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Got Questions asked:
We'd prefer to sell our house as is. Several houses in the neighborhood have gone for really good money, and builders have done total renovations on the ones they've bought. We…
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Niki Campbell answered:
Hello Angella, have you heard of the Homes for Heroes San Diego program? It is a local organization and works directly with all service members, firefighters, police, nurses, and doctors just to name a few. Their Real Estate Agent contact would be Johnny Perez, and I am the primary Mortgage Lender, we have done more than 6 transactions for service members just this year.

Give us a call to see if we can help you in your home hunt, contact info is in my profile!
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Andy asked:
My house has an Ecobee wifi thermostat, Ring Pro video doorbell and most rooms wired up with GE Z-Wave smart light switches.

I'm going to leave the thermostat and doorbell when selling…
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Zarifa James-Dickens asked:
I noticed that I have two accounts on Trulia. One utilizing zarifadickens1@gmail.com as the email contact and the other listing zadaja@yahoo.com as my email contact. I noticed that on…
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
1. As for the $1850. deposit, either call your bank or go online and see if the check was deducted (cashed). If it's not deducted yet, put a stop payment on the check. You will pay a fee for this, but the broker is out the money.

2. To contact the landlord directly, does your building have a property management company? Call them and ask for the name or phone number of the owner / landlord. You can also register your complaint with the property management company. You don't need to go thru the broker.

3. New York City is very tenant friendly - the laws favor tenants - not landlords.

4. Tell the broker that you will be happy to write negative reviews all over the internet. If your rental was located outside NYC, the normal method would be to speak with the Office Manager / Broker in Charge and if necessary - contact the local / state Board of Realtors. However, in NYC, this is a waste of time and won't get you points because in NYC, brokers, their managers and REBNY all stick up for each other. The NY State Board of Realtors doesn't do anything for NYC either. Your best bet is to write negative reviews online because that puts agents on notice since future renters read reviews and it forces the agent to change their behavior + you get a solution much faster.

5. You may need to take a day off work but go to the New York City Housing Dept, and fill out a complaint form for the $1,850. deposit. Not sure what the next step will be but the Housing Dept. will act on your behalf.

6. Hope you find a new job soon. If it helps, you should expand your search to ALL of New York City and the nearby suburbs. Look at it this way, in Westchester County search White Plains, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Tarrytown, Eastchester, Scarsdale, etc. - all are places that have jobs and housing is much cheaper than anywhere in New York City. Also try Nassau County (Long Island) - plenty of places / towns with jobs and housing is much cheaper than New York City.
For transportation - the suburbs do have buses that run frequently and they go to New York City too. Also there is the commuter railroads - Long Island Railroad to Penn Station or MetroNorth to Grand Central. From most suburban towns it takes 30 minutes during rush hours (express trains).
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Scott Godzyk answered:
You can not on Trulia, you would have to use a site that is based off your local MLS to search by MLS numbers
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Scott Godzyk answered:
You need to be registered as an agent here in Trulia, you can then log in, click on your name, go to listings and edit and to get it done
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
NOT TRUE!! And don't listen to anybody who tells you otherwise. I'm a retired realtor and the facts are:

1. Lenders do need to verify your finances in order to qualify you for a mortgage loan.
2. Lenders will verify: type of employment (full time / part time / salaried (if you get a W2) / independent contractor / self employed (if you get a 1099) / hourly wages, etc.
3. Source of Income - Social Security / Pension / Annuity / Savings / Investments / Rental Property (if you collect rent income) - This is YOUR CATEGORY
4. Credit - Credit History and Credit Score (your FICO score needs to be 620 or higher.
5. Debt to Income Ratio - your fixed debts (those reported by credit bureaus) need to be 40% or less than your income. (Example: car loan, credit cards, furniture loan, mortgage, student loan)
6. Savings / Investments - Do you have available cash to pay the down payment + cash for closing costs? Lenders will also want cash reserves in case of emergencies.
7. Tax Returns (last 2 years)

As you can see, if you are not employed / retired, lenders will use your Social Security, savings / investments or pension, etc. to verify if you can afford to pay the monthly mortgage loan. Anybody who tells you otherwise - go find somebody else.
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dbyfamily asked:
I'm looking for a mortgage company that will service my credit needs
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Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
Hi Teedmink,

Go West my friend, go West.
Areas West of State Road 7 have homes on some land that will make you and your Greyhound doggies very happy. I would suggest you look in Royal Palm Beach and The Acerage, West Lake Worth.

I specialize in Pet Friendly Communities. If I can be of help please contact me.

Jacquie Yekmalian
Realtor/Broker/Owner
Blue to Green Realty
www.isellflahomes.com

Take a look at my link called Pet Friendly on my Website.
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