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Thu Jun 22, 2017
Alan May answered:
Your contract with your real estate agent (whether you're asking about a buyer's agent, or a listing agent) is a legal document.... and it has terms in it which talk about cancellation. Read your contract. ... more
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Sat Apr 8, 2017
Thomas Ver Ploeg asked:
I created listing in Zillow, it has correct address. Listing was imported into Trulia and shows wrong city.
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Mon Jul 7, 2014
Matt Hennig answered:
Hi Teddy,

Take a look at the ARL website, They have a lot of great information regarding pet ownership and pet friendly homes in and around Des Moines. I have three dogs myself and live in a townhouse in West Des Moines. I don't have anything quite as large as a Great Dane, but I can certainly understand the struggle to find a great home that will accept him/her. If you have any questions or need any assistance finding a home to purchase, please do not hesitate to contact me, 515-505-1991.

Good luck!
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Tue Dec 1, 2009
Michelle Price, ABR,CNE,CRS answered:
Thank you for your question...I've just joined Trulia as a real estate Professional and would be happy to answer your question. First, there is no exact dollar figure on how the 6 lane Hwy will affect your value. What you need to realize is, there will be less buyers interested in a home that is near or backing to a busy street. Most often when I'm sitting with my buyer clients and looking at homes on the MLS, I will mention that this home backs to a busy street and the buyer will say, "I'm not interested" and we move onto the next home on our list. So, that said, the pricing of your home needs to encourage buyers to see your home. Which means your home has to be priced very competitively against the comparable homes on the market.

To answer your other question, about updating... it depends. If you price your home knowing that it needs updating, you will attract buyers interested in a lower price and updating themselves. On the other hand, if you update and price higher (since you did put the money into it), there is no guarantee that 1) the prospective buyer will like your choices and 2) the buyer will "reinburse" you for the money you put into it. If you are going to live in your home for another 10 years and would enjoy your updates, then I'd say absolutely, go for it. More than likely, the mechanicals will fail and need replacing in those 10 years. But if you are not going to sell soon, there is no reason to "fix what's not broken."

Hope that helps.

Michelle Price, ABR, CRS, CHMS
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Wed Apr 15, 2009
Dana Schuster answered:
A first time buyer is defined as someone who has not owned a home in the past 3 years. if your husband fits this criteria,you can qualify.
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