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Sat Oct 31, 2015
Leefersj asked:
Sat Oct 31, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
This is the q and a section, customer service may never see it. The site uses info from pubic notices, tax card, courts and foreclosure lists. There is a link you can use to edit home facts ... more
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Sun May 10, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Have you tried working with a local REALTOR? That is going to be your best resource for finding up to date listings, and homes that meet your specific search criteria.

Trulia listings tend to be very outdated. When homes go under contract it can take weeks or months for the status to change here....if ever.

As far as commute times -- have you considered using Google maps or Mapquest? Those are pretty handy sites...

Good luck!
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Thu Mar 6, 2014
Erin Bruner asked:
My son is three. He has been scared to go into our finished basement for sometime now. He says that the kid is down there and I don't like him. And then today he was at my door crying…
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Mon May 14, 2012
Jason Elsberry answered:
lahawk0112,

I am connected with a reputable property management company in the Ames/Des Moines area that can walk you through the steps and answer any questions you may have. If that is something that would be beneficial to you, please let me know and I can put you in contact with the right individual. ... more
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Wed Mar 10, 2010
MODUS Real Estate answered:
Here is the link below to obtain a free copy of your credit report. I would not recommend paying to see what your score is, but carefully review the info paying extra attention to the adverse items. Anything that is reporting in error you can dispute for free and the credit agency will take the issue up with the creditor. Hope this helps. ... more
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Sat Aug 22, 2009
CCC answered:
Call or go to the county office.

http://www.co.iowa.ia.us/

http://www.iowataxandtags.gov/

http://www.co.iowa.ia.us/deptdirectory.htm
Maybe Assessors or Recorders office.
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Sat Jun 13, 2009
James Mooney answered:
Hi Shelly, my name is Jim Mooney and I'm a Broker Associate with Remax Opportunities in Urbandale, Iowa, and I happen to work with many investors who sell on contract. You can normally expect to put 10% down, but many of my people are flexible. Not to mention the 1st time homebuyers money that can be used for downpayment as well. There are options out there and I'd be happy to visit with you regarding your situation.
Good luck!
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