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Tue Jul 18, 2017
Anthony Cavalea IV answered:
Weird. First thing you should do is make sure you have a current agreement with Zillow Group to advertise your listings. It's free, but they have their own agreement.
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Mon May 1, 2017
Brian Karlow asked:
I can not find my most recent rental ad for my property at 816 Clay St Woodstock, IL 60098. The listing just expired and I would like to re-activate but cannot locate the ad. Please help,…
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Sun Dec 4, 2016
asgj1978 answered:
If the line of credit was established with the house as collateral, then yes--if you want the house, you must pay all creditors from your fathers estate. You may be able to renegotiate though, so contact a lawyer and the creditor. ... more
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Wed Aug 3, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Your question is not as simple as you may think. Are these cosmetic items or items in non-working order? "Non-workings" may wreak havoc for a buyer trying to obtain financing, and cosmetics (depending on the extent) may turn them off entirely resulting in a much lower selling price than you anticipate.

Contact an agent for an indication of value - as it is right now. And another value, with the most glaring items repaired.

Good luck!
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Thu Jul 21, 2016
Bob Brandt answered:
There are many extra filters that Realtors use in the Realtor MLS that then trickles out to these consumer sites that are designed for advertising.
You may want to hook up with your favorite Realtor and have them do all the work for you at no charge. ... more
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Sun Jun 26, 2016
Bpasiewicz asked:
There are pictures on and but not on your website?
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Fri Dec 11, 2015
Christina Feeney answered:
Most closings in our area these days take 30-45 days. So even if you list your home in February or March, chances are you would only have about a month or two before the end of the school year. Yes, it will depend on the lender and on the buyers if they would be ok with a longer waiting period, but remember...everything is negotiable! ... more
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Wed Jun 3, 2015
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Talk to your Realtor, they are the only one who can edit the Trulia listing
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Thu Apr 16, 2015
Tristam Bielecki answered:
Trulia doesnt accept homes for sale by owner - the listing has to be added to the MLS and then Trulia pulls the data from there.

The MLS is used by licensed brokers to advertise homes for sale, so you'll need to work with a broker to do this. ... more
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Sun Aug 17, 2014
Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine answered:
Get a good lender and get "Prequalified" then you will know what you can do!

Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine

Certified Distressed Property Expert, CDPE
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates

1320 Hwy 395
Gardnerville, NV 89410
775-781-5472 Lisa
775-781-3704 Jim
775-781-3703 Jessie
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Sun Aug 17, 2014
Yes there is a program if you qualify for it. FHA Back to Work is designed for people that did a short Sale due to a 20% loss of income and are now back on track. Not for strategic Short Sales.

I am a local Mortgage banker in Crystal Lake & am more than willing to help you see if you qualify for the program & if not help put you the right path to homeownership.

I can best be reached either by cell (847) 344-6370 or email

Ric Porges
Sr. Mortgage Consultant
One Mortgage, Inc.

NMLS # 226846
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Mon Aug 4, 2014
Janice L. Ricci answered:
Let's face it, over 90% of home buyers/renters check out the internet first before consulting a realtor. This is a GREAT place to start, however, these sites feed from the MLS which us, as Brokers, have first hand, instant access to, BEFORE internet sites do. Consult a REALTOR, you'll be thankful you did! ... more
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Mon Dec 16, 2013
Lawrence T. Madigan answered:
Hello Wayne,
There are all kinds of deals in McHenry County at this time. Actually the Short Sales are not as plentiful
as they were a year ago. The opportunities right no are in the Bank owned properties. The banks have
invested in updates and maintence of these properties which makes them more desireable. Don't forget Homesteps Program and there are still down payment programs out there that are available.
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Tue Dec 10, 2013
SP Marshall answered:
Hello....I work for a legal consumer firm that helps to resolve those type of credit issues. Please give me a call to see if I may be able to help...that is if your actually looking to get the situation rectified.

Sergio Marshall
972-231-0452 ext 109
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Take a look at local listings here on Trulia:

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Sat Aug 3, 2013
Marcy Smith answered:
HI Tim
Thank you for providing the information above. I would be happy to refer you to a few different lenders to speak directly to. Would you like me to provide the lenders information onto you? Please advise. Thanks ... more
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Fri Jul 26, 2013
Kim Keefe answered:
Hi LeRoy,
What an exciting & stressful time for you! This is a common predicament for the new construction industry. My first recommendation would be your local community bank, which is sometimes able to hold these mortgages "in house" instead of selling them off to other servicers. I can reach out to a couple of other mortgage brokers for advice, though. You can reach me off line at I am happy to help. ... more
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