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Sun Dec 11, 2016
Cforsal asked:
Seller is insisting she will not accept Closing Date later then Jan. 7th, 2016. Do we lose our Earnest Money or What happens? if our loan is Not approved by Jan. 3rd, 2017 and/or we failed…
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Tue Nov 8, 2016
Marcy answered:
Thanks everyone for responding.

I just stumble upon this question while looking for a new rental again. Guess Trulia never notified me that I had answers. :)

Sorry for the *late* response. Kind of funny. ... more
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Wed Oct 26, 2016
Beth Mcgehee asked:
I found a three bedroom apartment in my price range. I submitted an online application providing income information to the property manager. We had some family issues and told the complex…
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Fri Sep 2, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

You can also list your property on Trulia. To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Regards,

Maricris
Consumer Care Advocate
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Wed Aug 31, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

You can also list your property on Trulia. To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Regards,

Maricris
Consumer Care Advocate
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Wed Jan 13, 2016
R3330 asked:
I'm looking at a condo on Shadalane Walk in Ballwin, wondered about the crime in that area?
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Tue Jan 12, 2016
Melinda.runge asked:
Fri Mar 20, 2015
Melissa Wiggans answered:
You should start by contacting a lender. If you don't qualify they can tell you why and if you do, they can tell you how much you can afford.
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Sun Nov 23, 2014
Debbie Dutton answered:
Consumers have been fooled into thinking there is some secret list of foreclosures. The truth is that foreclosures are listed in the multi-list just like any other home for sale by a broker. The other myth is that you will get a better deal if you buy a foreclosure. This may or may not be true. Banks are not giving houses away as much as they used to. I work with a lot of investors and home buyers. I often find that you can get a better deal with a private sale, especially from an estate or someone who is very motivated to sell and has been in the house so the mortgage is paid off.
You will find the best deals by working with an agent. A good agent will be able to guide you to the best deal to meet your needs. If you would like help, please let me know. I would be happy to help you out.
Debbie Dutton
Coldwell Banker Gundaker
314-398-4909
636-394-9300
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Tue Nov 11, 2014
Debbie Dutton answered:
Several factors go into the selling of a home. On one level, it's price, condition and location. In Ballwin, if your home is priced for the condition and location, it should sell very quickly, especially with such low inventory. If it isn't, you have ask yourself if it's really priced correctly. Are there pet or smoke odors? Have you listened to what your agent has told you? If your agent hasn't given you any suggestions, ask! If you're trying to sell if on your own, maybe you haven't been as objective as you should be. Is it getting the appropriate amount of marketing? Qualified buyers need to see your home. Are the pictures and the marketing drawing them in? Have there been open houses? ... more
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Sat Dec 7, 2013
starsearcher007 asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/property/3008367141-126-Caybeth-Dr-Ballwin-MO-63011
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Thu Nov 14, 2013
Karen Josef answered:
I am also an active state certified real estate appraiser so I feel comfortable advising you to check the price for a rough in at a local new construction development & see what they charge. That is usually the figure we would utilize for allocating value in an appraisal. Typically $3000 to 7000 in metro area for a rough in to be turned into a full bath at a later date.

If you want to know the cost to 'install' a rough-in into your basement that does not have one...I'd contact a licensed plumber to see what they advise. That's a whole different question.
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Wed Jun 12, 2013
Danielle Nicholl answered:
In the St. Louis market, when an agent takes a listing they should be giving you the option of whether or not to allow comments on websites that share MLS information (IDX websites). If you have agreed to allow comments then anyone can post these comments (positive or negative). ... more
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Thu May 9, 2013
Dale Weir answered:
Right now, the prices are still lower based on the market over the past few years. On an average, we are expecting a 1-2% increase in home values per year in the greater St Louis area, however the West County area typically is considered a premium area and values are expected to rise faster there then in the overall metro area.

As of June 3rd, the cost of an FHA mortgage is going to rise dramatically due to an hefty increase in the mortgage insurance portion of the monthly payment. It is expected to add $100-200/month to a buyer's monthly mortgage payment. In addition, the mortgage insurance payment will REMAIN with the loan for the life of the loan (ie 30 years or until the home is refinanced into a conventional loan). In the past, a homeowner could request removal of the payment after they had 20% equity in the home. That will no longer be the case. This will result in a buyer's buying power being much lower after 3 June, then it is before 3 June. To avoid the increased cost, a buyer will have to have their loan locked in (which requires an accepted contract) prior to the 3 June cutoff.

As noted by my colleagues, the Rockwood School District area is a Wonderful place to live and schools are a very important consideration in choosing where you wish to live. You may also want to consider commute times to work.

If you would like additional information on the greater St Louis area, please go to http://www.sunraydirect.com/StLouis2/OnlineGuide/CBGundaker/ You will also find information on my website
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Thu May 9, 2013
Debbie Dutton answered:
Please give me a call. I have a local lender who will be an excellent resource for you. If you have a good down payment and good credit, I think he should be able to help you. If he can't, I have found that no one else can either.

Debbie Dutton
Coldwell Banker Gundaker
314-398-4909
636-394-9300
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Thu Feb 2, 2012
Dale Weir answered:
http://www.irs.gov/publications/p523/index.html will give you a lot of information on capital gains

of most interest to you, however will be this section:
Maximum Exclusion

You can exclude up to $250,000 of the gain (other than gain allocated to periods of nonqualified use) on the sale of your main home if all of the following are true.

You meet the ownership test.

You meet the use test.

During the 2-year period ending on the date of the sale, you did not exclude gain from the sale of another home.

For details on gain allocated to periods of nonqualified use, see Nonqualified Use , later.

If you and another person owned the home jointly but file separate returns, each of you can exclude up to $250,000 of gain from the sale of your interest in the home if each of you meets the three conditions just listed.

You may be able to exclude up to $500,000 of the gain (other than gain allocated to periods of nonqualified use) on the sale of your main home if you are married and file a joint return and meet the requirements listed in the discussion of the special rules for joint returns, later, under Married Persons .

While the MLS records are not electronic for that time period, there are some ways we can use to determine the value. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
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Thu Jan 26, 2012
Bill Oesterle answered:
Hi Maggie,
There have been 5 condos sold in Ridgeview in the past 12 months and a wide range of days on the market from 56 to 232. This wide range depends on the PLC-Price, Location & Condition. Currently there are 3 under contract and 2 active. One is a short sale and will affect the pricing in the area. As an Accredited Buyers Agent I bring more than most agents to offer you and includes knowledge in HVAC, plumbing, electrical & carpentry. Knowing the area is only part of the puzzle and as a RE/MAX agent I can put together a smooth transaction and properly represent your interest. Call me at 314-581-2260 or email me at billoesterle@remax.net for more information or any other questions you may have.
Bill Oesterle
RE/MAX Gold
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Thu Oct 6, 2011
Dale Weir answered:
Wed Aug 31, 2011
Lisa McKnight answered:
Here is a map with homes for rent in Ballwin, MO. Click on the arrows for the homes for more information. If you want more information on what your home will rent for click one of the addresses and my contact information will be on the homes page. http://www.zillow.com/widgets/RegionRentalsWidgetMap.htm?forRent=true&h=180&rid=30338&w=298&ezuid=X1-ZUz5fkgf6jlh55_8l13l ... more
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