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Tue Feb 13, 2018
Beljevtom asked:
Tue Jan 23, 2018
eaglemgmtco asked:
Mon Jul 31, 2017
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Mon Apr 10, 2017
Mary C answered:

I am Mary from Trulia Consumer Care. Unfortunately, we currently do not have listings for rent to own homes. You may try your luck though and search our website using the Keyword section of the search filter which can be found in the All Filters button. However, these listings are extremely rare.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Consumer Care Advocate
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Tue Aug 2, 2016
Angelica P answered:

We’re excited you’re using Trulia for your home search process. We are a real estate search engine so we don't represent the homes found on our site. Please follow these steps to begin your home search:

1. Click the 'Buy/Rent' tab at the top of our homepage.
2. Enter your desired city and state in the search bar and hit Enter.
3. Click 'Max Price' to select what your highest price would be to pay for a home. Click 'Min Price' to set the lowest price you would pay.
4. Click 'More Filters'.
5. Select your preferred property type, square footage, etc.
6. Click the red 'Apply' button.

This will begin to pull up listings that are more tailored to what you are looking for.

If you are interested in a listing, click on the "Contact the agent" button to get in touch with a real estate professional in your area. You can also take advantage of our vast network of agents here:

We hope your experience with Trulia is memorable and thank you for using Trulia for all your real estate needs.

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

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Tue Mar 10, 2015
Tina Marie Biggs asked:
If you are looking to sell, now is YOUR TIME. You could potentially get the price you want to sell your home at! We are expected to run into "bidding wars" on homes that get listed due to…
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Mon Nov 3, 2014
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Depends on the contract. If the contract contained a mortgage contingency then the buyer has the right to cancel with no penalty if it turns out he cannot get a mortgage. I had this happen a few weeks ago. And it really wasn't the buyer's fault. Sometimes, stuff happens. ... more
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Tue Mar 25, 2014
Akil Walker answered:
Hi NatalieSWalker

Exit Bennett Realty is having a home buying seminar April 26th. if you want more information let me know.
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
Quantane Higginbotham answered:
I agree with the other responses. Tax Assessments do not provide the true value. If your home is currently listed, I suggest you discuss your concerns with your agent. They can provide you with a Market Analysis for your neighborhood. Another alternative is to pay for an appraisal. The appraisal is performed by a 3rd party company and will be handy for your own reference. It will also be a great tool to have on hand if you have to dispute a buyers' appraisal. Good luck! ... more
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
Quantane Higginbotham answered:
I suggest you contact your agent if you have any questions concerning any paperwork that you signed. If your agent is not able to answer your question, contact the broker.
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
Good way for a buyer to lose a few thousand dollars. I for one can not represent someone putting a large amount of money down into a transaction that normally does not result in a purchase. ... more
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Sat Aug 17, 2013
Akil Walker answered:
Hi Janice

you will need to improve the credit score firs, unless you are paying cash. Give me a call to discuss some options.
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Wed Jul 3, 2013
Good afternoon Janice,

We see many credit reports with low credit scores (anything less than 620), and often many scores in the 500's. This is BAD credit. If you are one of the folks affected by this terrible economy, you have a low credit score and you have a dream of buying a home, here's some simple advice for you.

It is unlikely you could be approved for mortgage financing with that credit score at this time.

Beware of any mortgage professionals promising you an approval with such a low score. Wait on buying a home. I recommend you take the time to resolve your credit issues.

First, settle any outstanding debt. If you owe money on collection accounts, charge-offs and/or judgments, make payment arrangements and get these accounts paid promptly.

Next, begin rebuilding your credit. If you have current accounts with good payment histories, or even some previous late-payment-blemishes, make sure you continue to pay those accounts on time. If you do not have any existing credit accounts then you'll need to establish several in order to create a viable credit history.

I have found that CONSUMER ACTION is an excellent resource for objective advice on all things credit related. You'll find free and sincere advice on everything from settling collection accounts to rebuilding credit to building credit from scratch on their website.

Beware of anyone offering to "repair" your credit! The Federal Trade Commission issued a stern
warning last year that such offers are scams. Find more from the FTC HERE.

The best way to buy a home is to have a decent credit history combined with sufficient Income and Assets for a home purchase.

The best way to have a decent credit history is to settle negative outstanding obligations and pay all your bills on time for at least two years.

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140

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Wed Jul 3, 2013
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
JuYat2 answered:
@EJVIETH2, I've noticed that you posted other questions about this neighborhood. If you have not already purchased a home elsewhere, I am not sure who advised you that this was not a place you would want to live. But please know that not only have I lived in this neighborhood all my life, but it is as was when I moved there at the age of 13 27years ago a multiracial neighborhood. You mentioned old and white, but that is irrelevant as there are plenty of caucasions who still live here from when I moved in. They walk for excercise and daily and groom their lawns, so this is not an urban rough area. This is not a high crime area as there is no public transportation routes running through the area except the county shuttle that ends before pm. There are not a lot of kids/teenagers any longer in the neighborhood either. My parents and friends parents all still reside in the neighborhood and I am there often as I have moved out 2 years ago! Hope this helps. ... more
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
Trulia has a great web page set up on Marlboro (link below). Visit this site and select the "crime" indicator on the left, this will show you all the latest stats.

Best of Luck,

Josh Barnett, Realtor
Metro First Realty
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Wed Dec 5, 2012
Natalie Dean answered:
Hello Kyree,
I assume you are asking because you might be entering into a lease with this homeowner and you want to ensure that there is not foreclosure activity? In today's environment it pays to have a title search done on the property even if you are not purchasing the property. The information that we as Realtors have access to, although very good, is not an abstract which is specifically obtained from a title office. The payment of $250 to $500 is well worth the "peace of mind". It lets you know that you are entering into a lease that is valid with a homeowner that is reputable. Take advantage of the service. If you don't have a title company that you can call, let me know I will give you a list of 3 that you can choose from. Remember in real estate More is Better!

All the Best....Natalie
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
The Roskelly Team answered:
Don't walk, run away from these folks and contact a good local lender for assistance and advice. If you are skeptical there is a reason. There are instances where you can buy a home in as little as two years after a bankruptcy but it would be with normal downpayment terms and interest. Hang on a couple of months and see if you can secure regular financing. I would NOT give these people $5,000 up front. No lender requires payment until settlement! ... more
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
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Mon Jan 23, 2012
Gary Geer answered:
Gi Jane,
It's always better to do the short sale and work with the lender. Talk to the lender and discuss your situation. Because you are asking about a short sale you must already know that there will not be enough funds for your loan to be fully paid and cover your expenses. If that's not true contact an agent to find out your potential status. Your lender may have other options also available to you. Another tip: Be sure to check with your home insurance agent to make sure you are still insured with the home that is vacated. Some have a clause that if the house is vacant for some period it's not insured. I'm not an insurance agent nor profess to be, so be sure to check with your insurance agent for property guidance. And thank you for your service (GI Jane) we all appreciate it.

All the best,
Gary Geer
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