does 4.5% commission and 2.5% commission mean to your total agreement? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-4-5-commission-and-2-5-commission-mean-to-your-total-agreement/586453/ does that mean you pay both ends ? the 4.5% and the 2.5% or does the 2.5% come out of the 4.5% ?<br \><br \>6 replies Mon, 11 May 2015 21:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-4-5-commission-and-2-5-commission-mean-to-your-total-agreement/586453/ 2015-05-11T21:21:00Z Agent Comissions http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Agent-Comissions/508039/ I'm selling my house and my agent will take 2 1/2%. She is also saying that because it will be listed on MLS, I will have to pay another agent another 2 1/2%. My question is why can't my agent just sell the house?<br \><br \>10 replies Thu, 22 Aug 2013 00:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Agent-Comissions/508039/ 2013-08-22T00:03:00Z Is it worth paying to professionally stage your home or trying to do it yourself? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-worth-paying-to-professionally-stage-your-home-or-trying-to-do-it-yourself/562430/ 23 replies Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-worth-paying-to-professionally-stage-your-home-or-trying-to-do-it-yourself/562430/ 2014-10-10T19:23:00Z If I sell my home and purchase a new home, do I need to get a new loan? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-sell-my-home-and-purchase-a-new-home-do-I-need-to-get-a-new-loan/585082/ I bought my house for $225K, and now it's worth $400K. I want to buy a house that cost $750K. I make about $85K annually. I plan to sell my house to get the $175K profit out of it to put to a down payment on the $750K home. How does it work if I were to sell my house to purchase a new house? If I sell my house, do I need to get a new loan all over again? Will i get the same interest rate that I currently have, which is 3.5%?&nbsp;<br \><br \>5 replies Fri, 01 May 2015 04:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-sell-my-home-and-purchase-a-new-home-do-I-need-to-get-a-new-loan/585082/ 2015-05-01T04:56:00Z After having property surveyed we found encroachments, what are our options? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/After-having-property-surveyed-we-found-encroachments-what-are-our-options/584524/ We put our parents property up for sale recently, received an offer and had the corners marked.&nbsp; We found that a business on one side has encroached on our property with a portion of their paved parking lot as well as a moveable garden that is 1/2 over the line.<br/>What are our options at this point?&nbsp; The original offer fell through (not because of this issue) and we need to know where to go from here.<br \><br \>6 replies Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/After-having-property-surveyed-we-found-encroachments-what-are-our-options/584524/ 2015-04-27T17:04:00Z Can a buyer back out of a home purchase after signing loan docs http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-buyer-back-out-of-a-home-purchase-after-signing-loan-docs/516476/ Can a buyer back out of escrow after signing loan docs because he's not happy with his interest rate? &nbsp;After signing loan docs the buyer requested an additional two weeks extension because he was not happy with the interest rate. &nbsp;Two days before the loan is to be funded he asked for an extension. &nbsp;Do I have options or do I have to give him the extension. What are my options?<br \><br \>9 replies Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-buyer-back-out-of-a-home-purchase-after-signing-loan-docs/516476/ 2013-10-24T01:40:00Z selling a house without an agent http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/selling-a-house-without-an-agent/199998/ can u recommend an escrow office or <a href="http://www.zillow.com">real estate</a> one stop office that I can use to sell my house without paying thousands of dollars to an agent?<br/><br/>Thanks<br/><br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 16 Feb 2009 19:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/selling-a-house-without-an-agent/199998/ 2009-02-16T19:49:00Z Buyer cannot close escrow on end date. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyer-cannot-close-escrow-on-end-date/584239/ Buyer was supposed to close escrow today. We issued a notice to perform on Wednesday, because we kept hearing they couldn't close until May 14th, then today, we heard from our agent that they may be able to close in 7 days. But we have yet to see anything in writing from them. Either way, we are losing money, and after May 1st, we will be paying interest penalties. Can we get them to release the escrow deposit so that we can at least pay the mortgage and interest penalties? We are stuck until they sign off. If they close, that's great. We'll be glad to close, but want to release the deposit at least partially to cover our payment until we actually see them close&nbsp;<br \><br \>6 replies Sat, 25 Apr 2015 03:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyer-cannot-close-escrow-on-end-date/584239/ 2015-04-25T03:29:00Z What is the best strategy for accepting offers? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-strategy-for-accepting-offers/583925/ What is the best strategy for accepting offers?<br/><br/>Should offers be accepted as they come or should I set a deadline on when offers will be accepted/evaluated?<br/>If a deadline, then how far from the listing date should it be set?<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-strategy-for-accepting-offers/583925/ 2015-04-22T20:11:00Z Selling rental property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-rental-property/562459/ I own two unattached homes in North Park on a single 6,000 sq ft lot. I live in one and have renters in the other who have been there for 5 years and are on a month to month rental basis. I want to give them sixty days notice now so I have the time to upgrade that unit for sale. I plan on putting the property on the market in mid January 2015. City of San Diego has a law that I have to give a reason to give the sixty day notice. Can I just state that I plan to do extensive renovations or ??? Thank You<br \><br \>9 replies Sat, 11 Oct 2014 02:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-rental-property/562459/ 2014-10-11T02:29:00Z How can I see my property Boundaries? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-see-my-property-Boundaries/360294/ 19 replies Sat, 31 Jul 2010 20:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-see-my-property-Boundaries/360294/ 2010-07-31T20:42:00Z Why does Zillow have my listing in the wrong school district and how does that get fixed? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-does-Zillow-have-my-listing-in-the-wrong-school-district-and-how-does-that-get-fixed/583145/ I have a house in Woodside listed at 4 Monticello. Zillow has Clifford as one of it's schools which it is not! How on earth do I fix it?<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-does-Zillow-have-my-listing-in-the-wrong-school-district-and-how-does-that-get-fixed/583145/ 2015-04-16T17:40:00Z Verbal agreement http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Verbal-agreement/583039/ If I made a verbal offer but never signed the contract can I sell to someone else without any legal actions?<br \><br \>6 replies Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Verbal-agreement/583039/ 2015-04-15T22:36:00Z What title company will do title insurance for a property in a land trust? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-title-company-will-do-title-insurance-for-a-property-in-a-land-trust/582901/ Please help cannot find a title company that will touch my home who I put in a land trust in my son in laws name when I got sick. I am now better and have sold my home but cannot find a titile company that will do the insurance for title ????<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-title-company-will-do-title-insurance-for-a-property-in-a-land-trust/582901/ 2015-04-14T23:52:00Z can we leave our boat at the home we are selling until escrow closes? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-we-leave-our-boat-at-the-home-we-are-selling-until-escrow-closes/581785/ 5 replies Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-we-leave-our-boat-at-the-home-we-are-selling-until-escrow-closes/581785/ 2015-04-06T16:43:00Z