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Why does my house say "Not for Sale" when it is for sale??

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Hello User184026387,Did you just put your home up for sale? Is it a For Sale by Owner? Does the MLS or the REALTOR whom you used to list it participate with Zillow? All good questions to make sure you have an answer to.Try Googling your complete address and seeing if it show's up active anywhere. It may be that Zillow is a little slow. I've had to go in and add my listings to Zillow, and if you are working with an Agent, they may need to as well.Good luck with the sale of your home!Princess Lenore Moyer, REALTORRoanoke, VA
June 28 2013
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does sellers agent have to disclose issues with property to buyer?

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Hello user02766233,I'm not sure where you are, but I'm in Virginia.In VA, sellers have the option of either "disclosing" or "disclaiming".If a seller has knowledge of any material defects (whether visiable or hidden) in their home, they must disclose (leaky basement, foundational issues, hole in roof, etc) these defects to potential buyers. If the seller has knowledge of a material defect, such as MAJOR STRUCTUAL ISSUES with the land the house sits on (as in: the house is falling off a cliff because the soil is crumbling beneath it), then yes, they must disclose.If the seller has knowledge of these issues and chooses to not tell their Listing agent, then the seller has liability and the listing agent may not have liability.If the seller tells his agent and they both know and choose not to disclose to the buyer/buyer's agent, then they both have liability and have the obligation to make the buyer, after the fact, "WHOLE" again.  The word FRAUD comes to mind. You don't want some judge down the line telling you how to make the person who purchased your home "WHOLE" again.  Finally, yes, the buyer can back out of escrow under certain conditions...it depends on the conditions of the contract and laws of where you live.I wish you the best of luck with the sale of your home. Please, put yourself in the shoe's of your buyer and your agent/brokerage.Consult with legal counsel if you need to.Good luck,Princess Lenore Moyer, REALTORRoanoke, VA
June 28 2013
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Is an emaik message of a counter offer and acceptance a contract or a reasonable expectation of one.

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Hello user99671079,First, I'm sorry you lost out and I assume you are frustrated and want to know how to keep this from happening to you again, right? As a REALTOR in VIRGINIA, I advice my clients to come in and get things in writing on a contract/addendum/amendment with signatures. We do have digital ink and Docusign, and they work as well. But, a name printed in an email as a signature? I don't know about that. I don't feel comfortable with verbals or emails because there are defenses against that.  The main one being - if at some point before negotiations began, all parties agreed that you would accept verbals or emails to hold the same validity as an actual written/signed/delivered addendum/amendment, then maybe this would rule out defenses...(and mind you, I know nothing about the Maryland Digital Signatures Act) but if you all didn't agree to that, then they can, and very well did, say that until we get a signed, written addendum/contract/amendment, then NO SIR, we are not under contract.I hope this helps...It is my opinion based on what I know. It's a great thing that you consulted with your lawyer and I hope you get whatever outcome you are seeking. Good Luck, Princess Lenore Moyer, REALTORRoanoke VA 
June 28 2013
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Is 2 months too early to look for a rental?

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Hi vmagal1,It all depends on where you are. I live in Roanoke, VA and about 30 minutes away is Virginia Tech....Rental's are big deal there and it's smart to be looking early if you are in a college town or somewhere where the market is really hot for rentals. In the Real Estate market, we've seen the thirst for rentals increase in the last few of years due to some people being closed out from buying right now due to recent short sales or foreclosures as well. SO, BASICALLY I'M TRYING TO SAY - go ahead and start! I recently helped a student who is coming to Roanoke in July get a rental secured last month, and it was 2 months out, so I say go for it.I hope this helps and I wish you much success in your search!Good Luck,Princess Lenore Moyer, REALTORRoanoke VA
June 28 2013
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When can we realistically get approved for financing to buy a home after a short sale?

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Hi AMMCB!Great question! First of all, let me just say how brave you are for wanting to get back into owning again after two unfortunate situations - so thanks for not giving up on homeownership! Secondly, from what I am hearing...YES!    You can buy again. BUT...it depends on many factors.I have heard it takes AT LEAST 3 years for someone who has short sold a home to be able to buy again.  Of course, your creditworthiness overall needs to be otherwise healthy...It also depends on whether or not you filed a bankruptcy and what type of bankruptcy you filed. Your next step should be to make an appointment with a mortgage lender. Be completely honest and prepared for what they will say to you. I, personally, would meet with several lenders.However, you don't want anyone pulling your credit if you don't have to because you want to preserve your credit as much as possible.  I hope this helps and I wish you well! You will own again :) Thanks, Princess Lenore Moyer,REALTORRoanoke, VA
June 28 2013
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Looking for ranch houses only-to buy. Is there anywhere I can go so I can get only ranch houses w/ o

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Hi PMSR1,That's something that a Real Estate Professional can help you with. Search engines and sites like Zillow are great when you are searching broad categories. Once you get into specifics like "one level living" or "ranch style only", it becomes frustrating. Contact your Realtor, they can help you and end your frustration.If you are not working with a REALTOR or real estate agent and need help in the Roanoke Area (Roanoke City/County, Bedford County, Botetourt County, Some of Franklin County, Salem, Vinton, and some other outlying areas), feel free to contact me. I wish you the best of luck with your home search!Sincerely, Princess Lenore Moyer, REALTOR Roanoke, VA 
March 11 2013
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Can I have my listing posted in other cities/areas than just my address?

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Hello User2368535 If I have your question right, I think you want to know if you can market your property in multiple areas?We, as realtors, have sites we can post on that will make our properties searchable nationally.  If someone was going to do a FSBO, then there are other sites, such as New York Times Real Estate site.  Also, if your home is in a specialized area or price range you can find national sites that cater to luxury homes, mountain homes, beach homes, etc. etc.I encourage you to google and see. Many people relocate, you never know where your buyer will come from. I hope my answer has been useful to you! Good luck with selling and have a great day!Great question!Thanks for asking :) Princess Lenore MoyerRoanoke, VA
January 30 2013
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What is better for an investment rental property, condo or residential home?

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Hi BK Real Estate, Things to think about with a Condo Purchase (potential con's) 1 - Additional Fees- if you buy into a condo, you're also purchasing what is called "common property" - such as the grounds, pavements, the clubhouse, pool, etc. And sometimes, in addition to your monthly dues (Condo Dues and maybe also Home Association dues on top of that if the Condo Community is located within a large Home Owners Association) - you may have to pay a special assessment. Say they find Asbestos in the exterior of the buildings and you will have to pay a portion of the cost to replace the exterior for all units. That could be tens of thousands of dollars) 2 - Renting units- sometimes additional insurance costs,  some condo associations might have objections to you renting out the unit. 3 - Resale - Condo's are sometimes notoriously difficult to resale due to some difficulty in financing...Basically, there's a lot that can go on with Condo's. The laws are different from state to state, so some of the con's listed above may not even apply to you as I'm licensed in VA.Single Family Homes1 - people always underestimate repairs, the cost of repairs, etc. 2- Some maintenance items that you think you would have to cover, you can write into the lease that the tenant has to coverFind a good agent in your area who is accustomed to working with investors, who can properly assess your Return on Investment (ROI) and Good luck!Thanks, PrincessRoanoke, VA
January 30 2013
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Negotiate lower home price or cost of closing

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Hi, In the long run, a lower home price is likely to save you move money.  Good luck with your negotiations! Great question!Thanks, Princess
January 30 2013
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I'm following the directions on claiming my home, and I cannot find "correct home facts", or "claim

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If the house is listed or currently on the market and you are using an agent, have them log in and correct it. If it's a FSBO, I'm not completely sure. If it's not currently listed - I don't think you can. If you can, ad a link to your home in this question post so that we can look at it and try to figure it out. I think that would be most helpful. Have a great day! 
January 30 2013
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