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Tue May 23, 2017
Arla asked:
Sat Apr 29, 2017
guansmeeth asked:
generally how do you change search criteria? I'm getting a lot of homes that don't meet my conditions. Thanks.
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Tue Apr 11, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You need to speak with the Office Manager / Broker in Charge. I would also start contacting a real estate attorney. Even though your agent is an independent contractor, the Broker in Charge / Office Manager is responsible for your agent's actions and has the authority to reprimand / fire your agent. ... more
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Tue Mar 7, 2017
Cchoi31 asked:
Im looking to build a custom luxury home in Springfield, min 4000sqft. Can anyone recommend a reliable builder who would charge around $100 per sqft? I dont need all the bells and whistles…
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Thu Oct 13, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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.

Upon checking your property on Zillow, the foreclosure status is already removed. Once the status is removed from Zillow, it will automatically update to Trulia after 24-48 hours.

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

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Fri Sep 23, 2016
Bill Gassett answered:
There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to negotiating a home inspection. Keep in mind, however, that some buyers are completely unrealistic. Instead of using the home inspection for what it was intended - i.e to find major structural or mechanical issues, they use it as a negotiating tool to get more money off the price.

In the web reference below you will see what are reasonable home inspection request and what are not. Use this as a guide to making smart decisions.
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Wed Aug 17, 2016
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi, Commission rates are negotiable and can vary. The key to negotiating the best rate is to compare and interview several agents in your local area. We started UpNest ( to help you compare top agents that compete to earn your business. Since agents compete for you, they offer their very best rates and services. You'll also get to "comparison shop" like you do for all the other things you usually pay for. It's free and there's no risk to try us out, Good luck! ... more
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Thu Aug 4, 2016
Sbrunmeier asked:
8301 Brookvale CT 22153

This question was asked from this property:
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Tue Apr 19, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Yes, it really happens. You're not allowed to use someone else's money for your down payment, only your closing costs and pre-paids. And the lender limits contributions from the seller and Realtor to 3%. No exceptions.

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Fri Jun 12, 2015
Kelly Martinez answered:
Jennette, I work in the Springfield market often and have several investors who are always looking for properties like the one you're describing. So long as you're looking to sell for a reasonable price based on the condition of the home, I can certainly help you find a buyer.
I would not recommend that you do the demo yourself, I would just list and sell the property as-is and disclose everything required by VA law.
Hope that helps!
Good luck!
Kelly Martinez
Top Producer & Rookie of the Year 2014
Long & Foster, Vienna/Oakton Office
309 Maple Avenue West
Vienna, Virginia 22180
Tel 571-839-2852
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Mon Apr 20, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Karen, sadly, no one from Trulia will see or respond to your question here.

Moderators don't exist here anymore.

Unfortunately, Trulia's site is a chaotic mess, and this Q&A section is one of the fatalities!

If you need to edit your listing, just go to the top, right of the page and click on "MY LISTINGS"

You will see the edit option.

If that doesn't do it................
You can try the "Help Center" - see the link on the lower right side of this page, all the way down.
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Mon Apr 20, 2015
Karen Wine asked:
Thu Mar 19, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
I would call a local Realty company in your area to get an answer to this question.
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Thu Mar 19, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
DISCLOSE what you know but I would also get a professional opinion from a company specializing in mold remediation.
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Thu Mar 19, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
I would also recommend getting a local inspector to look and assess the crack. Many are nothing more than cosmetic which would require no disclosure, but your knowledge if asked. Get the review in writing. ... more
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Mon Feb 16, 2015
Brian F. Walsh Buyer Agent answered:
If you manually submitted the listing information to Trulia you can update those listing details within the My Listings section of your My Trulia account.

If you did not manually submit the listing information to Trulia then access your listing on Trulia and follow the link to view additional property details and photos. There you'll find the site that sends your listing information to Trulia. You will need to make sure that the listing information is updated on this site and Trulia's display will then update automatically with the new information. If however you find that the information on this site is correct and Trulia's display is not, please click on the 'Report listing error' link next to the red flag to report this problem to Trulia. ... more
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Sat Feb 14, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
Contact the Realtor who listed your house for sale as the error was made upon input into their MLS system. All the information displayed on Trulia comes from MLS data systems.
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Sat Jan 10, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
In the North East, if a basement conforms to the proper building codes, and is above grade, it will attract buyers and allow you to sell faster as it will legitimately add sq. footage to your listing. Even in cases where it is just finished space, it will be viewed as a bonus area and clearly helpful to your selling of the property, even if it cannot be included in the actual sq. footage. You should contact a local realtor who can view the property and the space in the lower level and have the realtor do a competitive market analysis of the property. They will use recent solds of comparables in the area considering location, size and condition. If for no other reason than it helps sell more quickly with the additional space (even if it is just in the remarks as additonal space in the LL), I would think it is worth the investment. ... more
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