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Masseyd asked:
After two years, I moved out of an apartment advertised on your site. Four months ago I moved out and I am still waiting for an itemized list of deduction from the deposit and/or refund.
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Susie Kay answered:
Yes, you can terminate your contract and what Alan said below. Something that you probably need to consider is why are you terminating the contract. Is it just because of lost bids? You can always win the bid if you make an aggressive offer but you have to feel comfortable with your offer. Your agent can only give you options on how to be aggressive, you make the final decision. Have you discussed with your agent what your options are to win the bid? ... more
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Erica Here answered:
Google frec it's Business and Professional Regulations
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Sabine answered:
I interviewed with a local KW last week. They mentioned that for the first few transaction you work with a mentor who gets a percentage of your commission.
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Susie Kay answered:
How short is the term? 3 months? 6 months? In Dallas it's very hard to find a short term rental, most landlords want a yearly lease. I would suggest that you pick up the phone and call a local realtor to assist you. ... more
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Sabine asked:
So far I have met with Keller Williams and Berkshire Hathaway, I like the comission/cap rate of KW, KW claims to have the best training and technology. BH does not have a cap on commision…
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Shawnie Sasha asked:
Will we be approved for rental properties without work history in the new state? Will employers consider us without a home address in the new state?
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Verify with your county tax assessor's office what status they have for public information records. Real estate websites like Zillow, Trulia, etc. pay 3rd party vendors to copy property information from counties across the U.S. Therefore, they copy information that is publicly available from the county tax assessor. It's possible the records have not been updated. ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Most long term rentals are not furnished because tenants typically move in with their own furniture. You need to go to www.airbnb.com or other vacation or short term rental sites and look for rentals in your area. Vacation or short term rentals will have furniture. ... more
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A few hours ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
If your home is listed on the MLS system, then you signed a contract with a broker. Your realtor should be taking care of this since that is their job. You are paying your realtor to handle all marketing or advertising including Facebook, Zillow emails, etc. If your realtor is not doing their job, speak to the Office Manager or Broker in charge. You are entitled to switch realtors within the same brokerage.

If you have a flat fee listing with a brokerage, all the marketing or advertising is your responsibility unless you have a different arrangement with the realtor. For Facebook, you can set up a business or individual account to advertise your listing. Facebook charges a fee for the service. Both Zillow and Trulia do send emails to buyers who request emails sent.
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Alan May answered:
Lenders actually like young borrowers. They hope you'll use them beyond your first purchase, for your second home, third home and so on. So it's unlikely that your age was the reason you've "had this happen already".

Perhaps it had more to do with your "average credit"... maybe it was less than average. Maybe you didn't have high enough scores, or make enough money, or have enough savings, or have too much credit debt.... those are common afflictions of the 'young'.

Any good lender should be able to tell you what you need to do in order to be approved for a loan.
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Ashlynn Jones asked:
Whenever I get daily emails its not in my price range and im looking to adjust the settings and info.
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Alan May answered:
In addition to the questions Kathy asked... you should also have a copy of your lease, which should spell out exactly how much your lease "should have been".

Documentation should save you. ... more
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A few hours ago
Ellisdurham2043 answered:
what can i do to get my condo building approved in a hurry i am paying wellsfargo bank 6% intrest
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, try ringing some doorbells around dinner time or early evening and ask the owners your question. Realtors are eager to list and sell homes so they will not always tell you the truth. Also if realtors don't live on that street, they don't know the answer to your question. You can also try ringing doorbells in the early morning in case people work different shifts. ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
All listings on Zillow and Trulia are posted by realtors, owners and property managers. Zillow and Trulia also get listings from 3rd party search sites. Therefore, Zillow and Trulia do have listings posted as "For Sale By Owner." Realtors who rely on their MLS systems can send you listings by email directly from the MLS, however, they do not have listings "For Sale By Owner." ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, you have the advantage at this point since you have not closed escrow yet. You need to contact a real estate attorney immediately and tell your realtor that you refuse to close escrow. You do not need to cancel the transaction because it will cost you more to cancel (lost earnest money deposit, lost inspection fees, etc.) which are all non refundable. You should stay in contract or escrow and with the help of a real estate attorney, the termite infestation can be resolved easily.

As for your realtor, remember all realtors work on commission and only get paid when escrow closes. Realtors do not care what's in your best interest because at this point, all they care about is getting their commission check. Therefore, your realtor's agenda is to push this transaction thru and close escrow quickly. Any delays means their commission check is delayed. Bottom line - you are paying for this home - not your realtor. So you have every right to delay closing of escrow and spend time getting a real estate lawyer to get the termite infestation resolved.
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