FELITA...the data appearing on TRULIA is not related to the MLS nor is the data appearing on Trulia the responsibility of the real estate agents or REALTORS.
TRULIA states, "Data is received from LISTHUB....'
Listhub DOES NOT COMPLY with the data standards of reciprocating professional sites. They DO NOT NEED TO UPDATE THE INFORMATION DISPLAYED. And as you have discovered...they do not.
The agent nor the MLS is responsible for faulty information appearing on Trulia or Zillow or the hundreds of other sites to whom Listhub feeds information
FURTHERMORE....Listhub PROHIBITS the ability of agent to correct data fields such as STATUS!
Why are you not searching for homes for sale using the resources the 'two Sales Agents' provided? Do you prefer chasing vapors? If you are a serious buyer, you need to use serious resources that provide accurate, timely comprehensive and responsible data. that would be the local Mulitple Listing Service. REALTORS are responsible for the data appearing on the MLS.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
Even though you are paid from an overseas company, do you claim your income on a U.S. tax return? I've helped American Citizens and Permanent Resident Aliens who are living & working overseas for foreign company's purchase homes here as a 2nd home or investment property, but the key is that we had to be able to document the income via U.S. tax returns.
Even if you don't file a U.S. tax return it may be possible with just straight up "foreign national financing", which isn't as common, but it certainly is out there. What would you be using the home in North Carolina for? As a second home/vacation property? If so, and not a non-owner occupied property, then I have a contact who can do 70% financing and it requires to establish a banking relationship with at least $100k (doesn't have to be cash, can be a mix of other investments too) and another who can do 75% financing.
Shane Milne | Loan Officer in Orange County, CA | NMLS #81195
Direct local #'s: 949-273-4161 or 646-257-4842
Lending in all 50 states, all types of mortgages... more
Tony and Jeff are right...if the property has equity, by definition, it isn't a short sale. The only way they could possibly twist it to sound like the buyer would have 20% equity is if they priced the home that much or more under market value. If they have done that, the chance of the short sale being approved by the bank would be slim. The bank is going to want every last dollar that they can get, and want that 20% for themselves.... more