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Thu Aug 3, 2017
Mcox0102 answered:
I'm not an expert, but I would guess that the house did not appraise for the amount the "winning" bid was and the seller lowered the price to get it sold.
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Mon Mar 6, 2017
Edman asked:
I posted my rental on Zillow, and it appears the info was transferred automatically to Trulia. However, the 'available' date is incorrect, and I can't find a way to access…
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Sun Dec 4, 2016
Rohit Angle asked:
i am looking at a home in Campbell CA that has solar panel lease of $135 per month. This is a 1300 sq ft SFH with Forced air heating and A/C.
What is monthly electric bill (not incl gas)…
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Wed Aug 24, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:
I can put you in touch with a lender I know. He may discuss options with you, like using 401k, etc.
Please email me from my profile.
Thank you,
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Thu May 26, 2016
Hartmbc3 answered:
Can a landlord put his trash in your trash can without your permission? If anyone knows the answer please write it here. Thank you.
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Tue Jan 19, 2016
Jim Walker answered:
One responder incorrectly wrote "over 16". That was wrong. 16 or more is the right answer. So it includes 16.
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Mon Dec 28, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:

To factor in the cost of permits and other costs, in addition to materials and labor, I would recommend getting a few actual bids, rather than using a general figure.

Kind regards,

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Sun Nov 29, 2015
Michele Harness answered:
I am looking for a mobile home where you can also purchase the lot space in Santa Clara County, CA
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Sat Oct 17, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
You can place rental ads on Zillow but I'm not sure Trulia does rentals. In addition, only real estate professionals can post on Trulia.
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Sat Sep 26, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
Visit 5 to 10 different Brokers interview them, ask them the questions you want answered, make sure to find out about everything.
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Mon Jul 20, 2015
A separate conventional lot purchase loan requires 30% down. If you purchase the lot with financing that is part of a construction loan package, you will have to have your portion of the total project cost (typically 20% of the total cost) up front. The FHA program is great for those with limited savings, but the program has a loan limit, which varies by county, that will be exceeded by many custom home projects, and high up-front costs (FHA funding fee). ... more
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Tue May 12, 2015
Mother Superior answered:
Already spoke with an attorney. You are very wrong, Mr. Littlefield. They waived their right to an inspection by giving themselves ZERO days to do their investigations. Glad you're not the seller's broker. There are NO CONTINGENCIES in the contract - none. Not property, not financing and not appraisal. And, once again, ZERO days to do their investigations. SMDH. ... more
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Sun Feb 15, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
Trulia doesn't sell or rent houses It is merely a website that posts information. I would check all rental information out carefully as there have been many scams recently. The owner may well have contacted you...that seems appropriate to me Just know not to pay any monies up front before you see the home.

Good luck.
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Tue Feb 10, 2015
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Trulia does not do any kind of check on owners who wish to list their homes for rent here. Nor do most other sites except those who only allow listings from licensed professional real estate agents. The result has been rampant internet fraud.

You can check with the property tax authority to verify the name of the owner, but a scam artist has probably done that already. NEVER wire money, period. If your gut says walk away, walk away. Insist on meeting face to face, at which time you will both sign the lease, and you will exchange certified or bank checks for keys.

If you do suspect fraud, please take a moment to go into the rental listing and scroll down to the MORE drop down menu that is just below the photo in blue. Click on FLAG you will get a dialogue box called listing error. Click on the down arrow called ERROR TYPE and choose suspected fraud. In the dialogue box, tell Trulia why you suspect this is a scam. The listing will be pulled down and if it is confirmed to be fraud it will NOT be put back up. And thank you in advance for making the world a better safer place.
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Wed Feb 4, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Julie,

Some prefer the downtown area for shopping and recreation reasons, and some prefer the area close to Los Gatos.

Kind regards,

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Sat Dec 20, 2014
Calvin James answered:
It really depends. The price and location of the house greatly effect rates. You can also choose different amounts of coverage. Obviously, the more you pay for the more you get. ... more
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Tue Dec 16, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Uniquely

Thanks for your question.

Realistic rebuild costs are between $250 - $300 a square foot
as most of the builders are busy. A project of 1200 sf right now is quite small.
Which means you tear down the home and rebuild with new foundation.

Realistic remodel cost of an existing home is $125 / sq. ft. through a licensed

Happy Holidays.
Perry Mistry
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Fri Nov 28, 2014
Robert Lei answered:
She wants to present a tight offer and you should be glad that she wants the offer to be tight. She actually should check on the buyer's financials before submitting any offer. You don't want to get into contract with a buyer who will not qualify to buy your house. ... more
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