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Kevin & Naomi Kieffer wrote:

My home is listed for sale on Zillow but it does not show up on the Zillow map. How can I fix this?

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If it has only been up a few days, you can sometimes see a time lag of about 48 hours for the MLS data to feed to zillow. You may need to enter it manually if it sis past that timeframe.
April 18 2011
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How can my current home loan be made assumable by a petential buyer?

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Check the lender docs you signed for your loan. In the docs it will state if the loan is assumable or not. Most notes are not assumable. Especially newer loans. Assumability was popular back in the 70's and 80's but rarely seen these days.
April 18 2011
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I need to find a good Realtor that would be able to sell or lease me house by Aug.

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Enter your zip code in zillow, click search, and then look to the right border for a good selection of Realtors to start interviewing.
April 18 2011
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How can I get a realtor?

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If you are looking for a Realtor to sell your home, put in your zip code in google, then type realtor. I would consider the best marketing Realtors popping up early on your search.
April 17 2011
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I am selling my house without a realtor & have a buyer.....Who pays for the appraiser & inspector

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In California both appraisal and inspections are generally buyer paid services. However some counties such as Contra Costa it is common for seller to pay for the Pest inspection. www.EastBayPro.com
April 17 2011
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62 ravenwood drive whats it worth

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If that is Ravenwood in Concord, CA, then around $225K in good condition.
April 14 2011
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6% Fee as presented by my realtor seems pretty high!

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6% is not realy 6%. The listing agent and selling agent each gets 3% (split). Then 20%  of that 3% goes to the broker (common broker cut), then 35% of that goes to state and local taxes in California. So based on a $200,000 with a $6K gross commission, the net commission ends up at approximately $2700. That is an approximate payout of about 1.3% for each side. Regardless of price range, that percentage holds up.
April 10 2011
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what is my home worth?

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You should see a premier agent on the right hand border of your zillow page. That person likely has the knowledge and expertise to provide you with a market analysis and value of your property.
April 04 2011
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Primary mortgage + 2nd = underwater. Any options?

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You could seek a short sale but that is subject to lender approval as well and you would need to prove inability to pay your mortgage and hardships associated with future payments. There is some great info at www.GoldenStateShortSale.com
April 02 2011
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Besides realtor's commission, how much seller has to pay for closing cost?

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In California, closing cost is generally about 1-1.5% of the sale price. Anything higher and you may want to shop your mortgage and/or your Title company. As for your GFE to get an apples to apples comparison when shopping.
March 21 2011
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