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Sun May 31, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
Trulia does not support For Sale By Owner listings. All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to their web site. If you have your home listed through a licensed Realtor then your listing should appear on Trulia within 72 hours after going live in the MLS system ... more
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Mon Mar 2, 2015
Alan May answered:
Unfortunately, you will find this sort of issue anywhere where they allow the public to input their own rentals. There are scams galore, and this has nothing to do with "ethics".

I do understand, however, why you'd have trouble trusting a site due to all the scams. No different than Craig's List or any other public site. ... more
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Sat Mar 1, 2014
John Arendsen answered:
I've been seeing an inordinate amount of these questions popping up on Trulia in recent weeks. As I've said on the other threads I've commented on there's absolutely no way of guaranteeing that any neighborhood will have little or especially NO CRIME.

We're living in a very different time and place today. Unlike anytime since possibly the Great Depression we are living in very volatile socio economic times everywhere in America as well as most places in the World.

What with dynamics like poverty, homelessness, unemployment, illegal immigration and shear desperation it's clearly obvious why crime is on the rise everywhere. What were once considered very safe and secure upscale neighborhoods are now viable high value targets for those who wish to prey on them.

I've livee in a very laid back, low key semi rural North San Diego country neighborhood for the past 33 years. During that time we've never locked the doors on our cars or homes and we've always left our bicycles out unlocked.

In the past several months we've had an influx of multi-family or multi-tenant renters moving into several of the single family residents that have come up for rent throughout our neighborhood. Sometimes there are as many as a dozen old cars and trucks parked in the driveways and on the streets.

Common sense has to tell you that these folks aren't the most financially privileged or steadily employeed. Hence, lot's of folks are hungry and desperate to pay the rent so voila our once very safe and quiet neighborhoods become not so safe and secure.

As a result we've seen a dramatic increase in break-ins and burglaries. Fortunetley there has been no violent crime. Just folks stealing bicycles, lawn mowers & myriad garden tools or anything of value that's not secured. We even have a neighbor who's had 4 chickens stolen in the past month. Duh........ya think they might be hungry?

So we took measures into our own hands and with the help of local law enforcement we've facilitated a NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM. Since the signs have gone up and we've installed or activated existing security systems and video cameras and our buddies at the Sheriff's Dept have been making their presence known and we've all been keeping in touch with one another and notifying one another when we'll be out of town things have really calmed down. In fact there have been no incidents in the past couple of months.

So the long and short of it is that there is no totally safe and secure way of keeping your neighborhood free of crime. The best thing you can do is become involved in your community and stay aware of the folks who live around you.
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
shortylvta answered:
i am in a 4 bedroom 3 bath home i was pressured to sign a lease with a new owner for 1200 dollars which is over the rents in our neighborhood. i have only 1 working toilet which is broken but we can flush it. i have only flooring downstairs upstairs is all subflooring. in the one bathroom we can use the tile squares are all loose and coming off and subflooring is deteriorating along the tub and mold is on the subfloor directly infront of the toilet my grandson's miss the toilet sometimes so it smells. the master bathroom does not have a working shower or toilet their is a large hole in the dowstairs ceiling from the water leaking. It was bad we dont use the plumbing in that room. the water still leaks from the second bathroom but very little drops at a time. when we signed the lease the kitchen sink was broke and he promised to fix it asap but it took him 45 days. Under the sink there is alot of mold and damaged wood from the leaking. No heating in the master bedroom the vent is broken. one more bedroom has no working vent so there is no heat either and the third bedroom has a broken vent and some air come thru the the holes is dangerous i moved my boys downstairs in the dining room to accomade them becuase the vent works. the balcony wobble bad. What should this house rent for??? I am going to court on tuesday and i am being sued because i held rent for breach of habitability and i am coutering him for retaliation. his attorney came to my house and opened a windwow thinking we werent home and took pictures she threatened me they were never going to fix the house and they were calling cps becuase i havenot moved and i am leaving my kids in a dangerous atmosphere. someone please help stockton has no organizations or legal help at all at least help me with the amount this house should rent for. thank you so much ... more
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Rocky G.H. Hawrysz answered:
http://www.sjgov.org/Treasurer/dynamic.aspx?id=9517 Read and click on I agree and type in the address. It's public record, but as Randy indicates the county takes a while to update these records. If all else fails, you can visit:

44 N San Joaquin Street
Suite 230
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: (209) 468-2630
Fax: (209) 468-8383
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:30

I hope this helps,

Rocky G.H. Hawrysz
Prudential California Realty
(209) 444-6610 Direct
(209) 433-2000 Fax
rocky@prucalifornia.com
www.TeamHawrysz.com
License No. 01468373

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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
What are we talking about here? Are we talking about major appliances or something small? Have you talked to your landlord?
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Randy Elliott answered:
When they show you proof that they're the new owner.
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Rocky G.H. Hawrysz answered:
I would reach out to your Land Lord for clarification on the issues and perhaps let them know that you do not want to fix or repair anything else. Perhaps it's a misunderstanding and they are assuming you'd like to continue the remodel.

I again hope this helps.

Rocky G.H. Hawrysz
Prudential California Realty
(209) 444-6610 Direct
(209) 433-2000 Fax
(209) 915-6209 Mobile
rocky@prucalifornia.com
www.TeamHawrysz.com
License No. 01468373
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Christian Cervantes answered:
The City of Stockton has a link posted on their website. Click on the following link. http://www.stocktongov.com/government/departments/police/onMap.html

For more information on Real Estate or to search homes, prices, photos, or other real estate topics visit us on the web at http://www.ChristianChristopher.com ... more
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Mon Oct 17, 2011
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Sat Nov 14, 2009
Kim Duran answered:
Nessa,
As a Real Estate Professional I cannot give legal advice. If you choose to stay in the home they might take the cash 4 keys off the table and then you still will have to move out at some point. Like Paul mentioned, you may ask for more money. I personally have not given more than $2500. It doesn't hurt to try. I would definately take the money to help you with moving expenses. The agent that showed up at your door or posted the notice should be able to ask the bank for you. Let us know if you need any more assistance!

Kim Duran
Residential Group
1919 Grand Canal Blvd. #A6
Stockton, Ca 95207
(209) 430-6114
www.stocktonshortsaleteam.com
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Sun Jan 6, 2008
Thomas Martin answered:
Typically the seller of the home pays the realtor fee. For exmple the listing agent of the home may have a contract with a seller to sell a home for 6%. The selling agent will recieve 3% and your buyers agent will recieve 3% for bringing the buyer to the listing agents listing. Hope this helps ... more
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