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Mon Oct 16, 2017
Mary answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

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Sat Apr 30, 2016
Edward Serafin answered:
I just discover that Trulia works directly with other site. ZILLOW, once there, no need to advertise in Trulia.
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Wed Apr 27, 2016
Melissa Dyksterhouse answered:
It is free to post your home for sale on Trulia. To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

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Fri Apr 15, 2016
Iozete asked:
I tried to advertise but the first thing it does is give me a price to my house. We see that trulia give prices way too low to the houses.
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Sat Sep 12, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
I suggest you contact an agent using the tab at the top of the page and ask them your question.
Before doing so, jot down some relevant information: the size of the house, the size of the basement, and whether or not the basement is "finished."
Do you understand a half-bath is only a sink and toilet?? I'm asking because some people think it means the bathroom doesn't have a tub. If it were me and I were you, I'd price a 3/4 bath to add a shower, especially if the basement will be live-able square footage.

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Sun Feb 15, 2015
Gary Geer answered:
You can claim your listing by putting in the address and then selecting it as you listing.
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Sat May 10, 2014
Lisa Foster answered:
I know its a tough wait, but its worth every minute! "Back to Work" program has been helpful to many homeowners who otherwise would not have been able to buy.

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Thu Apr 24, 2014
If you've re-established your credit and can show you've done so for twelve consecutive months (to now), you may be able to.

Depending on the scenario and when certain dates occured, you may be able to or may have to wait.

If you were over your head financially and let the house go, you're looking at three years from when the insurance claim was paid for a new FHA loan.

If you were the victim of an "economic event" where you sustained a reduction in household income of 20% or more for six months, you may be eligible as early as one year after the claim was paid if you've re-established your credit.

To find out when you're eligible again to receive a FHA loan, you can call the FHA resource center @ (800) CALL-FHA (225-5342)

The eligibility date isn't necessarily set in stone if you qualify for the Back-To-Work program.

The only way to know if you can proceed is to contact a lender, explain your situation in full, possibly do a loan application if you meet certain criteria.

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Mon Dec 2, 2013
Gary Geer answered:
Hi Jessica,
Did you find a good lender to work with? If not you may want to consider Credit Unions as another option. They have helped many of my clients who had similar issues.

All the best,
Gary Geer
Results Realty USA
Antioch, IL
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Gary Geer answered:
Have you found the home you are looking for? Let me know if you still need assistance. I service all of Lake and McHenry Counties and can send you listings for any zip code in these areas. If you need to know what a property is worth, I provide a Comparative Market Analysis for buyers and sellers at NO COST or obligation. Why not find out what the market feels a property is worth prior to putting it on the market or prior to making an offer to buy?

Hope this helps.

All the best,
Gary Geer
Results Realty USa
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Sat Jul 17, 2010
Michael Cline answered:

Social Security & any sort of permanent disability can be used to qualify for a home as long as she will continue to receive that income for at least another 3 years. In most situations we are able to "gross up" the SSI income by either 15% or 25% - basically increasing your monthly income which will allow you to afford a bigger home. Based on your price of $75k she would probably need to make AT LEAST $18k a year in SSI. Of course your credit & other debts will also play a role in qualifying. Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Good luck.

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