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37209 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 19, 2017
Zacksummy asked:
We now have now postings for the same house and mine needs to be removed. Please help
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Tue Feb 7, 2017
Aaron Lovett answered:
Hi Maria, you should be able to get that from the local utility company. If that is HVUD for you, you can find their contact info here:

You can also check with the property manager or landlord for a rental. ... more
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Sat Sep 3, 2016
Paulrippee asked:
I made an ad for my home as a rental using Zillow and it posted to Trulia, which is great. However, I just lowered the price on the Zillow ad and it's not changing the Trulia ad price…
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Wed Oct 8, 2014
Mario Miralles answered:
When you are ready to list, consider us- we will help you sell. Check out our profile.

Contact me via my Trulia Profile:

Mario Miralles

Direct: 615 557 7289

Realty Trust Residential
1600 Westgate Circle, #100
Brentwood TN 37027
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Fri Feb 21, 2014
Sharon Felton answered:
Hello from another Sharon. Are you interested in renting or purchasing? You say you are a cash buyer; that's great news. Have you found a Realtor yet? If not, I would be very happy to assist you. Your question does not specify which property it is that you're interested in, so if you'll email me (or call), I'll help you and we'll set up a viewing appointment. You can reach me at or call me at 615 870 4094. ... more
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Bailie Rhea Hodges-Marrero answered:
A lot of our close friends are grad students at Vandy, and we frequent the area.

As Realtors we can't answer your question in a direct way. Which is why all the agent's below are giving you a round about answer.

However I will give you this link which will allow you to check out the area.

We would love to assist in this transition. If you would like for Paul and I to create a custom search of available homes to send to you feel free to contact us at your convenience


-Bailie and Paul
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Sun Nov 17, 2013
Laura Scott answered:
Hi Sean,
Another caveat to consider is this....lenders and Realtors both say"just ask for the 3% closing costs and ( prepaids, but in the negotiations this may hinder the price that you want for the house, so sometimes, I find that Sellers may do better with just a dollar amount you may think that this is the same, but actually it is just a psychological factor.....and usually you really do not need 3 % because a Seller does not want to to pay a Buyers origination fee....(and it could be 2 %)....Laura at Pilkerton Realtors 371.2474, 977.9088 ... more
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Sun Nov 17, 2013
Bailie Rhea Hodges-Marrero answered:
Hey Brittany,

If you would really like to find out an exact plan of what needs to be done.

We can work with you. I understand that a lot of these agents are saying to do this, that, and the other. However we are 100% dedicated to helping you and showing you an actual plan customized to your needs. Not a rigorous plan that you won’t be able to sustain.

Feel free to read our recommendations. (95% of our clients are long term credit clients)
I would love to help you.


Feel free to call me at any-time. Let’s see if I can help you get a little bit closer towards your goal.

The consultation is free and my time is all yours.
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Salim Mohammed answered:
As long as you have sufficient income to show lenders that you are capable of making their payments any bank will gladly lend you money.If you are purchasing these homes to be used as income properties you can show this to the lenders as well,but to be counted as income you need to file taxes on them for 2 years says "uncle SAM". ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Bianca Bennett answered:
I purchased two houses for myself and for both the seller agreed to pay closing costs and prepaid, and I did not end up paying more for the property. Is always good to ask and negotiate with the banks. ... more
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Wed Oct 6, 2010
Sharon Wayman answered:
Are you interested in selling your property?
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Sat Jun 6, 2009
Marilyn Bell answered:
It depends on what your long term goals are. Are you planning to keep it as a rental property for a long time? I own several duplexes, and while they are great moneymakers, they don't appreciate like single family homes. There is also a smaller buyer pool for multifamily units. And that buyer pool is filled with smart investors like you looking for a deal! They make decisions based more on the financial aspects than emotions - which means they won't overpay, and often want to underpay!

I inherited a double lot with a single family home and a duplex on the property. I didn't choose them, but now I have them, and I can tell you with such a limited buyer pool, it's not going to get anywhere near as much as two separate properties on two separate lots.

So, if rental income is your long term goal, get some bids from some licensed contractors and see what that situation would look like. However, if your plans are to sell anytime soon I would personally would not build another dwelling unless you separate the lots and sell them separately.

Good luck! Let me know if I can do anything else for you.
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Mon Dec 15, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
Tom you should seek the advise of a cpa who will determine your tax liability, it is not worth guessing.
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Mon Jul 16, 2007
Kathleen Kelly answered:
Hi Kathy!

Orlando Ave is in a great neighborhood known as Patina which has been enjoying a vibrant revitalization with new construction in the last 3 - 4 years. Being right off of White Bridge Road, Orlando Ave is close to great food, shopping, health care, and convenient to the interstate.

Kathy, awareness is your best defense, so you will want to check out crime info; there is an interactive crime map at and a really good sex-offender map at You can find detailed school info at and if you are interested in purchasing on Orlando, there is currently a 2-story, contemporary style, 3 bedroom/2 bath that appears to be well maintained and priced correctly. I would be happy to find out more details if you wish.
Hope you are having a great day! ~Kathleen
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