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Guy Gimenez

Agent

Broker / Owner (17 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Consulting,
Staging

Advice

  • (128 Contributions,
  • 4 Best Answers,
  • 67 Helpful)

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Can I sell my house "as-is" in Texas? Can they come back and sue me?

Answer

Yes, you can sell your home as-is. Selling as-is hinders a purchaser's ability to sue you unless they can prove you committed fraud.  I always sell my personal properties as-is to limit my company's liability post-sale. Can a purchaser sue you. Sure they can. It only takes a few hundred bucks and a desire to make your life miserable to file suit. Will the plaintiff prevail? It's much less likely if you include as-is language in your contract and deed.

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Will a vacant home sell better if staged?

Answer

Generally speaking, yes.  But you would have to factor in other variables such as cost / benefit and overall market conditions.  If homes in your area are selling fast and at or very near asking price, taking on the expense of staging may not be necessary.

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Property Value Discount Adjacent to Mopac???

Answer

Clearly many buyers will not consider such a home under any circumstances while others will overlook the issue if the home is in better condition and is properly staged to establish functionality. Just look at homes backing to other major thoroughfares such at Parmer Lane up north and Hwy. 290 out west.  These homes still sell when precautions are taken into account initially.  Don't assume you will take a financial hit until you've gotten all the information to prove that assumption. 

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looking for a reasonably priced fixer upper. Definitely want Craftsman style home. What is available

Answer

Keep in mind that there is not enough information in your post to provide guidance on what you're seeking.  Style of home is good start, but what about price ($200K?  $800K?), location (Killeen?  New Braunfels?), size (1,000 s.f.?  5,000 s.f.?), etc.  Also, you may want to define "reasonably priced" since this has very different meanings to folks. Do you mean reasonably priced retail or a reasonably priced investment grade property.If you're seeking investment grade, those deals will seldom hit the market. They'll typically be sold by investors to investors without the assistance or involvement of a brokerage. 

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Fathers estate appraisals came back extremely low?

Answer

Texas is a non-disclosure state, meaning we don't report real property sale prices publicly.  As such, any online value estimates will be very rough estimates at best. Trust the appraisals.

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