Selling

On ThinkGlink.com, selling typically refers to selling a home, whether that home is a single-family house, a condominium, a co-op, a townhome, or a vacant piece of land. When you’re selling your home, or any piece of real estate, you need to decide what process you want to follow – whether you want to hire a real estate agent or do a for sale by owner (also known as FSBO). Selling includes, cleaning up and organizing your home, figuring out what the selling price should be, hiring the team you’ll need to sell your property (which might include an agent), potentially staging the home, negotiating the sale and closing on the transaction. Selling also includes getting the word out that your home is for sale by using every marketing means possible, including setting up an individual website for the property, listing it on Craigslist.com, Zillow.com and other sites, telling people at work or in your neighborhood that the property is for sale, and even placing a sign in your front yard. Use

Underwater Homeowners: Options for Selling an Underwater Home

Underwater homeowners, need options for selling an underwater home? If a lender won’t agree to a short sale, there are other options.  By: Ilyce Glink and Samuel Tamkin In a recent column, we discussed an underwater homeowner’s options when dealing …

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Selling an Underwater Home After a Divorce

Options for selling an underwater home after a divorce are limited if one is the owner of the home and the other is the borrower. By: Ilyce Glink and Samuel Tamkin Q: I am separated from my husband. I live …

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Tax-Free Exchange on Rental Property: What Taxes Do I Owe When Selling?

Tax-free exchange on rental property, what taxes do I owe when selling? Did you purchase the home as an investment or as a primary residence? Q: We purchased our present home in 2005 for $225,000. It was a tax-free exchange on …

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Should You Hire a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home?

Hiring a real estate agent to sell your home could be pricey. If you don’t want to pay a commission, there are other options. Q: I have a house in the Fayetteville area, south of Atlanta. I am stationed at …

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Problems Selling Your Condo? How to Deal with Condo Association Issues

 Are you having problems selling your condo? Here’s how you should deal with condo association repair issues. Q: I recently read a response you wrote to a reader about her building shaking when big trucks go by. I have a …

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Reserve Funds for Condos | What Are the Requirements?

Due to the housing crisis, the reserve funds for condos are not looked over anymore. Requirements for condo reserve funds have increased. Q: In trying to sell a condominium, the buyer was denied a loan due to the fact the …

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What is Seller Disclosure? Required Disclosures When Selling a House

Do you know what a seller disclosure is? Home buyers should go over the required seller disclosures before making an offer. As a buyer, you’ve got find out everything you can about the condition of a home before you even …

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Quit Claim Deed Tax Implications: Selling House with Multiple Owners

Quit claim deed tax implications can come in many forms. Selling a house with multiple owners can be tricky when paying taxes. Q: I own a house with my brother that we bought for $243,000. We now plan to sell …

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Selling Home to Family Member? Get a Home Value Estimate First

Thinking about selling your home to a family member? Get a home value estimate first to double check your home’s real market value. Q: Our parents left their home to me and my two sisters. The home is located in …

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Real Estate Boom and Bust: Taking a Loss on a Condo

The real estate boom and bust dropped home values severely. Taking a loss on a condo might be your only option other than to wait. Q: Back in 2005, I purchased a condo with cash for my disabled son to …

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