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Mon Apr 24, 2017
Bud Summers asked:
We have tried to deactivate this listing online and continue getting a message that we aren't the property owner so we can't. We are, however, the property management company who…
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Tue Feb 7, 2017
Mctyashl7468 asked:
We moved into a home in August 2016 with the intention of buying the home, owner financed, and putting ten thousand down with our taxes. Well after we moved in we found out that the owner…
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Sat Apr 2, 2016
Samira2424 answered:
I have a great recommendation if your concerned about your credit report and score. Call 1-800-368-4193 make sure you ask for Alicia. Worked with her last year to help remove inaccurate items on my credit report. When I was first referred to her my score was 480, 432 & 466 after 1 month it went up 39 points and in about 5 months 109 points. She is very knowledgeable on ways to legally make both the credit bureaus and creditors do the right thing, and in doing so the items fell off my credit report its been 9 months now I'm at 755 750 and 720 with Experian, but I'm still a satisfied client all I did was follow her advice. Oh she also has portal access so I saw exactly what was being done with my credit and I was able to message her when I had questions from within the portal. ... more
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Sat Apr 2, 2016
Samira2424 answered:
I have a great recommendation if your concerned about your credit report and score. Call 1-800-368-4193 make sure you ask for Alicia. Worked with her last year to help remove inaccurate items on my credit report. When I was first referred to her my score was 480, 432 & 466 after 1 month it went up 39 points and in about 5 months 109 points. She is very knowledgeable on ways to legally make both the credit bureaus and creditors do the right thing, and in doing so the items fell off my credit report its been 9 months now I'm at 755 750 and 720 with Experian, but I'm still a satisfied client all I did was follow her advice. Oh she also has portal access so I saw exactly what was being done with my credit and I was able to message her when I had questions from within the portal. ... more
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Thu Feb 4, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I agree with my colleagues below. Consult with a lender so you have some guidance on what to do to obtain a loan.
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Tue Oct 20, 2015
1123zhanghz asked:
Hi. I posted a rental listing through Postlets. It shows the house is a Single Family House on Postlets . But when it shows on Trulia it is labeled Multi Family house. How to correct it?…
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Fri Aug 14, 2015
Joshua Marriott answered:
Your agent should inform you that everything is negotiable. You are not required to do anything.
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Mon Jul 27, 2015
Marcio Wilges answered:
Try asking your friends and family first because some people are huge hoarders of packing supplies like boxes and they are more than willing to give it away to you for free or for cheap. However, if you have hired removalists then ask them if they do provide as most companies do so which makes it all much more convenient for you. ... more
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Thu Jul 9, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi Julie,

The only way to get your home listed on Trulia is to have it listed on the MLS. Only agents have access, so hiring an agent is the easiest way, but you could also pay for what's called a flat fee listing service if you want to sell by owner (generally not a good idea).

We created UpNest to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you. Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try at all, and it's completely free for you.

http://www.upnest.com

Good luck!
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Wed Jun 10, 2015
Michele Chiles-Hickman answered:
The owners name is probably public record, so you can contact your county records office. You may need to go in person to search it if a phone call does not do it. Also, try the town records if they are closer to you. ... more
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Thu May 7, 2015
Blondiebwl answered:
I was told that they had to disclose all charges but it does not make sense that I paid with a credit card for the appraisal and then I see the charge again in the settlement charges. Feels like I am being charged twice.... ... more
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Mon May 4, 2015
Jack Hazzard asked:
I am starting up my agricultural business in which I will mass produce plants for vendors in the surrounding areas. Most of the convictions are 7 years old and in California, when I was…
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Wed Mar 4, 2015
trinatxgirl asked:
At least have 2 bedrooms would like 2 bathrooms
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Nancy Chapmon answered:
Hi Joseph! I hope by now you have made the move, found your house and are happily living in Longview! However, for others who may be reading this with the same question, I want to weigh in on it. It's actually a VERY GOOD question - and many potential buyers get the 'cart before the horse' by looking at houses before securing a preapproval from a lender. Any good lender will be able to look at your basic application and advise you on the most advantageous financing route to take. They will also talk with you to determine what your financial goals are, as you may qualify for more home than you really want. Find a Realtor! Many buyers don't realize it costs you nothing to have the help of a professional Realtor, as we are paid by seller's commission, at least here in East Texas. Your Realtor and your lender will work together to help you with every phase and detail of finding the right house to owning it!

Best of luck to you and thanks for asking a good question!

Nancy Chapmon, Realtor
Fathom Realty
903.241.6109 ~ call or text
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Nancy Chapmon answered:
Ken, I'm not sure if you're still looking, but talking to a Realtor is always your best bet to find current market value of any property. It's tricky with land, so a Realtor who is active in the area and knows the market well can help you. The value in the tax rolls is insufficient - in some counties it's notoriously low, while in others it's notoriously high! At any rate, you need someone knowledgeable about the market they work in every day!

Nancy Chapmon, Realtor
Fathom Realty
903.241.6109 ~ call or text
LongviewHomes4Sale.com
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Nancy Chapmon answered:
Juanita,

Please be cautious with rentals that seem low; that is indeed too low for this are. Unfortunately scammers put ads on properties that are NOT for rent, and sometimes unwary consumers end up sending money to them unawares. Do NOT send money to anyone on a rental until they have shown it to you and proven ownership! To be safe, rent only from property management companies with a good reputation OR owners renting their own propery - and willing to prove it!

Nancy Chapmon, Realtor
Fathom Realty
903.241.6109 ~ call or text
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Fri Sep 19, 2014
Nancy Chapmon answered:
Hi there! Just last week Forbes magazine named Longview number 6 on their list of fastest growing small towns in America! This is largely due to our stable economy, which includes varied industries as well as many oil & gas related businesses. We also have excellent healthcare facilities and several state-of-the-art senior living facilities are either under construction or finished just now. They offer everything from senior-focused apartment/condo living to full-scale memory centers and assisted living. In fact Longview is a designated retirement center. Now you're not that old, but I thought you'd want to know! Our job situation is GOOD! I have a good friend who is in charge of an employment agency and would be happy to connect you so she could give you a better idea of what's available for your daughter. For a population of 80000, we have quite a bit of cultural activities and facilities; we have our own art museum, historical museum, children's theater, community theater, symphony etc. - and have LeTourneau University, UT Tyler (Longview campus) and Kilgore Jr College only 20 minutes away. That's scratching the surface of why it's good to live in Longview, but there's much more! Most importantly, you'll find the people here to be very friendly! Let me know if I can help with your real-estate needs!

Nancy Chapmon, Realtor
Suzanne Cook & Co
903.241.6109 ~ call or text
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Mon Sep 1, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Please find, and speak to, a local mortgage rep, and let him or her guide you as to what you need to do to qualify for a loan.
Right now, with your low current scores, you're not in good shape for that to happen - and IF someone out there makes you promises of a loan - I am sure the rate will reflect your low scores, and be very high.

You really need to work on improving your scores.

It's great that you have saved for your down payment, and have a home that is fully paid for........maybe you'll need to use some of that "savings" to pay down debit, or fix whatever it is that has caused your scores to be so low.

Come up with a plan after you sit down and speak with a lender.

Best wishes
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