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Tue Sep 5, 2017
Holly asked:
Wed Jul 5, 2017
In my experience calling other agents to sell your home when you have already listed your home with another agent can send the wrong signal, and perhaps offend the others agents while stepping on your agents toes, I would not use this strategy. I would however ask your agent to post to their social media if they have not already then ask your friends, family and co-workers to like and share the post on their social media. Ask your agent to print some flyers then pass them out around your neighborhood, ask local stores and restaurants if they would allow you to post or leave flyers in their place of business. I am NOT a Realtor and only offer loans in Florida so I suggest you discuss this topic with your Realtor in more detail. Hope this helps, God bless! Psalm 20:4 ... more
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Thu Dec 22, 2016
ajj325 answered:
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Here's the story. My mother and I are in the process of purchasing our dream home for both of us to live. Perfect neighborhood, close to both of our jobs, close to local stores, etc. We were doing just fine, it was a matter of us simply getting our down payment together and having our file reviewed by underwriting, with us intending to close on January 27th.
Then something happened. I ended up losing my job. Luckily, I had known that this was coming and had been pursuing new jobs for a while. I ended up accepting an offer for a new position as an engineering manager making significantly more money than I make now.
Here's the problem: the first 90 days of this job, I will be technically employed by a temp agency and not the company I will be stationed at. This is typical of the company in question, simply so that the payment of their recruiting agency's finders fees can be spread out over time.
So, I told my lender (Inlanta Mortgage) about this new position and the contract-to-hire stipulation. This stopped my lender dead in her tracks. It turns out, this income will not be able to count in the eyes of Fannie Mae because it is considered unstable. I can see their reasoning for this, but I'm wondering how this will work out.
My mom freaked out and called our lender, and was basically told that I switched jobs at likely the most inconvenient time possible and that the underwriter will likely not approve this income. Our lender had us fill out a form so she could talk about this situation with the seller's agent and see what we can do.
I'm scared that this position will cause me to lose this house and have to live with my mom in our crappy apartment for some time until my contract is up and I am employed in March. Not to mention, this is straining my relationship with my mom.
What can be done about this situation? Should I start looking into our local "subprime" lender, where I will be paying up the behind in interest but at least can get this house? What options are available in this case?
Thank you!
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Thu Mar 17, 2016
Marc Roehl answered:
15213 Fenway Ct is no longer in Foreclosure per contacting Gray and Associates. Trulia should take this listing down now!
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Mon Mar 14, 2016
Jan Wilson answered:
How do I remove pictures of the interior of my home after taking it off the market ?
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Thu Mar 3, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
It's not essential but you'd be surprised at how bothered buyers can be by paint colors. Depending on how loud or bright they are, they can distract buyers from being able to see the bones of your house.

The condition of your paint matters too. We painted right when we moved in to our house 8 years ago. Life and small children have definitely left their marks on our walls. We're having the house painted when we move out if for nothing else, to make it look fresh and clean.
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Tue Dec 8, 2015
Taycollins42 answered:
It will differ based on a few different things, including the severity of the damage, the materials that will be used for the repair, and how much the company charges for labor. I would suggest talking to a variety of companies in your area to get quotes from them, and then make a decision based on that information. You should be able to get all of the help you need that way.
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Tue Sep 8, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
You cannot. Only real estate professionals can post on Trulia. Try Zillow instead.
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Mon Aug 17, 2015
Maryrusch1 asked:
porch. I do plan to move in about five years, so would like to speak with an experienced broker in my area who can give me some guidance.
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
Matthew Szymuszkiewicz answered:

I will be more than willing to send you a list of properties that are bank owned in your desired location. You can always email me at or give me a call 414-243-6531 and we can talk further. I will just need an email address and I can get that out to you. ... more
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Tue Nov 5, 2013
I am a loan officer licensed in IL and WI who works with over 40 lenders to provide the best possible financing. We go down to 500 fico scores and offer free credit repair. I am dedicated to finding buyers the right loan to fit their needs. Feel free to contact me with any questions or to get pre-qualified.

Thank you,

Ashley Pimentel
Senior Loan Originator
Market Place Mortgage
246 E Janata Blvd. Suite 220
Lombard, IL 60148
Cell: (630) 217-7013
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Tue Oct 29, 2013
With 10% down payment you have numerous different options for financing. Please contact me if you would like to discuss your situation further.

Mandy Fritsche, Prospect Mortgage, Mortgage Loan Officer, NMLS# 557211
262-327-5700 Cell, 877-868-9198 Fax,
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Fri Sep 20, 2013
Lisa Packard answered:
I'd add that there are a lot of really great apps you can download onto your smart phone to search for homes. If you are out and about and happen past something you are interested in, these apps track where you are and bring the information right to you. Pictures, descriptions, lots of good information. My brokerage First Weber has one, as does Shorewest. You can also download trulia or zillow apps.

What an amazing age we live in! :)
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
Cindy Lehrer answered:
In the era of looking for homes on line, (over 80% of home buyers start looking online) when a potential buyer actually takes the time and effort to pull in the driveway of a home for sale, the curb appeal is seen and heard and felt for the first time. We all know that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. So...showing a home at a time when the traffic is minimized is something to consider when scheduling to show a home. The 3 o'clock rush hour when the schools let out, or the obvious 5 o'clock rush hour should be avoided if at all possible. ... more
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Wed Dec 26, 2012
Lori Jeltema answered:
I think the answer to the first part of your question, the 'major factors in value' is -yes-.

You are correct on the second part about putting a specific percentage. If you are referring to how much traffic one has to deal with to get home and the distance/time to get there, there is an impact. It's probably not studied in the way you want but every buyer takes that under consideration. If I have a buyer who is thinking about buying an extra 1/2 hour away from town because the prices are 20K cheaper, I ask them to figure the cost of transport and the time lost and how that money could be put into a home and family time instead of a gas tank and drive. A person can save close $40k purchasing power by saving $200 in gas. If you are asking this because you are considering where to purchase, I would take a simple formula of $5 per $1,000 of purchase price ($40 = $200) and consider what you want to spend the $200 on - a house or gas. If you value a more rural location and the travel does not bother you and you would be happier, the $200 is better spent on travel expenses. ... more
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Sat Dec 22, 2012
Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine answered:
Realty Trac is only interested i n selling yu a subscription. they also offer erroneous advice on how to bu a foreclosure directly from the bank. Most foreclosures today are handled through qualified listing agents that have been preapprove by the service. With MERS and bank consolidations these foreclosures are very complicated and often require weeks or months of title work just to be marketable. Don't be fooled.

Lisa Wetzel
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates
1320 Hwy 395
Gardnerville, NV 89410
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Mon Mar 14, 2011
Andrea Mills answered:
Go to the respective county's property appraiser's website and or tax collector's website and search by address.
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Mon Aug 9, 2010
Sharptrade answered:
Jo Ann.
I am not knowledgeable of restaurant business or real state, but I am a day trader and therefore I am capable of providing a picture that makes sense to the investment you would like to make.
The real state market economy for the next 12 months is riddle with foreclosures and high inventories both existing and new properties. Real state prices are in decline and unless your purchase is done with a 5 to 10% loss of value from its current fair market value that is how much done lower you will be in your initial investment.
Lack of Jobs is a terrible uncertainty for a new start up in business, and unless your restaurant offers some different and unique dining, you will suffer the market conditions, mainly lack of business.
Good luck.
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