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MCM_STL, Home Buyer in Saint Louis, MO
MCM_STL answered:
How do I find out if a dual agent is not taking all showings so they can double dip on the commission.?
Yes, it would be illegal and unethical for your agent to deny showings to qualified buyers. It would also be stupid. Half of the commission is better for your agent than the 0% they're ... more
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Spanky.rupp, Home Buyer in Reading, PA
Spanky.rupp answered:
Does anyone have any experience building with Berks Homes?
I have read the positive and unfortunately I am being built in 2015 is a piece of junk. More problems than you can even imagine. Property not prepared with the township from a double lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 13, 2016 Home Buying in 19608
Sheri Shaner, Both Buyer and Seller in Mertztown, PA
Sheri Shaner asked:
How do I change a picture on Trulia? I had to terminate my contract with my last agent and he left the most unattractive picture of the 'as is' garage How do I change or delete a picture of my property on Trulia? I had to terminate my contract with my last agent and he left the most unattractive picture of the 'as is' garage as the picture…
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MCM_STL, Home Buyer in Saint Louis, MO
MCM_STL answered:
Selling my home with appraisal value of $260000. Realitor says to sell no more than $250000(market value). Another realitor says $250000 to $260000.
They're all making educated guesses. Those numbers are 4% apart and it sounds like the mostly agree. That's not a huge difference.

Quite frankly, if you're in a hot market a lot of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 24, 2016 Home Buying in Topton
Lou & Natalia…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Lou & Natalia Burns answered:
how much information can a prospective landlord ask of you legally?
I am really tired of hearing the same old question of "Is it legal" when it comes to asking for ID and information from a prospective tenant. As long as it is not discriminatory and app ... more
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Diana.kelly79, Home Seller in Blandon, PA
Diana.kelly79 asked:
how to I list a home to sell? only see option to "find my home's value" under "sell" dropdown
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 9, 2016 Home Selling in 19510
Larryjanicea…, Home Owner in Reading, PA
Larryjaniceandkids asked:
I cannot edit the incorrect details of my home.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 28, 2016 Home Selling in 19609
NCHomes Team, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
NCHomes Team answered:
Is it legal to require ID and info about workplace?
She can ask oyu for this information and if you want to stay you'll supply it. There's nothing wrong with the request other than it's a month late.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 24, 2016 Rental Basics in Reading
raidkha, Home Buyer in Ann Arbor, MI
raidkha asked:
I have a good credit score of 720 but no income, my wife has a bad credit score 520 but a decent income, Can we buy a house?? I worked full-time job for a year right after college. Currently, I will be starting medical school and my income is pretty much my loans. My wife works full time with decent income but…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 18, 2016 Home Buying in Reading
Alysse Musgr…, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Alysse Musgrave answered:
How much do I need to put down for a 400K mortgage with 670 FICO and very low debt to income ratio? my income is about 190K
You can buy a home with as little as 3.5% down, depending on other factors like your time on the job. I wrote a best seller that you can read for free on Amazon prime. It'll teach you h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 13, 2016 Home Buying in Reading
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
is it legal for a landlord to tell a pending landlord about a persons living condition?
You probably signed a release in your rental application for pending landlord to get any relevant info from past landlords.

If the persons living condition effects the property, then ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 25, 2015 Rental Basics in Reading
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Can a past tentant's current rental place ask me for my tax informaion of my home to prove I am who I say I am. I already faxed back the rental refere
They are verifying a reference or an address check.

Can they, sure, do they have rights, no.

Can they check through other means: Yes.

Will it cost them: yes.

Up to you now
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 4, 2015 Rental Basics in Reading
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
My house is listed falsely for sale at ridiculous price and I'm not sure how to remove it.
Try contacting the Trulia customer service department directly, it is doubtful anyone with Trulia will see your post here.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 20, 2015 Home Selling in 19605
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
Can a realtor ask you to pay an administration fee with your debit/credit card?

Since your zip code indicates you're in Arizona, you can research a "fishy" company's license and that of any agent on the Arizona Department of Real Estate website: http:/ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2015 Rental Basics in Reading
Arvind.viswa…, Home Buyer in Mohrsville, PA
Arvind.viswanathan answered:
I need help to sell my house fast. It has been listed 6 months with no real action. I was wondering what options I have?
Many intangibles to market your house better. Not in the order of preference:
1) right pricing
2) curb appeal
3) appreciation in your locality

Use sites like to me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 18, 2015 Home Selling in Mohrsville
Tyler J. Jac…, Real Estate Pro in AL,
Tyler J. Jacobs, PhD, Broker answered:
Doctor in need of mortgage broker in PA to locate good zero-down mortgage
Hi there, We have financed more homes in Pennsylvania than any other City.
So, if you are an MD, DO, DPM, Resident or Established Physician - the following bank officer will provide y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 22, 2015 Home Buying in 19607
Bdob321, Home Buyer in West Reading, PA
Bdob321 answered:
Hey All, My wife and I are moving to the area shortly, interested in West Reading . Anyone have more info on the Elm Street program and grants?
They offer grants to homeowners based on income. they also will pant the fronts of homes that need it. contact the manager Dean L. Rohrbach, Elm Street Manager '' . We l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 21, 2015 General Area in West Reading
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
After a short sale do u have time to move
What does your contract say? There are usually dates specified for when closing takes place and when buyer's take possession. If you're under contract to sale your home, and it's a sho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 19, 2015 Home Buying in 19541
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