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My NC Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Sun May 31, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
Trulia isn't in real estate , they are in advertising and your question is unlikely to get any response other than from some con artists. As for buying foreclosures this is also a bad idea, as I can assure you there are no deals to be had in foreclosures. It's a seller's market, banks are greedy and all you're going to do is expose yourself to additional risk Anyone who tells you buying foreclosures is a good deal simply has no idea of what they are talking about. I've been flipping homes for more than 35 years and have never once bought a foreclosure despite having a professional designation as a specialist in foreclosures. Read the link below.

In terms of finding someone to work with I'd suggest reading this article:
Then click on the Browse link in the green bar at the tip of every trulia page and go to Agent Directory and then enter the zip code of where your interested in buying and you'll get a list of some of the top realtors working in that area. Then pick up the phone and start interviewing some till you find one you're comfortable working with
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Anthony Hous…, Home Buyer in Sacramento, CA
Mon Apr 13, 2015
Anthony Houston asked:
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Morrisontrus…, Home Buyer in Elk Grove, CA
Tue Mar 24, 2015
Morrisontrustservices answered:
What qualifies you do make that statement? Do you work as a Crime Analyst for the Elk Grove PD?

Are you referring to petty crime or violent crime?

Your address appears to be in New York. Elk Grove is a great place to live. ... more
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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Mon Mar 16, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello V.gore, if you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can then be set up to receive daily automatic emails to fit your search criteria.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. You may consider Section 8 Home ownership voucher program and pay the same as rent and own.

Your credit scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary. You would need a minimum 640 fico score to qualify for the program.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

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Richard Colin…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Mon Mar 9, 2015
Richard Colin Ames answered:
The home on 9494 mainline drive is an investor trap. You are getting cheated if you purchase it. NationStar and Auction. Com are trying to sell you a lemon. The home has negative equity and is grossly overpriced among other issues. ... more
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Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Sun Mar 8, 2015
Tim Moore answered:
You just need to work out an agreement of what to sell it for. Then finding someone to buy your 1/6 share will be difficult since the only ones that would have any interest in that would be the other 5/6 of the owners. They would be the only ones that would buy it. As an owner it takes ALL owners to sign if the house is ever sold, then is when you would get your 1/6 of the value unless one of the others pays you for it now. Then just get a lawyer to remove your name from the deed with a quit claim deed or some legal document when they pay you the agreed amount. ... more
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,  in
Wed Mar 4, 2015
Seems that is part of the scam. More than one person has said it was a person claiming to be a man of God who had the property. Of course if they said they are a man of Godddd you have to trust them, right? Send them you money and your social security number, That way they can take out some credit cards in your name while their are at it.


I can not tell you how angry this scam makes me. do you know how many people have lost all of their money and ended up living in their car over this scam?
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kay.macdonald, Other/Just Looking in New Braunfels, TX
Mon Feb 2, 2015
kay.macdonald answered:
What is the maximum seller can pay toward Veterans closing costs?
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Derek Jones, Real Estate Pro in Fair Oaks, CA
Fri Jan 30, 2015
Derek Jones answered:
As far as helping to steer you in one direction or another us realtor's cannot do that. There are sites like to check crime in certain areas. Google maps can check your commute between the two. It's usually always best to drive by both neighborhood during different times of the day/night to get a feel for it. ... more
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Raymond Chou, Both Buyer and Seller in Milwaukee, WI
Tue Jan 27, 2015
Raymond Chou answered:
Their website says that they are out of business.
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ronaldswanso…, Other/Just Looking in Orem, UT
Tue Jan 27, 2015
ronaldswanson55 answered:
I would recommend getting a divorce attorney. Going through a divorce is stressful enough. Going through it alone is worse. Divorce attorneys are there to support you, and not only financially. Your lawyer has your best interests in mind and will support you emotionally as you go through the divorce. Find one that you feel comfortable with and your divorce will go a lot more smoothly. ... more
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gil42be, Other/Just Looking in Elk Grove, CA
Tue Jan 6, 2015
gil42be answered:
Great article. Thanks for the info, you made it easy to understand. BTW, if anyone needs to fill out a rental agreement, I found a blank form here This site also has some tutorials on how to fill it out and a few related forms that you might find useful. ... more
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Michael Abra…, Real Estate Pro in Deerfield, IL
Tue Jan 6, 2015
Michael Abramsky answered:
Eventually, yes. But, you will likely have to rebuild your credit and wait a few years after the foreclosure.

Just watch out for deficiency judgements.

Here's a little more info on Foreclosures:

Good Luck!
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Mark Anderson, Real Estate Pro in Spokane, WA
Mon Dec 29, 2014
Mark Anderson answered:
You will want to sell the home.
If you do not know a Realtor, Trulia has an agent directory for your area here :
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Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sun Dec 14, 2014
Tina Lam answered:
You've found a scam on Trulia. It's very common. When it's too good to be true, it probably is. If you're not getting a reply by phone within hours, you should move on. If they're only responding by email, take caution. Your best bet is to work with a Realtor. ... more
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Wendy Rockwo…, Real Estate Pro in Elk Grove, CA
Thu Dec 4, 2014
Wendy Rockwood answered:
I love the East Elk Grove area! Good neighborhoods and excellent schools...Some of the best in Elk Grove...Albiani Middle School and Pleasant Grove High School.
Wendy Rockwood
Coldwell Banker
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Derek Jones, Real Estate Pro in Fair Oaks, CA
Sun Nov 23, 2014
Derek Jones answered:
If you are looking for a house to rent I would recommend searching through some of the local property management companies or if you're looking for an apartment you can search the typical apartment sites. ... more
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Maurice Thom…, Real Estate Pro in Mathers, CA
Fri Nov 21, 2014
Maurice Thomas answered:
It is a good practice. If you still need assistance please contact me. My website is below.
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