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 UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
How do I advertise my home for sale on trulia?
Hi Diane,

You would have to pay for what's called a flat fee listing service for your home to be on Trulia as for sale by owner.

We created UpNest (http://www.upnest.com) to help ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 25, 2016 Home Selling in 17112
Peggy Yee, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
Peggy Yee answered:
if approved for 175k is it realistic to be looking at properties with a cap of 200k? Or is it unrealistic to think someone will come down that much?
It all depends on the property. Has it been on the market for a long time? Have there been previous price drops? A new listing for 200k is much less likely to come down in price than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2014 Home Buying in 17112
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Last year in California we tried to get a FHA 203(k) loan on a house and were told no mortgage companies were doing those. Are they available here?
You can certainly get an FHA loan this year, however, FHA does not loan on every type of property.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2014 Home Buying in 17112
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
what should I know about buying a townhome?
You should know they often have "loads of stairs". I was in a town home recently that was actually 4 stories! living room on first floor, garage on bottom, kitchen on second floor and b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2014 Home Buying in 17112
Tanya Rhody, Real Estate Pro in Washington, PA
Tanya Rhody answered:
I am wondering can I posted my single home for sale on Trulia web page and how much info Trulia posted and how much cost to use Trulia website to sell
You can not post on Trulia as a FSBO. You can post on Zillow and several other sites. Go to postlets.com. onnikdrare
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 10, 2014 Home Selling in 17112
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Camp Hill, PA
Christopher Jordahl answered:
My Mother is now a resident in a nursing home. I am an only child and I am her POA. Her home needs many costly repairs from removing mold to windows.
Hi anote2deb
Sorry for your current situation. If you would like to contact me I work with an investor who I could bring to the property and see if he would be able to give you a fair ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 1, 2013 Home Selling in 17112
Harold Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Harrisburg, PA
Harold Wilson answered:
On the mortgage but not on the note?
Hello there,

No, that's done quite often. It's not a bad choice for you, and I'm sure it was done in order to make the deal work, since your credit was lower. I've had this done wi ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Oct 26, 2013 Home Buying in 17112
Jerry Kensin…,  in Harrisburg, PA
Jerry Kensinger answered:
Are there any homes available in the 80,000 or under?

I work with clients in the Harrisburg area and several real estate agents. If you need help with a mortgage I work for a direct lender and would be happy to help you with a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 16, 2013 Home Buying in 17112
Djyamaki, Home Buyer in Harrisburg, PA
Djyamaki answered:
What can be done if appraisal is rejected by underwriting because they did not like the comps? I paid $600 for the appraisal.

We recently had something similar happen to us when purchasing a home that didn't fit the local mold. The "comps" had to be adjusted by too great a percentage to be allowed as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 31, 2012 Financing in 17112
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
how close is a major hospital?
I've attached a link below for a Google map of Hospitals in 17112. As Anna indicated, no specific house or address was indicated. I hope this helps.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 30, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 17112
Voices Member,  in Benton County, OR
Voices Member answered:
Do you think interest rates will go up next year?
"but they don't make enough to support an increase in values."

It's always first things first Keane....First you find a way to stablelize values then increasing v ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri May 28, 2010 Financing in 17112
William Rudge, Real Estate Pro in Boiling Springs, PA
William Rudge answered:
Refi w/cash out or wait?
Needmorespace. It all depends upon what your priorities are? If buying another home for more space is your true priority then if you are ready to do so now is the best time to buy ano ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 10, 2010 Financing in 17112
Emily Erekuff, Home Owner in Menifee, CA
Emily Erekuff answered:
We reduced the price of our house this past week but it is not represented that way on Trulia. How do I go about getting that changed?
Hi Kelone240,

Anna provided you with a great answer. I just want to add that if your agent experiences any difficulties updating your price information, he or she can contact our Cus ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 15, 2010 Using Trulia in 17112
Terrence Cha…, Home Owner in Allentown, PA
Terrence Charest answered:
Can a house be sold by the builder for more than the VA appraisal amount?
Yes, a house can be sold for more than any mortgage appraisal providing that the buyer make up the difference so that the loan amount still falls below the appraisal.

Terrence Chares ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 24, 2009 Home Buying in 17112
Heidi Everett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Heidi Everett answered:
How can we appeal a VA appraisal?
Money in has very little to do with value. (example) Putting granite in a house in an area where most of the homes do not have them will not raise the value the cost of the granite plu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 6, 2009 Agent2Agent in 17112
Brooke 'The…, Real Estate Pro in Camp Hill, PA
Brooke 'The Kiwi' Realtor answered:
Are there erosion problems in the Estates at Forest Hills development from stormwater runoff on Blue Mountain?
Hi Missy - Well - good question! - I have no knowledge of any erosion in forest hills. Is there a particular home you are looking at? Perhaps the sellers will have a 'Sellers Disclosure ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2008 Home Buying in 17112
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