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Adam Pandori, Real Estate Pro in 12302
Adam Pandori answered:
Is an agent's failure to provide feedback unprofessional or just a lack of common courtesy?
Accurate feedback is important because it helps the listing agent drive home their reasoning to the seller which often results in action on the seller's behalf. That being said. There i ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Sep 4, 2014 Home Selling in Ames
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
We are buying a home on contract and we are ready to move. Can we sell the property as long as we pay off the amount owed or can we rent it out.?
Not sure what you mean by "buying a home on contract"? Whatever type of contract you may have -- nobody here is involved with your transaction, or has reviewed the terms of the contrac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 10, 2014 Home Buying in Ames
Tom Randall, Real Estate Pro in Ames, IA
Tom Randall answered:
Can my fiancee and I get approved for a mortgage?
Good morning, the first step would be to talk to a trusted local lender or mortgage company. They will be best equipped to assess your ability to finance a home. Some of the items yo ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Oct 28, 2013 Home Buying in 50010
Kristin Stud…, Real Estate Pro in Ames, IA
Kristin Studer answered:
Would it be possible to be approved for a home loan?
It's possible, I would be more than happy to get you in contact with a loan officer. If you would like to give me a call at 515-341-1820 I can have some lenders contact information avai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 27, 2012 Home Buying in Ames
Shawn Rosa, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Shawn Rosa answered:
when renting a home to buy, should the renter pay a down payment?
renters pay deposits, not downpayments. be careful with terminology
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 6, 2011 Rent vs Buy in Ames
Emily Erekuff, Real Estate Pro in Menifee, CA
Emily Erekuff answered:
I am selling my house by owner in Ames. 5 bed 3.5 bath for $249,900. www.1648johnsonst.blogspot.com is there a way to list my house by owner on
Hi 1648johnsonst,

The answers below are correct. Trulia doesn't accept FSBO listings at this time. However if you choose to work with either a flat fee or full service broker or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 4, 2011 Using Trulia in Ames
Scott, Other/Just Looking in Phoenix, AZ
Scott answered:
For those using the Android system, what are your favorite real estate specific apps? How about other apps you use?
SuburbScout: A great app for locating nuisances (airports, sewage plants, prisons) near a potential home purchase.
CalWidget: A great tool for displaying your Google Calendar in summ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 9, 2010 Tech Tips in Ames
Blasic Smith…, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Blasic Smith Team answered:
What are your thoughts about a 5/1 ARM with current interest rates? What type of buyer would you recommend this type of financing to?
Hi Lloyd,

I don't like option arm loans at all. That helped get us in this mess in the first place. Option arms do have a place in the market for buyers not planning on sticking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 3, 2010 Financing in Ames
Darryl, Home Buyer in Camden County, NJ
Darryl answered:
thinking about buying a house on contract and have no clue where to start or what to ask for, need help.
can you not get appove when you are under contract
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 21, 2010 Home Buying in Ames
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
no price
If your property is listed with an agent, your agent can update your information--just ask--or try contacting Trulia's customer service at customerservice@trulia.com.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 12, 2010 Home Buying in Ames
Maggie Hawk, Real Estate Pro in New Smyrna Beach, FL
Maggie Hawk answered:
i need to change details on this listing. how do i do it? 90o4 clark ames ia mls 29377
Sheryl,
Are you the Seller of the property? I'm assuming you have a real estate agent, because you mention the MLS number of the property. Your agent may have already put the ch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 12, 2010 Home Selling in Ames
Jenny Chiu, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jenny Chiu answered:
how often do you update trula?
Hi Sheryl,

Thank you for using Trulia Voices! Trulia is a search engine for residential real estate listings that are indexed from agent/broker web pages. We run an update on our si ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 17, 2010 Using Trulia in Ames
Mahoskwitz, Other/Just Looking in Ames, IA
Mahoskwitz asked:
Does a landlord have to provide safe lighting in and around a garage? I have a garage unit next to my building and there are external lights that are never turned on at night, and since the garage units are not powered we manually have to unlock/lock and open/close…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 5, 2009 Rental Basics in Ames
Brandi Nelson, Real Estate Pro in Ames, IA
Brandi Nelson answered:
How do I post my home for sale on Trulia?
Just as Debbie said, a for sale by owner can't be listed on Trulia. I am a Realtor in the Ames market... is there a reason you are not listing your home with a Realtor? Many Realtors, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 6, 2009 Home Selling in 50014
Brandi Nelson, Real Estate Pro in Ames, IA
Brandi Nelson answered:
House repairs
Generally, we try to educate both buyers and sellers that the inspection report is not a "to-do" list for the sellers. We focus mainly on major mechanical or structure issues and/or saf ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Apr 3, 2009 Home Buying in Ames
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