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Thu May 12, 2016
pachamoz asked:
Not always is possible to have a good internet connection
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Thu Oct 22, 2015
Ed Jurenka answered:
List it or put a FSBO sign out front. Nothing you can do about neighboring properties unless they are in code violations as this is a free country and people have a right to live how they feel or can afford. I ran into the same thing in NJ. I had a 3 story granite Victorian with 13 rooms and 4 fireplaces built in the 1880's and years later all smaller homes were built next to me going up the hill. I could not sell, and wound up turning it back to the bank and doing a bankruptcy. ... more
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Fri May 29, 2015
Trulia and zillow both seem to have pretty good models and can give you a good idea of what your home is worth.

Zillow seems to be more based on what has sold where Trulia seems to be more predictive and seems to take into account the direction of the market.

Therefore if you are refinancing the value Zillow will give is most likely what the appraisal will be if you are selling the value given by Trulia will give you a much better idea as to where to price it.

Either way these are computer models and you need to know they reflect homes in the condition they have sold in. You must adjust for the condition of the home. So if you are in a brand new tract of homes and they are all the same model these computer models will be dead on. In the real world one house can be completely run down and another can be completely refurbished. The difference can easily be $100,000 and the computer models have no way to take that into consideration.

Also if you decide you want to sell by owner you can usually subtract another 8% or so from what it will sell for.
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Fri May 22, 2015
PIFA answered:
Look on redfin. What has sold with similar square feet as yours? Does it have similar upgrades? This will give you a general idea.
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Tue Jan 13, 2015
I would be more than happy to recommend a real estate agent to you. Have you been pre-approved for your purchase?

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079
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Wed Aug 13, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
First find the house on Trulia
Second add the link to your house data, in your text, as found on Trulia.
Then the folks at Trulia can help you.
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Fri May 23, 2014
Charemel asked:
Landlord Jonathan Krell 1-876-4580-2430
text 1-330-267-7378
To confirm not fraud.
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
Jesse Crum answered:
This is typically negotiated up front when making your initial offer. The more of the costs you are willing to absorb the stronger your offer will be when compared to others for the same property in a multiple offer situation. Many factors go into making a competitive offer other than the offer price. Closing costs and timelines can be tweaked and adjusted to make your offer stand above any other offer, the result is getting it accepted. But in a weaker market where there is more property for sale than qualified and willing buyers it may not be necessary to make such a strong offer, make the seller pay. There are several indications that a seller is getting desperate, the main one is how many days that property has been on the market.
I want to also explain the importance of using a knowledgeable experienced Realtor who makes your offer. As a listing agent there is nothing worse than receiving an incomplete offer from an incompetent Realtor. When I have several offers and mistakes or missing information is in your offer I will ask for it to be completed and if it is not done promptly I will reject it on my sellers behalf. The reason is if I go into escrow with another Realtor who doesn't know what they are doing or do not do what they are supposed to do when they are supposed to do it the chances are the deal will fall apart. Time and money wasted for me and my seller. So an incomplete offer is a warning sign of what is to fallow, if you are using a Realtor like this you will have a difficult time getting a property no matter how much you offer or who pays for what.
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Fri Jul 12, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Jacbro,

That's a great question! I would recommend working directly with an agent to get specific questions answered:

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Sun Jun 30, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
Need a question to answer - please let us know what you are asking.
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Tue Jun 18, 2013
Pacita Dimacali answered:
There is no definitive answer to that question unless you have a magic crystal ball that is infallible.

What makes some communities more desirable than others and as such, raise property values?

As a community, the residents of Millsmont could band together to show the property in the best possible light.

For example -- organize a Neighborhood Watch if you don't have one already

Look out for each other in terms of maintaining curb appeal -- some property owners may have elderly or sick residents who can't do yardwork. Organize groups to help and do what's necessary to maintain the yard...maybe even repaint...

Encourage people with garages to put their cars in the garages instead of having too many cars on the street, Beat-up vehicles littering the area will hardly help beef up market values.

Organize block parties --- get to know each other. Create a high level of neighborliness.

And so on...
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
jacbro answered:
I am in a similar situation in this zip code. My mortgage is not backed by Fannie or Freddie, therefore, there is NO program that could help us not. NO HARP programs, etc. And with the market improving, we are forgotten. I think if~all of us underwater homeowners whose mortgages aren't backed by Freddie or Fannie~made our voices heard to our Senators, Congressman/woman, maybe we'd be able to get some traction. ... more
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
E-zplumbing answered:
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Wed Sep 12, 2012
Brandon B answered:
In addition to accessing crime maps on the property detail page (as Jeff mentioned), you can also see comprehensive crime data on the map view of our search results page (just click the local info link, and select crime). Here's an example for Oakland:,CA/x_map#for_sale/Oakland,CA/x_map/density_pcrimes

Also, you can see crime maps on the majority of our local info pages. An example for Oakland:

This is also available for neighborhoods too.

Hope that helps!
Brandon (Trulia product team
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Mon Aug 13, 2012
The appraiser will use the MLS listings (which are much more comprehensive and usable) then the tax records.
The appraiser must measure the home for the 'footprint' of the property. That footprint will demonstrate the number of rooms, etc.
You may never get the county to correct. They are slow.
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Sun Aug 5, 2012
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Thu Mar 1, 2012
Harold Sharpe answered:
DO not plan to lease back. You could be jeopardizing the short sale and possibly bank fraud.
Move on and rent somewhere else and don't think about it.

Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes Realty
(951) 821-8211
California Department of Real Estate Broker License # 01312992
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Mon Feb 22, 2010
Great area. Well established. Reasonably priced. Close to Parks. Minutes from driving to stores/restaurants...but feels like you are living outside Oakland. I agree with the others to do a search for crime stats as we, as agents, cannot say if a neighborhood is good or bad...If you would like a personalized tour of the area...Please do not hesitate to call. Rose Nied, Alain Pinel Realtors, (510) 530 7011 ... more
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