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Sun Jul 16, 2017
Pcwitz asked:
The property is contingent and based on the inspection results, we plan on purchasing. Also, we would not list it as available for rent until after the closing, of course.
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Sun May 7, 2017
Hilda Parler answered:
In my experience of over 22 years in the business and as owner and Broker-In-Charge of my firm, I have learned that sellers and buyers prefer to work with brokers who will represent them with integrity and a genuine expression to make them feel "special" in every aspect of transactions.

The size of the firm can never outweigh the relationships that are formulated while showing knowledge of the markets in which sellers and buyers are interested.

Clients appreciate that a firm does not sell properties, but the Broker does. So many people seem to think the franchise firms will work better for you than independent firms. Our clients are not just a number and choose us because of what we can do for them once we show we are qualified and demonstrate that we really care about them making their real estate needs become a reality; no matter the value of the property.

The old cliche, "Big Things Can Come In Small Packages" is true.
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Fri Mar 24, 2017
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Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

There is a process to showing gift funds. First you need a bank statement from the gift donor showing the have the funds and have withdrawn them to give to you, then you need to provide a bank statement showing the funds have been deposited into your bank account. There is also a gift letter form that needs to be filled out.

There are a lot of great low money down programs available that allow gifts, you can even roll closing costs into the loan.

I can explain more.

If you have any other questions or would like help with this you are welcome to get in touch with me
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Sat Jun 4, 2016
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Wed May 11, 2016
Jean Bohince asked:
I want one-level living only.
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Wed Sep 2, 2015
Bookratt answered:
If your home is in off market status (ie not for sale), you can claim it as your home and edit the home facts, which I believe works just like it does at other real estate aggregator/for sale sites. You claim it, prove you own it (just fill in the online form and save the changes or send the email back to Trulia when prompted to do that by them, which they require of you to do that). Then just edit the facts or photos and submit the changes. It should go live on the site reflecting those changes, shortly afterward.

If someone other than you has claimed your home listing or altered its facts without your permission or knowledge, let Trulia know. There may be a way to email them on the page your home photo (even if not the correct photo) appears on.

If a realtor you are currently working with has claimed the home listing, to make changes to its facts or has changed the photos in an effort to sell it for you with your approval/permission, then send your email about the wrong photo directly to them, and ask for them to change the photo now.

Trulia's operators and real estate professionals who advertise their services on the site or who are working for you, can and should crack down on other people claiming your home and altering its facts, at the site. And should make the edits you ask for, quickly.

TL; DR: If you're not working with a realtor and have not been working with a realtor lately, try claiming the home listing as yours first, then saving changes made to the facts. If that doesn't work, contact the realtor working for you to make those changes, or contact Trulia directly to inform them there is an error in your home listing at the site.
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Wed Feb 25, 2015
Chantal Bernicky asked:
I even got an answer from the supposed owner of the house on Dalzell asking for my information and confirmed with the owner of Sever St who says his house is not for rent. Please advise
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Robert Green answered:
Hit the find an agent button at the top of the Trulia web page and then type in the area. Pick out a couple of agents and call them and see who best fits what you seek in someone to represent you. ... more
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Anesha Nesbitt Team answered:
I know the homes are going pretty fast in Squirrel Hill, what is your price range? I would like to assist you in your search.
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Anesha Nesbitt Team answered:
Alan.

Why yes you are a wonderful canidate to purchase. Where are you looking and when are you able to go house hunting?

I've been working with top lenders for over 18 years, I am very strong in relocation and developed some amazing relationships and contacts with Wells Fargo. What number can I reach you?

I just moved from Teaxs some years ago!!!!! :)

Fran
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Anesha Nesbitt Team answered:
Hi! I'm glad you asked. I think you should market your lsiting as soon as possible to take advantage of the fact that there are very few listings in the area.

May I ask, When are you looking to leave your home and would you be willing to move out earlier if I were able to sell your home?

Francell

Francellshomes@gmail.com
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Tammy Sorco answered:
That is quite a bit higher than the surrounding homes that you described. I would recommend getting an appraiser to do a full appraisal. You want to make sure that you are not in a transaction and then it appraises too low for the buyer to get the mortgage. It is best to have the information at hand and t you can make a decision based on facts and how the bank may view your property as an investment when lending on a mortgage. ... more
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Tammy Sorco answered:
When you are listing your home AS IS, you are limiting your market. It is intimidating to many buyers and they think the worst, before even viewing the home. You should adjust the price to make it the best value on the market and the buyers will realize that improvements can be made after the purchase to update the kitchen and other areas of the home. This will not get the highest price for you but it will allow you to move forward on another home on the market. I have many clients that ask to look at homes that may be dated but in the location that would meet their criteria and would be affordable to purchase and they can update as it is in their budget. ... more
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Blair W. Cohen answered:
Try calling Arbors Management as they handle a lot of rentals. But unfortunately most rental listings are not put into the multi-list system in the Pittsburgh area so you may find yourself checking with various sources (agents, owners, etc.).

Good luck
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
My NC Homes Team answered:
You should speak with a real estate attorney who can handle the transfer of the property. If you need a mortgage to purchase the home and repair it, you'll need to speak to a lender and about a 203K loan or if you already own a home and have enough equity in it, it may make more financial sense to get a Home Equity Line of Credit against your existing property to purchase and repair the home.

Good Luck.
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Thu May 3, 2012
Bill answered:
Foreclosure is good but i have place priced as foreclosure - and i do not have a mortgage - $15,000 in 15221 -- am 15 mins by car from Squirrel Hill - 15 mins from Home Depot - not place if you have school age children Place is in working condition - i am out of town and can not run it -- needs new carpeting - 2 bedroom and one bath - dining area 1st floor and small kitchen area - full basement - electrical upgrade - new electric water heater - Taxes $800 a year - large rear yard - no neighbor rear fence - unused small road and trees all over. My e mail is fiftiesnavy@aol.com House is all brick , 2 story and is about 14 steps above street - will not work if you are on crutches. No garage Size is 1,200 sq. ft. VA Medical Campus also about 15 minutes - nice drive - but coming up from Squirrel or downtown - about 2 minutes of whatm you may perceive as gritty. Well you cant have everything. ... more
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Thu May 3, 2012
Bill answered:
Well - you can buy in Squirrel Hill - i have place in 15221 - can not compare to Squirrel Hill for amenities -- but get the price - and only 15 mins. by car from Squirrel Hill -- $15,000 - that is it - 2 story all brick - built in 1950 - 2 bedroom and one bath - full basement - large rear yard - if you have children school age - will not work for you 15 concrete steps above street with small porch - not wood porch. Will need new carpeting. about 15 minutes from Home Depot also - and that Target store. Taxes are $800 a year - city has much higher value than 15,000 for the place - no garage This place is functioning. ... more
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Thu May 3, 2012
Bill answered:
I have a house - 2 story brick - built in 1950 -- 2,100 sq. ft. with full basement and large rear yard - facing unused road - about 15 minutes by car from VA Medical Center - and 15 minutes from Squirrel Hill - only $15,000 makes it easy - for cash sale - this place is functioning - i should add the front porch is 15 steps above the winding street below My e mail is fiftiesnavy@aol.com ... more
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Thu May 26, 2011
Andy@acg answered:
There are portions of what you see as title insurance charges that are regulated by the state department of insurance. The premium charge is based on the amount of the insurance coverage (loan amount or purchase price). Other components of the premiums (endorsements & closing protection letter) are fixed amounts but are still regulated.

However, if you are seeing a cost on a good faith estimate in its present form, that amount is required to include certain other fees that the title insurance agency that they would use will charge. So in addition to the base premium & other regulated charges, some title agents will add other fees including settlement fees, notary fees, courier fees, wire fees, document fees, etc. that can be hundreds of dollars in addition to the regulated premiums. These other fees are not regulated to the same degree and vary by hundreds of dollars from one title agent to another.
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