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Thu Mar 5, 2015
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Hi Karen,

I'd be happy to help in any way I can - give me a call or send me an e-mail with a bit more info if you'd like. You can find all of my contact info on my profile.

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Mon Dec 16, 2013
Lance King answered:
we have heard about so many rental scams on trulia I would just look elsewhere.
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Sat Aug 31, 2013
Lois Stopple answered:
Most obvious problem would be constant noise from River Road.
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Terry Bell answered:
Dear William, This is a real Estate website, not a personals column which you can find in your local newspaper! If I can help you with the sale of your house please let me know, or if you have friends that would like to buy in the area I would be happy to help them. If you are new to the area, there are many ways to meet your neighbors! Forestville is a cute town, that has the benefit of enjoying all the great activities of the River, but much closer to Santa Rosa if you need to work there. I love the way they remodeled the town and updated it so it looks so quaint and charming! You can enjoy the great restaurants, parks and beaches. Back in the olden days, I used to live down the road near Korbel Winery and know a lot of the beauty of the area. Don't be a recluse! There are so many activities out at the River, the great festivals in the summer in Guerneville, the wineries, my kids used to play jazz in some of the Guerneville restaurants. Take the winery tours at Korbel! Check out all the local restaurants for fabulous dinners, and support your local business folk! You're in a great town, support it with your local dollars! ... more
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
Dave Roberts answered:
Kim - There are currently no active listings on Mirabel Rd. If there were, the listing agent should be able to correct the map to show the property correctly, at least on sites that use the MLS supplied data for their mapping. ... more
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Mon Jun 6, 2011
Denise Predovich asked:
Sun May 15, 2011
Bud Zeller answered:
Unfortunately, many home owners seem to end up months later with similar results. Banks and their negotiators don't understand that in the long run, this only incurs more loss for them. ... more
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Sat Apr 11, 2009
Amanda Arend answered:
Hi Trump,

Great question! First though, we should be clear on what type of a "foreclosure property" are you referring too, (as it means different things to different people)?

There is a foreclosure auction, in which you go to the county and bid at an auction. This is what you will hear about if you watch late night infomercials. There are many hidden dangers in this type of foreclosure purchase, and a buyer should thoroughly educate themselves on the entire process before they decide to jump in.

The most common type of foreclosure purchase that you hear about, is REO (real estate owned) which is what banks call it when they have foreclosed on a property. And that is what real estate agents will help you find and purchase. Once a property has gone to auction (as mentioned above) and there was no succussful bidder, or in the case of a "deed in lieu of foreclosure," the foreclosing bank now owns the property and has the right to sell it. They usually have to clear title prior to selling it (so taking care of liens, taxes, etc - but there are always exceptions). However, there can be many other "hidden dangers." We have seen a lot of strange things out there where the previous occupant has broken windows, spray painted walls, removed water heaters/furnances/other neccessary components, damaged electrical and/or plumbing, removed whole kitchens, and the list just goes on. So a buyer definitely needs to have the home thoroughly inspected as you never know what you might find.

The biggest step in buying an REO property is to have an experienced agent on your side.
We hope this information has been helpful! If you have any other questions, don't hesistate to contact us - we are here to help! Happy Home Hunting!

Jerry & Amanda Arend
The Arend Team @ Rita Comstock & Associates
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Sat Apr 19, 2008
Susan Bryer answered:
Hi Lynda,
I just joined this Trulia forum yesterday and came across your question. You probably have already received the help you need elsewhere, but just in case not, I wanted to quickly reply. I sensed your frustration with the back and forth, and wanted to just express two things. As a Realtor, I am able to provide good comparable sales from a snapshot in time, and through those sales put in writing an estimated date of death value for you and your family. I have done this many times in my career for friends and for clients. Now, the other respondents are absolutely correct in that this is not the same as a licensed appraisal, but, if your situation does not need a licensed appraisal, then a Realtor opinion should be fine. This decision is up to you. Second, I wanted to let you know that I have lived in the town of Forestville, CA since 1994 and am familair with its nooks and crannies, so if you still need help with your market value opinion, or need a local Realtor opinion on any real estate matter for your trust or family's needs, please do not hesitate to call me.

Susan Bryer
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