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Fri Feb 3, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Consumer Care Advocate
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Wed Feb 1, 2017
Jhite asked:
Please take the pictures off the website immediately. My address is 2372 Raven Hollow Road, State College, PA. 16801. I will be checking tomorrow to see if deleted. Any questions, please…
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Wed Feb 1, 2017
Jhite asked:
Please take the pictures off the website immediately. My address is 2372 Raven Hollow Road, State College, PA. 16801. I will be checking tomorrow to see if deleted. Any questions, please…
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Mon Jul 25, 2016
Melissasmith879 asked:
Hello, I'm about to sell a house we purchased and remodeled. The listing on Trulia is old and out dated. There is no current listing on Zillow. I was just going to make one listing…
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Fri Aug 7, 2015
Ed Groussman answered:
You have different options depending on how much your down payment is as well as other factors like credit score and income.

Feel free to contact me directly if you would like me to see if you are eligible.

Ed Groussman
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Sun May 31, 2015
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Tue Mar 17, 2015
Gary Swank answered:
While I understand you feel it's beneficial to sell your home yourself, you should strongly consider interviewing an experienced agent. An agent can bring to the table many other benefits which may improve your situation for the long term. Check it out. ... more
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Wed Nov 12, 2014
mulleys asked:
I am looking at the property at 3850 Scott Road, State College, PA. It has a Trulia estimate of $527,000. The Zillow estimate is in the $300,000s. Trulia's seems much more accurate.…
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Thu Aug 28, 2014
Marina Gorbounov answered:
Have you tried offering to pay for their Trulia membership for 6 months or so? It would pay for itself with just one closing and will get your agent more business. Obviously, you won't be able to do it for many, but select couple. My mortgage broker just offered that and I thought that was really cool. She wants me to be successful and I would be sure to thank her in return. Or sponsor an open house together with the agent, maybe splitting the cost of social media marketing. I as an agent would value my "wingman" mortgage broker trying to see me succeed and offer marketing support. ... more
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Fri Jun 27, 2014
Chris Turley answered:
Hi Natberry,
This is one of the million dollar questions. Rent vs. buy?? Many factors should be taken into consideration when determining whether you should rent or buy; ie; how long you might stay in an area, your ability to get a mortgage, etc., your monies available for down payment and closing costs, etc. Having said that I would be happy to do some simple calculations for you to determine your estimated buying power. It is, however, most important that if you feel buying is your best option that you get pre-approved by a reliable Mortgage Professional. Hope this helped, Chrfis ... more
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Nyssa Smith answered:
Hi Mary,

Is this your principle residence? You can feel free to talk to me since I am local. The agents who provided you a answers here gave great answers. But you may feel more comfortable going into more private details in person. So I wanted you to know I have 18 years experience in the real estate business and have lived in State College since 1988. Just let me know how I can help you.

Best regards,

~Nyssa Smith
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Chris Turley answered:
This is an excellent question. Title work is not normally performed until after the mortgage process is completed and all systems are "go". I'm more than happy to discuss with you your options further.

Chris Turley
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
Kristin O'Brien answered:
I agree with all the agents stats below, all very good indicators.

However, the bottom line on how long a home will be on the market is usually determined by what condition your home is in, how you price it, and the marketing you do to find buyers. If you have a great agent that get those three things in line, you will be in good shape!

Here is a link with some good information...
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Thu Mar 1, 2012
Denise Wood answered:

Thank you for the question. Market value is determined by recent comparable sales of a unit that is the same or similar. In essence, buyers are setting market standards by what they pay in the recent past. Does this answer your question? And you are correct, basement space is not as valuable as other living space.

Denise Wood, REALTOR
Keller Williams Realty
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Thu Mar 1, 2012
Denise Wood answered:
Hello Sheryl,

This neighborhood has a variety of people from different walks of life. There are professionals, graduate students & undergrads. This unit is very nice and listed with Keller Williams Realty, the agency I work for. I have been a licensed REALTOR for 23 years and handle residential & commercial sales as well as residential & commercial property management. These units usually rent around the $1200 mark, plus utilities. Please let me know if I can help you in any way! My email address is

Denise Wood
Keller Williams Advantage Realty
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Thu Dec 22, 2011
Cassandra Black, Consultant answered:
If you are looking to start a property preservation company (smaller scale? foreclosure cleanup business), do some industry reading and dive in. New crop of foreclosures will hit the market this year. Good FREE foreclosure cleanup start up info at the link below.

Good luck!

Cassandra Black, Consultant & CEO, Foreclosure Cleanup, LLC
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Fri May 6, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not visit/call any local realty office(s) and make them aware of your services--some offices do have staff meetings and you may ask to be invited at their next meeting to speak for a few minutes--leave behind some literature/fliers and business cards so that when an opportunity arises you can be remembered. ... more
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Sun May 30, 2010
Scott Miller answered:
What do we look for in a lender? Honesty with the client referral I'm giving you, first of all. I want to be able to trust that you won't overcharge MY client with junk fees or outrageous rates. You deserve to make a good living for your work, but you need to be competitive, just like everyone else.

I want the transaction to be transparent. I want you to be honest about the time line and tell me if there are any major 'bumps in the road' as early as possible. I want you to be autonomous, not to depend on me for the processing of the mortgage. These are the kinds of lenders I'm using today. I can give them a file and not worry about the details of the mortgage, knowing full well that you know your job and how to handle it.

If I were in your business, I would not worry so much about the presentations. I'd go to my local Starbucks and buy their carry-out coffee container ($10-12) and bring it to every local real estate office in my town or where you want to canvass. Bring LOTS of bizcards and introduce yourself. You'll be quite surprised at how much business you get from cold-calling this way. Even the administration staff in these offices will start to refer you business. The more you visit, the more referrals. It's a numbers game.


Scott Miller
Realty Associates
Boca Raton, FL
561.716.4060 c.
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Fri Jan 22, 2010
Jo Soss answered:
Hi Travis,
I have had to find a couple of contractors this year for clients and a couple for myself. Since I do everything online I did some searches for websites, I also used that Service Magic site. If I were you I would join some real estate related networks and start to network online in your area. I would for sure get a blog up. You could post some blog posts here I bet. ... more
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