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Selling AS IS vs. AS REPAIRED

Selling AS IS vs. AS REPAIRED Dear Phyllis, My mother has lived in her 1500 square foot home for more than forty years. She has dementia and can no longer live alone. It’s time for me to move her to an assisted living facility. I wa...

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Foundation Reports

Foundation Reports Dear Phyllis, I think your question and answers are a great service for our community and appreciate you sharing your knowledge. Here’s my question: Last year our home listed for sale, sold and we opened escrow. T...

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Seniors who resist decluttering

Seniors who resist decluttering Dear Phyllis, I look forward to your real estate column. We have lived in our La Crescenta home for more than thirty years. We raised our family here and now it’s just the two of us. There are so many r...

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Is a referral fee required to cancel a listing?

Is a referral fee required to cancel a listing? Dear Phyllis, My aunt listed her Arizona condo with a Realtor® who is very active in her neighborhood. I am sure you understand how difficult it is for her to keep her home in showing con...

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New Tax Laws

New Tax Law When Selling A Home Dear Phyllis, My husband and I are in a position to retire now or we could wait several more years. We own a vacation home in Palm Springs and can live there until we decide where we want to move. Housing...

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Wrapping up a listing – Listing paperwork

Listing Paperwork Dear Phyllis, I look forward to your real estate articles, and think I have a new topic for you. My wife and I purchased a condo in Arizona and are moving in a couple of months. We have met with our real estate agent s...

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Trustee’s Disclosure Requirements

Dear Phyllis, I have enjoyed your real estate column for years. In the past, you have discussed seller disclosures but I have more specific questions for you. As the Trustee for my mother’s estate, I believe I need to inform the buyer ...

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Appraised Value vs. Realtor’s Value

Dear Phyllis, I really enjoy your column and hope you can clarify something for me. Earlier this year I refinanced my mortgage. And now my employer has offered me a promotion if I relocate out of state. I contacted the real estate agent ...

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Trustee’s due diligence

Dear Phyllis, I am the trustee of my uncle’s estate and my two sisters and I are the beneficiaries. My sister works for a property management company and her boss highly recommended a very well-known local Realtor®. He is very knowled...

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How to simultaneously buy and sell

Dear Phyllis, I am seeking advice on buying and selling simultaneously in this crazy market. We know we can sell our home quickly as the homes in our neighborhood immediately sell and usually over the asking price. Last month, we found a...

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