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Wed Jun 17, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
I'm not sure what you are asking but if it is whether you can list a house for sale, only real estate professionals can post on Trulia.
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Sat Dec 20, 2014
April Taylor answered:
According the National Association of Realtors FSBO sales price was $174,900, while the average price for a home represented by an agent was $215,000, a difference of $40,100.----This is national average. 85086 zip code demands higher prices then national average :) but this probably means larger difference between FSBO and Realtor listings. ... more
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Wed Jun 25, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed, you can however try blogging about the property; if and when you do list with an agent, he/she can post it for you, ask; or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site. ... more
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Debbie Zappala answered:
You've successfully promoted your short sale property! Social media is a wonderful way to spread the word. Talk to your listing agent about more ways to get the word out!
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Tue Jul 2, 2013
Rose Mullins answered:
The short answer is that the lease transfers with the purchase and you would be required to honor the lease. However, that being said, you may enter into an agreement with the tenant that would offer you the end result you are looking for. Usually renters are most agreeable if you sweeten the deal for them (ie; refund their deposits, give them their last 30 days free, or provide a cash moving incentive). Make sure that all agreements are made in writing with all parties signing the agreement. ... more
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Mon May 6, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Is it possible that they are talking about an area where there is a large number of Radon sickness, or Cancer, or Asthma?
We have heard about things like this.
But, this was over a year ago:
Would there be something in the newspapers, or Google?
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Moira Huss answered:
Great answers from others, being this was back in April 2011, if you still follow this question, I'd be curious to know what your outcome was.
It is important to know that you were signing a Real Estate Agency Disclosure and Election form for either, and if your offer was accepted on the first home. Yes if you did not withdraw and had money in escrow, you would lose that earnest deposit.
If you were signing a real estate agency disclosure and election, it would've needed additional signing that you did not have full representation.
If you work with one agent, they're representing you.
If you're working with the listing agent, as the buyer, you have limited representation.
I sure hope you're following this so you can answer as to the outcome of your question?
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Brokerforseniors answered:
Who was the Pulte drywall company in Martin Valley, Coolidge, AZ 85128
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Tue Aug 2, 2011
Patrick Jorgensen answered:
We have plenty of water here. It just costs more than anywhere else in the valley. Arizona American Water is making us pay for the cost of their treatment facility. Unfortunately, until the lawsuits are settled, we are stuck. ... more
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Tue Apr 26, 2011
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
This is a big unknown. Maybe you should consider homes that are less likely to have been built with this material - either in another area or built when this product was not yet in use.
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Mon Feb 14, 2011
Nicole answered:
***UPDATE**** I got written approval on Feb 9 and we had our pest and home inspection this weekend. We are doing a VA loan and know that the apprasial has to be done. we have a rough COE of March 25,2011. Hope it closes sooner. Thanks for the advice. ... more
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Tue Nov 16, 2010
Stacy Carter answered:
Your lease should have a section that outlines what happens in early termination. You most likely have to give a minimum of 60 days notice and there may be some sort of financial compensation for the tenant for disturbing their quiet enjoyment of the property.

The bigger question is why you'd have to short sale at all? Based on your question, I'm assuming the rent is not enough to cover your mortgage. Have you fallen behind on payments with the lender and have you received foreclosure notices?

Full disclosure to the tenant might be the best course of action. The renter may be willing to pay more or better yet, they might be interested in purchasing the property. You probably have options you haven't considered. Talk with a Realtor in your area to see what they might suggest.

Good luck,
Stacy Carter
Associate Broker
Home Appreciators Team at
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers
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Fri Jun 18, 2010
Shelia Greene answered:
i'm looking for a townhome in plano tx-
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Tue Aug 18, 2009
Joan Braunschweiger answered:
There are presently 163 properties for sale in Long Valley. That being said, I do not have any near enough information about your house to give you an accurate answer.
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Sun Jul 19, 2009
Tonia Vickery answered:
The housing market in Anthem for homes under $200,000 is fast and furious. Anthem still is unique that is falls under USDA rural housing guidelines and certain buyers can get 100% financing in this price range. I have multiple buyers for Anthem that have been attempting to get a property up there for months in the lower price ranges. I currently have an Anthem condo in escrow for $75,000 and a country club home at 1432SF in contract for $125,000. So of course, the values are terrific in my humble opinion. July is a high buying time and if you are in that range of under $200,000 maybe waiting another 30-60 days to start may be beneficial. I still predict the market will be good. Don't wait too long though...Anthem is a haven for vacation rentals....once the winter visitors arrive, they tend to start seeking to buy once they see the prices of the homes. ... more
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Tue Mar 3, 2009
Kathleen Mazzocco answered:
Hi Bridget,

What area of Anthem is your home located? I post the Anthem Home Sales Stats on my blog monthly.
Today the lender owned homes is the majority in Anthem.

January 2009 the average time for an owner occupied home took 140 days.
February 2009 the average time for an owner occupied home took 122 days.

These average numbers can vary depending on what part of Anthem that you live in.

Anthem, AZ will be featured on HGTV on March 25th...hopefully it will help bring a buyer your way!
Please visit my website for more info

I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about Anthem, AZ home sales.
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Wed Feb 11, 2009
Kathleen Mazzocco answered:
I am a real estate agent that lives in the Phoenix side of Anthem...the west side. I would recommend that your agent put "Anthem" as the subdivision and marketing name in the MLS. The zip code for the west side of Anthem is 85087. Some agents from other parts of Phoenix don't realize Anthem has two zip codes 85086 & 85087. It would be important to have Anthem in the description too.

Anthem, AZ will be featured on HGTV House Hunters on March 25th. I am hoping the national exposure will help potential buyers notice ANTHEM. Be sure to check out my blog for the latest home sales stats for Anthem.
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Sat Mar 15, 2008
Jerry Murphy answered:
Hi Blitz,

I am a Realtor that actually lives in Anthem. Rod answered the question well as to the length of time on market here in Anthem, but his comment about I-17 is misfounded. In fact there are a lot of misconceptions about Anthem. Yes, there is construction going on I-17 to expand it to 4 lanes going north and south. However, I have noticed that since the beginning of this construction that traffic has actually become BETTER. It has slowed people down, made them more cautious and thereby reduced the number of accidents on that stretch of highway.

Regarding Anthem real estate, it is definitely picking up. We have more homes pending sales now than we have had in almost two years. Anthem, much like most of the other new communities in the Phoenix valley was subject to a lot of speculation during the boom time of 2004/05. And now, as we have seen in many locations, that speculation has killed the market. That being said, Anthem is still a terrific place to live. In fact this weekend is Anthem Days, our annual two-day event with a carnival and trades fair.

For more information about Anthem, Phoenix, or Scottsdale real estate please visit our website at:
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