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A few hours ago
Maelynne asked:
One brother (non owner) signed a listing agreement as there was 'talk' of selling. Can one owner get this listing negated? And how? Massachusetts.
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A few hours ago
Jay Seifert asked:
How do I claim my land @ address not recognized by trulia but other lots on the same street are listed here? I own lots G-9 & G-10 on SawMill in Snowshoe, WV
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A few hours ago
Jay Seifert asked:
How do I claim my land @ address not recognized by trulia but other lots on the same street are listed here? I own lots G-9 & G-10 on SawMill in Snowshoe, WV
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Nancy asked:
A few hours ago
Bobbyg answered:
I am a licensed real estate broker, my name is Bobby George. I do 4% total commission to sell your property. With plenty of experience in the business I would love to serve all of your real estate needs. Feel free to contact me at any time.

Sincerely: Bobby George
Avian Realty
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A few hours ago
Eharrington answered:
Hi Jo,

I work with many foreign students and their guarantors. Your instincts are right. Some landlords are willing to rent to international students if they will pay 6 months in advance. And in other cases landlords will insist on the whole year of rent up front. The key is finding the right landlord.

Elizabeth Harrington, Real Estate Broker, NYC - Sun July 23, 2017
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whiteeagle358 asked:
OK, my husband and I are getting old, and we're considering getting a walk-in bathtub for safety. They're actually pretty cool - they have a door on the side to make it easy to…
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Yesterday at 8:08pm
Joy answered:
Hello I can offer you with 12k saved to purchase a newly remodeled home, big back yard and close to you a really nice park for only 8k down with the same price monthly price you would pay in rent. Stop renting and own your own home. Please give me call at 510-710-5806 ASAP, email is
FYI I was born and raised in Staten Island. My family still lives off of Victory Blvd right across the street from the Stop and Shop.
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Yesterday at 7:56pm
Somelaw asked:
Yesterday at 7:45pm
Alan May answered:
No. The seller doesn't even have access to the earnest money. It is just held, for you, until the closing, when it's returned to you.
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Yesterday at 7:42pm
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Yesterday at 7:08pm
Jake Abf answered:
I am in SE corner of Orlando, 10 min drive to the airport, butt, the real money maker, Disney World is across town in the SW corner, next to Kissimme. My area is deluged with these signs,'s the kicker, there are more mobile homes parked on privately owned lots, than actual houses.

Next surprise, we are surroundd by condo blocks and quite a few rental complexes. In the era before Disney, Orlando was a hard scrabble orange grove set up, with migrant workers living in mobile home parks, which are still here to plague Orlando.

These mobile homes in most cases are over 40 years old, worn out, with defective electric wiring, faulty plumbing, a gazillion roaches and yet they still get rediculouslt high prices due to the 'Disney effect'.

Yet these crime ridden squalid mini slums are far from Disney world and a casual look at the foreclosure lists of the Orlando area, due to over-proliferation of sub prime every gimmick, HUD forces any potential buyer to pay what is owed to HUD, regardless of how beat up the dwelling is.

I read thru all of these postings and never once was HUD mentioned...WHY? They caused the subprime debacle, they caused these rediculous over inflated prices.

My take here is this...avoid any metro area with high crime stats...just go to the FBI website to zero in on any neighborhhod in the country. Proliferation of these 'we buy' signs screams ... this is a high crime 'hood...caveat emptor and all that bullsht.

IMHO, these sleazy 'we buy' predators are no different from obligate parasites attacking a dying cadaver. They are a cancer that needs drastic eradication if society expects to survive their predatory practices. I have yet to see any improvement in any area where these scum bags operate.

Here in an area called Pine Hills, known to the locals as 'crime hills'. The police go in this area in groups of 4 or more squad cars, just to be able to cover their own backs. There are 'we buy' signs on nearly every intersection...ask yourself ... how come?...better yet QUI BONO, which means.. .who benefits?

Drug dealers with spare cash buy these areas up, fill them with their clients, when they buy these distressed properties. The police do absolutely nil, nada, squash this biz...ask your self ... why?...what's in it for them?

Last bit of critical info, is Spanish the dominant lingo in these areas with these signs? If you are not fluent in Spanish your life expectancy plummets.
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Yesterday at 6:26pm
Mikos0086 asked:
November will be 2 years from my chapter 7 discharge, I thought my only option was an FHA loan but was told Fannie Mae also does 2 years post discharge.. my credit score is 700 and I can…
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Yesterday at 6:18pm
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Yesterday at 6:15pm
Jaevonny1124 asked:
Just ended a chapter 13
Saving for 20% of the total cost plus 5-7k for closing.
Credit score in the upper 500's
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Yesterday at 6:08pm
David Pe asked:
We (yes, both of our names are on the deed) have a very large home compared to most in our area, therefore it is valued around 20-30k than most in our area. I have spoken with several realtors…
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Yesterday at 5:44pm
Gbecker answered:
I started Mid February of this year 2017. It is now July 22nd I have sold 8 properties and had 9 sides so far. 2 I had were listings one in which I had 2 sides of. I have 4 more transactions scheduled before the end of August. I will have my first million in sales my next transaction. I feel many times that I am not doing enough when I compare myself to the other agents in my office. I need to remind myself that I am very new. That being said I made myself many very high goals and I intend to keep all of them. I am half way through my first year and I plan to make 2 million in sales which means in my firm I would get my own office. I am however worried about the slower months but who knows what is to come. I do know that I was born for this and always take a laid back approach vs stuffy approach with buyers/clients it seems to make a big difference. ... more
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