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Mon Aug 14, 2017
Vacoastie2000 answered:
I just got back from my tours overseas and trying to find my brother who just moved to colebrook, nh with my mom (Who is in her 90's) + his girlfriend, along with a few dobermans. I just need an address as they purchased a rental (2 bed, 1 bth) Thank you + have a nice day

P.S Please don't tell him because I want to surprise him and my mom TU Again
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Sun Sep 25, 2016
Kevinbrylejohnson answered:
Do ask your broker just to be sure.

Alternatively, make use of technology to free up some of your time to focus on your most important tasks. Try property management apps such as which eases communication and payment reminders between property managers and renters. ... more
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Sun Sep 25, 2016
Mizzsanon answered:
I need 180 hours online best for me. I have a job but is interested in real estate!Need help
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Tue Mar 8, 2016
Cissy.stasio asked:
I need information as to how to correct that immediately. Thank you!
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Sun Oct 18, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
You may want to contact Trulia directly.
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Wed Oct 7, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia does not edit listings, it is up to the listing agent to post correct info or make changes accordingly,
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Sat Aug 8, 2015
Russell Spillers answered:
I know of a church for sale in Austin, it is off market. Contact me if your still looking. It is also being offered with owner financing.
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Wed May 27, 2015
John Broussard answered:
Yes lenders will finance a newly formed LLC, it does not have to be structured any specific way, the sales contract should be written with the LLC as the buyer and as long as you have the proper documentation for the LLC you are OK. We offer loans for investment properties if you are still seeking financing.

John Broussard
Newbridge Home Loans
713-777-9996 Ext 103
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Wed Mar 18, 2015
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
I don't think New Jersey offers on line courses, however, you can contact American School of Business, they offer licensing classes and if on line courses are available they will both know and have them available. Here is a link to their website: ... more
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Thu Oct 27, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since you are asking a legal question, it's really in your best interest to consult with an attorney, he/she can better advise...
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Wed Aug 24, 2011
Bruce Lynn answered:
Pretty quick and painless in most cases.

There are even services that will do it for you for cheap.
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Thu Jun 2, 2011
Astrolion answered:
Strange question. ....Were you not present?

However, If I understand you correctly you want to know who handled the listing, sale and closing of your home. I would suggest that you go to your Country Register of Deeds, with the address and legal description of the property and/or tax id number. What you want to obtain is a copy of the Deed that was filed.

When you obtain the Deed on the bottom of the deed you should find "Drafted by" and "Return to" this may provide you with some information on who handled the closing. If it does not, I would suggest contacting the purchaser for this information. (The purchaser will be listed on the deed).
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Tue Apr 26, 2011
Harmony Marotz answered:
Sella, do you have a buyers agent/Broker? My husband is a commercial Broker and would be happy to assist you. Part of him helping buyers is helping buyers obtain financing. If you do not have an Agent/Broker give him a call. He has experience selling churches and would be more than happy to assist you. His name is Barry Marotz and he is a CCIM (512) 963-8399 or
Best Regards,
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Thu Apr 21, 2011
Paul Anderson answered:
Hi Farmer,
Emily's suggestion is on the money. Let me add that in order to narrow down the search area, be sure to put in a Zip code and then select a radius around that area, otherwise you will wind up with all the homes that have "Craftsman" in the description.
Great tip Emily. I always appreciate good tips and info.
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Tue Dec 7, 2010
Tim Tilbury answered:

It sounds like you may need to do some investigation on who the players are when it comes to getting into this type of business. Venture out to investor groups, call local agents who list REOs and find out who makes the call to get the properties cleaned up and what the duties would be. I've seen quite a few properties that would be a huge challenge just to clean up. It would be helpful to have an understanding of what to look for in a vacant home that could be signs of what to expect to be laying around the property. There are many health issues to protect yourself/employees from, so pound the pavement a bit and see if it would be a right fit for you. Keep in mind that you may be paid at the time of completion, upon closing of the sale or even within a period of time after closing of the sale... depending on what the asset managing company has arranged with the listing agent.

Best of luck!
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Fri Nov 12, 2010
Linda Lorenzo answered:
Bb, this is not set in stone but the appraisal class (please note I am not an appraisor) that I took, the instructor said you would deduct 1/2 to 1 per cent per year.
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Wed Nov 10, 2010
Kevin answered:
I am not sure why my answer was deleted, but you have a sponsor broker.
Best things to do is to speak with the broker for direction, ask about a mentor, shadow an experienced agent, have someone review your offer and ask questions.
If showing clients properties, have them ride with you so you can ask for feedback on properties shown, listen to what they are saying, adjust your property parameters and ask questions.
Asking questions is very important with the only wrong question being the one that is not asked.
If nothing else join a brokerage that offers support for new agents, it most likely will not be the one offering the highest commission split.
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Wed Nov 3, 2010
Betina Foreman answered:
Dear Trulia,
Why are questions from Nov. 2008 showing up as recent questions in Austin in Nov. 2010? This seems very odd. Thanks for your help!
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Thu Sep 9, 2010
Lisa Cannata answered:
A Real Estate attorney is your best route. The LLC must be first created in order to transfer then recorded.
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