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Sat Dec 17, 2016
jan-lyon asked:
Thu Aug 18, 2016
Angelica P answered:

To start, I would like to note that the Trulia estimate is an estimate derived from our proprietary algorithm. Our estimates use a ton of info, including recent sales of similar homes and home facts like number of bedrooms and bathrooms, square footage, and more to provide insight into what a home is worth. This data is compiled from public records and other sources for counties across the US. Please know that we do not intend for the estimate to replace a comparative market analysis as they can take into account market intricacies that the Trulia Estimate cannot. The Trulia Estimate is really meant to be a starting point in determining a home’s value and is not an official appraisal. To learn more about the Trulia estimate, we encourage our users to follow this link:

Please also note that we do not directly edit or remove Trulia estimates. While we monitor customer feedback for systematic issues with the algorithm, we do not change individual estimates in response to customer feedback. We understand however, that some homes may be unique in ways that are not well captured by existing data. To provide more information on your estimate, we encourage you to claim your home and update its facts if you notice any information is outdated.

Updates to your home facts will be factored into your home's Trulia estimate, however, if the updates are not significant enough to impact the home's value, your estimate may not change.

If you're looking for a precise value for your home, we recommend you talk to a real estate professional.

One thing to consider is that when you do put your home on the market, the Trulia estimate will disappear as it is a feature only available for off market properties.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Mon Feb 2, 2015
Wayne Tolson asked:
Why don't you guys correct this error as it effects the value of my home according to "trulia" and it's clearly inaccurate.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014
Don Clark asked:
I do not qualify for a HARP loan cause I refinanced in November after the program began. I believe I am about $25k underwater. I never been late on payments, have a good income, have a…
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Tue Nov 12, 2013
Jeff Turner answered:
Good morning, Kyazim - My first question is if you are looking to buy this building with intentions of keeping it as a commercial building, or converting into a residential property? Key here would be the zoning regulations of any particular town, which would limit the building's usage. Either way, I'd be happy to speak with you more and conduct a search for you. Please email direct at or call me at 203-981-6398. ... more
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Sat Jun 29, 2013
Pamela asked:
I am also interested in low income housing. I am disabled & on social security. Thank you
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Thu Oct 1, 2009
Keith Sorem answered:
Buyer 2009
A good agent, particularly for a buyer, can save you a lot of time, worry, and headaches.
The problem is because you never see these things, you just move along in the selling process, it may just LOOK like the agent is just "doing their job".

A good agent is worth every penny. Just find the right one for you.
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Tue Jul 21, 2009
Dan Ross answered:
You have been given some great advice here so far. I would add one more thing. Tell you buyer that if the seller wasn't willing to do repairs, you can still amend your offer downwards to reflect the repairs needed. As previously mentioned, they may not have the money to do the repairs, but would be willing to adjust the purchase price accordingly. If your buyers love the house, it is worth considering. Then the inspection money is not wated at all.

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