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Sat Nov 21, 2015
Guitarlefty1964 asked:
Wed May 13, 2015
Greg Croft answered:
I've seen this alot. I don't know the why but when I see it as an agent or someone asks me about it as an agent it is almost always listed correctly in MLS for the taxes and much closer to the 1700 range. I think it must be how Zillow and Trulia pull records from MLS somehow it mixes up the numbers. Best advice is to call your agent and ask what the taxes really are. ... more
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Thu Jan 29, 2015
Kris Kirkham answered:
Being new to an area can be very uncomfortable since, as you mentioned, you don't know what areas you would like better over another. If you do prefer to rent before you purchase to get an idea of the areas, craigslist has a tone of rentals available or any property management company in the area. I'm very familiar with the rental market here since I own a few of my own. Contact me if you need additional help. ... more
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Fri Jan 16, 2015
Kris Kirkham answered:
Since the real estate market is ever changing with listings coming and going, what would be best is for you to contact an agent like myself, so send you a list of properties within the specifications you are looking for. This allows you to get exactly what you want, with advice from us on your investment, and access to the entire market since we can show you anything whether it's our listing or not. ... more
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Fri Nov 14, 2014
Huston & Kaylene Jenkins asked:
My husband and I are sharing a home with our son and his wife and their two daughters, due to health issues with myself and my daughter in law. Between the two households we make enough…
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Tue Mar 25, 2014
Dakri Bernard answered:
I am unsure what exactly you are referring to but you must add the home amenities to the individual listing description...also the local area information and amenities are not always specifically tailored to each listing area. ... more
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Sat Mar 22, 2014
1974 answered:
Shop around when looking for a large loan of any kind. Each lender takes different factors into account in creating "credit scores". Contrary to what many in the real estate business have been lead to believe, there is no real standard (FICO etc are just guides) and every major lender uses their own scoring system. It is usually profitability to the first holder of the note that is being evaluated and not long term "worthiness". A history of conduct such as early payoffs, and avoiding interest and fees can lower the actual scores just as quickly as missing payments. DO NOT assume that a loan is affordable simply because a bank or broker is willing to make you the loan. Do your own math. ... more
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
Don Tepper answered:
That's a huge spread. It may be that you're not comparing apples to apples.

Your best bet would be to talk to a local Realtor.

Just a very, very rough rule of thumb: In many parts of the country, taxes run about 1% of the value of the property. So a $300,000 property--in some areas of the country--might have an annual tax of $2,500-$3,500. I will go out on a limb and say that very few properties are going to have annual property taxes in the $38,751 range. Similarly, I wouldn't be surprised if the $1,700 property tax was applicable for a property with a tax assessment of $150,000-$200,000.

Again, though, I'm just guessing. Check with a local Realtor for more information.

Hope that helps.
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Sat Jan 11, 2014
Yvonne hammond asked:
Tue Dec 24, 2013
Kevin Richey answered:
I had something similar happen. The listing agent did a "real" good job of editing the photos of the house. The pictures made the house and yard look much bigger and nicer than they actually were. Not sure he was trying to deceive anyone just wanted the home to look good. The potential buyer was turned off by the fact that the house didn't look as good as the pics, and crossed the home off our list.

Kevin Richey
435 705 3356
ERA Brokers
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Wed Dec 18, 2013
Jim Windmiller answered:
We have several listings currently available. Some are new and move-in ready.
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Sun Nov 24, 2013
Robert Kanning asked:
Fri Sep 6, 2013
Bj Bybee answered:
Yes Mary I know a couple. 1.Robb at 208-200-3765. 2. Mike @ 208-403-2948. You may have to leave messages, hope this helps.
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Sat Jul 27, 2013
Lyudmila Pupko answered:
Hi James. I can't find the property on MLS.
Here is a website where you can find property you want to buy:
You can choose criteria and see all current listings available on the market.
Also you can see all the photos of the houses associated with the property.
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Mon May 13, 2013
Sean answered:
The whole purpose of MLS is the realtor community so sharing is the motto. Always get it listed and than share offering generous commissions like 3% to the selling realtor. Though you listed it for a flat fee you are still saving 2.5 % after all. Being cheap does not pays or will make it work IMHO.

But first get your buyers prequalified for home purchases. There is no point in showing your house to a buyer from Craiglist or MLS if they are not pre-approved.

You can get them pre-qualified using few guidlines at various sites like and many others.

They buyers must have certain FICO scores and proof of funds, otherwise you are wasting time and effort.
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Jim Paulson answered:

This property appears to a bank owned property that has yet to be listed for sale. Banks typically require the buyer to be pre-approved by "bank that foreclosed on the note" however, ultimately you can choose your own lender.

Bank owned properties create their own rules (not all of which are in your best interest).

Make sure the lender and the Realtor that you select to represent you understands the ins and outs of these types of sales!

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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Christy Southwick answered:
We have many health clubs here in Idaho Falls and surrounding areas. I recommend that you visit Apple Athletic Club located at 2030 Jennie Lee Drive off 17th Street. It has indoor swiming and a full aray of services. The local YMCA also is a good fitness club that includes family activities. ... more
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Thu Dec 6, 2012
Patrick Malone answered:

This property is managed by Jacob Grant Property Management. You can reach Jake directly at 208-390-1199 or He is your best source for infomration or access to this rental. Good Luck!

Patrick Malone Century 21 High Desert
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