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Sat Nov 5, 2016
Christopher Burdzy answered:
Sat Nov 5, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Since you are not the typical Section 8 tenants, the key question is: Can you afford a regular rental that charges more than the Section 8 amount? Example: if your Section 8 voucher is $1268./month for a 2 bedroom, can you afford to pay $2,000./month for a 2 bedroom? Since you both have jobs and excellent credit, this means you can afford a regular rental for more than what Section 8 pays.

Therefore, you are to find a regular rental for an amount that you can afford ABOVE what Section 8 pays. DO NOT tell the landlord or property manager that you have a Section 8 voucher. Let them pull your credit and verify your employmet & income. You want to be approved without the Section 8. Once you are approved, then tell the landlord or property manager that the rent will be partially paid with Section 8 and you will pay the balance from your own income. At this stage, the landlord or property manager can't take back the approval or deny you - they already approved you. Worst case scenario - they could say something nasty or tell you that you should have mentioned the Section 8 earlier in the process. If this happens, tell them you will notify the Housing Authority and file a discrimination lawsuit against them. What will happen is the Housing Authority will send 2 - 3 "testers" - one applicant with a Section 8 voucher and the other applicant without a Section 8 voucher. If the "testers" are discriminated, then the landlord will face consequences.

Good Luck! Just to let you know - what I wrote will not work with the typical Section 8 tenant because most voucher tenants cannot afford to pay the difference in rent and don't have excellent credit.
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Fri Nov 4, 2016
UpNest answered:
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Fri Nov 4, 2016
Angelica P answered:
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Thu Nov 3, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

Upon further review of your property page, I see your property is in 'Public Record' status. This means your home is off the market and for informative purposes only. We display property information on Trulia to provide consumers with transparent real estate information. We receive this information from public records gathered by a third-party data collector from your county. Our mission is to empower consumers with information and tools to make smart decisions about homes, real estate and mortgages. For this reason, we do not remove public record property information from Trulia.

That said, we do have ability to remove photos. The photos have been removed from display:
https://www.trulia.com/homes/New_York/Staten_Island/sold/22514056-385-Corbin-Ave-Staten-Island-NY-10308

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Maricris
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Mon Oct 31, 2016
Ramancini answered:
the neighborhood is fine; however, the Board of Directors (especially in Section 6 are not really good at all) i have personally had some issues with them. Then when you try to call, you can never get a returned phone call. In addition, i hear a lot of complaints from neighbors over the same issues. ... more
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Fri Oct 28, 2016
Eugenekoros asked:
I have sent multiple inquiries, been first on a listing and have received NO call backs or even an email back. I have a 700 credit score and make provable income in excess of 50k. A few…
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Thu Oct 27, 2016
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Tue Oct 11, 2016
Ericasfinds asked:
listing Cant edit; not showing when i sign in; at the very end of my listing it says listed provided by "abe arch' (old agent that listed a while ago).
197 johnson ave staten…
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Fri Sep 30, 2016
Bill McGowan answered:
I've been requiring all visitors attending my open houses to present a valid photo ID upon entering, no exceptions. I have FOUR identical signs leading up to the entry (so visitors have ample notice and ample opportunity to change their mind and turn-around), plus one final notice inside that says "please have your valid photo ID ready to present to me, thank you". Almost NO push-back. But as someone is approaching me, it's critical that I appear friendly, non-threatening, open, engaging, pleasant (all that important stuff) to not intimidate the visitor, similing, and ask them to SHOW me their ID. In the VERY few times I received some "resistance" or "push-back", I say "I understand it might be the 1st time someone has ask you for a photo ID upon entering an open house, and I'm happy to be your first!" If they refuse, I politely POLITELY ask them to leave. Only 2 times has someone become a bit indignant, and those standing nearby observing it have ALWAYS come to my rescue and told the uncooperative visitor "you heard the guy......LEAVE!" This photo ID requirement is a BIG hit with my sellers. It wakes them up during my listing appointment and distinguishes me from other agents, for-sure. Agent has to be VERY confident and mindful of their body language to appear in-charge and non-waivering. ... more
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Mon Sep 19, 2016
Rosejudyy answered:
Also referred to as “white ants”, termites are often confused with ants. This common misconception had cost homeowners and commercial property owners a lot and learning how to tell the difference between these two pests can help those affected with infestation deal with the problem accordingly. Because of their sizes, they can easily be mistaken for each other from a distance. But if you look closely you’d notice that – termites have a pale or white color, straight and beaded antennas, and thick segmented bodies; while ants come in a shade of brown or black, and have bent antennas and obvious waists. These characteristics lead us to the fact that they are more closely related to nasty cockroaches.

For some termite species, a gap or crack that is 1/32 of an inch wide (which is twice narrower than the standard thickness of a piece of paper) is enough for an entrance into a limitless feast – which is your home. Termites feed on cellulose like wood, paper and cardboard and homes have a wealth of all the cellulose they want – this is the main reason why termites are attracted to houses.
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Tue Sep 13, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

It appears that the property you are interested to is in foreclosure status on Trulia. Trulia is a platform for consumers to browse housing information as well as a tool for home owners and agents to list their properties. If a listing is foreclosure or not, it is up to the listing owner to update the status of that property. The status of the listing is unclear to us because it is in the hands of the listing owner.

If you want to know more information about the foreclosure property, you may check the county record where the property is part of or you may also contact a foreclosure specialist near your area for assistance.

You can take advantage of our vast network of agents here on Trulia. You may found the link below.

To search for a foreclosure specialist using our site:

1. Go to the link that I provided, enter the location where you're at and click enter.
2. Click the 'More filters' button and choose 'Foreclosure' under specialties.
3. Click the 'Search' button.

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Maricris
Consumer Care Advocate
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Thu Sep 1, 2016
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Fri Aug 26, 2016
Rosalie asked:
Can you please change the map to reflect the correct zip code of 10306 and also the correct latitude and logitude of (40.567692, -74.127973)

The listing is under rosaliedipietro2@aol.com…
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Mon Aug 8, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hello,

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Angelica
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Mon Aug 1, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hello,

The photos have been removed from our display as you requested.

http://www.trulia.com/homes/New_York/Staten_Island/sold/1224504-333-Cheves-Ave-Staten-Island-NY-10314

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

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Angelica
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