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Thu Jun 4, 2015
Eric Markowski answered:
Try going through a private owner and see if they can work with you. Check Craigslist or just look for signs that say for rent by owner and call the number. Hope this helps.
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Mon Jan 12, 2015
Danielle Nicholl answered:
Unfortunately there are many rental scams online- and it is next to impossible for websites to monitor these. The best advice is to find a real estate agent who works with rental properties, or find a large management company in the area who will likely have a large pool of available properties.
Before giving anyone deposits on properties you find for rent online- be sure to do your due diligence & prove they are the owner or have a signed management agreement.
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Wed Jan 7, 2015
Alan May answered:
Yes, it is frustrating. There are a lot of scams among the rental listings.

Sorry. Be smart. Don't send them any money.
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Wed Feb 5, 2014
DeLUX Team Realty answered:
Of course we can help sell your home and find you a townhome in the Capital Hill area, call us 303 327-5898 and we'll get started.
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Bev West answered:
Highly recommend not mixing the two transactions. Either you rent or you buy. If you decide to go this route, visit with an attorney first to have them check over the contract.
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Robert McGuire answered:

Two things. First of all, Trulia is not the standard for pricing in your neighborhood, your Realtor is. Second of all, almost every decent property priced correctly in Denver and under $200,000 is running into multiple offers and 'bidding wars'. There are some agents and most banks that list properties right at market value or a little under for the express purpose of generating 'bidding wars'. This is not a negative for you, but a positive. Go with the highest bidder. You can get a second opinion from another Realtor to make sure you are getting a good price for your home. I would not automatically assume that your agent is being unethical in this transaction. You can also speak to the Managing Broker of your agent's company to calm your fears. If you are not being represented correctly and to your best interest and all of the right disclosures in place, there are ways to back out of the contract. Let us know what happens.

Robert McGuire ASR
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
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Sun May 20, 2012
Mike Papantonakis answered:
I have found that they don't all take longer. It depends on who the lender is. There are a choice few that are notorious for dragging out the process.Incompetent help and lousy systems. I've been working one recently that has a system that they claim makes the process go more smoothly and quickly. On the contrary. I upload documents to their system that they request and then weeks later they ask for the same documents. I look at the upload file in their system the the documents that I uploaded are no longer there. It's frustrating to say the least.I've then called customer service after no communication from my negotiator and found that one hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing.
I've also had experience with a couple of other lenders who portfolio their loans. Those are a snap. They typically give you an answer within days or a couple of weeks. I think we all know which lenders are the slow, slow, slow, incompetent lenders. Unfortunately, they have the majority of the short sales. That in and of itself is part of the problem.
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Mon Dec 20, 2010
Matt Ackerman answered:
If the property is a HUD home and you are getting an FHA loan, then the appraisal should already be complete as it was done by HUD to set the sales price. If it is conventional, the other answers have been correct - some mistake is being made by the bank/lender. Fortunately, HUD usually refunds the first $375 fee for the first 15 day extension as long as you close. You'll need to pay the fee with a cashiers check, but again, it should be refunded at closing. We're closing purchases of HUD homes in less than 30 days right now with our in house underwriting, so I would be inquiring with the loan originator's manager to find out what is going on. ... more
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Wed Feb 17, 2010
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Sun Apr 5, 2009
Kristal Kraft answered:
When negotiating for a home, the closing date is one of the terms you and the seller need to agree on. Typically a closing date that far in advance is not going to appeal to a seller. The seller would worry about losing valuable marketing time if you were to default on the purchase.

HOWEVER, if you were to do inspections and get your financing in place then give the seller a strong guarantee, for instance make your earnest money go hard if you default, that might convince him. Of course your earnest money would need to be something substantial.

Good luck with endeavors!

BTW, I've got a blog series going on 100 real estate and relocation tips in 100 days. You might find other tips there. Stop by for a visit!
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Mon Feb 23, 2009
Brian Burke answered:
It means the you can close quickly and move right in.
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