House Buyer/Seller Etiquette: is it legitimate for me to be tweaked that the seller wants to charge me for replacement HVAC filters and things that can only be used in the house but that aren't nailed down? [more inside]
posted by Leezie
on Mar 13, 2013 -
My flat has been on the market forever, and nothing has worked out. Advice and encouragement requested. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500
on Sep 11, 2012 -
My mom is discussing purchasing a house and putting my name and my sister's name on the deed as well as hers. What questions should we be asking before she does this? [more inside]
posted by PussKillian
on Oct 14, 2011 -
Where would you post an advert for a house for sale in Princeton which would have great appeal for a kayaker or naturalist?
posted by lfeather
on Jul 14, 2011 -
I have a rental house that I am selling.
It has been listed with a Real Estate agent since Nov 07. Not one offer on it.
Some people from my parent's church are interested in buying it, but they want to do it For Sale By Owner -no Real Estate Agents involved.
My listing expires on Oct. 11.
How long after the listing expires can I sell it on my own? Is there a grace period?
Any ideas of how to cancel the listing beforehand? I don't want to lie, but I would rather sell to the church people for obvious reasons (more money for me, better deal for them, etc.).
I am in GA.
posted by twistedmetal
on Sep 2, 2008 -
What's the downside of taking a house off the market temporarily (say, a couple of months)? My inlaws are trying to sell a house, it's taking a while, and the real estate agent suggested this so it wouldn't seem stale. Any reason not to do it?
posted by languagehat
on Feb 4, 2008 -
I put an offer on a 100+ year old house in Galena, Illinois a year ago. The owners and I couldn't agree on a price so the deal fell through. It was a terrific rehabbed house on a hill with fireplaces in every room, a state of the art kitchen, guest quarters and a view of the whole town from the front window.
I have become rather obsessed with this house and even checked up who, later, did purchase it.
The strange thing was the sale price was less than my offer but it included something called "personal property" for 20k which the buyers apparently, added to the price of the house with the approval of the sellers.
I've bought and sold condos and one house before but I never heard of including "personal property" in a deal. Did they throw in a car or artwork or something? Seems odd to me.
I know I should get past this house but I just can't.
Thanks for any input.
posted by Tullyogallaghan
on Nov 24, 2007 -
UK Tax question: How long do you have to be resident in a house for it to be your residence, for the purposes of capital gains tax? [more inside]
posted by handee
on Apr 4, 2007 -