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Sat Sep 16, 2017
Cris.inbox asked:
My soon to be ex will NOT sign the deed. Escrow won't accept the purchase without it. I want to go to another Escrow co. This makes no sense.
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Fri Jun 9, 2017
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Wed Mar 29, 2017
Mary answered:

I have emailed you regarding about this concern.

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Tue Mar 14, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I apologize we have false foreclosure information listed on our home details page. 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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Mon Feb 13, 2017
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Sun Nov 13, 2016
Ur45in2005 asked:
Contract was written with Ernest money to be released to seller, and at closing would be credited back to buyer at closing as long as buyer closes on home. The appraisal was also paid by…
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Sat Sep 17, 2016
Kristin Guidry answered:
I have a resource that I think may work for you. Email me at and I can share the details. Hopefully it will be a good option!
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Thu Dec 17, 2015
Melissa Cox asked:
is. I was wondering if there are any Realtors or Independent Home Owners in the Nampa/Caldwell area that would be willing to rent to a family, that has no pets and would be willing to pay…
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Sun Dec 6, 2015
Elizabeth Roberts answered:
Hi, there are several factors that go into deciding what the home will sell for. Location, size, age, condition all are things an experienced Realtor will look at in determining the price of a home. If you want me to run a free Comparative Market Analysis on your home, I will look at what similar homes have sold for to help determine a more accurate estimate. Feel free to contact me Elizabeth Roberts 208.906.4210 or email me at I would be more than happy to help you.

Elizabeth Roberts
Silvercreek Realty Group
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Wed Nov 18, 2015
If you find a good lender who is well versed in the program then they should be able to point you in the direction of some good contractors. The two kind of go hand in hand.

Do not settle for someone who just happens to offer 203k. Grill them on their experience in the program, because the loan officer/company in my opinion is way more important than the rates they offer. Even if someone is 1/2% lower in rate, it doesn't amount to a hill of beans if the experience is a nightmare. That's why I don't touch 203k's. Too much work and I'm not a pro at them so I'd rather leave it to someone more well versed! ... more
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Sat Nov 14, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
There are several factors that go into getting approved for a mortgage. Income, debt ratio, down payment, credit score.

Talk to a local lender and submit an application. They'll be able to tell you if you qualify and if not, what you need to do in order to qualify.

Hopefully your divorce settlement is clearly written to show that although your name is on the mortgage, your wife is making the payments. Not sure if it'll help with qualifying for another mortgage, since even if it's written in the settlement, you're still technically obligated to pay if if she doesn't, but may help you.
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Wed Jun 3, 2015
Bkdorn answered:
I agree with Amy.
I have to say;In any area you live in,there is always going to be things that you don't like.
I personally like the idea of a school for kids at risk,as it tells me the community is working to help solve their problems and aren't covering it up,shoving this aside to have someone else deal with.
It creates "community" involvement.We have to all be a part of our "communities".If this isn't what you want? you might as well wrap yourself up in bubble wrap and close the door.
You will miss out on a lot of awesome people and experiences.
We are looking for a home in Nampa,as the cost of real estate is more reasonable,it still has the small town feel to it,and yes? it has some things which may not be desirable to all.
I have lived in both Nampa and Boise in the past,and we are moving from Minnesota which also has many undesirable issues,etc.
Idaho is the best place in my opinion to live,so much to offer everyone!
I can't wait until we sell our home in Minnesota and move to the great state of Idaho( and Nampa area).
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Wed May 20, 2015
Tia Adams answered:
I have a great investor but I am an Agent, sorry to see you are unwilling to work with those of us that know what we are doing and take pride in our work.
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Tue Feb 17, 2015
Ryan K Kruithoff answered:
FSBO is not allowed on Trulia. Consider Zillow or
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Tue Jan 6, 2015
Thomas and Melissa Evans answered:
Hi Rae,

I tell all my clients that the first step is to contact a good mortgage lender or broker and see if you can qualify for a home mortgage, what programs you might qualify for and how much home you can afford. I have a preferred lender that is awesome and could direct you to them.

Once you know how much house you can afford and how much you need to put down when you find one, it's time to go shopping! I meet with my clients ahead of time to discuss your needs, location preference and amenities. Always start with the top five "must haves" for your new home. Then, I do my homework for you and find homes that match. We tour those homes and if I've done my work right, we should find the right home within five or six houses.

Once we find the right home for you, we put in an offer with an "Earnest Money" deposit which means you are serious about buying. If the sellers accept, then we go forward. If not, there may be a counter-offer from them or a rejection, but if we do our homework and know the value, our offer will likely be accepted. Where home buyers often go wrong is thinking buying a home is like negotiating for a used car and offer far below asking price, then demand all sorts of items be included in the sale or fixed. We can do some of that potentially, but most homes in the Treasure Valley sell within 3-5 percent of the asking price. Call me if you're interested in talking further.
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
Jim Paulson answered:
Great news for you, Canyon County is a "target county" for first time home buyers so what that means to you is you don't have to be a "First Time Buyer" to qualify for some of the programs in Canyon County!

For example, you could sell a home in Boise today and turn around and use a "first time home buyer" program in Nampa 5 minutes later!

If you still wanted to keep your hustband off the loan, it would depend on the type of loan. You would have to disclose that your are married but buying the property as your sole and separate property. I have had to do that with some clients when one spouse's credit was below the requirements and just the one persons income and debts would still meet the ratios required by the lender.

Best of luck!
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
Jim Paulson answered:
There are several first time home buyer programs available in Idaho and many of them require you to take a "First Time Home Buyer class" like the one offered by Neighborhood Housing Services.

Options include but are not limited to:
- Idaho Housing and Finance (several options)
- Neighborhood Housing Services;
- Rural Development (would have to be outside Nampa and Caldwell city limits in Canyon County);
- Some banks offer their own proprietary loans

Also, some foreclosures have special financing options available too.

I suggest starting with the class so you can learn where to start. Here is a link to it: I help teach the real estate portion of that class so feel free to contact me with questions.

Then, pick an agent that understands this niche and work together setting your plan and objectives.

Best of luck!
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Mon Oct 6, 2014
Aaron and Cheree Tiry answered:
Have you checked out the "rent" section at the top of Trulia? There may be something in there. Otherwise you could also check to see what they have for posted for rentals. ... more
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