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Yesterday at 2:55pm
Alan May answered:
If you want an estimate of how much a house like yours will sell for, you should contact a local Realtor, who will happily give you an analysis for free.
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Sun Nov 13, 2016
Gus6786986387 answered:
Can I get help with down payments am interested in a home with trulia in Grayson GA ...thanks ...Gus
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Thu Oct 6, 2016
Kjennings63 asked:
Jax. Fla. I'm disabled get a monthly income and need help with the whole house buying and get help from whatever programs I qualify for.
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Tue Sep 20, 2016
Lori Boyd answered:
That is a great question. If you paint it go with a neutral color for sure. We are primarily a property management company that handles sales for our owners from time to time and always go with a light beige color. Everyone's furniture matches! If you offered up a paint allowance, offer around $2,000 which is about the going rate for a 2500 sf house depending on the painter. You will save on paint and supply cost, too, by just offering up the allowance. I think this would be a good way to hook a buyer as some folks may just plan to paint the home themselves and spend the allowance to dress up their new home in other ways. Good Luck in getting you home sold! ... more
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Tue Sep 15, 2015
Christian Velez answered:
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Tue Jul 28, 2015
Five Stars Mortgage answered:

Where exactly in Jax? Many popular locations just outside of Jax are still USDA approved. North St Johns County, etc. USDA is a government backed 100% home loan - No bond, no class, hoops to jump through. Learn more at the link below.

Five Stars Mortgage
Florida's local home financing resource
7 days week - 9am-8pm
Ph: 800-871-2636
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Sat Feb 28, 2015
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Mon Sep 9, 2013
Reggie Fountain answered:
Crime is everywhere today. To answer your question the best source is - go to the Sheriff's Department website - put in an address you are interested in and take a look at the statistics of the crime in the area. Safety is a personal issue - you can be unsafe in any neighborhood. Only YOU can answer what is high crime for yourself.
Flood zone? Florida is a flood zone - the entire state. If you are interested in seeing what the elevation of a specific home is - again - is a great source. Go to the Property Appraisers site - put in the address - look at the GIS map - and see what that will tell you.

Hope that helps.
Reggie Fountain
Watson Realty Corp.
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Sat Jun 1, 2013
Karen answered:
I sold a home in 32210 of off of Wesconnet, I still have friends there that have a business that tell me that the area now has a high crime rate. I don't know what area you are looking in but I hope that helps as I'm not an "agent" and and not trying to make a buck off of you.... ... more
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Mike Walsh answered:

I am an investor and may be interested in assuming the loan. Please give me a call to discuss.

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Tue Jun 8, 2010
Alma Kee answered:
Dear Paul,

Have you compared your property to ones listed on

Also you may want to go with a commercial Realtor that is paying for LoopNet advertising.

Hope this helps.

All my best,
Alma Rose Kee, P.A.
Real Estate Consultant
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Thu Jun 3, 2010
Laura Jean Bianchi answered:
The listing agent working on the sale should request an extension, they are supposed to be the contact person for the short sale lender. Generally speaking, if there is still an active buyer, and it is still in the short sale lender's best interest, then they should grant the extension, and proceed with the sale. This is something your agent should be helping you with. Are you represented?

Laura Jean Bianchi
Rising Phoenix Realty
619.254.3338 - Cell
619.872.0721 - efax
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Sun Apr 11, 2010
Kareem Tannous answered:
Ideta Prince,
This home was sold in February. I will be more than happy to show you similar properties in the area. Please contact me ASAP so you can take advantage of the tax credit. You will still get $6500. I look forward to talking to you.
Kind Regards,
Kareem Tannous, Realtor
St John’s Realty Group, Inc
145 Hilden Road, Ste 115
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
M: 904.894.5430
O: 904.808.7355
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Tue Dec 29, 2009
Ronda Allen answered:
Appraised value is but one factor when purchasing a home. We should not treat it like a black and white issue. It's very gray, and therefore. it's negotiable. Any veteran real estate agent has come across a situation where a really bad Appraiser visited one of their listings and shot down the value. There are people who are bad at their job in every industry. As the buyer, you should request a copy of that appraisal report and really look at the homes to which this home is being compared. There can be a case to be made for the home being worth more than the Appraiser said it was. But, only you can determine if you are willing to work with the seller to find a gain:gain here. The appraisal is a discussion point. But, you and the seller aren't the only two parties involved in the discussion. Your lender may not authorize your loan for more than the appraised value, even if you feel the higher sale price is justified.

Appraisals are a hot mess right now all over the country. There is such scrutiny on the Appraiser that they are almost afraid to stick their neck out, even when they know a home may hold more value than they're willing to document (Unless, of course, the home was owned by a celebrity. Then, they seem to have no problem adding a few more zeroes to the back, even though 'papparazzi factor' adds no real value to a home) . On more than one occasion, I have had to demand a second appraisal to verify value. It can be a battle. On only one occasion in the last 9 years, I have had a seller agree to reduce the negotiated sale price (against my recommendation) to make a deal work, because all the others terms and the moving date met his needs. In that case, the home sat across from a wooded greenbelt, and the Appraiser and I disagreed on how much value to place on that prime location, as compared to other non-greenbelt home sites. I still contend that this home had the full value of the list price I established, as we had multiple offers on this home in under two weeks. However, an agent has to realize that they are not a party to any real estate contract where they aren't the buyer or seller, and so the ultimate decision lays in the hands of the owner.

The home does not exist in a bubble. Ask your real estate agent for their professional opinion of the appraisal versus the market conditions in the immediate area over the last 90 days. This appraisal is an obstacle, but it's usually one we can work through.

Have a blessed day!

Ronda Allen, Realtor and Certified Purchasing Manager
CEO of of Dallas/Fort Worth
RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs-Keith Dobbs Team
#1 Office and #3 Team for RE/MAX in the North Texas region at mid-year 2009!
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Mon Dec 28, 2009
Brian Hewitt answered:
Lisa, I have done over a dozen short sales, BOA or any short sale lender is going to require to see your pre-approval before they can processs the short sale. See what the FHA rules are with a non credit union lender like Wellsfargo. Get at least 3 opinions from 3 different banks. ... more
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Wed Sep 16, 2009
Josh Lerette answered:
Hello Sheen,

It really doesn't matter what kind of flood insurance is required as long as your covers the appropriate amount of coverage required for the particular flood insurance. I hate to be very blunt with you Sheen, but are you not working with a lender that could answer that question for you. You should feel comfortable, especially these days, with the loan officer and the company you are working with to be able to ask any and all questions you may come up with and expect an accurate and honest answer. If you are not receiving that even prior to the loan process beginning...RUN! :-) I have been in the mortgage industry for over 7 years with a vast experience with first time homebuyers and I make sure all my clients know that I'm available for them at all times no matter what the question or concern may be. I would love to discuss your financing options with you and run you through the process so you have a full understanding of how the process will work and give you a level of comfort you deserve as a homebuyer. You may contact me at any time day or evening with the contact information below.

Joshua Lerette - The Tampa Bay Mortgage Pro
Innovative Mortgage Services, Inc.
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Sun Sep 6, 2009
Mel Wagner answered:
Hi Allison,

I do here and there. What I like about the Pro is that I can direct my spotlight ad to feature one of my new listings, an open house, etc.... My sellers really like knowing that their property will be featured on Trulia with a spotlight ad.

Warm regards,

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Mon Aug 24, 2009
Mike Linkenauger answered:
The price its listed at doesn't matter at all. I closed one this month for 100% of the list price that has been on the market three years. Its all about current market value.
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Sun Aug 16, 2009
Jack Vance answered:
Sheen, it has been my experience in dealing with short sales to offer binder 1 day after BANK acceptance instead of at contract writing. While you should be getting your binder back I am confused as to why you would have to ask this question in a forum instead of asking your agent! Good luck. Jack Vance ... more
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