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Gasunflower7 answered:
Buying power is dependent on many variables with one being salary. Your household income will enable you to afford a home. Deciding how much depends on your visiting a mortgage advisor to give you an estimate on how much you can spend on a home. Don't forget, millions of people lost from hundreds to thousands of dollars in their homes when the housing market collapsed. Those who paid full price for their home are still trying to recuperate their homes original value. You're still hooked on foreclosed prices, and those prices are surely fading away. Housing prices are now getting back to normal so finding out how much you can afford will be knowledge you can shop with. Trying to buy a $500,000 home on a $100,000 approval is unrealistic. ... more
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Shunt answered:
In our first home, my 4 year old son had a bedroom next to the kitchen. One night I woke up to hear him screaming and his bed on wheels was making squeaky noises. we ran into his room to find his bed moved to the middle of the room... we took him to sleep in our room for the remainder of the night. the next morning he told us that a " little boy was playing with his toys and started push his bed".
That day,I asked an our next door neighbor if someone had died in that house....she said that " a 4 year old boy was accidentally strangled trying to get out of his high chair and that it happened in the bedroom by the kitchen".
We moved my son's bedroom and shortly afterwards sold the house.
This happened in the North Park area of San Diego CA.
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Mark Howe answered:
Hi Bernie,

I am a Senior Loan Officer with Bank of America, and we offer purchase loans with as little as 3% down. Feel free to contact me for additional details.
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Gemini6551 answered:
Don't cancel go to the bank and ask for the lower rate if they refuse call their bluff and say then you will go elsewhere
You might however lose any fees you already paid so you need to calculate the overall savings ... more
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Mary answered:
Hi,

We have closed your Trulia profile on your behalf. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
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Bigtc49er asked:
56 but do not have income to qualify. can i get married to someone not 55 & use their income to qualify
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Diane Christner answered:
Unless you go to work for a builder, who may (or may not) offer a salary plus some sort of commission on sales, agents get paid by commission...period. It's a results based industry. You get paid after a successful closing.

Keep in mind that your broker will take a portion of your commission check earned for his/her share as well. You'll also need to set aside a portion of each check to pay your taxes -- income, social security & medicare. Remember, your broker does not contribute to the SS & medicare, it comes entirely out of your pocket.

You will also have to join the local MLS & pay local/state/national board dues in order to have access to the MLS data for agents.

Expect start up costs to run upwards of $2000. Then there are the ongoing expenses such as business cards, lockboxes, advertising, etc.

As a new agent, it is typical to go at least 2 or 3 months before you earn your first commission check.

Real estate can be a rewarding career, but you need to be aware of what to expect up front in the way of expenses. Approximately 80% of new agents leave the industry in a year or less. With good planning, you can become one of the 20% that make it.

Good luck with your new career.
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Vaughn Frick asked:
A realtor has purchased an ad on your site that purports to provide a link to us when in fact the lead is sent to him instead. In short, he is pretending to be the owner. I assume this…
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Probably not BUT I would bet that Trump is doing it & he owns plenty of property in both states. Also what about all the retirees in Florida. I know guaranteed they own property in both states (because they are my friends) & yes some are claiming property tax exemptions in both states. ... more
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Mary answered:
Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. I am happy to help you get your listing removed from Trulia. Your listing was posted on Trulia through Zillow, which is a partner site that syndicates listings to Trulia. Here is a link to your Zillow listing:

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1513-Columbia-Ave-Rockville-MD-20850/37107118_zpid/

You can remove your listing from Trulia by removing it from Zillow. Here is a link to their Help Center with instructions: https://zillow.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/215448057-How-do-I-cancel-my-for-sale-by-owner-listing-

Your listing will remove from Trulia within 24 hours once you expire it from Zillow. If you have additional questions, please let me know and I will be happy to help you.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Andrea Brackett asked:
We have pets and use the Pets allowed filter and still the listings that we receive clearly state No Pets. It's very frustrating.
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Jimmy Jung answered:
I agree with some of the other posters. We also send some clients to Home Loans For All. One of our clients was able to buy with zero down payment thanks to some sort of program Home Loans For All was able to get her into. We also recommend them to all our clients that do not yet have a lender. ... more
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Toya Mitchell asked:
I know that the homes are across the street from the Metra rail, but this one street has what seems to be so many homes for sale in comparison to other homes along the rail path.
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