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Dissecting multiple offers

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, We are in the midst of dissecting multiple offers, we received four offers on our home, two of whic...

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Pros and Cons of Seller Carry Backs

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, What are the pros and cons of a seller carry back? I own an old Craftsman that needs a lot of work....

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Lines of Communication

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, I am wondering about lines of communication. Over the years, I have bought several homes with the s...

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Uncooperative Sellers

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, We made an offer for $25,000 over asking price which the seller accepted. We initially met the sell...

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Failure to disclose

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, I look forward to your column and I think this is a new question. Is not providing real estat...

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Seller doesn’t want to move

Seller doesn’t want to move Dear Phyllis, After looking at homes forever, and writing offers where we missed out either to cash buyers or by just a few thousand dollars, we finally got an offer accepted. Now we are nearly ready to c...

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Time is a buyer’s worst enemy

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, I haven’t seen you address this. Does accepting the seller's counter offer equal a binding contra...

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Is home staging necessary?

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Is home staging necessary? Dear Phyllis, I met with a real estate agent who wants me to move my furniture out ...

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Is Earthquake Insurance Worth the Expense?

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Because earthquake insurance is so costly, my wife and I have always opted to not purchase the addi...

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