To qualify to rent a home, you'll need to take steps to clean up your credit. Get a copy of your credit reports then fix or dispute any errors. Establish a record of regular on-time bill payments for cable, telephone and gas bills for at least three months. Search for a home that has been in the rental market for a long time. Save up for a larger security deposit and search for a landlord who doesn't run a credit check. Show good references when applying for your new rental house. I hope you have success.... more
Typically they will be fair and your agent (if experienced) should be able to see anything that sticks out. Never pay any type of transaction fees. A lot of these companies charge $395+ "transaction fees" to their clients. I believe it's totally unfair and greedy. We're compensated well through commission. Other things to look at are anything with a 'fee' attached to it. Always ask if they can be removed or reduced by the closer.... more
You cannot place a bid on "Transfer Value", what you are looking at is just a public announcement of a court transaction...not a sale ad.
If you are referring to listings here on Trulia it could mean several things:
A. You are looking at a public record. It just provides info on transactions that happened at court level but have nothing to do with the home being sold to the public. Like "Transfer Value".
B. You are looking at Estimate sites, they are only providing information for the purpose of giving you are prices and comparable properties.
C. Or Realty Trac strikes again:
Look at the posting for that home again and find the logo for Realty Trac (black and red). Most times when you see that logo on any listing it means the price you see is NOT a sale price, and the home is probably not for sale as of yet. It is just a posting of what the Bank/Lender had to pay the courts to document regaining custody of the home when they foreclosed on it (transfer value); and/or an announcement that the foreclosure process has just begun (Lis Pendens). Next that Bank/Lender will take several months to put the property on the market at "Market Value for the specific community" and it will be listed/advertised as a Foreclosure or an REO. Was this answer helpful? If so please click on the "thumbs up" above.
Get pre approved with a lender before you start searching if you're going to finance. I work with several in the area that can help. From there select the criteria that's important to you, ex. location, price, # bedrooms and baths. I can build you a free web site with listings that match. I'd be happy to help you.
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