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Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former NYC realtor, I wouldn't worry about it. Your listing is with Linda from the Corcoran Group, so if it's in the REBNY system, all agents in NYC will see it. You need to know that NYC agents rely on REBNY and Street Easy - not Zillow or Trulia. If your listing was For Sale By Owner, then the mistake would be an issue, but since you are listed with a broker, it's not an issue at all. ... more
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Connie Hall answered:
Check here. A place on Muse at a horse ranch, for rent!

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/apa/6145133304.html

Good luck!
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Hans asked:
looking for room or apartment to share
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sandra ruton answered:
I Live In North Linden It Isnt THat Bad....
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Mitofohavi answered:
Hi, My credit score was around 545. I had a judgement from 2012 and charge offs so my credit dropped over the years. I could not get a better job and was rejected for mortgage loan 4 times. However, I spoke with a mortgage specialist about purchasing and her advice was to get my credit score up to 750 at least, because according to her everything i needed to qualify for a USDA loan was to get my credit score up. Now we have a home in Gaston County NC and I am with stable income!!! The decline in credit was due to pregnancy related complications leading to job loss in February 2011. I fixed my credit score with the help of (PYRAMIDEYE.HACK@OUTLOOK.COM) just in 2 days. You all can reach him via his mail and free yourself from rent bills and unnecessary debts. ... more
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Greenlarina answered:
BUYER BEWARE! I worked with a True Homes sales agent for over a month to build my new home. We had weekly contact while I waited for a lot to become available. When the time came to select one, I was only shown lots, according to the sales agent, that would fit the house I planned to build. While I waited for True Homes to release the lot for sale, I was told in order to write contract on contingency my current home needed to be listed on the market BEFORE we could move forward. Following the instructions of the sales agent, I listed my home one week prior to my appointment to write contract. Less than 24 hours before my appointment I was told the house I planned to build would not fit on the lot. Three weeks passed between the time True Homes had me pick out a lot and my scheduled appointment. How in the world did they just realize the day before I was due to write contract that the house would not fit on the lot?

To make matters worse, I received an offer over asking for my current home. I now had to either sell my home or pay my real estate agent's $5,500 commission out of pocket.

I informed True Homes of my dilemma. I asked them to check and see if there were any lots in a future phase that would accommodate the house I wanted to build. True Homes would not provide an answer to that question. They did not offer an explanation. They did not acknowledge the position I was put in. They did not apologize. They did not offer to work with me to provide a resolution. They simply replied, "True Homes will not make any commitments to you at this time."

I am a victim of of their bad business practices. Communities are planned out well in advance. Builders know the exact size of every lot and what homes will accommodate them. It is inexcusable that we got this far in the process before this grave mistake was discovered. No one should ever be put in the position I was put in.

At the very least I should have been given an apology and offered an explanation. If True Homes was the company of integrity they claim to be on their website, they would have worked with me on a resolution.
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Eldridgeanita46 answered:
My Pastor is looking for a Church to lease or buy
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Trulia and Zillow will not remove the agents names. You need to understand that realtors choose to pay monthly advertising fees to Zillow, Trulia and other websites to market themselves and get leads. Realtors need buyers and sellers to call them so they can assist them with buying or selling a home. These realtors pay by zip code so all listings in that zip code will have the agent's picture and name appear - even on For Sale By Owner listings. This is why it was free to you to post your home for sale. The agents appearing on your listing paid for your listing. This is how Trulia, Zillow and other websites make money - by charging agents monthly fees for advertising.

What you CAN DO: Edit your property description (in Zillow) and type in ALL CAPS in the first sentence - "Please call ___ at ___" to inquire about this home. Another option is to consider a Flat Fee listing. You can Google "Flat Fee Broker". This option allows you to post your listing in the MLS system for a small fee and you will still be For Sale By Owner. The MLS system requires you to pay a commission to the buyers broker but you will be in control for marketing, negotiations, contract, disclosures, deadlines, etc. The benefit to you is realtors will see your listing since they rely on the MLS system and they will bring their buyer clients. You need to know that realtors contact For Sale By Owner listings on Trulia and Zillow only to tell you that you're stupid and don't know what you're doing and they try to convince you to list with them. They have no intention of bringing buyers to see your home.
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candice answered:
Hi Lia,
Check out my listing. Grove Street area. $1400/month. Looking for a roommate. I think you'll really like it.


Candice
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
If you have not signed anything with a realtor, you do not owe them a penny. Most realtors will have you sign an Exclusive Buyers Agreement before they show you any property. They will also ask for a pre approval from a lender or proof of funds. ... more
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I would also like to add that I have spoken to a lender and done some research on my own and do not believe I will qualify for any type of down payment assistance I am also aware that I will have prepaid expenses (real estate taxes, homeowners insurance premium) and other factors to consider, but I really have no idea how much to expect these to cost. I do not want to go into the process blindsided by unexpected costs and am looking for a realistic idea of how much cash I will need to successfully make a purchase without scrambling and feeling unprepared. ... more
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Clarinda P Mendiola asked:
Preferably a single family home but open to a townhome/condo/apartment. Looking for a 3-4bd. I have 2 kids one entering high school and one in the 5th grade. I'm interested in the areas…
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a retired NYC realtor and life long area resident, let me save you time and you can skip the graphs. You need to know the following:

New York City - Manhattan is the most expensive especially south of 96th St. Prices start decreasing north of 96th St. At the north end, safety becomes an issue and I would recommend you visit the neighborhood at different times of the day or night and on different days of the week. Your safety comfort may be different than mine. Also visit the local police precinct and ask them about the neighborhood.

Brooklyn and Queens - Because Manhattan is so expensive, buyers jumped to Brooklyn and bought everything in sight. Now sections of Brooklyn is just as expensive as Manhattan. There are neighborhoods where safety is an issue. Again, visit the local police precincts and ask about safety / crime. Neighborhoods: Bensonhurst, Bedford Stuyvesant, Flatbush, East New York - all need a visit to the local police department. If walking around the neighborhood, check for things like housing projects, welfare places, immigration services, halfway houses, etc. They seem to be clustered in these neighborhoods.
Queens - Since Brooklyn is now expensive, buyers are flocking to Queens while the prices are still good. It's now getting pricey like Brooklyn & Manhattan. Like Brooklyn, a visit to the local police precinct for the following neighborhoods: Jamaica, Flushing, etc.
Staten Island - not real familiar with this but Staten Island has more houses and few co-op or condo buildings. Very residential.
Bronx - Much cheaper to buy than Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. South of Fordham Rd. is a safety issue. A visit to the local police precinct is necessary. If you can afford it, the nice areas to buy are Riverdale, Pelham Parkway, Allerton Ave., Throgs Neck, City Island and Bedford Park.

The suburbs (Nassau County / Long Island; Westchester County; Rockland County and New Jersey) - All of the suburbs is much cheaper than anything in New York City. You will get more living space / more square footage and pay 1/2 the price. However, the property taxes will be very expensive. The reason is the school districts are much better than New York City public schools and property taxes pay for it. Housing prices vary widely depending on how good the public school district is. The suburbs also have easy public transit to Manhattan. Most commutes take 30 min. to Penn Station or Grand Central. There are plenty of buses so you don't need a car immediately.

Good Luck
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