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Fri Aug 18, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Zillow and Trulia merged 2 years ago so they are the same company now. Listings posted on Zillow will automatically be posted on Trulia.
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Wed Aug 16, 2017
Celena answered:
good morning, we are in a rent to own that ends in October. we have additional work that we need to do on the house. looking for an investor to purchase the home and lease back to us. we would purchase back in 2 years. we are working on improvements to raise the appraisal of the house by 20,000 to 30,000.
Thank you for your help.

my whole questions did not paste, so I am adding to the question.
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Wed May 31, 2017
Victoria Kollbaum answered:
Your best solution would be small claims court as long as the deposit is under the maximum for small claims judgements. Check with a local attorney in the county which the property
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Tue Jan 5, 2016
Mary answered:
i am to trying to find a home contract for deed with a down payment of no more 4500 around the fayette and bond counties il Help
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Sat Sep 26, 2015
Kylemattingly405 answered:
flat fee mls for the for sale by owner seller looking for discount real estate listing fees are a way to save up to 6%. The big guys are and but there are some less expensive more attentive smaller family owned companies like , , and a few others. Check out for more info ... more
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Fri Jul 24, 2015
Jessica Bateman answered:
You're score is fine for FHA, they only require a 580. You're price point is low for FHA I believe but talk to a lender. The Lenders Network is a good place to start.
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Thu May 28, 2015
Sanjeev Sinha answered:
I am looking for a 1 bedroom flat...i am not a student and i will b working there.Can you please share a bit more details
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Wed May 20, 2015
John Armstrong answered:
I'm not sure where the 8.8% # came from. On our MLS prices are stable. Prices fluctuate based on supply and demand. Currently those ratios are good. Feel free to give me a call to discuss further at 309-275-9333. ... more
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Fri Apr 17, 2015
J P Finley answered:
Yes, you can always put an "Offer" in an a home anytime up till closing. There are several situations which you may need to be aware of and one of those is if it is a foreclosure home, government property, or a short sale. If it is any of these banks and agencies, typically will NOT look at any other offers unless the first one is withdrawn or fails to close. Home owners who are in a short sale situation may decide to withdraw the original offer and accept yours but know that would start the entire process over with the bank.

There are potential legal consequences for the sellers if they bail from one contract to accept yours. Often this possess a significant risk of being sued by the original purchasers and if your offer doesn't bring significant reward along with it the sellers normally do not jump. They may however decide to accept yours as a back up offer and if they do be sure that they tell you the order by which that is done. You don't want the sellers to accept several back up offers only to choose which one to take. There should be an order for you to take the risk of taking yourself out of the buyers pool to wait and see. Be smart talk with your agent and more likely than not. Move on. You missed it.
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Fri Apr 17, 2015
J P Finley answered:
Rental wise there are probably 4-5 places that have pools. Brickyard Apartments, Brookridge Apartments, Turnberry Village is another.
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Thu Jan 22, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Trulia doesn't accept For Sale by Owners. If you're agent is still involved, they can change the details and update things. If not, hire a new, more competent agent to get the facts and details right. ... more
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Wed Oct 8, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
I put the address in a search engine and found no current listing for it. Trulia is not always up to date, so the home was probably rented and the listing agent has moved on. I apologize that they weren't professional enough to answer you. I'd encourage you to move on and find another rental.
Always be careful though. Scams are abundant here and on any site that allows the unlicensed public to post rentals. Read the warnings and never send money to someone far away hoping to get keys back by mail.
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Thu May 22, 2014
Simon Campbell answered:
If a buyer likes his privacy then it may be just what they are looking for. What may make a long driveway sale difficult is if the driveway is shared or if it is an easement across another parcel. In those cases, you as the seller would want to make sure that all the legal paperwork is in place and is available to the buyer. ... more
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Wed May 7, 2014
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Mon Feb 17, 2014
Leah Bond answered:
Hi Chris, to answer the second part of your question, Real Estate agents are not able to comment on the characteristics of our neighborhoods. What we can do is direct you to public information and allow you to draw your own conclusions. The City of Bloomington provides crime statistics and links to crime maps on their webpage: You can also look at demographic information on this page:

Ultimately, when you work with a Realtor, you want to make sure your agent is able to provide you with as much information about the communities you wish to live in, but in a way that does not steer you towards or away from certain areas. I hope that helps.
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
Leah Bond answered:
Hi Pam, I agree with the other agents, you should always try to speak with a lender vs using a calculator. However, the Trulia calculator should not have the problem you described.

I sent a message to the Trulia feedback forum with your error. Hopefully, their programmers can find and correct the issue. Best of luck in your search.
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