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Sat May 13, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The seller should pay. However, in NYC, if you are looking at a listing that's real cheap, odds are the reason it's cheap is because either there are liens, taxes or some other payment that's due or it's a foreclosure and needs major renovations and repairs.

In NYC, if there are taxes, liens, etc. due, you will need to pay for it. Obviously the seller doesn't have the money and is looking for a buyer who can afford to pay the bill. What you can do is negotiate the price down low enough so you can pay the tax bill.
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Mon Apr 10, 2017
Mary answered:
Hello,

I am Mary from Trulia Consumer Care. I apologize if you experienced any inconvenience or frustration with editing your for sale by owner listing and I am happy to help take care of your concern.

As a general reference, Trulia does not have a central platform to post/edit listings. Instead, listings are sent to us through a variety of feed sources such as partners, brokers, agents, third-party feed providers, or directly from an MLS.

Your listing, specifically, is being sent to us from Zillow, which is our partner site that sends us listings.

Any changes you are requesting to your listing on Trulia will need to be updated at the source, Zillow. Here is a helpful link on how to edit your Zillow listing:

https://zillow.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/215448047-How-do-I-edit-my-for-sale-by-owner-listing-

Your changes will automatically update to Trulia within 24 hours. I have also sent you an email regarding this concern.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Fri Mar 31, 2017
Homrgirl/63 answered:
state of s.c. if you buy a home with rent to own and you have live in it for five year and any damage has happen can we go back on the owners.
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Thu Mar 23, 2017
Bibs743 answered:
Selling property in NYC, just found out their is a lien on the address due to a tenants unpaid parking. Can a lien be assessed to my property because of the renters resided at my address? ... more
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Tue Nov 8, 2016
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Wed Jul 27, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hello,

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.

http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.


For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Sat May 7, 2016
Paul answered:
Use InBedrock.com to fully understand + analyze all real costs of homeownership, including purchase price, down payment options, closing costs (title insurance, bank fees, inspection/appraisal, legal), mortgage financing- interest rate, term, points, pre approval requirements, RE Taxes, HO Insurance, utilities/maintenance/condo fees, selling costs (broker commission, capital gains tax, state transfer taxes). InBedrock.com is educational, in-depth, easy-to-understand. Invaluable especially for serious first-time homebuyers. ... more
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Tue May 3, 2016
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Thu Apr 14, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Marketing 101. It's probably not the best luxury rental in Brooklyn, however, developers, builders and realtors will claim in their advertising anything to get buyers to purchase one of the units. It's called "puffery" - little white lies that get units sold. Remember NY is a buyer beware state. It's up to the buyer to do their homework and research everything before closing on a sale. ... more
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Thu Mar 31, 2016
Nunya Bidness answered:
depends if the new home owner accepts this at the price they offer to purchase the home for.

You're simply trying to sell your home, every short coming can typically be solved by price. But you have to find someone willing to accept that short coming.

Some people buy a home because there is little to no work that needs to be done. The more you fix yourself, the higher the offer you may get and the quicker the home may sell.

It's a sales transaction, some people are motivated by money, others by what they are getting for the money they are spending.
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Thu Mar 31, 2016
Nunya Bidness answered:
House, apartment or condo.

Apartments are rentals, you pay the rent and everything is included in that rent except for utilities usually. Some perks with apartments may be club house with work out equipment, community pool, play ground, picnic areas and things of that nature. You rent an apartment, when something breaks you call the maintenance department of the apartment and they come and fix it. If the repair is due to normal wear and tear there is typically no cost to the tenant. If they deem the repair was not due to wear and tear like for example trying to flush tampons, bathroom rug, hand cloth etc. down the toilet they typically charge the tenant for things like that.

Condo: you own the space, you pay a mortgage not to mention fees of the condo associations up keep of the grounds, exterior painting, roofs and up keep of common areas. Some condo's may include up keep of plumbing systems and HVAC systems depending on the type of systems those condo's operate. This isn't always the case, because some condo's when built may have individualized plumbing and HVAC systems and the condo owner would repair those things as needed. So the devil is in how the condo was designed and built. (if a condo is built with an on site chilled water system for HVAC they won't let just anyone work on that, same thing with a commercial grade hot water heater.)

Owning a free standing single family home the decision comes down to who you want to hire, while this gives you more choices it doesn't necessarily make it easier. Then you have to vet those who are going to do the work. If you choose the wrong company (usually because you think you are getting a "bargain" or "good deal") then picking up the pieces and finding another company is all on you. The other side of this is the purchase of a home warranty, thinking this will some how save you from major repair / replacements, even though the home warranty company makes the decision of which 3rd party contractor will come to your home, they also decide whether they will cover or deny your claim. There are a lot of unethical companies masquerading out there as the greatest bargain since sliced bread. Reality is that the grass only looks greener on the other side of the fence until you get over there.

Personally the reason I own a freestanding single family home is less noise, I don't want to hear my next door neighbor running up the stairs, vacuuming their floors at 3pm every after noon. I view mowing the lawn as needed exercise and killing fire ants by the mound as a power granted to me by God himself. Certainly I get the occasional nasty letter from the HOA yard natzi's but that's the price to pay to make the neighbors keep their yards up as well.

The other option is to buy a chunk of land... 1 acre or more and build your house in the middle of it with a moat around it if you like then no one will likely tell you what to do or not do. All the decisions you make will be your own.
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