Newsflash: Pulling comps?

So I’ve been working with a realtor for two weeks now. I need comps pulled on my house, I’ve got a meeting with the board of Equalization tomorrow morning to convince them that my property taxes shouldn’t go up 28.05%.The guy isn’t getting me the info. Is always something. I know this isn’t a give deal to him, that’s finhe, but now I’m in a bind.Can anyone do me a favor. I’ll pay, I’ll sing your praises, whatever you want. I’m desperate at this point. Just need a simple report pulled from the MLS thing for my area.4 bedroom, 2.5 bath I’m in st. Louis mo, 63125, I can send you my address

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Newsflash: jointly own real estate with my ex-husband from 15 years ago

I divorced in 2003. I have questions around an agreement I’d like to “unwind” from my divorce; specifically my ex-husband and I decreed to keep joint ownership of a small condo we bought for his mother.He and I made a handshake agreement that ‘someday’ he’d buy out my half (which isn’t a lot, I estimate $62,500) and he has offered to start the conversation about that a couple times in the past ten years or so (I have the emails) but then just falls off the radar and doesn’t take it any further.I find at this time I could really use that money and since he won’t really talk to me or follow through with anything I am wondering what my options are here. I do have a call out to the lawyer who originally handled the divorce but am wondering if anyone out there has any similar experience.Ex husband probably doesn’t really have much money but he comes from a large family and they have money and I feel like I don’t really owe his mom a house. I’ve hung in there like a champ and I have ZERO contact with any of these people in the past decade except the couple of times my ex husband emailed me.

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Newsflash: Selling a house to my good friend in MI, do I need an agent?

My good friend is currently living in my house, and is preparing to get a mortgage to buy the house in Sept. My question is, would it be best for me to get an agent to work with? How is the sale value determined, appraisal/market value?

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Newsflash: How to deal with New Construction Warranty

I get the feeling I may need to file a rather large claim of possible issues with my new construction home. However, I am having a hard time getting a hold of the builder and knowing for sure what address to send the claim to. What can I do to ensure I get this handled properly? I feel like I may have been scammed in terms of the new home I had made and it not being done right at all. It just has too many problems for a new place.I know most will say to contact a lawyer, but I have in the past and they mostly say they can’t help until a professional comes up with the details and estimated costs as well as proof of builder neglect. How do I get a hold of someone besides a regular inspector? The inspectors always tell you to contact professionals but for something like foundation, I am unsure who to call.This is in the Tennessee area.

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Newsflash: [PA] Using sellers listing agent as my buyers agent?

We are early in the process of selling our house/buying a new house. We do not have an agent yet to sell our house. A house was just listed that we like.Would there be any issues to use the listing agent of that house to sell ours?Any conflicts of interest?Would it be better to use a different agent to sell our house?Thanks

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Newsflash: Googled my address and it comes up with incorrect info.

[Indiana] When I search my own address every website like realtor, trulia, redfin, etc… etc… has my house shown as a 3 bedroom when I really have 4. Everything else seems correct. My house was built in 2015 with and has always had 4 bedrooms from the day we signed to build it. I’m assuming all these places are getting the same info from some sort of master record, but I don’t know what that is. My question is, do I need to track that down and do I need to correct it? I’m not worried about these real estate sites, but I am concerned with the source info like when I get assessed for taxes, or go to sell this place years down the road. Do I need to get it corrected or is it no big deal?

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Newsflash: Complicated 1st time home buyer in VA

Hi everyone! First time posting in the sub, but I’m in a little over my head here!My boyfriend [29] and I [26] have been together for five years. We’ve been living together for 4 years in Connecticut, in a house he owns (obviously, with a mortgage). After a lot of thought, we’re going to make a jump and move to Virginia.We started looking into properties, but he really has his heart set on building something. We found a really reputable builder, a great subdivision, and if we go with this builder, the lot & cost to build the house is going to be a package deal.Now, here’s where I’m lost. I’m pretty sure I’d be eligible for the first-time home buyer program offered by the government, but if we buy together, and because he’s already a home owner, would we still qualify?I’ve been trying to find a mortgage counselor or consultant, but I’m striking out there, too. Any advice on how to find one would be greatly appreciated, too! I just want to get all the information I can before I go to a mortgage broker and ask for a mortgage. Thanks in advance!

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Newsflash: [Delmarva] What real estate website is the most accurate when it comes to the listed HOA fees?

Maryland. Maryland location Maryland. Dumb bot doesn’t know what Delmarva is. So Maryland. MDI’ve been using realtor.com, zillow, trulia, and redfin. realtor.com rarely has HOA fees listed but Trulia and Redfin almost always do. But they can be COMPLETELY the opposite in price. Just as an example, Trulia has the HOA fees for this house at $600 a year. Redfin, meanwhile, his it at $233 a month. Obviously that’s a huge difference when it comes to paying the bill. I see this kind of discrepancy quite often. Does anyone have input on what sites are the most accurate?

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Newsflash: Need some advice on selling my house [OH]

I’m planning on selling my house and moving in the next year or two, but I have a couple of different ways that I could see going about it and I’d love to get some advice from those with experience.I live in a somewhat run-down 115 year old house. It was lightly renovated before we moved in – mainly cosmetic updates. The stucco-lathe walls had drywall applied over them (without removing the stucco-lathe), a new furnace was installed, and a few other minor updates.Since moving in we’ve had the pipe running to the sewer replaced and we’ve replaced the roof.There is, however, a lot that needs to be done. There is rotting wood around the eves and in in the breezway that leads to the garage, the basement seeps water in heavy rains, and the electrical system really needs updating.We purchased the house for 63k in 2010 at a low point in the market and have paid off roughly 12k on the principal. As the market has risen some since then and we’ve done some updates, the house is roughly in the same condition as we bought it in, so I suspect that I should be able to get somewhere between 60k and 65k for it.I see 3 different scenarios that I may consider:Try to sell it as-is and let the next owner deal with the repairs (with full disclosure of the issues, of course)Get a home equity loan to do the repairs and then sell the house in a better condition, hoping to make it up in the sale price.Put the repairs on the credit card, hoping to pay them off after the house sells.I’d very much appreciate any thoughts on the best course of action. (I’m under no allusion that I’m going to get more out than I put in… I’m hoping the break even if possible or minimize the hit to my pocketbook otherwise).

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