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Wed Nov 2, 2016
Joy Hayes asked:
Somehow, I have 2 profiles. I only have access info to the profile that has none of my transactions listed. I can't access the profile that I have entered transactions in the past.…
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Tue Mar 24, 2015
Betsy Davis answered:
Jim congratulations on the sale of your home! If the home has closed it should be able to go under "sold" but the listing itself will not be removed from trulia. If you have any further questions I would contact trulia directly.

Warmest wishes,
Betsy
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Wed Oct 29, 2014
Lori Jeltema answered:
Sardine, I lived in Woods of Tabb for over 10 years and am very familiar with your neighborhood. 23693 is a popular area. If you price it right and the condition is good, it should sell quickly no matter when you ilst. Most of the homes are in the $300's. If you are one of the larger homes or on the water there, your home make take longer to sell but on average, sell in less than 60 days.

In the last year or so, most of the homes in Woodlake have gone on the market in the spring/summer but i can tell you that people are looking all year long. Military rotation time around here comes around again in December so many people looking to move here and retire are already taking their house hunting trips.

When we moved here from Germany while in the military, we moved in December and closed a few days after Christmas on our home in Tabb.

If you do not already have an agent, please contact me 757-719-3986. I'll be happy to show you all the stats.
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Fri Sep 27, 2013
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Think you basically just did it! Seriously, Larry is correct..
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
John R Beavers answered:
I just emailed you some info on rentals in Poquoson and York County.Please let me know if these are what you are looking for.

John
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
Carolyn Liddell answered:
Without completing understanding your current position, I can answer it with a few assumptions.

1) the seller is a homeowner who is not represented by a real estate broker. Agree on price and terms with the seller and have an attorney draw up the sales contract, as well as handle all escrow, and final closing documents.

2) you have found a townhouse in a new subdivision. The sales agent for the builder will draw up the contract. You may choose to use their settlement company for closing.

3) the townhouse is listed with a real estate broker. You may use that agent (who Represents the Seller) draw up the offer/contract.

If you are concerned about paying a fee to an agent to represent you, this is not necessary. The purchaser's agent will be paid by the seller. This way you would have representation and someone looking out for Your best interest.
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Thu Jul 1, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
The easiest way is to find a realtor and work with them. In the end you will need a realtor anyway starting with one could make a lot of sense.

If instead you would like to look on your own without a realtor the blog below shows some links that lead to the actual bank or government sites showing the foreclosure each one has.
http://www.trulia.com/blog/dan_chase/2010/01/i_am_wanting_to_look_at_forclosed_homes_i_do_not_want_to_pay_to_just_look_where_do_i_go_to_look_at_them
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Sat May 15, 2010
Lori Jeltema answered:
I'm a little confused about your bath count! Do you have one full bath and 2 bathrooms that have a toilet and sink or do the other two also have a shower?

I live and work in that zip code and will be happy to look up your listing to see how it is coming up and see if I can find the source. ... more
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Sun Dec 13, 2009
Lori Jeltema answered:
To follow up, a buyer wanted to write an offer on one of the few Grafton homes that had come up as bank owned and by the time we arranged to head out the next day, we were told there were 12 offers. ... more
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Fri Apr 10, 2009
Lori Jeltema answered:
voices,

I don't know the listing agent but I can tell you that, going back on the mls listing, the information was entered correctly. This home was listed and sold within 5% of the list price and went under contract in 3 months. For that particular price range, that is impressive and the agent obviously did her job. The mls isn't the only place that feeds listings to various sites and unfortunately, we agents do not alwasy have control. Our listings are being pushed out all over the place and it can be pretty time consuming tracking them down and updating them (if we even can get access to the information and user control). ... more
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Thu Nov 27, 2008
Lori Jeltema answered:
Congrats on your home sale. I thought it may be informative for all of the people writing the same thing over and over again 'wait another year, prices will drop 20%' ; that your home sold within 5% of original list price...in about 3 months and it the sale was over $400k. The market is local and so are the sales. Blanket statement about the market are simply not helpful. This home was in a great neighborhood, nearly 3000 sq ft and close to several bases and NASA. I'm glad that this seller didn't take to heart the gloom and doom and allowed her agent to do her job and get the home sold! There are still 100% loans (putting a down payment is always recommended, though). ... more
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Sun Apr 20, 2008
Pat Mulligan, ABR, SRS, CDPE answered:
There are actually different ways to measure square footage. (measure each room from the inside or the whole house from the outside walls?; include floor area with a minimum of 7 foot ceiling height or the total floor area, including rooms in the eaves? , etc). The method that an appraiser uses is probably the best standard.

My question back to you is, "why is pinpoint accuracy so important?" Is it to be able to compare past sales on a price- per- square- foot basis? If so, there is no way to know, let alone guarantee, that the comps were listed or measured accurately or used the same method for measuring that you want to. Is it for your use that a certain house meet a minimum square footage requirement? Some clients will say to me - I do not want anything under such & such square footage and they are not worried about resale- rather how thier stuff is going to fit in the house. I say to that, take a look at the house-- many homes that are larger will feel smaller due to the floor plan and vice versa. If it is for estimating construction or remodeling costs, let the contractor meaure him/;her self. They have a different stardard of measurement than anybody else. I am sure you seller will let you come in and measure the house prior to making an offer. That way- you can do it anyway you like.
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