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Tue Sep 19, 2017
Diane Christner answered:
It depends on the language of the purchase contract. If your agent uses a version of the FL Association of Realtors contract, it contains specific language regarding just such a situation under the heading of FORCE MAJEURE. Generally the seller is obligated to bring the property back to the condition it was in at the time you signed the contract by a deadline, but if that is not possible due to the extent of the damage, then either party can cancel the contract by delivering written notice to the other party.

My suggestion is to carefully read through all terms of a purchase contract before you sign it, making sure you understand the terms you are agreeing to abide by.
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Fri Sep 15, 2017
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Wed Sep 13, 2017
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Sat Aug 12, 2017
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Sun Jul 23, 2017
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Thu Jul 20, 2017
Donna answered:
i have found that trulia is one of the worst companies to deal with, if you have
a question about a property one must go thru at least 3 diff people to get an answer
very bad org.
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Tue Jul 18, 2017
Sheila The Dumb Home Buyer answered:
The house I was living in was perfect. Perfect layout, perfect yard, nothing wrong with it.
The problem is that it was a rental. I thought It was time to buy and pay a lower mortgage than the rent payment I had. I didn't tell my landlord like I should have. I was afraid if he knew I was looking he would rent the house before I had time to find one.

I went and bought a house that turned out to be a handy man special. I am middle aged and have a chronic bad back, I specifically told my realtor I can't do a fixer upper. They sold me this house anyway.

I know some of you will say, 'Well, gee, didn't you look at it?". Of course I did. Keep in mind, a realtor will sell you ANYTHING just to get their commission. It's hard to look at 'everything' when they walk in and open everything up for you, (Stupid practice as it only makes the house dirty), and whisk you through. They stare at you while you are looking and provide absolutely no knowledge about the house itself. I understand why people people choose to sell by owner.

It really gets me angry that there was no owner disclosure, the owner should be ashamed.

Like I said, the house has problems, I'm talking about a screen room and backroom that flood every time it rains. Those rooms are useless. This house was very neglected, no windowsills, deadbolt lock on the front door, every sliding glass door is broken. Every vertical blind track is broken. Remember now, the house is opened up before I enter. Bugs, of course it has bugs. Appliances don't work, (Funny, they worked during inspection). It needed a little gutter work, turns out, all the gutters need replaced. Spiders, Oh my god, the spiders. I am not used to living like this. It's feel awful and negative.

The yard has no grass, it is all weeds and ants. Totally needs new sod. Couldn't tell right away because it was cut so low. Good real estate ploy. Every other yard in the neighborhood has grass, must be the soil. So, no more Easter eggs hunts etc. Again, I don't live this way. I'm so embarrassed. I made a huge mistake.

I loved my other house. It had grass and flowers and no ants! No bugs, clean, perfect layout. Nothing weird. I felt so at home. Turns out my landlord really liked me and I probably could have eventually bought that one. I am sick to my stomach. I know this is a mistake I can't fix.

I hate being home. I cry all the time. There is no fixing this place to where I like it. I just want to go back.
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Wed Jul 12, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Not online. You need to work with a realtor who can email you listings directly from the MLS with your specific criteria. MLS systems which are owned by realtors have far more search filters than real estate websites do. The reason is realtors need buyers like you to call them in order to stay in business. If real estate websites had all the information that the MLS systems have, then nobody would be calling realtors to get the additional information. Therefore, websites are good for basic information but do not have filters for things like HOA fees, oversized parking for RV's and boats, whether pets are allowed in rentals, 55+ communities, etc. ... more
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Tue Jul 11, 2017
Jimmyjennifer8 answered:
Iv lived here for 3 yrs and love it..my neighbors are great and it's very quiet in my neighborhood however I do live north of 484.. I'm by Marion Oaks Elementary and it's terrific
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Mon Jun 5, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

Thank you for reaching out. In order to post your home as For Rent on Trulia, you need to post it first on ZIllow. I am happy to help you get your listing posted on Trulia.

If you would like to post a rental on Trulia, you will be redirected to use our partner site, Zillow Rental Manager, to list your rental on Zillow, Trulia and other top sites. Please follow this link for instructions on how to post a rental listing:

http://www.trulia.com/post-rental/

If you have additional questions or have issues with posting your listing, please reply back to this email and I will be happy to help you.

Zillow Rental Manger Help:
https://zillowrentalmanager.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/
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Thu Jun 1, 2017
answered:
Hi Laurenpankey,

I have some good news for you. Most of Marion & the surrounding counties are eligible for the No Money Down USDA Mortgage!

Unfortunately areas like Ocala & part of Silver Springs are not eligible.

One of the best things about the USDA program is the monthly mortgage insurance is substantially cheaper than FHA or conventional options.

For example: On an FHA loan of $150,000, the MMI (monthly mortgage insurance) would add $106.25 to your monthly payment but on a USDA Mortgage it would only add $43.75!

The other nice thing is USDA will actually allow you to roll in your closing costs as long as the appraised value supports it.

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by clicking the link below my phone number.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
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Great Plains National Bank
jburke@gpbankTX.net
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Wed May 31, 2017
Kim answered:
Check out this site

http://pet-friendly.rentalads.com/Florida/Ocala/

If your dog looks more like a collie just say it's a collie. Some place consider german sheps aggressive which is a shame or they have weight limits

Good Luck!
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Mon May 1, 2017
Jptmg answered:
HOW OFTEN ARE THE ROOFS IN FRIENDSHIP COLONY TOW REPLACED What can the owner expect to pay approximately
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Sun Apr 30, 2017
Laurenalindgren answered:
I am interested in buying a condo in Springwood Village. I live in CA, but am from Ocala. Please contact me if you are interested in selling. It would be for my personal use. Thank you laurenborghese@gmail.com ... more
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Sat Apr 22, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Yes. Normally the seller pays the full amount of commission fees to their realtor. Then your realtor will split the fee with the buyers agent. Each agent will split their fee with the broker. ... more
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Tue Apr 18, 2017
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Tue Apr 11, 2017
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

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!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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