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Trinidad Gaeta

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12 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (20 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Short-Sale

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  • (102 Contributions,
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how do i find out what my house is worth

Answer

Options:No cost:  Zestimates - Not very reliable but good starting point Realtor -  A good realtor can give you a very good Idea (Be considerate of their time if not thinking of selling)Appraisal- Most Accurate but vary based on the need for value (Sale, Refinance, Tax e-assessment etc.)Hope that helps!   

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You just devalued my home by $3M

Answer

Laguna Niguel, These are just estimates and as you witness can change without notice. I wouldn't be to concern with zestimate, a realtor and appraiser would use the most resent sales comparable's to arrive at value. Best wishes, Trinidad

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You just devalued my home by $3M

Answer

Laguna Niguel, These are just estimates and as you witness can change without notice. I wouldn't be to concern with zestimate, a realtor and appraiser would use the most resent sales comparable's to arrive at value. Best wishes, Trinidad

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Regular sale getting the most money?

Answer

We realtors normally use standard sales when available when determining value on standard sale listings. When the inventory is not there, we use the foreclosure or short sale comps and make adjustments to determine final suggested value.

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Do I talk to a realtor or my mortgage lender first about selling my current home and buying another?

Answer

 Although you are not ready to make a move till Summer of 2014, it is a good idea to have a conversation with both your Lender and a Realtor. Getting some early tips in preparing for sale could only help at this point. The market is always changing and having the correct information in regards to market trends will help you make the best decisions for you and your family. Regard, Trinidad 

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Am I still obliged to sell if escrow closing date passed without closing ?

Answer

Although you are selling "as is", you are still obligated to disclose property condition. You may want to express your concern with your agent in writing and let him know you want a written response from buyer as to the items you are disclosing to protect yourself. In regards to extension, I would also have agent submit a notice to perform on your behalf to the buyer and wait for a response. Instead of waiting and starting from scratch with another buyer, assuming you are still interested in selling, you might consider granting an extension either free of charge or add a daily perdium of some kind. Hope that helps. Good luck. Trinidad.

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How to get into another home

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Have you considered renting your property and soliciting the help of a family member to qualify to buy another home? A short sale is designed for a family facing financial challenges that threatens their ability to sustain their mortgage payments. Simply outgrowing your home due to growing family isn't a hardship in the eyes for the lender. Simply stop making payments does not guarantee you short sale approval and it's not recommended. Cash for keys is normally the result of a foreclosure and lender interest in receiving possession of property without any damage to it. In both cases, a hit on your credit score goes without saying. Talk to a local Realtor/Accountant about your best course of action. Good luck and congratulations on your growing family. Trinidad 

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