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Sat Oct 1, 2016
Cindi Williams asked:
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Fri Jun 17, 2016
K9lvr2 asked:
The plumbing was old and the the kitchen and bathroom wiring was new but the junction box for building is the original from 1956. Didn't run ground wire but added 3 prong outlets. They…
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Mon May 2, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
If you bought it from an HOA foreclosure auction .... the outstanding HOA debts should have been taken from the purchase price .

If anyone other than the HOA was auctioning the property, you will be required to pay/settle the HOA liens outside of the purchase. ... more
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Wed Apr 13, 2016
Bianca Schock asked:
I have tried multiple times unsuccessfully to remove certain saved homes from my board. I have clicked and unclicked the heart icon but it's not working. Please advise.
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Tue Apr 5, 2016
Jonathan Lahey of The Lahey Group answered:
Hi Connie,

Try this, i've found this:

You can remove a rental listing from Trulia in a couple of ways.
If the listing was manually submitted you can remove the property through your account page. Simply Log in to, hover your mouse pointer over your name in the top right corner of the page. The site navigation menu will appear as a drop down menu, click on "my listings". Once in the listings page choose the "for rent" tab. Your property will appear with an "edit property" button. Hover over the edit listing button and from the drop down menu select delete property. To remove it from the site select the deleted folder and select the delete forever button next to the listing you wish to remove from the site. ... more
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Sat Jul 18, 2015
Budd Morris answered:
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Thu Jun 18, 2015
Budd Morris answered:
Usually Mobile home do not appreciates very fast. Are you looking for a second home or a primary residence?
Some parks are very nice. Contact me and we will discuss
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Sat May 30, 2015
Budd Morris answered:
Congrats on your plan to move to Florida. You will love it here== no mountains but warm weather b the beach is wonderful.

Most Condo associations do not have a problem with you renting if they are living with you.

Feel free to call me anytime at 727-560-9088 or email any time
We would love to help you find your new home
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Tue Mar 17, 2015
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Thu Oct 9, 2014
Caroline York answered:
Photos of our property listings are just one of our selling tools. When I see amateur photographs of any property I know that the agent is not committed to selling the property but rather they are only committed to "taking the listing." To me there is no connection between the two. Buyers today begin their search on the Internet. Photos are the first introduction to the house. I pay for professional photos of every property I list. No matter the list price. When I sign a listing agreement it is exactly that. The sellers and I agree to do the best we can to prepare, market and sell the property. Photos must be perfect. ... more
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Thu Oct 9, 2014
Sally Grenier answered:
You mean a house listed for sale that you're interested in buying? (to help you determine what you should offer maybe?) You should ask your REALTOR to do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). Trulia estimate and other site's "Zestimate" are notoriously inaccurate -- they can be off by tens of thousands of dollars -- either low or high!

Do not pay attention to any estimates on any website. Your agent will be able to pull all the recent sold comps and will give you an idea of the value of the house you're interested in. Those estimates do not take into account things like location, updates, views, lot size, condition of the property, etc.
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Thu Sep 11, 2014
Caroline York answered:
Yes and Yes. I started my business by advertising on Zillow and TruliaPro.. These two websites got me so busy I stopped advertising in six months. The important thing is not where you advertise but what you do after you get the leads. Make sure you call them immediately. Follow up and follow thru. Your actions will determine if your ads pay for themselves.

Much success.
Caroline Mortell, Broker
Caroline York Real Estate Co.
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Thu Sep 11, 2014
Caroline York answered:
Yes. Historic NE has a diverse housing community for both Rental properties and houses for sale. There are small bungalows, former larger homes turned into rentals. And there are former small bed and breakfasts scattered around that have been renovated into apartments. I recommend that you drive around and look on your own first. Many of the homeowners and landlords just put signs outside and they are swept up because of the very desirable location. I do recommend that you read any lease carefully and request that it be a Florida approved lease. If you are going to buy then I recommend you contact a knowledgeable Realtor to show you the area. You didn't mention price but I can tell you that a 2/2 in that area will be at least $1700+ to rent and 900 sft houses in that area sell for $200+

Good Luck!
Caroline Mortell, Broker
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Thu Sep 11, 2014
Caroline York answered:
Begin your search with

Then you should connect with a Realtor to ask questions and get the lay of the land. Explain your family needs, wants as well as the things you don't want. Such as do you want the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico? If so you look at St Pete Beach or Treasure Island both in zip code 33706. Or you can swing around to Tierra Verde at 33715. If you want luxury living downtown St along the Tampa Bay and within walking distance to restaurants, boating, sports, museums and performing arts check out 33701 and 33704.

Check out where you will find a lot of information about the great community of St Petersburg.

Good luck with your search.
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Thu Sep 11, 2014
Caroline York answered:
When I was a new agent it seemed everyone had an opinion. But, now as a Broker opening my own business I reflect on the beginning. And I highly recommend you begin your real estate career with Keller Williams. Too many agents get their license and don't have a clue about what they are doing. Keller Williams offers a proven record of education for realtors. I was told they were expensive to work with and as a "newby" that scared me. But the real estate education I got once I began working with Keller was invaluable. You cannot lose by beginning a real estate career with an agency that is all about education and moral support. Good luck. ... more
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Thu Jun 26, 2014
Debra B Albert PA answered:
Foreclosures and short sales are very different animals. Short Sale homes are still owned by the owner, a foreclosure is owned by the bank. In both cases the bank must agree to the sale. In a short sale, you need to be at "fair market value". We run a regular CMA. In a foreclosure, the bank tells us what to list it for, and they dictate the terms of the sale. The offer is presented directly to them under the conditions they have set, and yes, there are often multiple offers. We often feel that they set the asking price low to get "multiple offers" or create a bidding situation. A short sale is not the same, the owner is still on the deed and they are trying to AVOID foreclosure. The homeowner must qualify for the short sale, and the offer to the bank has to meet their terms. The "Unknown" is this, what leans are on the property? What does the bank have to have in order to agree to a sale. So, in short, (no pun intended). Real Estate agents are not in charge. The bank is. I can assure you, we want to make the sale!~ Botton line? Many agents are just tired of dealing with distressed properties, other agents have become experts at it and are very good. ... more
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