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Wed Dec 21, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
You can do whatever you wish but don't get greedy. Once I submitted an above list price offer on behalf of my buyer. Seller said that he would wait for more offers and was expecting a lot more to come. My buyer decided to walk away and found another home. Long story short, the seller finally sold his home 5% lower than his asking price probably because the rest the offers that he received were lower. ... more
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Fri Dec 9, 2016
Maricris A answered:

We didn't get enough information about your problem to resolve the issue. Please provide us with complete property address and we will be happy to assist you.


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Sun Oct 23, 2016
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Mon Oct 17, 2016
Maricris A answered:

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:

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.

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Tue Jul 12, 2016
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Sat May 14, 2016
Doug A asked:
how do i filter out all the furnished rentals- there are many and i only want unfurnished
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Fri Aug 7, 2015
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Most local Realtors will come to your home and then provide you with a good CMA(comparative market analysis). Just call a couple of the local and active agents in your neighborhood!
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Tue May 12, 2015
Brittany898 answered:
HSBC is one of the world's largest financial services organisations with around 6,100 offices in both established and faster-growing markets. As the asset management division of HSBC, HSBC Global Asset Management has a network of offices in c. 25 countries and territories around the world.

The challenge to successfully market REO properties has given rise to a growing
practice known as “cash for keys”. The Department of Real Estate (“DRE”) has been
receiving questions and complaints from consumers about “cash for keys” solicitations.
This article is intended to provide some guidance for consumers and licensees when
involved in a “Cash for Keys” program to minimize any misunderstandings or violations of
the law.

> “Cash for Keys” Programs
When a lender takes a home back as a result of a foreclosure action, it becomes
responsible for that property. The longer the lender has to wait to sell the property and
the more money it has to spend to repair damage to and/or to maintain the property,
the greater will be its ultimate loss.

The consequences of foreclosure and the looming
legal eviction action affects the prior resident owner/occupant of the foreclosed
property and/or the tenant(s) living in the property (hereinafter such occupants and/or
tenants are referred to in the singular as “tenant” and in the plural as “tenants”) the
same way – they must, unless there is an existing landlord-tenant rental or lease
agreement that survives the foreclosure by law, or a written agreement with the new
owner/lender to maintain or modify the tenancy, vacate the property in a relatively
short period of time.

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Sun Nov 23, 2014
Erik Rodstrom answered:
The flights take off pretty frequently, so you'll probably be able to hear them during your visit to the property and judge for yourself. We were concerned about it before we bought, and especially the minute we signed our loan!

Truthfully we don't notice it anymore unless all the windows are open right during a really important, quiet part of dialogue when we're watching a DVD. The airport paid for soundproofing for the neighborhood, so with windows closed it's not an issue at all, and with windows open we noticed it for a few hours the first day and haven't really thought about it since.

The flights on the runway nearest to us stop at night, so that helps as well.
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Sun May 18, 2014
Dacost1 asked:
anymore?????? the best part of of the updates, was when you could see the inside of the homes.
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Tue Apr 1, 2014
Kyle Kendrew answered:
Quite simply, no. You will have a hard time even finding a roommate situation at that price point.
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Sat Feb 8, 2014
Endre Barath answered:
Sd, first I am puzzled why you would want to approach an REO without an Agent? That is like being your own Doctor without a license? Just thinking out loud....

FYI REO's are represented by Asset Mangers of larger Financial Institutions and would not like being approached directly from a buyer. They do not even like Agents who do not know what they are doing.

The best advice I can give is reach out to a seasoned Realtor who had done many REO's and that would certainly help you in getting the property.

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Beverly Hills, CA
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Mon Dec 9, 2013
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Hi Lyla,

Some of the Rentals do go through Realtors and we charge a percentage of the years rent. In exchange for that we advertise, screen (credit), negotiate and collect the initial payment for the tenant.(first and security).
I do recommend that you subscribe to additional screening services that most Realtors do not have such as criminal background checks to be safe.
Some landlords prefer to use a Rental Service and advertise there. Some landlord use professional property management. Property managers will help you maintain the property and handle leasing.
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Sun Dec 1, 2013
Lyla Cavanaugh answered:
Yes. Been here 30 yrs. A single family house was worth from $180,000 to 200,000. Two hundred thousand is probably a safe bet.
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
Robert Spinosa answered:

You're doing fine. Most of these seem in line and I would expect that a few will be adjusted downward to reflect actual costs.

Best of luck in your new place!

Rob Spinosa
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
Steven Pawera answered:
Zsibri - I hope your husband conceded to all the correct advice the others posted - or how you hold title may not be your only problem lol.
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Thu Oct 10, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
NO...the comment below by Pamela is incorrect....."for sale by owners" cannot be listed on trulia.

Only agent-listed homes may be posted here.

If you need further proof of that - just scroll down below, and read what trulia STAFF member, Kim Glass, shared!!

I don't know why people post "advice" without making sure it is correct

ps does allow fsbo's to post does and just to name a few fsbo-friendly sites
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Fri Oct 4, 2013
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
There are different areas in Venice. Ratios vary from 94% to overprice bids. Let me know the section of Venice and I can give current market statistic information.

Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Realty Marina del Rey
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Sun Sep 22, 2013
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
Hi R. Renee Webb,

In Marina del Rey and Venice, CA the school district is Los Angeles Unified. For Santa Monica, CA the school district is Santa Monica Unified School District.

- Attached is public school search:

- Attached is school ratings:

Hopefully this is helpful.

Gail Mercedes Cole
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