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Sun May 28, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a retired realtor, this is a tough question because you need to learn the hidden agenda of realtors. Any licensed realtor will tell you "now is a great time to sell" because you are paying them a commission fee = a paycheck to the realtor. Realtors will never tell you to wait 6 months, 1 year or even 3 years to sell because that means you are not paying a commission and that realtor is not getting paid.

Therefore, the better approach is to have a realtor tell you what similar homes to yours are selling for in your neighborhood and make sure to tell that realtor you have NO intention of selling now. Then wait several months and have the same realtor give you an update on the market. Wait several more months and another update. Now you will have the market trends for similar homes to yours in your neighborhood.

By the way, it takes less than 5 minutes for a realtor to give you comparables to your home for market trends. They just need to type in the information in the MLS and within a few minutes you will have your printout.
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Mon Oct 10, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Sat Jul 30, 2016
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Mon Jul 11, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
What does your REALTOR say? What does your contract say? In a contract to buy you can terminate over inspection issues and still get your earnest money back. Or, if the property was inspected and it was fine at the time of inspection, but now it's not, I'd ask the seller to fix the a/c. You really need to discuss this with your agent and figure out what your options are. If you refuse to sign closing docs, you could lose your EM. ... more
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Thu May 12, 2016
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Sun Apr 24, 2016
Tina & Ken Anderson asked:
Your posting shows our next door neighbor. That's not our house, so your estimate is incorrect.
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Tue Nov 17, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
You'll need to ask your agent to do that - call him or her.

Trulia doesn't do any editing of listings................they only gather data and post it.
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Sun Sep 13, 2015
Jla.fioramonti answered:
The best way to get a Fair Market Value of your home is to contact Realtors in your area. They have the tools to look at what is going on currently in the real estate market. Online companies such as Zillow and Trulia often have incomplete and/ or incorrect information. ... more
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Sat Aug 15, 2015
Joshua Marriott answered:
I would be happy to provide you with some lender recommendations. Having a loan under your name currently will affect your debt to income ration and lower the price of the home you would be able to qualify for. ... more
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Tue Apr 21, 2015
Danielle asked:
I just got divorced and my ex has destroyed my credit and rental credit to he wouldnt let me work in the 4 years i was married but now im a single mom to a 12 year old son and we have…
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Is 2413 Montello Court still available? Looking to move from townhomes in Star Ranch, Hutto Texas to a home with a bit more space until we are ready to buy.
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Sun Mar 29, 2015
Le Green Schubert answered:
Even if you didn't put an expiration date, you have the right to withdraw your offer at any time before the seller accepts it. So have your agent contact the seller's agent and let them know you plan to withdraw at a certain time if it hasn't been accepted, so that you can go look at homes that the sellers actually want to sell. ... more
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Sun Mar 29, 2015
stephen webber answered:
Good Morning
Finding an experienced loan officer who works for a lender that offers all of the loan types for first time home buyers and who also has experiece with TX assistance and grants. Experienced loan officers work with credit every day and are your best source of information. Gather information before you choose your loan officer. Read, Consultation Interviewing Loan Officers, on You will also find artilces on loan types for first time home buyers and links to the TX agency offer assistance and grants. Be sure to read artilce #9 about the MCC tax credit. Best tax credit ever. After you have gathered up all the information you can carry you will have the questions for interviewing loan officers and know what the answers should be. Trulia is also a good source of information and when yu are ready you will find loan officers and agents from your area offering their services on trulia.
I have watched many people through the years gather information, set a plan and time line and be in there new home in no time. Best of Luck, Stephen
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