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Tue Aug 29, 2017
Faith T answered:

This data is provided to us from Zillow foreclosures and we currently do not have the ability to edit or remove the information that they are sending us.

Please be advised that I have created a ticket to Zillow Consumer Care to request the removal of the foreclosure status from your property. Once the status is removed from Zillow, it will automatically update to Trulia after 24-48 hours.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Fri Apr 14, 2017
Faironlinereviews answered:
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Thu Feb 23, 2017
Sherri asked:
Also, how can I take down the rental listing for the 729 Cameron Lane Longmont, CO Property? Ariel Steele is the listing agent and I am her assistant, Sherri
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Thu Sep 29, 2016
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Mon Sep 12, 2016
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Fri Feb 12, 2016
Shannon Workman asked:
I posted a listing on Zillow for a property for rent. I rented it, deleted the zillow listing, but it's still showing on Zillow and I'm still getting tons of people contacting…
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Sat Jan 30, 2016
Julian Pine asked:
I've used Trulia for years and I need it again, for property in Oregon. I don't know the area and need to be able to zoom out to see the location. I was always able to do this…
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Mon Jul 13, 2015
Ron Rovtar answered:
Hi Casey: I may be missing something, but I think the "Affordability" category under a "for sale" home listing simply refers to the estimated mortgage information for a 30 year fixed rate loan, and the monthly payments for a buyer with a 20 percent down payment. The monthly figure includes estimated taxes and insurance.

Ron Rovtar
Boulder CO
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Sat Sep 13, 2014
Connie Mitchell answered:
Trulia is cleaner, easier to read and locate information. Trulia to me seems much more user friendly for the consumer and the paying agent. I am not fond of Zillow's layout and appearance - its lacking a clean presentation and is to busy...... hard on my little eyes. ... more
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Mon Jan 20, 2014
The April Neuhaus Team answered:

You are in that in-between stage - not completely built up yet credit wise - but not just out of high school either.

There are a number of excellent things you can do.

1. Have a credit card (even if it is a secured one that you have to deposit money into to get) and charge up a small amount each month of your money expenses (like food) and then diligently pay it off every month.
2. If you can pay your auto insurance monthly as well and be on time every month that is also a good thing.
3. Do you have utility bills you pay regularly?
4. Do not be late on anything.
5. Build up savings.

Approach everyone you have had responsible dealings with (past landlords, employers, bankers, ect.) and built a strong reference list to provide with your application.

It is a tight rental market - you may need to find a roommate that has stronger credit and have them be the main signer on the lease. You could also stop by property management companies in person and introduce yourself - personally hand deliver the reference letters and ask them to take the time to go through and check your references and keep you in mind when something comes up (a box of chocolates along with that might encourage them to take the time to do so) ;)

Driving around and calling off for rent signs is often an untapped market as well - look in condo and townhome areas for the price range you are trying to stay in. One of my investor clients only found renters putting up a sign in the yard and that was all they had to do since they received multiple calls within days.

Hope this helps! I have some resources of other companies that are more than willing to give you much more in-depth advise to build your credit as well at no charge. Let me know if you'd like their names.

April Neuhaus
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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Suz A answered:
I was in the office at PML. We didn't believe what we were hearing - not until the 911 reverse call came. The building was spared the kind of damage seen elsewhere in Longmont, particularly along Boston Avenue.

The water in Left Hand Creek was lapping at the bottom of the bridge at Main Street late morning Thursday. That's when we knew we were dealing with a flood of "Biblical proportions." Left Hand is where the city had just finished improvements that could handle a 100-year flood. Imagine the damage if the city had not widened the channel. I was concerned about the homes along Quail Road. PML manages HOAs in south Longmont.

I went home to be with family. We live on Longmont's east side and north of the Fox Hill Country Club. The streets on the way to my home would be partially underwater by nightfall. County Road 1, of course, you know the story on that.

Overall, the properties south of 2nd Avenue were hit hard. That was also true for residents along Ninth and Airport. Dealing with flooded basements is not only unpleasant and emotional, water can only be pumped out slowly.

We spent a lot of time on the phone and on the Internet. Relatives live in areas that were flooded. We called to tell them the water was rising and urged them to leave immediately. Meanwhile, a sister who works in Boulder had to get home. We helped guide her. It was a four-hour ordeal for her. And then I-25 was closed the next day.

Longmont can be proud of its city. Neighbors have been helping neighbors. The city should be congratulated on the job it has done. And, of course, Colorado can be thankful it has a great number of people working in rescue and response - everyone from the State Patrol, local police and the National Guard. We watched Twitter for updates and looked for video and photos by Payton Peterson, who did an excellent job of chronicling the extensive damage along the "Mighty St. Vrain." Thank goodness Buttonrock Dam held. If you saw fly-over footage on the local news, Peterson supplied a lot of that footage. The Longmont Times-Call, FEMA and the city of Longmont posted regularly.

This flood rocked us back on our heels. The community has been working hard to help those who need it.

Young people will be telling their grandchildren about this flood.
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Mon Sep 23, 2013
David Nuckols answered:
I had a similar situation when I moved from Colorado to Texas. I was able to get a loan immediately since I changed employees and not careers. Again, they will need to see documentation of income, tax records, etc but that is normal. Best of luck. ... more
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Mon Aug 12, 2013
The April Neuhaus Team answered:
Hello Wendy,

This is a very frustrating market for buyers. We all got very used to the days when buyers could come in with lower offers, expect sellers to pay for their closing costs, throw in a home warranty and do almost everything we wanted on an inspection objection.

The days of the buyer's market however, are now long gone.

To avoid that rejection in the future it will be important to come in strong with your first offer, not expecting to have the time to test the waters and see how low a seller will go. Now a days a low offer will only upset a seller who is probably very aware of how low the current inventory is. Try to view things from the seller's perspective the next time you have your agent draft an offer.

There are many things you can also do in addition to writing a at list price or close to it offer. One is have your lender collect your financials and pull your credit so you are really solidly qualified for your loan - and then have your lender call the listing agent and talk to them in person about how qualified you are after you submit an offer! This has worked wonders for many of my buyers to instill confidence in our bid over other multiple offers.

Another thing you can do is make your offer very very clean. Your agent will be able to advise you on how to do this as there are 16 pages of the contract and multiple areas to appeal to the seller - or not. Also - your agent may be able to download all the disclosures from the mls - and have you sign everything and submit an entire package with your offer - inclusive of the earnest money check copy and the lender's preapproval letter and CTB and disclosures. Usually that comes across as a very competently presented offer.

These are just a few ideas for you next time and I hope you have success - don't give up! It takes several attempts right now to land the house you want and your getting more experienced each time to understand the market and the seller's perspectives right now.

Very Best,
April Neuhaus
Managing Broker
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
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Fri Jun 21, 2013
Suz A answered:
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That price range was the sweet spot last year. If you're still considering selling, that is a good price. You should have a market analysis performed.

A home that is priced right and staged well can attract multiple buyers these days.

There are plenty of examples of homes that have sold the day they went on the market. That includes homes priced like this one and higher.

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Fri Jun 21, 2013
Suz A answered:
The buyer is the final judge on timing. Their reasons are many. An adult child finishing grad school. A retirement or other life event. The time to buy has to be right for them.

I think sellers generally understand if they wait on the market coming to them, they may have to adjust their sights lower when they go to buy because the market also moved the price on the homes they like. Patience. Getting to know the client better are what I do.

Should you suggest other financing?

Naturally, you keep looking for them. There is a house out there that fits their needs, price and their taste.

Sometimes, the market just doesn't have what they want. I figure it's my job to find that dream home.
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Wed Feb 22, 2012
Suz A answered:
For the average buyer, all anyone can say is buyer beware. There's plenty of research required. If you don't know what you are doing, you can get burned. Newspapers carried a story about a California couple who thought they did their homework and showed up and bid for what they thought was ownership of a home. It was, in fact, the second mortgage. I'm not sure how it ended, but I recall that they were $25,000 into repairing it when the actual owner showed up. At last word, they were negotiating. There wasn't a lot of optimism that they would recover money that had pulled out of their home to buy at auction.

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Mon Feb 13, 2012
Suz A answered:
Hello Fishful,
I'm an established Longmont agent accepting listings. Give me a call and we can talk about what I can do in marketing your home. I'll provide you with a detailed analysis on your property and the comparable properties in your area. Please call 720 810 0683.

Look forward to speaking with you.

PML of Longmont
720 810 0683
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