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Thu Nov 16, 2017
Naveen Kapoor answered:
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Thu Nov 16, 2017
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Tue Nov 14, 2017
Ellenfreiler asked:
We just got an offer on the in-laws mobile home in Florida, which includes about $1,300 in costs: Assignment of proprietary Lease, recording of Coop approval, transfer of motor vehicle titles,…
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Wed Nov 8, 2017
S.abey asked:
I am an invetor, and I pay cash. How can I locate Realtors in a given area?
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Mon Nov 6, 2017
Barbara Lopez asked:
The property address is 3422 Highlands Bridge Road, Sarasota, FL 3423. We had the property listed for sale with our realtor weeks ago, but we took down the "for sale" listing…
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Fri Nov 3, 2017
Diane Christner answered:
Hi Rachel,

First, look up the address of the property on the Sarasota County property appraiser's website and see who is the owner of record.

Then, using that owner of record, go to the Sarasota County Clerk of Court website and under official records, do a search for that owner's name and see what comes up. If there is a Lis Pendens filed, then the property is in foreclosure. The attached document (which you can see as a pdf file) will show who is the attorney of record for the foreclosure and have contact information.

If the property is in foreclosure, there will be additional charges and legal fees on top of the owner's mortgage that must be paid off before the home can be sold to you. Sometimes those legal fees can add up to $30,000 or more.

After verifying whether the home is in foreclosure or not, I would suggest getting with a lender as a 2nd step to see what you can afford in payments and if this is even something worth pursuing on your part. Remember, you also have to factor in property taxes and insurance on the home in your monthly payments. You'll also need to decide if you can afford home ownership, because you become responsible for big maintenance items like leaking roofs and broken AC units.

If, after talking to a lender, you do decide to go forward, I would suggest don't sign anything with this property owner without consulting a local real estate attorney first. The attorney can do a search for liens on the property (so there are no surprises), plus put together a purchase contract for you that protects your interests in the transaction. Boiler plate contracts from big box stores leave a lot of things out.

Good luck.
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Fri Nov 3, 2017
Bjaye42b asked:
I am preparing my home for sale and have been advised by realtor that I should replace the carpeting with carpet. A neighbor says I should replace carpet with laminate wood flooring. Living…
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Thu Nov 2, 2017
Pamela110457 answered:
I would like to share my story. I met a guy fifteen years ago. I lost my late husband to cancer. I was raising my three kids on my own. Was I ever in for the surprise of my life! This man was in cohoots with my family. I got brutally screwed over by this man named Larry and my mothers brother Gregg. They set up my auto insurance in which they involved one of their illigitamate mushroom truck drivers. They totally exhausted my auto insurance. They got well over $200,000 from my insurance and bought multiple properties and put them in aliases. I get money laundering was involved.. illegal let me tell you "NOBODY CARES, NOT THE TAX CLAIM OFFICE, NOT THE DEED OFFICE NOT THE DA OR ATTORNEY GENERAL. EVEN THE ATTORNEY I HIRED GOT ME Nothing AND I PAID HIM THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. MY AUTO INSURANCE LAWYER KNEW LARRY HAD ANOTHER LAWYER AND MY INSURANCE COMPANY KNEW IT WAS A SET UP. THERE WAS NO STATE BOY ON THE SCENE. HE WROTE UP A BOGUS REPORT AND USED MY ADDRESS FOR ALL THREE OF THEM AND LARRYS CELL NUMBER FOR ALL THREE AND IT WAS NOT THEIR REAL NAMES THEY WERE FAKE!THE PROPERTIES THEY BOUGHT WERE ALL PUT IN ALIASES WHY AND HOW CAN THEY GET AWAY WITH THAT SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME??? THE HOME I LIVE IN NOW LARRY TOTALLY VANDALIZED IT. I HAVE HIGH LEVELS OF TOXIC MOLD HE RIPPED OUT MY BRAND NEW INSALLATION. HE LURED ME OUT OF MY HOME ALLOWED SOMEONE TO COME INTO MY HOME AND WHATEVER THEY REMOVED FROM MY HEATER THEY BROKE IT. HE PUT CAMERAS IN MY HOME HAD PEOPLE STALK ME FOR YEARS,UNTIL THIS DAY. HERE HE COLLECTED MONEY ON MY BROTHER AND LATE HUSBAND TOO. I PAID FOR MY UNCLES DAUGHTERS HOME IN WESTGROVE. I ALSO PAID FOR THE IMMIGRANT(ILLEGAL) TWO HOMES ON HONEY SUCKLE ROAD IN NOTTINGHAM PA. I GOT NOTHING AND MY MOTHERS DEATH CERTIFICATES WERE HANDED OUT LIKE CANDY. HE HAD MY EX BOYFRIEND FROM HIGHSCHOOLS BROTHER TODD FOLLOW ME AROUND FOR FOUR YEARS EVEN WHEN I HAD MY GRANDSON WITH ME. THESE ARE GROWN MEN. LARRY COLLECTS SOCIAL SECURITY UNDER FIVE DIFFERENT SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS AND SOCIAL SECURITY KNOWS THIS. I WENT BY THE BOOK AND CANNOT GET SSDI AND I HAVE SEVERE HEALTH ISSUES. MY IDENTITY WAS STOLEN, MY NAME AND MY KIDS NAMES ARE STILL BEING USED. LARRY EVEN FILED TAXES IN MY KIDS NAMES AND USED THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS AND MY NIECES SSI NUMBER. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH LARRYS HEAD AND MY MOMS BROTHER GREGG THAT TOLD THEM THAT THIS WAS OK TO DO THIS TO ME I NEVER DID ANYTHING TO THEM. MY MOTHERS BROTHER ALREADY HAD MONEY BUT STOLD MINE. THAT IS NOT WHY I HAVE AUTO INSURANCE, I HAD AUTO INSURANCE FOR LIGITIMATE ACCIDENTS, PLUS LARRY PUT DRUGS IN MY FOOD FOR YEARS. I HAVE NO HOME NOW AND NO MONEY BECAUSE OF LARRY AND MY MOMS BROTHER GREGG. I PAID FOR THEIR MISTAKES. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SHARE MY STORY ... more
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Thu Oct 26, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You will have to visit a brokerage in person to get the history and bring ID because the agent will need to verify that you are the current owner. Any realtor can give you the history - they just need to verify your ID. ... more
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Tue Oct 24, 2017
Susiefraser2 asked:
its on mls and i have pics formatted for trulia
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Sun Oct 22, 2017
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More home mortgage loan options than most lenders! www.phmc.com/coreyvandenberg Subprime and prime loan options for purchase, refinance, and remodel.
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Thu Oct 19, 2017
Rmmegreg asked:
10 days prior to 1st month, no deposit has been paid. As landlord am I obligated to still rent the property or is the contract void.
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Wed Oct 18, 2017
Mary answered:
Hello,

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.
http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:
http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate

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Tue Oct 10, 2017
Cynthia answered:
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Thu Oct 5, 2017
Mary answered:
Hello,

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.
http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:
http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate

Contact Us: http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/
Help Center: https://support.trulia.com/hc/en-us
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