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Mon Aug 14, 2017
Mary answered:

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. 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:

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Sat Jul 22, 2017
Mrmullenfhs answered:
I live on Ore Lake, it's a nice quiet private lake, you have access to the Huron river with a kayak or small boat. it's got a friendly lake community and if you check where you live there is no greater threat of flood than any other lake in the area. ... more
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Fri Apr 14, 2017
Stevenwbrooks answered:
We originally purchased the house as a land contract in my name (I still have all the documents) I put $20,000 down and have made every payment on the house and have proof. When it came time to pay the balloon I was unable to finance because of an unstable job situation so my girlfriend of 9 yrs financed for us. (I know stupid but I would have lost my investment had I not) Somehow she managed to get my name on the loan and not on the deed. So I'm curious on what my options are at this point ... more
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Mon Nov 21, 2016
Janice Samuelson asked:
The 'sold' came through on Zillow but not on Trulia.
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Wed Aug 10, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
You can also ask for a bank check or wire and there may be a small fee. Simply ask them, ask your agent and or lawyer who can help
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Sun Jun 19, 2016
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Mon Mar 14, 2016
Loiswoods62 asked:
I cannot seem to find a way to do this. I need to add a photo and more details
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Thu Mar 3, 2016
Tnakraft answered:
I've spoken to the Michigan DNR...the governing authority over the lake status. There is no such thing as no wake, or no motor, or all sports designations. These monikers have been established by real estate agents so as to better sell property.
The only real..DNR authoritative... monikers are based on 'restrictions'.
Briggs lake has NO RESTRICTIONS. this info can be found on the DNR website.
this lake is under utilized, and would be in better health if 'no restriction' activity was resumed by the residents. As indicated below, somewhere along the line, a gentlemen's agreement was made to have not motors. but by whom, and for how anyone's guess.
I have lived on the lakefront for 15 years, and not one person can give me a reason for the creation of this so called agreement, or who to speak to about it.
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
You need to sit down with a local lender who can review all of your financial info. You don't need 20% down. For an FHA you can put as little as 3.5% down! The BK and foreclosure could be a problem, but only way to know for sure is to talk to a lender. Good luck! ... more
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Tue Jul 28, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
It depends what your listing contract states amd how the release is written, most contracts will protect the agent as if anyone they showed teh home to, they are entitled to a commission for up to 6 months if you sell on your own. Check your contract ... more
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Mon Jun 29, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
It could be the lack of buyers looking in your area or amount of competing homes. I think some of the pictures can be brightened up and taken at a better angle. no need for close-up of dining room light fixture, it becomes the focal point of the photo. I always try to get floor and ceiling in the photo in order to show depth. Price plays a really big part in whether a home sells or not but marketing is equally important. Find out what your agent is doing outside of posting it on the MLS.

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Sun Jun 21, 2015
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Only Realtors can access the data on Trulia. Talk to the person who entered the listing in the first place. Good luck
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Sun Jun 14, 2015
Kirsten Prizzi 239-248-1667 answered:
Dennis, unfortunately only real estate professionals can list homes on Trulia.
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Thu Jun 11, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:

Trulia does not accept FSBO listings. There are sites that do, but if you posted here and on every other site that allows you to, you won't get the level of exposure that listing with a great local agent and appearing on your local MLS will get you.

A great agent is worth more than their commission, but a bad one or none at all can cost you way more than just a commission. Consider discussing your options with someone worth working with and then do whatever you feel is in your best interest. Best of luck however you proceed.
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Tue Mar 31, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
well, why not call in a local agent - they do not charge for a market analysis - you will get a more reliable estimate than any internet based mathematical algorithm, which is often extremely inaccurate!

free CMA - more reliable accuracy......why not go that route??
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Tue Feb 17, 2015
John A Goetz answered:
Just a quick check of the address with my CMA software places it around 225k. However there are many assumptions with this and there's no correction for the actual condition of the home. If you'd like someone to take a look at the property with you I'd be happy to help. That's probably the best way of determining the actual value. ... more
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Sat Feb 14, 2015
Fraud Ulent answered:
They don't care. Trulia does not stand for Truth.

They state they cannot possibly screen every rental listing to protect searchers from the fraudulent listings, but that is an excuse.

You shouldn't offer a service that is half-assed and then say you can't do anything about. Trulia's attitude perpetuates exactly this behavior.
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Sat Sep 13, 2014
Simon Campbell answered:
I went on the USDA website and this is what I found regarding their credit score requirements: "Eligibility: Applicants for direct loans from HCFP must have very low or low incomes. Very low income is defined as below 50 percent of the area median income (AMI); low income is between 50 and 80 percent of AMI; moderate income is 80 to 100 percent of AMI. Click here to review area income limits for this program. Families must be without adequate housing, but be able to afford the mortgage payments, including taxes and insurance, which are typically 24 percent of an applicant's income. However, payment subsidy is available to applicants to enhance repayment ability. Applicants must be unable to obtain credit elsewhere, yet have reasonable credit histories." (Reference:

FHA's website states: "Minimum credit score requirements for FHA home loans depend on which FHA loan product the applicant needs. Generally speaking, to get maximum financing on typical new home purchases, applicants should have a credit score of 580 or better. Those with credit scores between 500 and 579 are, according the the FHA guidelines, 'limited to 90 percent LTV'." (Reference:
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Sat Sep 6, 2014
Sharon Felton answered:
Keep your credit history in good shape, and try again in another year. Put away as much as you can (even $40/week), and by this time next year you'll have a small downpayment. Good luck. ... more
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Fri Sep 5, 2014
Chad Kanyo answered:
Brandon, you are just about there, I have 2 clients that worked the score up to 620 and were able to get FHA approved. Hang in there and good luck.
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