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Stephen Ferr…, Home Buyer in Kingwood, TX
Fri Dec 9, 2016
Stephen Ferris answered:
Aaron, please call me today (9/26/12) to discuss your Issue in more in detail so I can get a better idea of what is really going on with your File right now in order to answer your questions more specifically. One thing that you absolutely do NOT want to do is to 'Dispute" anything at this point- especially since you are right in the middle of your Loan Approval! I can be reached @ C-281-734-5626 at any time and I am looking forward to hearing from you today.

Stephen Ferris
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Maricris A, Other/Just Looking in Seattle, WA
Tue Nov 15, 2016
Maricris A answered:

It appears that the property you are interested to is in foreclosure status on Trulia. Trulia is a platform for consumers to browse housing information as well as a tool for home owners and agents to list their properties. If a listing is foreclosure or not, it is up to the listing owner to update the status of that property. The status of the listing is unclear to us because it is in the hands of the listing owner.

If you want to know more information about the foreclosure property, you may check the county record where the property is part of or you may also contact a foreclosure specialist near your area for assistance.

You can take advantage of our vast network of agents here on Trulia. You may found the link below.

To search for a foreclosure specialist using our site:

1. Go to the link that I provided, enter the location where you're at and click enter.
2. Click the 'More filters' button and choose 'Foreclosure' under specialties.
3. Click the 'Search' button.

We hope your experience with Trulia is memorable and thank you for using Trulia for all your real estate needs.


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Maricris A, Other/Just Looking in Seattle, WA
Tue Aug 2, 2016
Maricris A answered:

Thank you for contacting us regarding the erroneous foreclosure status on this property page. 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 request regarding the removal of the erroneous foreclosure information for your home on Zillow.

Once the status is removed from Zillow, it will automatically update to Trulia after 24-48 hours.


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Markie Mcque…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Thu Apr 14, 2016
Markie Mcqueary asked:
Ycooksey888, Home Buyer in Southern Pines, NC
Fri Sep 25, 2015
Ycooksey888 asked:
below question is for a residential neighborhood.
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Michael Mers…, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Fri Sep 26, 2014
Michael Mershon answered:
One of the first steps in the home buying process is to get pre-approved. If you have a credit score of 640 or better than most lenders consider your score to be sufficient. Most of the time you will be required to put a minimum percentage of the total loan down i.e. 3% of the total loan amount. There will also be closing cost involved which can be negotiated with the seller; however, the down payment is typically the buyer's sole responsibility. The exception to this rule is VA loans which require zero down. I have many colleagues in the Houston area that would be able to walk you through the process. If you would like to give me a call or email me, I can get you in contact with someone in your area. ... more
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Kim Clinton, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Mon Dec 30, 2013
Kim Clinton answered:
Hi, 20697 Oakhurst Meadows should be zoned to Bens Branch Elementary, White Oak Middle and Porter High School. Here is a link to New Caney ISD so you can verify.

Please let me know if I can help with anything else.

Thanks, Kim
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Paige Howand, Renter in Porter, TX
Tue Jul 16, 2013
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Dee Driscoll, Real Estate Pro in Humble, TX
Fri Jun 28, 2013
Dee Driscoll answered:
I don't see any listings on HAR (Houston Assoc. of Realtors) for land on Evergreen. I do see 3 lots with a 700sqft 1 bedroom home and a couple of out houses.....$70,000

If you have an exact address I can look in to it further for you.

Best regards,

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Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Sat May 4, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Holly

Unlikely, HUD is a Federal Body, and a listing agent is not going to risk
license, prison for a Home.

Good luck
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Guy Gimenez, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Mon Sep 24, 2012
Guy Gimenez answered:
Excellent blog from Tom's site. Read it and heed it. Lays it out why you're having the problems you're having with DHI.
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Guy Gimenez, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Mon Sep 24, 2012
Guy Gimenez answered:
Welcome to the mysteries of DHI. I can't recall ever hearing of anyone who was happy working with them. Your only option is to now try another lender and hope the seller will hang on for another ride.

As long as lenders like DHI (and many others) have no consequences for their actions (or inaction), this kind of nonsense will continue.
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Kim Clinton, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Sat Jul 7, 2012
Kim Clinton answered:
Yes Debbie, I know it was asked several years ago.
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Veronica, Other/Just Looking in 77365
Thu May 10, 2012
Veronica asked:
Linda Lorenzo, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Sun May 6, 2012
Linda Lorenzo answered:
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. If you contact a local real estate company they should be able to hook you up with a Realtor that can assist you. They will be able to send you a list of all the homes for rent in your local multiple listing service. They can also advice you as to what you will need to provide a landlord with to qualify for a lease. For example most will want several months of pay stubs, copies of drivers license, etc. Good luck to you both. ... more
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Dee Driscoll, Real Estate Pro in Humble, TX
Sat May 5, 2012
Dee Driscoll answered:
Hi, unless you are a real estate agent or affliate you will not have access to the HAR "SOLD" menu.
Only members of HAR can access that information. It does, however, let you know active homes and homes that are "Option Pending" and "Pending Continue to Show", but it will not disclose how much the homes sold for. If you have a particular address you can check the public tax record for the appraised value.

I sell new and resales in Porter. If you are not working with a Realtor please feel free to contact me for what homes in Porter Sold for in the last 6 mos or so.

Best regards,

Dee Driscoll, Realtor
Red Door Realty & Assoc.
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Rudy McDowell, Real Estate Pro in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Thu Jun 9, 2011
Rudy McDowell answered:
Suzanne reply is spot on. However, it more important for the lender/loan officer you speak to be licensed more so than local. Local is convenient, but it doesn't always mean knowledgeable or reliable. If you're working with a realtor, he/she should know someone they've used and you can trust and talk to. ... more
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Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Thu Apr 7, 2011
Tim Moore answered:
They will never reject your offer. It will either become primary or the property will close making your offer moot. You can always just cancel your offer, in writting, to your agent. I agree, I would never accept earnest money on a back up offer. ... more
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Wed Apr 6, 2011
Bruce Lynn answered:
You can only get it if the first one fails to perform in my understanding.
You should always make your best offer up front.
HUD lists the homes at the appraised price, so we often see them sell at list if they look good.
I think they have said in the past that list to sales price on average is there must be a good number that go for list or above as I've seen some bad ones go low.

Good luck.
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