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Fri Jun 30, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Are you selling by owner or signed a listing contract? The big issue is did you review homes that are similar to yours in the same neighborhood that have recently sold? What were the sold prices? Any homes under contract? A realtor would have to disclose those and tell you what the contract prices are. Don't pay attention to estimates or current listing prices much.
Go to zillow.com, type in your location and under "Listing Type", select "sold" and uncheck everything else. See what homes have recently sold for.
Price your home no more than 5 - 10% above what has been sold. The house that has dropped in price 3x may have other issues that you don't know about. Perhaps the inside needs work / repairs or perhaps the seller needs to move out quickly?

I've been to Roanoke and I would think homes stay on the market longer than northeast VA for example. I'm sure homes around D.C. sell much quicker than homes in Roanoke. Have you asked a realtor what the average days on market is for Roanoke? You can also check on Zillow. Scroll down to the "Price and Tax History" tab and see how long homes have been on the market. It gives the dates.
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Sun Jun 4, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Welcome to the world of unscrupulous landlords who take advantage of tenants. I feel for you and hoping this situation can be resolved. To start with - your brother or another member of your family SHOULD HAVE viewed the rental with a critical eye and looked for tell tale signs of neglect. Your brother should have taken pictures of every room before moving in. Save the photos. Your brother will take pictures when he leaves so this way the lazy landlord cannot claim that your brother damaged the rental. Landlords like the one your brother has will find every legal loophole to sue and try to weezle money out of your brother. This is why you need the pictures and make sure they have dates on it.

Landlords like this try to charge high rents and neglect their property so they can make a huge profit. I call this greed and laziness. At this point, I would insist the landlord clean the rental so it's habitable and if he/she refuses, threaten that you will pay a visit to the Housing Authority in your area and notify them that you are disobeying the local laws and will file a police report on you. Hopefully, this may get your landlord to clean the rental.
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Sun May 7, 2017
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Tue Dec 6, 2016
Ken Perrin answered:
Trulia is worthless if it can't look for homes in the town you are searching. It is now spam.
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Tue Dec 6, 2016
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Fri Oct 21, 2016
angel asked:
Townhome, condo or cottage, Never late with rent, takes care of property as though we are the owners.
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Sat Jun 25, 2016
Kpb4cars answered:
Looking for a two to three bed room mobile home in clayton n.c 27520
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Sat Jun 11, 2016
Chukp asked:
My brother and I bought a townhouse in the Weston Woods subdivision off of Cleveland School Rd back in 2009 for 105k. Then everything crashed and homes in the neighborhood started foreclosing…
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Tue Jan 5, 2016
Diana Hellman answered:
I thought that only real estate professionals could post on Trulia. It is Zillow that allows for sale by owner.
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Sat Aug 15, 2015
Sean Walker answered:
The newer the neighborhood, the more likely it will have an HOA. If you wish to avoid an HOA, then you will need to look at neighborhoods that are older, or homes that are not in a subdivision. Condo's and Townhomes will always have an HOA, no matter the age. ... more
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Sat Aug 15, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
Typically I don't find condominium communities detract from a neighboring community. As long as they are well maintained is the key. If you feel uncomfortable in a neighboring community, then most likely others will as well. That may have some affect on the overall scheme of things and home values. ... more
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Sun May 17, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
Problem with short sales is you just never know when an offer will be approved.
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