You're wasting your time as no one at Trulia reads these questions, and no one at Trulia is in real estate or knows anything about real estate, they are in advertising. As you've discovered Trulia (and Zillow) are chock full of misinformation gathered from a wide variety of frequently unreliable sources and nothing they post is vetted for accuracy.
If you are listed with a licensed agent then they have the ability to update the information being presented in relation to your home.... more
Kj, Did you end up purchasing a home? I would love to hear how the process went for you. Buying a home with cash ends up costing the buyer much less not only in closing costs/lender fees but also when you then of the interest you would have paid over the years. I hope you found exactly what you were looking for!... more
I think Arlington is a great place to live and would recommend it to anyone. Only you know your whole situation and can determine if a move from Brazil to Arlington is right for you. I think I saw on another question that your daughter lives in Arlington. If your goal is to be near her then Arlington may be right for you.... more
Everyone else pretty much covered the basis- I would have a heart to heart with your mother- in law. See if you can work this out before it ends up in foreclosure. It would seem better to sell and pay her off and take the value out rather than let it end up foreclosing and damaging your credit- of course I would consult a real estate atty as well. Would be happy to recommend one if needed. www.TaraDavoli.com... more
As many agents have already said, this plan is highly discouraged for a number of reasons.
In my opinion, the best option available to you is to make the cosmetic repairs necessary- on credit, if you must- to find renters which can help you achieve a decent renting price for the area, and cover the mortgage on the property.... more
Pending means that a contract for the sale of the property has been accepted by the seller. There is a period of time between the acceptance of a contract and the actual closing of the sale. In this time period, inspections, appraisals, repairs, title work and mortgage confirmations are made. Upon completion of these items, the property can close under the terms of the contract. The seller may accept back up offers but they cannot drop the first contract to accept another. If the first contract has a problem and cannot close for any reason, then back up contracts would become viable.... more
Will you be paying cash? The owners want a quick sale will probably go on the market for $325,000 it is a 5 bedroom home on apx 5 acres. If you are interested you must contact me soon before it goes on the market. Email me at email@example.com.... more
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
There are not many houses in Arllington with several acres of land. However the surrounding areas in Fayette County have some of these properties available. I am an agent in Fayette County and live less than 1 mile from the Arlington City Limits. I know this area very well. I did not see this until today, so if you are still looking, please call me. I think I can help you, but I need some more information before I can know exactly what your criteria is. We love it out here and so will you! Please give me a call if you are still looking and are not already working with an agent. I would love to help you! 901-734-3514... more
I agree with Julia here. Just a quick question here as obtaining clear title appears to be my number one problem with foreclosures as well. Does the seller pay for the title search? And did you or your attorney use your own title company or the seller preferred one? I've had deals where the seller preferred company would insure the title when a non-preferred title company wouldn't. Just additional food for thought here.
Jacobus "Jack" Vollenberg
RE Appraiser - Vollenberg Appraisers
Asset Manager - ERA Statewide Realty
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It use to be 3 things that would sell your house, price, location, and condition. It's moved up a notch......add marketing. Since 84% of all buyers start their process on line, you had better be in multiple websites- I have over 23 with tons of fingers in other's sites. You should have at least 10 photos also (only 2 of exterior -front and back). If you have an neighbor amenities like a pool or tennis court, those should be showcased as well. The more photos the better.
Second, let's look at your location. Arlington is a fabulous community already incorporated into it's own city, so no annexation worries. The lots are larger (in the majority of subdivision) and appeal greatly to those who do not want the feeling of a neighbor living right on top of you. Depending on which neighborhood you live in, in Arlington - you may be in competition with new home construction. So, this will bring us to condition. The condition must ROCK - the house must sparkle. Cluster must be removed and anything that personalizes the house must be gone. Paint neutral, personal photos packed and if you have wallpaper -strip it (studies show 75% of buyers are turned off by wallpaper). Window treatments ,fences and appliances will sell your house now against new home construction.
If you condition is superb (get an outside opinion non biased) then you must look at price. Remember, there is a price for every location and every condition. If your home in located on a main drag, or on an incline - deduct for it. If it is located in a cove, give yourself a plus. Remember, every soul that has been through your home has probably bought somewhere else. The number of showings is great - that shows interest in the area.
If you need further help, please do ot hesitate in letting my team know. We are here to help.... more