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Fri Jul 25, 2014
bedlage asked:
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Sat Mar 15, 2014
Sarah Popchoke asked:
My fiancée told me that his landlord said that he won't add me to their lease but expects me to pay rent so if this is true then can I just stop paying rent and move to my own place? Jw
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Angie Zwickl answered:
I have a 3 bedroom, 1 bath house in Careyville that will sell on a land contract. New carpet and fresh paint with a large deck and storage shed. Payments would be around $550-$600/month. Call or text me if you are interested in more information. 620-727-6611 I hope this helps. ... more
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
Angie Zwickl answered:
I know of a nice home on the north side of Hutchinson that would do a land contract. It is 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, formal dining room, large backyard, 2 car attached garage, storage shed and a detached garage. Please call or text me if you are interested in more information. 620-727-6611 ... more
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Wed Mar 20, 2013
contest65 answered:
You cain't do anything about it , I seen that happen before in my neighbor, ,Fore years the city sent them letters and its still a junk yard
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Sat Mar 2, 2013
Cheryl Newburn answered:
Call me and I will be glad to help you with your buying decisions and your mortgage broker? 620-560-9129
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
It is pretty simple. On the top right of any Trulia page you can see your name when you're logged in. there is a drop-down arrow right next to your name. Point to it and there will be a drop-down menu - Click on My Profile - On the right hand side under the green Trulia banner/ header click on "Edit my profile" - Your profile page will open up with the "Personal Information" field open, but right above that there is the Email and Password category, which is not opened automatically, so you might have overlooked it. To the right of the category header there's a " + " sign (almost transparent), click on the " + " sign and "Email and Password" field will open up.

Here you can change your email address and/ or your password - Click on Save.

In steps:

My Profile
Edit my profile
Email and Password
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Sat Jan 5, 2013
Joan Corte asked:
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Thu Jul 5, 2012
Mike Sullivan answered:
Conniefors...really only you can answer this question. I can tell you this, any short sale requires you, the seller to demonstrate hardship.....when you're able to make your monthly payments, kinda hard to show a 'hardship'. As you are have moved and now have a new job, I would focus on establishing my new residence. No one can tell you how soon you can expect an offer on the old property, or what the selling price actually will be.

Hope this helps.
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Valeriepryor answered:
How are you marketing the home? One of the biggest advantages of using a Realtor is their ability to mass market, and utilize the MLS system to push more buyers to your property. You may find that the money you are losing by not having a good marketing campaign may pay for the Realtor involved. ... more
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Wed Jan 18, 2012
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Blaine - you might want to read the post under yours!!

Although this question is quite old and was asked back in Sept of 2008!!.....the gentleman who posted it came back in May, 2011 and responded.........said he SOLD his house........ ... more
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Wed Jan 18, 2012
Blaine Dunlap answered:
The agent works for you.
I was going to write a whole lot more, but I think that says it all.
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Fri Jul 22, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
Whichever suits your needs and finances better.

Sorry; I know that's not as specific as you'd probably like.

But--based on your question--if you can only afford to purchase something costing $30,000 or less and you don't like what's available, then renting might be your better choice. On the other hand, if you can afford to spend more--if, for instance, you could afford $40,000 and there are some nice, acceptable properties in that price range--then you might want to consider spending a bit more.

Don't worry about what's going to happen to the markets. You ask "Smarter to buy or rent now?" First, no one knows. Second, you shouldn't be in it for the short-term, anyway. No one in today's market should be looking at a 2-year, 3-year, or 4-year time frame. Prices may decline some more. They may be flat. Or, in some markets, they'll likely go up a bit. But figure on holding on to a purchase for 5+ years. At least.

If you think you're going to need some of the money you'd be spending, then don't buy. Only you know the answer to that. But if you have a trusted accountant or tax advisor, run that question past him/her. Make sure you have enough available cash or liquid assets to handle any problems or emergencies that might come up. Definitely do not depend on your real estate purchase to provide additional cash if, at some point, you may need it.

I hope that helps.
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Wed Jul 20, 2011
Dan Tabit answered:
Craigslist,, Newspapers all accept advertising for homes. Trulia doesn't accept FSBO's at this time.
One thought, no one wants a Realtor's expense but when a home doesn't sell, many want our expertise. Having spent 30 years in sales and the last 10+ years in Real Estate, I can tell you that a good agent brings value to a transaction and will net you more than you will likely get on your own, especially in this market.
In most cases if a FSBO doesn't sell in the first few days, it won't sell. Most FSBO's that do sell are sold to family, friends or someone indirectly connected to the seller like a friend of a friend.
Most FSBO buyers don't want to spend the retail price a commission will cost. If you reduce the price to accommodate that buyer, you end up with no benefit and all the work, liability and expenses.
Before you try it on your own, interview some good local agents and see what they have to say. At least that way, however you decide you'll have the benefit of full disclosure of your options.
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Wed May 18, 2011
Peter answered:
No - either pending closing or closed. Never hurts to call the listing realtor and let them know you're interested just in case the sale falls through.
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Mon Dec 20, 2010
Doug and Suzi Fisher answered:
Hi Jason,
I am not aware of any properties, with a land contract option, that are available in Hutchinson. However, there are over 275 houses currently for sale in the area!
If you are not working with an agent, my wife and I would be happy to visit with you and your fiance and see if we can help you find the right home! Also, we could suggest a lender who would be able to give you some direction with financing options.
If you have any questions, or need any other information, our contact information is listed on our website.
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Tue Dec 30, 2008
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