Stop fantasizing on Trulia and get out there. Maybe you'll be there reason one more listing gets 'pulled'.
While I cannot speak specifically about Truila, most free public access MLS websites are not in real time syncronization with MLSNI. They are screen scrapings that may be updated daily weekly etc..That's because members of MLSNI are Realtors that pay annual dues to access the network and obtain real time listing updates. MLSNI charges a fee to consumer sites to effectively photo-copy the MLS data they posess.
I believe the best way for a consumer to purchase a property is to use free public access sites like this to make a broad search of the types of homes & neighborhoods you are interested in then find a realtor to provide you real time data of what's currently available in those areas. It can save alot of heartache by not falling in love with homes on websites that have already found buyers. (contract pending).
Meet with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loan request to answer your questions with regards to the types of loans and maximum loan amounts you could qualify for.
Line up a Home Inspector. A good home inspector will scare the heck out of you: that's what you pay him for! But you'll concentrate on the fundamentals of the property: roof free of leaks, plumbing, heating and electrical up to code and in good working order. Again, when you make an offer and you have your Home Inspector ready to go, your offer will be considered with much more interest by a Seller because you truly have your "ducks in a row" and your preparation demonstrates your serious attitude about conducting the purchase transaction in a timely manner.
Find an experienced Local Realtor who works in your desired shopping area. A serious pro Realtor will refuse to show you homes until you are Prequalified for mortgage financing. Don't take offense! That Realtor doesn't want you to be disappointed and wants you to have a smooth experience as you shop for your new home.
Put together your Team of real estate professionals and shop 'til you drop!
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There are 9 Condo/Townhomes available in Bucktown between 240-400k. They still show active.
There are 4 Condo/Townhomes available in Wicker Park between 349-400k.
There are many things that will pull a lisitng. There is a 24 hour turnaround between the active MLS and Search engine websites like Realtor.com, etc.
Cancellation of Listing (for whatever reason), Pending status, etc.
Hope that helps!
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Many reasons why a property is available one day and gone the next. It sold, seller removed it off the market without the specifics of each home it is difficult to give you the correct answer. Are you currently working with a buyers agent? If not feel free to call me, would love to help.
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I have listings in these areas and several have gone under contract recently. I don't know if Trulia removes listings from public consideration once they are under contract, but this is the likeliest explanation. I don't think many sellers are pulling homes from the market at this point. Your hypothesis would be more plausible closer to Thanksgiving when the prospect of transacting is reduced due to the holidays.
I urge you to identify a real estate professional to assist you with sifting through listings in these areas to identify the top residences that meet your criteria and to assist with touring the homes to determine positives and negatives toward the purchase of your home.
Best of luck.
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