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80909 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Feb 21, 2017
Gabrielayla2 answered:
This is happening right now! I received that email from this man the call came from Utah when he said they were in Kentucky the second I said something about taking advantage of he told me to relax my mind... What can I do about this?? Who do I report it to!? ... more
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Sat Nov 12, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
You probably need to start over and sign up as an agent. You'll be asked for things like agent ID and MLS info so your listings will be associated with you.
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Wed Feb 10, 2016
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Thu Feb 4, 2016
Michael Glist answered:
You cannot Trulia does not allow FSBO listings. You will want to try Zillow,, and craigslist. As far as getting a free valuation of your home you can ask an agent however they probably will not give you one seeing as it would be a waste of their time knowing you will be selling on your own.
If you are looking to purchase another home I would be happy to assist you with the financing portion and would be able to get you a valuation for your home.
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Sun Oct 25, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
What do you mean exactly? Are you an agent with a listing for sale? If you've changed the info in the MLS, it should change here...eventually. Or you just go in an manually edit listing info. No idea what you mean by "refresh". I don't believe this is like craigslist where you can renew it, and it will appear at the top of the list. If you're a home owner, trying to sell "FSBO" you can't. ... more
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Wed Jul 15, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Upload or download? And what is it you're trying to do? If you're selling your home, it needs to be listed with a REALTOR in the MLS and it will show up here on Trulia via listing syndication. If you're just referring to the public records info on your home...most people want photos of their home REMOVED for security and privacy reasons. Not sure why you'd want to upload new photos of your home improvements for the world to see...if you're not selling it? ... more
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Fri Feb 20, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Have you tried "claiming" the listing as the home owner?? You can try that, and then edit info.

Good luck!

Sally Grenier
Broker Owner
Metro Brokers | Grenier Real Estate
303.475.4508 Cell
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Tue Jan 14, 2014
Tom Alexander answered:
Hi Doug,

Colorado Springs market varies widely so I used the eastside of town as a barometer. In general the whole market is about 7% below where it was in 2006.

Home values in Eastern Colorado Springs averaged 177k in 2006 now recently they are in the range of 164K. So we are at 9% below the high in 2006. That being said this is an average over a wide area and to come up with more accurate numbers we would need more targeted information.


Tom Alexander
RE/MAX Real Estate Group
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Tue Jan 14, 2014
Tom Alexander answered:
Hi Laurie
80909 is a very diverse and the home values vary greatly. Your best bet is to do a quick search of the area you are interested in at Trulia website,CO/ and El Paso county site. Once you have idea of prices then contact an agent for a good Competitive Market Analysis. CMA

Hope this helps,

Tom Alexander
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Brian L. A. Wess answered:

I'm afraid that I have to correct my colleague from Denver below in that the Pikes Peak Multiple Listing Service (MLS) DOES LIST Many Properties for Rent. In fact there are 436 currently available rental listings in the Colorado Springs & Pikes Peak Region and there are 49 Available Listings in the Southwest area you are looking in. Unfortunately there are only 4 listings for $600 a month or less. If you would like to contact me with your e-mail address ( not post your e-mail openly on the internet) I will be happy to respond with the properties that are currently available to you.

I would recommend that you may also want to try looking on as some private owners without property managers and even some property managers use that site to advertise their rental properties even if they don't post it on the MLS.
If you're in the Military the Military Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) is of great use for military renters.

I would also advise you to be EXTREMELY careful about looking for rentals on Craigslist as there have been numerous fraudulent listings and scams that have cost many unsuspecting folks money over the years. Never put any money down until you have been INSIDE the property you are looking to rent with the person responsible for it and verified they are in fact either the owner or person authorized to manage it.

I hope this was of help.

Best Regards
Brian L. A. Wess
Realtor®, Broker Owner
Military Relocation, Residential & Investment Specialist
Infinite Horizons Realty - Metro Brokers
Colorado Springs, CO
Direct: 719-528-6672
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
There has been a lot of confusion with BK, whether the bank can come after you if you default when a BK is involved, etc.

We just went through the same situation with a client here in Colorado Springs. The date of the BK made no difference (it was more than a year prior), it was the date of the short sale closing that started the 3 year clock. Our client was reassured by an attorney that the BK would cover all of this. That is why there are bankruptcy attorneys, divorce attorneys, real estate attorneys, etc. You wouldn't go to a divorce attorney to handle your bankruptcy.

If a lender doesn't catch it up front, an underwriter will. It doesn't matter who did or did not do their job... those things are not considered in underwriting.
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Thu Feb 25, 2010
Mark & Shari Wallick answered:
David - Good question! There are tax sales for non-payment of real estate tax. I can provide you with additional information if you would like. The El Paso County Public Trustee has the responsiblity to sell properties that are deficient in tax payments as well as those that are in foreclosure. Purchasing foreclosed properties in Colorado Springs can be lucrative but tricky. I can also provide you with information in that area as well. A lot of it comes down to what your goals are, how much you have to spend, if you have access to hard money or have adequate cash on hand to make a purchase, etc. Visit my website for more information and for my contact info if you'd like to dialogue further about this area. Good Luck! ... more
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Tue Aug 11, 2009
Gilda Baxter SRES, GRI answered:
Hello Doug;

Colorado Springs hasn't seen the decline that other parts of America has seen. There are many different areas in Colorado Springs. Some of the areas hasn't seen much of a decline. (and some have declined more) Our home prices in the past, hasn't been overpriced like in some areas of our country. The military bases has helped our area also. Colorado Springs has been voted one of the best places to live in America. It's a wonderful place to live. I've been here since my teens and raised my children here. If you're thinking of moving here and need any help I suggest you get yourself a Buyer's agent. It's usually free. And it's always nice to have a Realtor in your pocket. ... more
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