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Sat Oct 12, 2013
Saffireblue928 answered:
I have the same issue with TRULIA myself. I used to live in Olympia, and am now in the Redmond/ Bend, Oregon area. They have 3 other houses of the same floor plan, less amenities, and smaller lots and a year older, of an average of 30K more than mine. They even have my house lumped in to an area of town where the houses are valued less and sell for less. They dont even have me comped, with the last 3 houses that have sold in my development. I have written to them numerous times, and even called them, to tell them their glaring error. They dont care, and I was told they got thier info from the public records. AND THEY WONT CORRECT OR DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT!

So I decided to call yesterday to the county public records dept. It was interesting info. They dont give, send or have any interaction with TRULIA or Zillow or any of these other sites any info. and frankly are annoyed with these companies. They said they just have web-crawlers that search public records and throw a dart from there with there description and estimates. It is basically a joke, other than to sometimes see what may be for sale or what did sell. Others that have said the oly way to know or what you should even care about is what a CMA from a realtor, or professional can and will give you.
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Jan answered:
My children went to OHS. It was a nightmare. Unless they are gifted academically or physically they will be overlooked. In addition my daughter was beat up to the point of bruises to her face (she never hit back) and the only consequence was a 24 hour suspension for the assailants (3 ganged up on her) ... more
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Lee Blyle answered:
Casey,
Depending upon your situation I often ask folks who are considering renting these question in determining weather or not they should rent out their home or sell...they are:
Do you see you or your family moving back to the area?
Do you have friends or family in the immediate area that you want to come visit from time to time?
Do you see yourself or spouse wanting to retire in the area?
If the answer is no then putting your home up for rent is not the best decision, having a rental home in an area you have no desire to return to is more of a ball and chain both financially and logically. However if it came down to a choice of renting or seeing my credit score tank I'd rent if I had too but sell if I could. A low or bad credit score will cost you more money in the long run when it comes time to buy a car, obtain insurance (rates are higher) or for that matter apply for a T.S.
I've been in the property management and real estate business for nearly 20 years and 34 years in the Army (retired) and helping a fellow soldier and their family is what its all about....SERVICE. Check out our website " lookforhomes.us " and send me an email if you have any questions.
Lee
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Wed Sep 3, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
Everyone basically hit it on the head where there are two paarts to the transaction. First is the lease. The seller sets a lease amount and a period of time for the lease i.e. 1 year, 2 years etc, then is the purchase part of it. You would sign a purchase and sales agreement for a set price and a specified closing date. In the lease agreement it would spell out how much of the rent will be crdited if you purchase the property i.e. $100, 1/2 or all. The credit can be used towards you down payment and/or closing costs. Some sellers may ask for a deposit as well. Check to see if the deposit is refundable if you do not purchase or is non refundable if you do not purchase. As well you should note that if you do not purchase, you do not get any of the rent credits. Before signing an agreement you should check with a mortgage company to make sure you will be able to afford the house and what you will have to do during the lease period to obtain a mortgage. You dont want to wait until the lease is almost up. Good Luck ... more
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