there are barrier’s to selling your home as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO). The Federal Trade Commission (FCC) rules say that Realtors can not call FSBO’s or homeowners with Expired Listings
If you know of homeowners who lost their homes to foreclosure between Jan. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2011, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi asks that you provide them with this website address – nationalmortgagesettlement.com – and tell them to act now.
Since the 2012 Presidential election, I have received four calls on the 3.8% Real Estate Transfer Tax issue associated with health care reform. People are fearful that it is a sales tax on real estate and are afraid to sell as a result. Thankfully, this should not prevent someone from selling, as this is not the case of an across the board real estate sales tax.
While Realtors are not qualified to give tax advice or lead a long term investment conversation, we can provide data including potential rental income and cost analysis on maintaining a home as a rental property. We work closely with tax accountants who provide important tax consequences to customers and with maintenance persons when considering long term repairs and replacement costs, a factor of consideration for any rental property. Never at any time will a Relator as for a rental payment to come directly to them, or not have you fill out a formal, standardized rental or credit application.
This is not new information! Tallahassee, FL home buyers and home-owners should know that we have found elevated levels of radon in the Tallahassee FL area. Thanks to sophisticated, accurate testing methods used today and recommended by the EPA, radon gas has been identified, and in most cases remediated.