I paid $300 earlier this week and would like to recommend Fred at A Buyers Choice Home Inspections in the Metro Denver area. He was on time, professional and thorough - extremely thorough. He went through each line item with me and explained them in language that I could understand.... more
Sorry, but you get what you pay for. This site pulls it's info from various sources. Is it possible you're looking your home's public records info? You can also try contacting Trulia help desk through the link in the lower right corner.... more
No. The home isn't necessarily for sale. This site is full of bogus "foreclosure" listings. This site is just a database that pulls info from various sources. In this case, the bank has filed an NED (notice of election & demand) with the county and it shows up in their public records (and then gets pulled by search engines such as this one). If you're interested in buying a home, I suggest you hire a local REALTOR as your buyer's agent. He/she can search all available foreclosures, which will be listed in your local MLS.... more
What you're referring to is called "squatting" and it's ILLEGAL. It doesn't matter if the house is abandoned. SOMEONE or some thing owns it. Whether it's a deceased person (in that case it belongs to their estate), or a bank that foreclosed on someone's house. It's not yours until you buy it from whoever the current owner is, and get the deed put in your name.... more
The pros: It's probably a lot cheaper than a normal house where you buy the house plus the land it sits on. The cons: You're basically buying a trailer (or "manufactured" home). It won't appreciate very much, and it could be difficult to get a loan on it.... more
Are you sure you need to do a short sale? Most home values have appreciated so much in recent years that people can actually sell for more than they owe on it. (Unless you just bought it recently and need to sell now due to a financial hardship). If so, you should sit down with an agent who is experienced with short sales. In this market, you really don't need to fix anything on your home. You'll likely get plenty of offers and people willing to buy it "as-is". As far as the bank coming after you...they shouldn't...if you have the right people working for you. However, it WILL negatively affect your credit score.... more
Hi Kpfeifer74 - We'd be happy to help you with an average rent price analysis. Just send your property to email@example.com. We (www.hemlane.com) perform a 3 point analysis based on (1) Zestimate - partner of Trulia, (2) competitive market rates, and (3) local growth analysis to provide you with a complimentary recommendation for rent prices.... more
Interesting this question was posted back in 2010. Marketing a home has changes since then. Now 95%+ of buyers searching for their new home online, staging is essential. It is part of marketing a home. Buyers do not want to see how sellers live, but how they can live in this "new" house they are seeking.
Generally you can expect to see about 3/4 to 3% of the listing price of a house. They main living areas should be staged and generally the master is the most important bedroom to stage. So to include all the rooms in a vacant house is not always necessary. It depends on the size of the house, and the market it is in.... more
Maybe but probably not. Most homeowners have no idea what's going on in their lateral unless they pay to have it scoped. They can't be expected to disclose what they don't kno. Any decent real estate agent will advise you to get that specific item inspected on top of a general home inspection. If you skip that, you're pretty much accepting whatever condition it's in.... more
What you're asking for will be hard to find...unless you have a lot of money. Finding a house with no neighbors around means you need acreage. If you can't afford a $500K home on 5 acres, then maybe you should just look for a more reasonably priced home that is decent, that is on a larger lot? Try contacting a local REALTOR who would be happy to help you. Good luck!... more
I'm familiar with this property in my home town and I know the property owner. The information provided about this property is pretty basic and I know for a fact all of this is true. The person listing this complaint does not live in the state and has never visited the property.... more
This sounds very confusing and I'm not understanding the situation at all. Keep in mind, it's impossible for anyone here to give you a clear answer since we weren't involved in these transactions. Regardless, I think it is wrong for an agent to not point out an error on the settlement statement (even if it did benefit you financially by $8K). It's still wrong! It wasn't your money. And then you needed $8K more to close on the new house? But she gave YOU a promissory note?? (so she owes you?) None of this makes sense. Is is possible you were buying a home that was listed with TRELORA (a reduced fee company)? Maybe they didn't pay your buyer's agent the industry standard, so she's wanting to get the rest of it from you?
Again, the entire story sounds very strange and fishy.... more
That's unusual as the market is still pretty "hot" all up and down the front range of Colorado. I'm curious what makes you say the market "stopped on its heels"? Where did you get this info? The Springs might be a little bit different than Denver metro, but inventory is so low all over Colorado, I would think you could still sell this fall. Maybe you should re-think the whole FSBO thing?... more