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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Trulia and Zillow are the same company. Posting your home for sale or rent is free and you need to do it on Zillow. Once posted on Zillow, wait 48 hours and it will be on Trulia.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
You cannot buy a home without a source of income. No lender will give you a loan unless you are employed. So forget about buying a home and first get a job.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
For your information Craigslist is also full of scams. You need to understand that landlords can legally discriminate against Section 8 based on finances. Section 8 is a form of income and can be accepted BUT if landlords can rent the home to a tenant who can pay regular market rent, why should the landlord accept a lower rent with Section 8? They don't have to. If you can pay the difference between what Section 8 pays and the full market rent, then any landlord will be happy to accept you.

Your best bet is to go to your city's housing authority and find subsidized housing.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
The issue is did you sign a contract yet? If yes, you cannot make any changes because that would have to be negotiated and written into the contract. If you have NOT signed a contract yet, you need to negotiate hard for everything.

Did you bring your own realtor to the first visit or are you using the builder's sales agent? If you are using the builder's sales agent, you just made a HUGE mistake. The sales agent works for the builder - not you and will not do you any favors to benefit you. Everything they do is to benefit the builder. Watch your back.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Since it's a Federal program, it should be acceptable across the U.S. However, if you are relocating to a cheaper cost of living area, expect your Section 8 voucher to be adjusted. Example: if you are moving FROM a high cost of living area (New York City, San Francisco, Washington D.C.) and moving TO a cheaper area (Arizona, the Midwest, etc.), Section 8 will lower the amount you receive. If moving from a cheaper area to a more expensive area, Section 8 will increase the amount.

Before you move, read and follow up on what the government is doing with Section 8. There will be changes coming soon.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
You should be fine. Hopefully you don't have pets since many landlords do not allow pets because of insurance restrictions. The only difficulty you may find is most realtors prefer to work with buyers and sellers - not renters. The issue is the commission for rentals is small. Realtors can make more money buying and selling homes for clients. Yes it's called greedy realtors. ... more
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Laxmanadra1 answered:
How much cost and estimates to build up a duplex within 40 00 sq/ft land with four room two courti yard two bathrooms two laterine
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Nobody can answer your question without an address. You need to ask the person who told you for the exact address.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Trulia and Zillow is for permanent residential listings. For mobile homes you need to go to http://www.mhvillage.com (Manufactured homes village dot com). This website specializes in mobile and manufactured homes for sale and rent. ... more
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A few hours ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
If you are buying a foreclosure out of state, you really need to visit in person to verify the condition. You can have a realtor take a video tour of the property and email it to you but very few realtors will do this. To get a realtor to take a video tour, they will probably charge a fee upfront or you will need to be a previous client of theirs. ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Assessed value has nothing to do with market value. Assessed value means the value placed on properties by the city or town to calculate how much property tax needs to be collected based on how much money the city or town needs to operate the local public schools and local government services.

Market value means how much a buyer like you is willing to pay for a property based on what similar homes in the same neighborhood have recently sold for and similar homes that are under contract.

A bank is likely to buy back a foreclosed home if they know they can sell it at a higher price. Understand that the bank is taking a huge loss because the seller owes more to the bank than what the bank will collect from a buyer.
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Mike Schofill answered:
Nowhere...lol. As soon as you get a eviction your un rentable...at least 10 years
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a retired realtor, you cannot buy a home with Section 8. The issue is to qualify for a mortgage loan, you need cash for a down payment (at least 3% of the purchase price) + cash to pay for closing costs (about 1% of the purchase price) + a credit score of 620 or higher + cash to pay for homeowners insurance, maintenance and repairs.

Section 8 does NOT allow you to have any cash savings otherwise you are committing fraud and if you are collecting Section 8 with thousands of dollars in a bank or investment account, then you need to turn yourself into authorities. Section 8 is meant for people who cannot afford to pay rent - not for people with thousands of dollars in a savings or investment account. Also if you inherit money from a family member, then you need to get off of Section 8.
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Dhwhitworth asked:
I was expecting the photos and descriptions from Zillow to update to Trulia, but they don't match. How do I get them to match?
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Tvaillancou answered:
I have 10 thousand I'm thinking I should try &get a house
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