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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Mark Canton asked:
Thu Aug 4, 2016
Dj asked:
choices in the specs (colors, tile, etc.). I am looking to find a developing neighborhood. It can be in Kelso or the surrounding areas.
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Thu Mar 24, 2016
Kary Krismer answered:
Even though they have common ownership, I don't think Trulia does FSBO listings.
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Tue Jan 19, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Did you have a realtor assist you in buying your home? If yes, contact your realtor and have him/her contact the listing agent to remove the interior pictures. The listing agent is the one who posted the pictures and is the only person to remove it.

Trulia is just a media platform that allows realtors, landlords to advertise their listings. Trulia has no control over the content.
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Wed Jul 2, 2014
Gloria Matthews answered:
There is NO REQUIREMENT for a brokers open. In the past, aka before the internet, and the ability to post pictures and do virtual tours, it was far more important to do a BROKERS OPEN, in the first week, as one of the PRIMARY means of getting eyeballs on the property.

This is no longer the case. the availability of pictures allows us to search for homes for our buyers using the (backside) of the realtors data. What you see publicly is only part of the information we have available to us, for matching criteria.

This isnt to say a brokers open isnt valuable. However, anytime in the first 30-45 days is acceptable.

Most of us have a "marketing plan", with something new happening each of the first 6 weeks, to different resources and venues.. most of it happens in the first 3 weeks, then week 4, 5, and 6, then repeat and refresh, evaluate , number of showings feed back, consider photograph changes, price changes, staging change ups, etc. then wash rinse and repeat.

If you particularly want a brokers open, Talk to your realtor and request one. If you are in a particularly remote area, your broker may fear she will go to the effort and expense, and still not get anyone to come. YOU can incentivize the brokers to make the trip with a drawing for a gas card or any other thing, ask your broker if she thinks an incentive will bring them out...

best of luck.. when in doubt? ASK your realtor.
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Sat Oct 5, 2013
sprale asked:
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Thu Sep 20, 2012
bbrister answered:
YCMAU!!!!!! Thanks for the laugh, Crazy Lady!!!!
Waiting here in Wa State
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Jessica Baker answered:
Sewmarx, I am a Realtor in Longview-Kelso...Local lenders are still 3-5 years before being able to loan again after a short-sale or foreclosure. I am read much about loan programs and they are ever changing...I suggest you find a local lender map a comeback plan for being a to obtain your next loan. If you need any direction or support, feel free to contact me! :) ... more
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Sewmarx

Thank you for your question.

You should definitely work with County Social Services or work with the State Foreclosure Prevetion,
there are laws against this nonsense.

God bless.
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Mon Apr 18, 2011
Aaron Schreiner answered:
Hi Everyone,
Her first question is located here: ... more
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Mon Apr 18, 2011
Dan Tabit answered:
Aaron connected your questions, which will allow me to better answer you. Most of what you are looking for may be possible. I don't work in the Kelso area, so you will need a local agent to help you find your home. The main difficulty I envision is owner financing.
Most sellers need the cash to purchase another home. Those that would consider owner financing may want a substantial down payment to offset the risks.
Your options will increase if you can qualify for FHA or USDA financing, so it may be worth meeting with a lender to discuss whether you currently qualify or with some credit repair may be able to soon. USDA is for rural properties and permits 0 down, FHA requires 3.5% down payment. Best of luck.
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Sun Jun 8, 2008
Don Dutton answered:

Your profile says you're a home buyer. Are you waiting for a seller to lower their price? If so, you may have to wait a long time if the seller has no real motivation to sell. Make your offer now and trust your agent to negotiate the sales price you want. ... more
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