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Finding an Out of State Realtor
Dear Phyllis,
My sister lived out of state and I am her executor. Because of COVID I am reluctant to travel back and forth in order to settle her estate.  She has a large home that I need to sell, and I am wondering what is the simplest way for me […]

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Purpose Of The Home Inspection
Dear Phyllis,
We have been looking for a home for over six months and made several offers before we got one accepted. We opened an escrow and after doing a round of inspections asked the seller for credits for the roof, foundation, heating, air, termite, sewer line, and to replace old galvanized […]

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Lot Line Confusion
Dear Phyllis,
I am the trustee of my father’s estate. This home has been in our family since it was built in the 1940’s. Many years ago, the double lot was subdivided, and my uncle given the vacant lot. My father’s home needs updating but we decided to sell it as is. I listed […]

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Marketing A Unique Home During A Pandemic
Dear Phyllis,
I have been enjoying your real estate question and answers for years. Our home has been on the market for three months. It is unique and will appeal to a very specific buyer. It is my opinion that because open houses aren’t allowed that this is really impacting […]

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The Future Of Open Houses
Dear Phyllis,
We have been thinking about buying a larger home for several years. We really are just exploring the idea. And as such have enjoyed the flexibility of going to weekend open houses. Right now, we aren’t that serious so we appreciate that we don’t need to bother or commit to […]

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Too Much Loss
Dear Phyllis,
My sister died and I am the trustee. She was mentally ill and because of COVID restrictions I could not visit her in the hospital. Her passing is so hard for me because I feel she thinks I abandoned her. Her home is not far from mine, but I just cannot bear […]

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Everyone Has Opinions
Dear Phyllis,
I have my home listed for sale with the agent who sold it to me. My brother is a loan officer and has been very helpful in assisting me in analyzing my home’s value and reviewing offers. I had one extremely low offer, which we didn’t respond to. Later I had another […]