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Thu Jan 26, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I have emailed you regarding this.

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Thu Jan 19, 2017
Malcolm Lawson answered:
Hey, I am a Maryland REALTOR and can help you find a place. What kind of work are you talking about? For example do you plan on opening a store or do you just need a large office space? $4K a month might work depending on where in the city you want to live and how much space you need. Email me at and we can talk more about your needs and options. ... more
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Thu Nov 24, 2016
Jonathan Lahey of The Lahey Group answered:

I have found this helpful question and answer from trulia try checking this you might find helpful ..
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Wed Sep 7, 2016
Jonathan Lahey of The Lahey Group answered:
Your question was answered hope you get a helpful tips :)
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Fri Sep 2, 2016
Cynthia Ferraro asked:
I am a real estate agent and we have a listing from The Bridge Team of Long and Foster Reisterstown. The listing is 202 Cherry Valley Road Reisterstown, MD 21136. It is not showing the pictures…
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Wed Aug 24, 2016
Melissavac7811 answered:
I am having the same issue with DR HORTON. They have $29000 deposit and will not refund my deposit even though I was denied for mortgage with there own lender. What is the point of financial contingency if not to protect you from this? I hired an attorney who demanded my money and they won't respond forcing me to either give up or sue. According to my attorney they will tie me up in court for years. Anybody know how to fix ... more
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Fri Jun 24, 2016
Gary asked:
Incorrect ask price and pictures:

correct ask price and pictures:…
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Thu Jun 23, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
No, they're not. What this or any other website says hasn't a thing to do with your home's value. It might factor into the made up value Trulia is showing you but that doesn't mean anything to you in the real world.

I just looked at mine. OMG, lol. Trulia has it at less than half of the actual market value. That's hilarious.
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Wed Apr 13, 2016
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Mon Jan 18, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, there are questions to ask yourself before studying to get your license:
1. How are sales skills - do you feel comfortable walking up to strangers and telling them you are in real estate and asking them if they know of anybody who is planning to sell or buy in your area and giving them your business card.
Do you feel comfortable knocking on strangers doors and speaking with owners asking them if they plan on selling anytime soon.
Do you feel comfortable asking people in your place of worship, grocery store, etc. if they plan to buy or sell soon & giving them your business card.

2. What is your budget like? Do you have the money available to spend on broker fees, legal fee, lockbox fee, MLS fee, business cards, advertising costs, higher cell phone bill, printing costs, etc.

The truth is the first 2 years will be very expensive starting out because it takes months before you get a commission check and you end up spending more money than you earn. Also brokers are not required to give you leads and they expect new agents to get their own leads. Remember you are self employed and you are expected to have friends, relatives, co workers from previous jobs, neighbor's, etc. all of whom you can give business cards to and you hope will give you leads to people buying or selling in your area.

Think this thru carefully before you spend money for a license.
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Tue Dec 29, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:

Rent to owns are rare and even more rarely are they a good deal for the renter/buyer. The vast majority of rent to own renter/buyer's never end up buying the house. They are a great deal for the landlord/Seller as they get to collect large up front deposits and over market rent only to do it all over again in the same house. I consider it basically immoral and predatory in most cases.

Resolving credit issues isn't rocket science and a local mortgage lender can and often do assist buyers with this. Many things you can do yourself, others the lender can direct or assist you with.

Most people in this position are far better off renting the least expensive place they can stand to live in and save up some down payment, get on a budget and fix their credit. Once you are qualified, you can select any listed property in your price range and you've fixed the issues that hurt your credit.
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Fri Mar 20, 2015
James von Gillern answered:
You submitted this inquiry in Trulia Voices where agents respond to home buyers and sellers but the best course would be to contact Trulia via their Help Center. Go to the upper right hand corner of the desktop page and highlight over your account, a drop down will appear and the link to the Help Center will be there. The photos generally disappear after a while or you can go to the home and click "Edit Home Facts", it will verify that you are the owner and then you'll be able to take down the photos.

James von Gillern | Licensed Salesperson
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group, Realtors
1401 50th Street, Suite 105 | West Des Moines, IA 50266
W: 515-224-8864 | C: 515-321-2595 |
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