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Ericmccune asked:
If I come across a listing that is community space zoned in NYC, what does that mean? Just church, daycare, etc? Any good resources for finding what could be done w/ the space?
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Mark Hoffman asked:
My condo is in a complex with many units. All units are individually owned. I have used Trulia in the past with this property. Why won't it let me post my unit for rent now?
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Sunshinestar804 asked:
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Alan May answered:
If you go to your Realtor's profile page, you can "write a testimonial". I'm sure he would appreciate it.
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Alysse Musgrave answered:
I have yet to see a house that was cheap enough or special enough to justify the risk and aggravation involved with buying a foreclosure or short sale. Having said that, I wouldn't spend any money without an executed contract. Don't pay for the appraisal...it can wait until you're sure the transaction will move forward.

Buying a Home? Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! Follow the link below.


Alysse Musgrave
Consumer Advocate/
Exclusive Buyer Broker
http://HelpUBuyAmerica.com

Best selling author of Buying a Home: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You!
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Mary answered:
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Mary
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Alysse Musgrave answered:
When you want to buy a home, hire an Exclusive Buyer's Agent to represent you, not a regular buyer's agent. EBAs represent homebuyers only, so there is no conflict of interest to jeopardize your negotiating position. Contact http://naeba.org for a referral to an EBA who will give you valuable advice, not a sales pitch.

Buying a Home? Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! Follow the link below.


Alysse Musgrave
Consumer Advocate/
Exclusive Buyer Broker
http://HelpUBuyAmerica.com

Best selling author of Buying a Home: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You!
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Frances Grimble answered:
My husband and I bought a house in San Francisco (for about $230,000) in the 1980s and lived in it for over 30 years. The house was built in 1941. We did some work (including all new wiring) when we moved in and had kept the house up pretty well. But it still had the one original bathroom with original tile and some of the original fixtures. It had most of the original galvanized plumbing, which we'd only replaced if and when it broke. Just after we decided to sell, the stove, refrigerator, hot water heater, and washer each gave up the ghost, though none of them were really old. It was like they were in conspiracy. We replaced them all. We had already decided to repaint the entire interior and exterior before sale, also to refinish all the hardwood floors. We did a lot of little things like replace cabinet knobs and light fixtures. Then, a contractor informed us that the balcony outside the living room had dry rot. Replacing the balcony involved discovery of more dry rot, which in turn resulted in tearing off all the stucco on the front of the house, replacing wood under it, completely replacing the huge living room window, and of course replacing all that stucco and the balcony. Then we did the paint and refinishing jobs. We put roughly $100K into it all.

San Francisco custom is to have the seller do the inspections. The whole sale process is so fast buyers seldom want to spend the time. After we did all that work, we hired several inspectors, including an energy inspector, for looking at the shower head and weather stripping. No big problems with those.*But*, it turned out the energy inspector was also a real estate agent who insisted on bringing us an offer from a low-ball buyer, a couple he *said* wanted to live in the house. (The wife never even saw the house.) He was very persistent and kept saying we'd get cash fast, as if we were in dire straits. We'd actually done all the work for sale already, and paid for it, and he knew that. We knew we were selling in a very hot market. The San Francisco Chronicle publishes articles on the local real estate market almost every day. But we let him bring his offer and it was for $850,000 and with contingencies no longer considered acceptable in the local market. We immediately rejected it. After all, we had been telling him all along we were putting the house on the open market.

We hired an honest, experienced real estate agent. She did two weekends of open houses. Literally hundreds of potential buyers viewed them; she kept a list. She said they were "swarming" even before official open house hours. We got ten offers, three of them for $1,300,000. We picked one of those that had no contingencies whatever. The sale closed one month after the house was listed, and two weeks after the buyer's bid. So we got fast cash anyway (not that we were hurting)*and* got $450,000 more than a speculator's offer.
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Heather McAllen asked:
Hello,
I am looking for a 3 bedroom apartment/condo close to KSC to rent that is also on the beach. I have a Golden Retriever, so pet friendly. Moving from MD in about a month. Thank you!
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Barbara Woods answered:
I advise my clients to get pre-approved as soon as possible. That way, you know how much house you can afford. In addition, it is a way to find out if any obstacles stand in your way in getting pre-approved. Always be an informed consumer.

Best wishes in finding your dream home.
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buywithdaniel answered:
Hey there! For NACA they actually have their own Realtors, so there may not be a lot of "NACA certified" Realtors that know that particular area. They're Hawthorne office is closest to that area but I cant speak to the knowledge of the real estate agents there. However, I do work with NACA clients all the time and I specialize in that area! I'd love to speak with you about your home purchase and assist!

Daniel Keyes
424-216-6459
Cal B.R.E.#01987986
Evelyn Hubbard Realty Group, Inc.
Cal B.R.E.#01971749
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Polock3 answered:
We have had our house on the market for 6 months. Only three lookers. Lots of houses for sale in our small area and nothing is moving at all. Have lowered the price to just what we own on the house ($30,000) from the appraised value and still no nothing. Are considering taking it off the market. Lots of repos in our area as well. Have tried most of the suggestions listed by others as well and still nothing. ... more
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A few hours ago
Mary answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Angela.wallette asked:
I would like to live closer to my Dad who lives in Sandia, TX. I currently live in Rolla, ND. Im thinking Corpus Christi, TX where I was born. Need help
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