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Greg Von Herzen, GRI,MCNE

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Premier Agent

6 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Broker/Owner (11 years experience)

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

Advice

  • (107 Contributions,
  • 2 Best Answers,
  • 8 Helpful)

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Can a foreigner buy a house in the U.S.?

Answer

no problem if paying cash; i'm not sure about the tax requirements though...there is a withholding for foreigneres when they go to sell the house...i think it's like 33.333% of the sales price.

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Can a sellers agent report out on traffic from a for sale listing?

Answer

it's impossible to know for sure. it is difficult to track since it's some from multiple sources (hence MLS). They can track showings via electronic key cards, but not actual hits from the interenet since they are displayed on various providers' websites.

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How can I tell how many offers a house has received?

Answer

Offers are not confidential information, but every market and Realtor has a different practice. I always ask if and how much the others offers have been for...it saves a lot of time if we dont want to offer that high or be bothered to enter into a crazy bidding war. In CA the only real way an offer is confidential is to have a non-disclosure and confientiality agreement signed by buyer and seller...otherwise they can shop your offer around.

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qr codes

Response

This QR business is BS. It never caught on and no one knows what it is for...not even young people! just put a website down and be done with it.

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Should I purchase a home as a grad student

Response

only buy if you plan on holding it for a long time. it sounds like you have the math worked out for keeping it as a rental after you graduate.

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