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Donna Eckhard, Renter in Arnold, MO
A moment ago
Donna Eckhard asked:
My time to move is May 1. I hope this has a garage, finished basement, updated kitchen, a deck and/or fenced in yard. All outside work taken care of by management or owner.
Please email…
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Angelica P, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
A few minutes ago
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Amberly, Home Buyer in Knoxville, TN
A few minutes ago
Amberly asked:
Do trulia's views merge the total number of views from zillow for a combined total?
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Agmwoodworki…, Home Buyer in Oceanside, NY
A few minutes ago
Agmwoodworking asked:
I have been renting a single family home in the 11572 zip code on Long Island for the last 8yrs. Rent is 3k a month. Owner is retiring and wants to sell me the house. Mortgage amount would…
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
A few minutes ago
Sally Grenier answered:
Keep in mind that Trulia is just a website. It's not a real estate company nor a property management company. Think of it like Craigslist. Lots of bogus info here. So, I'm not really sure how well a complaint to them is going to pan out. It's not like you can complain to the BBB.

The best way to search for a place to rent is to contact a property management company directly. Good luck to you!
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Steph, Home Buyer in Alexandria, VA
A few minutes ago
Steph asked:
I never asked to be put on Florida notices via email. However, I keep getting them. I only want notices for Fairfax County (Alexandria & Lorton, 22315 or 22079)
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
A few minutes ago
Sally Grenier answered:
I'm happy to help you! Keep in mind these sites (Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, etc.) are not very reliable for searching for homes for sale. The listings can be very outdated, not to mention the search functionality is severely lacking in many areas. The only way to successfully search for a home is to have a Realtor working for you as a Buyer's Agent. (It doesn't cost you anything to have an agent working for you since we typically get paid by the seller/listing agent).

If you'd like to email me or give me a call, we can discuss what you're looking for. I can create a customized search in BOTH MLSs (did you know there are TWO in the area?) so you'll be sure to get the most comprehensive list of available homes for sale.

Sally
sally@sallygrenier.com
303-475-4508
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Ejdandme09, Renter in New York, NY
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Ejdandme09 asked:
Bernard G., Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
A few minutes ago
Bernard G. answered:
Hello,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

Regards,

Bernard
Consumer Care Advocate
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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
A few hours ago
Sheryl Arndt answered:
This is an old question but I am not sure why people look for rent to own when they are looking for affordability. The so called "rent to own" ask for 10-15% down payment of a non refundable deposit and the rent will go up annually until you qualify in which is also very risky.

If you had a short sale, foreclosure or deed in lieu you have choices of financing from 20% down One Day after...

You may already qualify for traditional financing and you should check with a broker like myself whom has 25 banks to fit your credit profile to the best loan terms for you.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down up to 424k. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score or even 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI) up to 424k.

You could consider a down payment assistance program such as CalHFA or Sapphire Grant which can cover your down payment and closing costs. You may close with minimal out of pocket expenses. You may consider the CalHFA from a minimum 640 fico score and the Sapphire Grant from a minimum 620 fico score up to 424k.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

If you want to buy you will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. You will need to gather documentation such as one month paystubs, two month bank statements, last two year tax returns, 1040s, 1099s, W2s and all schedules, copies of drivers license/ID and social security card for each applicant.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve any agent can email listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
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Kevin Polite, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
A few hours ago
Kevin Polite answered:
Collier Heights is located in 30318. Collier Heights is the foremost mid-20th-century African-American suburb in Atlanta and the premier example of a mid-century suburb created for and by African Americans in the country. Its preeminence derives from its unique combination of sheer size, the number and range of its singleĀ­ family houses, the quality of its planning, design, construction, and landscaping, its association with an emerging middle and upper-middle class of African-American homebuyers for whom it was built, and the prominent role played by African Americans in all aspects of its development during a time of strict housing segregation in the South and nationally. ... more
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Angelica P, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
A few hours ago
Angelica P answered:
Hello,

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.

http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Angelica P, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
A few hours ago
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Iowaokie, Home Buyer in Huntsville, AL
A few hours ago
Iowaokie answered:
I had to do several last walk-thrus to have all the deficiencies corrected. The plumbing was incorrectly placed creating an eyesore on a pantry wall. The fireplace mantle is constructed fron MDF board not providing a smooth finish. The landscaping is a joke as it will all need to be redone come Spring. And after submitting the two month move in warranty deficiencies I am told the following are not covered.

A garage door that does nott close unless you physically stand there and hold the button until the garage door is completely closed (it is fabulous backing out, closing the garage door and the going through the house to exit out the front door to get back in your car). Why do I have a garage?

A tankless water heater installed on the EXTERIOR of the house that when it goes below freezing you only have cold water. Why would you not install it inside the garage??

The fantastic workmanship of the person that installed the outside patio fan that failed to screw on one of the fan blades that flew off breaking the light globe. I am just glad no one was outside while the fan blade was soaring through the air. I think I do better DIY home projects than that!

Yes, thank you Valor Communities for not only having hassles during the building process but providing some crappy warranty on top of everything.
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Kevin Polite, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
A few hours ago
Kevin Polite answered:
This is an old question, but still relevant. HausZwei Home has started using virtual staging. They will take high quality photos of the inside and outside of the house. You can choose which rooms you want "staged" and they many different styles to choose from for each room. So you could do one room with modern furniture and the next traditional. With a 24 hour turnaround they will have the photos and your "staged" home photos back to you. ... more
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Kevin Polite, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
A few hours ago
Kevin Polite answered:
David, look in the Belvedere Park and Meadowbrook Acres area of Decatur 30032. Its close to Downtown Decatur and Kirkwood. You're near 3 Marta stations. There is no such thing as easy access anymore inside 285, but you have 2 interstates and many side roads if you work Downtown, Midtown or Buckhead. It will be extremely difficult to impossible to find anything decent for rent in Decatur 30030 for $1,200. E,g, Our 2br/1ba in Midway Woods rents for $1350/mo.
HausZwei Homes has 2br 2ba for $1250-$1350/mo but they rent very fast in Meadowbrook Acres.
Full disclosure I'm a partner in HausZwei Homes, but I only handle our properties.
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Nikkocoldwell, Home Buyer in Kissimmee, FL
A few hours ago
Nikkocoldwell asked:
I had a house fire and it was ruled a total loss with above policy pay out being issued. My builder's permitted everything as an addition, therefor my house is still listed with the county,…
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Nzingha West, Home Buyer in Bronx, NY
A few hours ago
Nzingha West asked:
Hi-
Currently, I am looking to buy an apartment. I have what's considered poor credit, however, with obtaining two new cards, I expect that score to increase. So, my question is this,…
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