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Wed Oct 26, 2016
Beth Mcgehee asked:
I found a three bedroom apartment in my price range. I submitted an online application providing income information to the property manager. We had some family issues and told the complex…
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Fri Sep 2, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

You can also list your property on Trulia. To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

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.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Regards,

Maricris
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Wed Aug 31, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

You can also list your property on Trulia. To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

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.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Regards,

Maricris
Consumer Care Advocate
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Fri Mar 20, 2015
Melissa Wiggans answered:
You should start by contacting a lender. If you don't qualify they can tell you why and if you do, they can tell you how much you can afford.
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Wed Jun 12, 2013
Danielle Nicholl answered:
In the St. Louis market, when an agent takes a listing they should be giving you the option of whether or not to allow comments on websites that share MLS information (IDX websites). If you have agreed to allow comments then anyone can post these comments (positive or negative). ... more
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Thu Feb 2, 2012
Dale Weir answered:
http://www.irs.gov/publications/p523/index.html will give you a lot of information on capital gains

of most interest to you, however will be this section:
Maximum Exclusion

You can exclude up to $250,000 of the gain (other than gain allocated to periods of nonqualified use) on the sale of your main home if all of the following are true.

You meet the ownership test.

You meet the use test.

During the 2-year period ending on the date of the sale, you did not exclude gain from the sale of another home.

For details on gain allocated to periods of nonqualified use, see Nonqualified Use , later.

If you and another person owned the home jointly but file separate returns, each of you can exclude up to $250,000 of gain from the sale of your interest in the home if each of you meets the three conditions just listed.

You may be able to exclude up to $500,000 of the gain (other than gain allocated to periods of nonqualified use) on the sale of your main home if you are married and file a joint return and meet the requirements listed in the discussion of the special rules for joint returns, later, under Married Persons .

While the MLS records are not electronic for that time period, there are some ways we can use to determine the value. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
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Thu Jan 26, 2012
Bill Oesterle answered:
Hi Maggie,
There have been 5 condos sold in Ridgeview in the past 12 months and a wide range of days on the market from 56 to 232. This wide range depends on the PLC-Price, Location & Condition. Currently there are 3 under contract and 2 active. One is a short sale and will affect the pricing in the area. As an Accredited Buyers Agent I bring more than most agents to offer you and includes knowledge in HVAC, plumbing, electrical & carpentry. Knowing the area is only part of the puzzle and as a RE/MAX agent I can put together a smooth transaction and properly represent your interest. Call me at 314-581-2260 or email me at billoesterle@remax.net for more information or any other questions you may have.
Bill Oesterle
RE/MAX Gold
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Thu Oct 6, 2011
Dale Weir answered:
Sat May 10, 2008
Emily Kibler answered:
Mary,
I live and work in your area...my office is located near Manchester and Clarkson across the street from the Daniel Boone Library. We have noticed that thecomparables on sites like this are not as accurate as a CMA prepared by a realtor. Realtors have access to more complete information in the MLS and often we've actually been in the homes that would be comparable and have a good sense of differences in condition etc. If you want a general idea of value, sites like this are OK to obtain a ballpark figure. Just be sure you're comparing apples and apples and not apples and oranges.

Please feel free to contact me if you'd like a professionally prepared CMA. Emily Kibler, 314-749-3333.
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Wed Nov 14, 2007
Jennifer Wilton answered:
Delancy, it looks like you are in Ballwin- so much depends on the area, but I would go in this order: school district, subdivision, zip code and radius. Because the market has changed so much recently, I would only really look at comps from this year (those that sold this year, not necessarily active listings, as they only reflect what someone HOPES to get, not what they WILL get). I usually try to find sold listings in the last 3 to 6 months when possible. Hope this is helpful! I replied to your other question as well; please contact me if I can be of further assistance! ... more
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Wed Nov 14, 2007
Jennifer Wilton answered:
Delancy, if I were the Realtor representing the sellers, let me tell you, I would be glad to get an offer and I would encourage my clients to see it the same way. I would also say that in this market, making a large profit after only four years of ownership is unlikely. In our area, offers seem to be 'lowball' if they are more than 10% less than asking price. I would go by their current asking price, not the original list. It would also be helpful to have comps for the home, to back up your offer if possible.

I understand that some folks feel they don't need representation, but I'm not sure why you wouldn't want one in a buyer situation. It is no cost to you (seller pays all commissions, even to buyer's agent) and research shows that you will get a better deal with representation than going it alone, especially if the other party is represented. What will happen in the case of the seller having a Realtor and you not having one is that the Seller's agent will get the ENTIRE commission- don't think you will get a better deal by not being represented!
That said, I would be happy to help you out if you're interested and need professional advice. I am familiar with much of St. Louis County. My company is a small, independent brokerage with a focus on customer service and relationship building, and over 80% of our business is based on referral. My website is http://www.LeoLawrence.com, and my direct number is 314-651-3210 if you would like to call.
In any case- good luck getting that home!
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