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Wed Aug 10, 2016
Maricris A answered:

To start, I would like to note that the Trulia estimate is an estimate derived from our proprietary algorithm. Our estimates use a ton of info, including recent sales of similar homes and home facts like number of bedrooms and bathrooms, square footage, and more to provide insight into what a home is worth. This data is compiled from public records and other sources for counties across the US. Please know that we do not intend for the estimate to replace a comparative market analysis as they can take into account market intricacies that the Trulia Estimate cannot. The Trulia Estimate is really meant to be a starting point in determining a home’s value and is not an official appraisal. To learn more about the Trulia estimate, we encourage our users to follow this link:

Please also note that we do not directly edit or remove Trulia estimates. While we monitor customer feedback for systematic issues with the algorithm, we do not change individual estimates in response to customer feedback. We understand however, that some homes may be unique in ways that are not well captured by existing data. To provide more information on your estimate, we encourage you to claim your home and update its facts if you notice any information is outdated.

Updates to your home facts will be factored into your home's Trulia estimate, however, if the updates are not significant enough to impact the home's value, your estimate may not change.

If you're looking for a precise value for your home, we recommend you talk to a real estate professional.

One thing to consider is that when you do put your home on the market, the Trulia estimate will disappear as it is a feature only available for off market properties.


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Sat Jun 25, 2016
Cherdaze asked:
Thu Apr 14, 2016
Cameo3716 asked:
so many list they do it but they arent specialists at all.. wont even consider asking less for the buyers.
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Robert Erney answered:
I could care less! Maybe a seller may have the same question, and well they now have answers! And yes mine is the best lol Don't wast time with agents whos listings expire!! PRICE RIGHT = SOLD ... more
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Robert Erney answered:
It's really simple actually getting the list of the properties, its the process of finding a good one and making a move on it! The good ones go fast and new deals almost daily. If you want foreclosures, hud homes, bank owned, Fannie Mae deals you need to work with a guy like me!
Get all the professionally hand picked deals emailed daily!

Or you can just email me with what your criteria!
Call or text if you would like! :-)
Office (440)572-1195
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Robert Erney answered:
Ya i'm not sure about all these long answers. I do not know of any websites that offer a rent to own search. A real estate agent like myself can put you in there system and have every lease option deal that fits your criteria on the market sent to your email! Contact me anytime I would love to help you out! :-) You may be able to work a deal with a seller that isn't really offering a lease purchase option depending on your situation.

Get your lease purchase list here and watch some educational videos about the process!
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Robert Erney answered:
Mortgage lenders, however, will grant home loans to qualifying home buyers with a down payment of as little as 3 to 5 percent of the purchase price if the mortgage is insured. I can give you some of my mortgage pros contact info if you haven't already figured out where you stand as far as borrowing power! I know some lenders offer programs where they can help better your credit so you can borrow sooner then later.

Please if anyone have questions about buying or selling real estate do not hesitate to contact me anytime!
Robert Erney - Real Estate
Cell (630)809-7224
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Serene McGrath answered:
Email me your contact info and I will give you a few names to call.
Serene McGrath-realtor
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Hi Vctech, There's the mortgage debt forgiveness act that is only good for debts from 2007-2012 tax years. If you did or was foreclosed on OR if your lender restructured your loan and forgave you for any debt, this is something you should research further to enable you to write off the maximum amount you can for your tax returns this year. * IF you are in a FNMA or FREDDIE MAC loan there's a Refi Plus loan that you could possibly qualify for. I just received an update that if it's a FREDDIE MAC loan, I can refinance you with up to an unlimited loan-to-value. Fannie mae, I still have a cap on the loan-to-value. So, if you're still in the home, and want to find out what you options are there concerning a refinance, my contact information follows. Best wishes to you, Kimberly Lawson Mortgage Loan Originator T/F: 888-659-3848 NMLS:5601 OH.LO.004495.000 First Priority Financial Inc "Where Open Minds Close More Home Loans" 748 N. Court Street, Suite 201 Medina, OH 44256 NMLS:3257 Licensed by Ohio Division of Financial Institutions, MB.850147.001 ... more
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Robert Erney answered: CLICK FORE YOUR Rent to own LIST!!

Hey Robert here there really isn't a whole lot of sellers offering a RTO option, but what i can do is email a few that are offering RTO! And ill have you set up with a automatic email when new ones come available! If your borrowing power is almost ready or this is something else small holding you back from buying now I can talk sellers into offing you this option! There is some other stuff you should know about such as down payment requirements you should know about! Feel free too contact me anytime for youe RTO list of more info!! - 630-809-7224 - ROBERT ERNEY ... more
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Thu Feb 2, 2012
Robert Erney answered:
Yes defiantly contact a real estate agent with any questions!
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney?

Please contact me anytime i will be more then happy to answer any questions you may have or come ac-crossed! Robert Erney (630)809-7224
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Thu Feb 2, 2012
Robert Erney answered:
I have had a friend that live in aspen lakes! Just like any other apartment you will have the dislikes and likes. I would say it isnt the best in Brunswick but it will do! Also i suggest maybe thinking about buying the price of a mortgage is just allot cheaper then renting! Im talking 300- 400 mortagage payments! Start looking into the future and maybe turning your first home into your first investment property with out the hassle of having people right on your lap while renting! Please feel free to contact me anytime i feel i can steer you into the right direction the first time!
(630)809-7224 Call anytime with any type of questions!
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Sun Dec 9, 2007
Durenda Fachtmann CEC CRS GRI answered:

By your home being on the market since February 2007, the comparable sold properties were probably sales dating as far back as February 2006.

Lending guidelines have changed significantly this year.

Currently most lenders require their appraisers to use comparable sold properties no older than 3 months.

In order to establish your current market value, ask your realtor to re-evaluate your property using comparable sold properties no older than the past 3 months.

If your property is in good condition, and shows uncluttered, clean and fresh, to get a contract and sale in reasonable time in this static or declining market, price your property AT VALUE.

Most sellers want to price at value + (room to negotiate)

There are buyers out there and they are and have been buying.

The buyers have much more inventory within their given parameters than they have in the past few years. They are taking their time shopping, seeing everything, and first hand learning values, and trying to find the best deal

When they see a property priced at value, that property stands out as a good deal and is typically the property chosen to make their offer.

Of course they will come in with an offer, that is only prudent. However in smart negotiating when the seller counters back to reasonable value, the buyer "justifies" (in their mind) the value of the counter, which most of the time results in a good value contract for that seller.

If a seller is upside down in the loans secured by their property, lease-option, lease-purchase, or rent until the market rebounds is a viable option.

You have received good advise to seek the guidance of an attorney.
Consider seeking the adviese of a local real estate attorney.

Best of luck in the disposition of your home
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