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Sun Oct 2, 2016
Debwalmer asked:
Wed Aug 31, 2016
Vivandgabe asked:
I posted a rental listing from Zillow and it got on Trulia. I want to change the first photos shown with the listing, which looks different than my original posting. Please help.
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Thu Jul 7, 2016
Debwalmer asked:
Thu Jun 30, 2016
Freakmitherz1991 answered:
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
Jake Simmons asked:
Thu Aug 6, 2015
Bill Cook answered:
As you can see there sure are some homes under $1 mil.. And they can get in with just 10% down on our 90% jumbo financing up to $1.5 Million program (without mortgage insurance too : )). ... more
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Wed Jul 22, 2015
Silvia Schwar asked:
I would like to know any recommendations on real estate eblast companies here in California. Do you send paid eblasts and what seems to work for your business? Do you open eblasts and from…
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Thu Jul 9, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
if you're referencing capital gains taxes........the person (s) on the deed (the owner) would have had to live in the home for 2 out of the past 5 years to qualify for the individual deduction of 250,000...

If the home has only been in your name for 1 year - is capital gains even an issue?

Speak to an accountant for accurate advice.
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Fri Jan 23, 2015
Judy Saavedra answered:
Deciding to offer a lease option on a home instead of selling is a complicated decision that can have a lot of different financial implications for all parties involved. The answer is also different depending on the terms of the agreement for each party.

Outside of a lease purchase option, there are many options when selling a home is difficult, I'd be happy to help you figure out what will work best for you and your personal situation. Reach out to me any time!
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Fri Sep 26, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
Greatly, especially if you haven't even secured a buyer on your home yet. The state of the market you are looking in will also determine your probability of getting an home sell contingency considered. If there is a large buyer pool don't count on this happening.

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Mon Jul 7, 2014
Lauren Perreault answered:
I've used all the big companies -- Zillow,, and Trulia. I have the most luck with Trulia and find their customer service very helpful. Sounds like a misunderstanding to me! ... more
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Fri May 30, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Why are YOU doing this?
(and by "this" I assume you mean answering questions like this silly one?)

It's an absurd premise.......why does spending time on a real estate site mean one isn't focusing on their clients?

Silly me, but my clients aren't looking at, or listing homes at night when I spend most of my time here......and, oh, yes......the several million dollars in real estate I have sold to buyers who found me through my presence on Trulia - has made doing "this", I enjoy it!
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Tue May 27, 2014
Jo Ann Rodda "The Old Pro" answered:
When the economy is bad, the lower income people are effected more than the upper income people who have a surplus of income.

Reputation of good schools and a safe community. Close to the beach. Executives and sport figures flocking to the area. There is simply not enough property to meet the demand.

Jo Ann Rodda, "The Old Pro"
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Fri Jun 21, 2013
ella answered:
Thank you Susan,LInda,Robert,Cindy,Charles,Annette,Bill,John and Michael!

I read all the comments over and over!!!

I wish I can find a successful mentor,but that is the hard part,,, I can see why/how that would help my career more than anything.I know few people in the RE business but they are not in my area.
I will keep looking even I decide to go with one of the bigger brokerage.

After I read everyone's advice,I'm leaning toward to the office where (I feel like,at would never know,right?) I can get more support.I had connection with some owners/managers of the broker more than others but I guess that is not a decision factor.
All the big brokerages seem like to provide pretty good training.

Thank you so much for all your help!
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Tue Oct 16, 2012
Deborahjoe answered:
There is a horse property with a home on 7.5 acres near American River College with two arenas ( one covered) 40 stalls with turnouts and much more. House is 3200 sq ft with a pool. For sale by owner at 1.200,000. ... more
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Sat Sep 22, 2012
Scott Hulen answered:
Here’s an example to the flip side to this discussion, we have a broker in our area that has a plan and billboards all over the interstates in the area he serves which states he will market any home for 1%. (Listing side and many conditions apply) He is a listing Realtor/Broker and his sales team are the selling Realtors®, this is his business model. When the ads first appeared many when to the state board and cried Sherman act, Sherman act it was found not to be a violation. I have seen no collusion on the part of brokers to alienate him or his team or his listings, but the general mood among the full service group is not favorable to his business plan and it maybe to the point where his listings do not get the same priority as others. Still yet another example of were fees should be discussed openly are short-sales. The banks change the rules at the last minute and won’t pay leaving many with a commission shortage or if the realtor is smart the contract states the homebuyer will make up the difference. No one wants to openly discuss this little secret and even if the discussion is had one on one with the consumer they forget they agreed to make up the difference or they did not understand. Hence an open discussion in an open forum would educate the consumer, and increase competition & awareness of how the process works. Finally, last but not least consumers need to understand fees & compensation on both sides of the equation, steering although illegal can still happen. It is evident when you look at a property on the MLS system and for whatever reason the property which is in good shape, in a good area, good schools & priced right has not sold. The only apparent factor involved is the rate of compensation is very low to the selling agent. Money and competition drive most markets but I see the Sherman act being stated more and more by realtors® as an attempt to impede competition, I often hear we need to protect our industry and this appears to be a tool some are trying to use. Our state Missouri is very conservative and does not allow rebates. The department of justice anti-trust division consistently applies pressure to our state for not allowing rebates, saying this impedes an open market and is a violation of the Sherman Act & a couple of other laws. There are currently only 9 states which have a ban on rebates.
Price Fixing (from the department of justice website note: a possible violation or reason for concern “NOT ADVERTISE PRICES”)
Price fixing is an agreement among competitors to raise, fix, or otherwise maintain the price at which their goods or services are sold. It is not necessary that the competitors agree to charge exactly the same price, or that every competitor in a given industry join the conspiracy. Price fixing can take many forms, and any agreement that restricts price competition violates the law. Other examples of price-fixing agreements include those to:
• Establish or adhere to price discounts.
• Hold prices firm.
• Eliminate or reduce discounts.
• Adopt a standard formula for computing prices.
• Maintain certain price differentials between different types, sizes, or quantities of products.
• Adhere to a minimum fee or price schedule.
• Fix credit terms.
• Not advertise prices.
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Fri May 14, 2010
Melissa R Landreth answered:
If you are looking for horse property with access to riding trails in the north county area then I would say Bonsall, with Fallbrook being a very close second. It is absolutly beautiful, defenitly has the small town country feel yet you are close to all! ... more
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Tue Sep 1, 2009
Gloria Commiso answered:
Hi Evan,

The next time you have an agent write an offer request a formal rejection by asking that the seller intial the last page of the purchase agreement indicating that the offer was rejected by the seller. (See page 8 final paragraph of the residential purchase agreement) As mentioned by the other agents you can pursue ethic violations against an agent but the request for a formal rejection might prevent your next offer from being ignored. If I were you, i would submit offers on REO and standard sales due to the success/acceptance rate being higher. Everyone thinks short sales are the way to go but there is a hassle factor, multiple offer situation, and ethical issues as well as a long drawn out process that might end in inevitably end foreclosure. Good luck! ... more
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Mon Nov 10, 2008
Rob Kelly answered:
Hi Kaye,
Your relo folks should have a great selection of inventory in the sub $300k range. Westminster, Thornton, Northglenn are 3 suburbs that will keep your clients commute around 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.

If they are looking into new homes, there are deals to be had in the Thornton area. If they are looking for a deal, bank owned, REO, HUD and foreclosed homes can be had. We are sponsoring a tour of foreclosed homes this Saturday, November 15 9-2pm. Check out
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