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Wed Jun 21, 2017
Toddious1 asked:
I double checked by sending the same shared board to my other email, still no success.
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Thu Oct 20, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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:

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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For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

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Thu Apr 16, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Lele, this is a legal question so you should consult with a free legal advice service which is the Inland Mediation Board and they can advise you. Keep us posted as to what they say and your outcome. Here is a brochure.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

The rentals in Santa Monica start from $1,200 for 1bd 1ba condo and up. The purchase start from 388k for 1bd 1ba condo which is as low as $1,950 down payment with a minimum 580 fico score.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

You will need to be pre-approved if you decide to buy to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, home price, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

You may qualify to buy FHA with fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

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Wed Apr 1, 2015
Jamie Tian answered:
Try contacting Trulia directly via Live Chat.

Jamie Tian
Rodeo Realty
(310) 717-1321
BRE #01920120
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Wed Jan 8, 2014
carenkerr answered:
The value of the lot is impacted by what someone might be able to build on that lot in the far distant future. The lot sizes can be depends on space of land. The average lots would be from 2,000 sq ft. To 8,500.sq ft. ... more
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Sun Dec 22, 2013
Sri Kesava answered:
Usually, but not always, this is a legal den or other such room that the owner is using as a 3rd bedroom. On a few occasions public records are wrong. In most cases the public records are correct and it is the listing agent or owner wishing to enhance (at face value) the market value of the property. Most of the listings on Trulia are funneled directly or indirectly from the listing agent. Every listing agent should review the public records before they list a property, so again, in 9 out of 10 cases it is a known inconsistency. They listing agents often put language in the private remarks (that only agents can see) that say "Buyer to verify all information." Rest assured however, during the escrow process when Title records are pulled, these will say what the property legally is. But this is a good example where every buyer should have their own, and excellent/experienced Realtor representing their interests. A good Buyer's Agent will pick this inconsistency up quickly and appraise you of what are the real facts of the property. Good representation is invaluable, and ironically free for the Buyer (Buyer's Agent's commission is paid out of Listing Agent's proceeds at the end of the sale).
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Mon Aug 12, 2013
Daniel Castiel answered:
Craiglist and Westside Rentals are excellent for putting up your rental listing, If you have the experience and time then you don't need an agent, otherwise it's a good idea to let an Agent take care of screening tenants. ... more
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Thu Dec 13, 2012
neweramike answered:
I fixed mine. You have to go to preferences then advanced settings and clear browsing data. Seemed to work for me.
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Sat Mar 24, 2012
Eddie Stocker answered:
Hi Pamela,

Try Jerry, he has done excellent work for my clients. I also own a triplex in 90405. If you have any questions please contact me.

Westside Appraisal
Jerry Von Buskirk
o 310-305-8834
m 310-902-5941
4870 1/2 McConnell Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90066


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Fri Jul 30, 2010
Aaron Mirsky answered:
Hi Azalia,

My suggestion is similar to Joseph's. You may want to look for a Multi-family property where the seller will finance the balance of the purchase price. If you can occupy a triplex you get the leverage of the rents from the other units. Of course you still need to cover your part of the mortgage.

I've seen a few properties listed where the sellers are willing to
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Thu Jun 3, 2010
Kim & Kristine Halverson answered:
Hi Grant,

So far the answers are good, I think Don answers your question more directly.

If you have a buyer for your home, you may consider brining in an agent to faciliate the sale, perhaps that is what you meant by a settlement agent. I've worked as a buyer's agent with a homeowner that did not want to list their home, but offered a 2.5% commission if I brought a buyer.

If you are considering selling without a broker, see the site I've mentioned for a few tips.

Hope this helps you,

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Thu Feb 25, 2010
Barbara Q. answered:
Catherine - Welcome! Some of the professionals in the community are more easily distracted than others.
That's what makes it interesting. Don't let Mack scare you away...his distinctive responses are lightly sprinkled with sarcasm, peppered with sophisticated cynicism and served hot with a side of humor.

You may consider posting a blog to share with the community market trends you are experiencing in New York.

Again, Welcome!
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Thu Jun 25, 2009
Jodi Summers answered:
There are many lenders who are able to assist you, who is best for you depends upon the details of your situation. If you'd like a list, please let me know.


Jodi Summers
The SoCal Investment Real Estate Group
Sotheby’s International Realty
310. 392.1211
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
~Mark Twain
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Sun Feb 15, 2009
Marty S answered:
Plenty of Lenders aboud here. Contact one (You could even email me :))

I am a mortgage broker. If I can be of service, please let me know!

Martin Smith

Precision Funding
877-238-6324 Ext 704
877-238-6324 FAX
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