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Tue Oct 24, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia no longer allows agents to manually enter a listing. You have to have an auto feed from your MLS or use a site that will take your listings and post to sites like Trulia. Another good place to post a listing is Active Rain, I placed a link for a free account. ... more
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Sat Aug 12, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Either call your homeowners insurance company to file a claim and give you money to fix it or use your savings to fix it. There is nothing anybody can do online to help you.
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Mon May 22, 2017
Rich Reed answered:
Hi, Lee, you said you have a Realtor. Did you sign an exclusive representation agreement with your Realtor? When the same broker represents both the buyer and the seller in CA, it is called a "dual agency" Dual agency is allowed in CA with proper disclosures. If you've signed an exclusive representation agreement with your Realtor, you may have already agreed to a possible dual agency.
The issue of dual agency is a hot topic and you will hear solid arguments for and against it.
This article gives more information:
For most situations I would recommend that each party have their own exclusive representative, but not always.
I am a real estate broker qualified to advise you on California real estate matters, not the law. If you desire legal advice, consult with an attorney.
Hope this helps!
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Thu Apr 20, 2017
Sgtdrsullivan asked:
I have on 3 occasions expressed interest in properties for rent and have received confirmation from Trulia that my requests have been sent to the property owners along with supplying my…
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Fri May 18, 2012
Cindy Davis answered:
Hi Doug,

If I understand this correctly, you are looking for someone that will provide you with a lower listing fee if they buy a home with you?

I don't know what you're looking for in the way of a 'reallty great discount' but I would be willing to discuss this with you.

As an independent broker, I am not constrained by brokerage regulations of the big names, so I invite you to give me a call and let's see what we can work out!!

Have a good one!
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Mon May 10, 2010
Khrystyna Chorna answered:
$2500 is doable Downtown San Diego, but it won't be amazing with water views, etc.
PB, OB, or La Jolla might be better options, but again, it won't be right on the beach.
If you want, email me or give me a call and I can send you a list of currently available properties, so you get the feel for the market.

Good luck in your search,
Khrystyna Chorna
Prudential California Realty
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Tue Feb 2, 2010
David C Diboll answered:
Larry- glad you clarified from "with high HOA's" to "without". That makes a huge difference. Generally condos in downtown SD have the higher HOA's. There are a lot of areas to either buy or rent in Solana Beach, Encinitas, or other coastal areas in "North County SD". You might want to rent for a few months before you decide on a specific part of town to buy in.

Take a look at or call me at 858-692-2360 if you have any more specific questions. I'd be happy to help in any way I can.

David C Diboll
Nuvilla Real Estate
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Tue Oct 6, 2009
Mike Lewis answered:
Altadena, I think you should always look for at least a 2 bedroom condo as an investment. For just a little more in purchase price your rental market really opens up for you. If the 1 bedroom is priced really well and the numbers work for you and there are no better 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom deals then it could work. Check the rents out on rental sites and make your best decision. Hire an agent too. ... more
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Tue Aug 19, 2008
Joe Salcedo answered:
At this time it is not worthed to put your money in that house. All you have to
do is to do only those items that cosmetic not to improvement again do not
try to do IMPROVEMENY.
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Wed Aug 13, 2008
Steve answered:
Take Catherine's advice at your own peril. I am not wealthy or an elitist, but I am a realist. There are no shortcuts to get you where you want to be without paying high interest rates and putting your finances at risk. Hopefully you can afford the home in question, but I still feel you will be better off working on your credit first.

BTW Catherine, I work hard and take care of my family also (not that that somehow entitles a person to a loan). It also took me about 10 years to save up the down payment on my first house. Home ownership is not a right, and you are not helping anyone by encouraging people with a poor track record of debt repayment and saving to take on more debt than they can likely handle. If Mark has the income and discipline to fulfill a mortgage obligation, he probable also can take the first steps of improving his credit and building some savings.
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