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 UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
How do I list my home for sale by owner on your site?
The only way for properties to show up on Trulia is for them to be on the MLS. Agents have access to the MLS, so they are the only ones that can list on Trulia for free.

The NAR stat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Home Selling in 98117
Aaron & Cher…, Real Estate Pro in Eau Claire, WI
Aaron & Cheree Tiry answered:
Looking in renting a house in the area. Any concerns about crime?
I would suggest contacting your local police department. They should have this information for you. Realtors don't have access to this information.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 20, 2013 Crime & Safety in 98117
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in Renton, WA
Kary Krismer answered:
hi can you cancel a real estate contract after it is signed? Do you have to give up your earnest money?
To follow up on Dan's answer, the way more than 99% of agents complete the standard forms in Washington, the loss of the earnest money should be the most you are at risk. There is a sma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 18, 2013 Home Buying in 98117
Jirius Isaac, Real Estate Pro in Kenmore, WA
Jirius Isaac answered:
Has anyone every heard of a Mortgage Broker asking their client, the buyer, to sign their 3 day right to cancel and send it back to them?
I have no clue from what you are saying here exactly what happenned, but I would get an opinion from another mortgage broker locally & show them the paperwork.

Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Financing in 98117
Wendy Hughes…,  in Seattle, WA
Wendy Hughes-Jelen answered:
If I submitted an offer with an agent and that offer was not accepted, can I submitted a different offer on the same house with another agent?
I don't think this is a "friend" problem, but more of a "part time" agent problem. Only work with a full time professional who is 100% committed to their real estate business. You want ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 5, 2012 Home Buying in 98117
Jeff  Dickin…, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Jeff Dickinson answered:
I am a young professional earning around 45,000 a year in Seattle and renting in Ballard.
The best thing you can do right now is get with a trusted mortgage (home loan) advisor to get a snapshot of where you are financially. What do you qualify for and will there be any cha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 9, 2012 Home Buying in 98117
Jeff  Dickin…, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Jeff Dickinson answered:
what does 'bath off master' refer to? Entry via the master bedroom or entry outside the master bedroom?
It's a bathroom connected to the master bedroom by an exclusive entryway vs. having to go out in the main hallway to the main bathroom serving guests and other bedrooms.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 9, 2012 Home Buying in 98117
Jirius Isaac, Real Estate Pro in Kenmore, WA
Jirius Isaac answered:
I invested in a house owned by family. The offer was, I'd pay $2500/mo rent w/$1000 of it toward equity. How do I calculate what I'm owed?
As everyone has already stated, you have a big question on your hands. I feel that, since this is family, that you sit down together with a real estate agent that you can hire as a con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 1, 2011 How To... in 98117
Roger Kinnam…,  in Seattle, WA
Roger Kinnaman answered:
When will you be updating the average sales price? Currently, you show the sales prices as of January 2009! That was a year and a half ago!
Hello Laura,
I susggest you find a buyers agent you would enjoy working with. Interview a few, then make a choice. A good agent will provide you with up to date informaiton in the ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 25, 2010 Market Conditions in 98117
David Ralston, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
David Ralston answered:
When negotiating a short sales with the lender has anyone else been running into the mortgage insurance company rejecting deals for a ransom?
Great input everyone. We did end up negotiating a cash settlement with the MI and the closing is going forward. It feels odd to say that getting the bank to accept the offer is the ea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 6, 2010 Foreclosure in 98117
jj, Home Owner in Lynnwood Subdivision,...
jj answered:
If my offer is one of 8 offers being submitted to the Bank in a short sale, does that mean that the Seller accepted all 8 offers?
When I receive an offer on a short sale I have listed, we evaluate where the offer is in comparison to market value and what are the chances that offer is reasonable enough to be accept ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 26, 2010 Home Buying in 98117
No Name, Other/Just Looking in Seattle, WA
No Name answered:
Liens on house we are about to buy?
First up, Rob's right. Don't panic!

If you have used a local 98117 (Seattle) agent and NWMLS paperwork, then the standard is that all the liens will be cleared before you buy the ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 3, 2009 Home Buying in 98117
Patrick Beri…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Patrick Beringer answered:
I recently lowered price of house at 2007 NW 85th 98117 Will it sell my house so I can purchase condo
You asked about this house in a different thread and I see that you haven't dropped your price since then. Take another look at current comps and then go from there...
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 2, 2009 Home Selling in 98117
Patrick Beri…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Patrick Beringer answered:
Advice please.. on the home for sale at 2007 NW 85th good looking house appears well kept. listed at.
I'm not your agent, nor am I attempting to become your agent, or otherwise undermine what your agent is doing. But I can give you an opinion in answer to your question: Your home is s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 13, 2009 Home Selling in 98117
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