Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

06457 : Real Estate Advice

  • All28
  • Local Info0
  • Home Buying6
  • Home Selling6
  • Market Conditions0

Activity 22
Thu Mar 30, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
This is the q and a section, You can scroll down to the help center and click on that to contact customer service. You can try adding the listing under your account. Also check if there is a claim link to claim it. If all else fails ask the old agent to withdraw it. ... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Fri Mar 10, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I am happy to help you get your listing posted on Trulia.

If you would like to post a rental on Trulia, you will be redirected to use our partner site, Zillow Rental Manager, to list your rental on Zillow, Trulia and other top sites. Please follow this link for instructions on how to post a rental listing:

If you have additional questions or have issues with posting your listing, please reply back to this email and I will be happy to help you.

Zillow Rental Manger Help:

Thank you for using Trulia!

Consumer Care Advocate
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Thu Mar 9, 2017
Ruben And Shirley Porras answered:
I don't have this answer. I am searching for Texas information. Is the seller required to provide smoke detectors prior to selling a home?
0 votes 8 answers Share Flag
Thu Jan 19, 2017
Roger Collis asked:
The place would be for my Son and his son(8 yr old). Is there anything for 1200.00 per month. We would like to stay in the Middletown CT area.
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Sat Dec 3, 2016
Roger Collis asked:
We would not be able to move until late February or early March 2017. We would like to stay in Middletown, CT or very close to Middletown.
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Sun Oct 30, 2016
Joseph_pangia asked:
I would use cash on the hold and complete the purchase after my close date. There would be no credit check run at the time of the hold.
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Sat Sep 24, 2016
Nancielapier asked:
I have listed my rental apt on your site for nearly 2 months now. It is a beautiful apartment with gorgeous pics and priced below market in a convenient location. Do folks simply respond…
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Sat Aug 27, 2016
Randall answered:
get in front of it, tell the potential landlord and provide character references, copies of a performance appraisal from work?
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Thu Nov 19, 2015
Drumb001 asked:
Which should I work on the most for a Mortgage?
I currently have a 705 CS but due to two bills , a car loan and a line of credit that I'm paying down nicely to secure a mortgage for…
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Thu Jun 4, 2015
Tony Grech answered:
Sounds like there is some convoluted stuff going on there. Are there realtors involved or are you buying a for sale by owner? The title attorney won't be able to convey clear title to you (close the deal) unless the ownership is recorded properly and ALL owners agree to the sale. This includes if the house needs to go through probate court or not.

In a normal transaction the realtors would handle all the fine print on this, but in absence of that you should hire an attorney. sounds like there are a lot of moving parts on this and you might not want to get into a deal that could take forever to close.
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Tue Feb 24, 2015
Alan & Melissa Hamilton answered:

Sorry to see you frustrated. The average market time in Middletown CT right now is 86 days.
Unit sales are down 51.5% to 16.
Median price in January was $155,700. This is down 35.1% from $240,000 in January of 2014.
Inventory is up by 5.1%.

If you want to track this information you can do so at my company's website and if you need a good Realtor I would suggest contacting our Middletown office.

Best of luck.

... more
1 vote 3 answers Share Flag
Mon Apr 7, 2014
Gina Lavery answered:
Hi Joyce,

Before you do that, you should have a licensed realtor come out to your home to give you a Market Analysis. Taking away the bonus room to add a 4th bedroom may not get you more $$. Most real estate agents will do a market analysis for free! If you run across one who wants to charge you for this service, run. :) ... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Ted Kostzewski answered:
If you are in fact a candidate for a short sale, Dan has covered most of the bases. Short sales do require a special expertise. However, renting vs selling is a matter of another sort. Do you want to be a landlord with rental headaches? Will you still be able to cover your mortgage if you do rent it out? Have you received sufficient consultation from a Realtor to determine if this is a good time to sell? Are you in an upside down situation where you owe more than your condo is worth? The last question obviously takes you right back to the short sale aspect. Difficult questions and answers to contend with, albeit necessary to get to the crux of your request. ... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Sat Dec 28, 2013
Carlos Atherton answered:
No Gretta,
3 years minimum from any foreclosure or chapter 7 bankruptcy for FHA loans with 3.5% down, but you need to have some credit rebuilt and no late payments.
For conventional financing, you will need to wait 7 years. ... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Fri Oct 11, 2013
David Popoff answered:
Talk to Zach Eddinger at
Highly recommend.
1 vote 3 answers Share Flag
Wed May 29, 2013
Maggie Griffin answered:
Only a licensed Realtor can list a property for sale on Trulia. Also keep in mind the MLS, multiple listing service, is a valuable asset which feeds into trulia and other real estate related web sites.

I understand selling your home on your own is probably a way to save money. But in the long run, the conversation rate for a FSBO is it doesn't sell in a timely manner, and many of the times not listed at the accurate listing price per MLS data.

I have seen FSBO's list their homes based on quick home values they see on Zillow. Not the case. Zillow estimates a value based on all sales from land, foreclosures, single families, condos and multi families.

The bottom line is selling a home as a FSBO is more costly then hiring a Realtor because a Realtor will make sure your home is properly advertised and also will match potential buyers of your home looking to purchase in that location and in a specific price range.

The first step is know what your home is worth in this market, do not assume. Get a CMA from a Realtor - at no charge. Second is to look at the difference - know the required State of CT forms you will need regardless of being a FSBO or going to a Realtor. Third is how will you advertise and what type of advertising your home for sale will draw in buyers of your home.

You may be surprised that the difference may profit you more money then you expect when going with a Realtor because you will be educated along the way with facts and information along with service.

Maggie Griffin
... more
1 vote 3 answers Share Flag
Fri May 24, 2013
Amerevision answered:
You need an attorney. If you would prefer to keep the property and negotiate a settlement, contact us!

If money is an obstacle, our services may be ideal for you. Not only do our research and support provide you and your attorney the greatest possible leverage with which you can negotiate, we pay your legal fees. Most of our clients pay us a fee that is contingent on their successful outcome in small monthly installments.

But you may also be eligible for our no-cost legal financing program- funding and support that we donate to certain homeowners. To qualify, the the household must have experienced or be facing death, serious illness or injury, or another crisis of similar weight. In cases we accept, a forbearance plan or typical loan modification would not be help enough.

There is no fee at any time for this special not-for-profit program, and we currently have ten openings.

To learn more and to apply for either our regular legal financing or our no-cost legal financing programs, visit our website.
... more
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Sat Mar 23, 2013
Lori Montazella answered:
Hi Stacey-I have a wonderful home in middletown that is available as a lease to own-please see my listing at 872 Westfield st in Middletown posted on Trulia-and contact me at (917)670-2791
Thank you-Lori
... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Mon May 14, 2012
Richard Schulman answered:
Also, make sure you have all of the facts about rent to own homes. Please realize that these scenarios often don't benefit the buyer. Read more about the truth about rent to own scenarios here:

Good luck,

Richard Schulman
Keller Williams Realty
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Sat Aug 6, 2011
Maggie Griffin answered:
Advertising differs. If you are trying to rent on your own, I do suggest to advertise in your town's paper. Most of the time it is easier to advertise a rental that way because most renters search the papers. If you go through a Real Estate Professional - the difference is they advertise for you, screen a prospect tenant and do a credit check for you for a tenant who wants to rent your home. ... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
1 2
Search Advice