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Tue Apr 11, 2017
Martinfinancial2015 asked:
I have no debt on my credit report except student loans however they are deferred payments because I am working on my masters online. How much house can I afford in Louisiana with a 700…
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Mon Jan 23, 2017
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Tue Jul 12, 2016
Anthony answered:

Thank you for contacting Trulia. I am happy to offer some insight here. The image you are seeing is likely coming from Google Maps based on inaccurate coordinates for the property. Creating a listing will allow you to submit new photos and will allow the map location to be corrected, as well. These changes can only be done when a home is actively listed for sale.

If you intend to sell the listing through an agent, you will need to connect with them directly to create a listing. You can search for agents in your area via our directory:

To post a listing For Sale By Owner, please refer to the article below for instructions on how to set that up. Once done, you are welcome to write in to us and we can assist with updating the map. Please contact us directly with the address for the listing here:

Create a For Sale By Owner Listing:
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Wed May 25, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
Just like when you're ironing out a purchase price, the post-inspection period is about *negotiating*. The seller makes an initial request, you respond and then you go back and forth until you reach an agreeable point or you go your separate ways because you can't.

However, if we're talking $1,000, I'd just fix what they're asking for unless it's something ridiculous like asking you to fill nail holes in the wall or something. Would you really want to risk them walking away and having to start all over again with a new buyer for $1,000 - especially when you're going to have to tell that buyer from the get-go about these issues now that you know about them?

Put yourself in their shoes: How would YOU feel about buying a house with a leaky roof?
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Mon Feb 1, 2016
Dan Tabit answered:

Rent to owns are rare and even more rarely are they a good deal for the renter/buyer. The vast majority of rent to own renter/buyer's never end up buying the house. They are a great deal for the landlord/Seller as they get to collect large up front deposits and over market rent only to do it all over again in the same
house. I consider it basically immoral and predatory in most cases.

Resolving credit issues isn't rocket science and a local mortgage lender can and often do assist buyers with this. Many things you can do yourself, others the lender can direct or assist you with.

Most people in this position are far better off renting the least expensive place they can stand to live in and save up some down payment, get on a budget and fix their credit. Once you are qualified, you can select any listed property in your price range and you've fixed the issues that hurt your credit.
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Wed Nov 4, 2015
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Call Trulia Customer Service during business hours, PST.

Look at the bottom of the we page, there are many fine links.
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Wed Nov 4, 2015
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Thu Aug 7, 2014
Tim Johnson answered:
I'm not sure exactly how much and inground pool would add to the value of your home. I'm sure it depends on if it's the best quality or not. Also, the size would have a pretty large impact on the value. I do know that it would increase it more than it would cost, without a doubt. ... more
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Hyatt Hood answered:
I'm happy to provide a market analysis on any property in the Greater New Orleans Area. Please send me the address of the subject property to me.

Hyatt Hood
REALTOR Licensed in the State of Louisiana - U.S.A.
Mobile: 985.966.1131 | E-mail: |
LATTER & BLUM | 1151 North Causeway Blvd. | Mandeville, LA 70471 | 985.626.5695
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Thu Aug 22, 2013
Jeri Creson answered:
Anytime you are involved with a relocation sale, it is a good idea to discuss with your lender how familiar they are with the specifics involved with Relocation. The relocating employer generally has the relocation company buy the house first from the relocating employee, and the new buyer will actually purchase from the relocation company. There is a significant tax benefit in doing it this way for the relocating employee. There is a "double deed" situation involved, which is confusing to some lenders who are not experienced in such things, and underwriting can be held up. I recently had a situation where the buyer's lender (not my client) simply could not function within the terms required by the relocation company, and we were at an old fashioned "stand off" until somebody was willing to budge. The investor on the loan was a foreign investment group, and was a nightmare to work with.

Check early with your lender and verify that they are accustomed to the paperwork and procedures involved with relocation.. if they aren't, trust me, find another lender early in the transaction!

Good luck out there -
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Fri May 10, 2013
Daniel answered:
if you have a mls# it is technically listed by a Realtor, have your listing Realtor add on Trulia
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Meena Gujral answered:
There is so much to know when selling your home and without an agent to help you does not make any sense whatsoever. Do you understand the Purchase agreement and all the disclosures that need to be completed? Do you know the good and bad about the offers you will get?

Only your agent can explain and advice you of all the hurdles along the way before the house can close successfully. Selling a home can be very stressful and without an agent to tell you if what is going on in the transaction is normal or not, it can be even more stressful.

You can go to Craigslist and to list for sale by owner homes. You can also list in, but I think there is a charge to list on that site.

You may want to contact Help-U-Sell Real Estate in your area. They can sell your home for a low set fee and you can save thousands of dollars. They are full service realtors and they handle all the marketing, escrow coordination, paperwork etc. Go to and check out the office closest to you by going to the office locator tab.

Meena Gujral
Help-U-Sell Achievers Realty
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Thu Oct 29, 2009
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Tony,

Thank you for alerting us about this. From what I can tell, Keller Williams is simply sending this listing address to us incorrectly. I'm not sure what may have caused the problem on their end but I've gone ahead and manually updated the street name in our database in any case. Our display of this street name should be corrected within approximately 24 hours. If that doesn't occur, or if you have any other concerns, please alert our Customer Service team via the link below.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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