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Wed Jan 25, 2017
Maricris A answered:

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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Sun Jan 22, 2017
Chopper4 asked:
I've been renting a house for three years and stupidly signed an additional year lease last October, so I am on the hook for this house until September. Per the lease, I must find someone…
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Sun Jan 15, 2017
Michelle asked:
My credit score has depleted ever since my terrible break up with my ex fiance. I made the mistake of co signing a car with him, and he refuses to pay the car payments, I unfortunately can…
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Sun Jan 15, 2017
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Sun Jan 15, 2017
1200collegeoonthehill answered:
As an owner, I don't like to read the above comments as the landlord does not know the potential renter and is painting with a broad brush, then hurting feelings with an ignorant comment. Tact can go a long way.
I have seen extreme differences in the students I rent to. Generally speaking, the ones with strong GPAs do the following: pay their rent on time, notify me if there is a water leak, notify me if something is broken, reply to my text inquiries within a few hours, and generally rent responsibly. We have a big investment we protect by renting to responsible students. In return, they live in a decent complex with a great location, have an owner who upgrades and improves, keeps the place in working order, communicates when water will be shut off in the building due to maintenance, or parking lot interruptions, etc.
Further, as young adults, it is time for the students to arrange these things on their own. If I see a parent who is super involved, part of the rental process, wants to take the tour with the student, that is a huge red flag for me, as it typically means the parent will be over involved in other situations that are normally handled between the student and owner, and it greatly complicates processes, communications, etc. .
A rental agreement can be a positive situation, and I strive to make it so. I reject that the owner/renter relationship is inherently adversarial, and part of the groundwork in that is renting to students who demonstrate responsibility, treating them like the awesome young adults that they are, and keeping communication lines open with clear expectations.
Because they typically do not have a viable credit history, as they are young, the GPA serves as a type of credit history. Yes, of course students can be responsible and have a low GPA, and my own son is in that category, and he is not a partner. That is why I always take a personal reference as well as a work reference, make those important calls, and find out more about the character of the person who is going to take care of my investment for the next year. I love the personal reference calls, as I get to learn about these neat kids, how they mowed the lawns, raked the leaves, watched the dogs, etc., as these kids were growing up. Always fun and interesting calls.
Yes, many kids love to party, the occasional door gets knocked off, the occasional room smells of pot, and typically there are some bottles of liquor on top of the fridge. I recognize all of that. I charge the kids for the door repair, , I tell them to stop smoking pot inside as it is stated in their lease that all smoking is outside and give them the cost of repainting the room with KILZ then regular paint (aboout $400) and it stops. Kids who are responsible typically own their mistakes and move on. A strong GPA is a strong indicator of responsibility. The statistics agree with that and so for every strong correlation is an exception, which I take into consideration.
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Mon Oct 10, 2016
mbanke1 asked:
the home page on your site changed about a month ago. I commonly used the "price reduced" or "most recently reduced" to look at homes in an area that had lowered their…
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Thu Jul 7, 2016
Kw85253 asked:
I change the rental price on my Zillow listed property and can't find a way to update it in Trulia. I do have an account but don't find a way of accessing the listing to change…
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Fri Jul 1, 2016
Angelica P answered:

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, you can list it on Zillow.
Once you’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Sat Jun 11, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
You won't be able to update the photos. Trulia only allows posting and updates from real estate professionals. Maybe the listing agent will remove the old ones for you? You can ask, but it's unlikely they will add the new. ... more
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Fri Mar 25, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
You may not be able to delete your rental listing. The problem is that although Trulia and Zillow are now one company, the websites they operate are different. Zillow allows for public participation but Trulia does not (you can't post for rent or for sale by owner on Trulia).

Now it gets interesting...Since the sites are linked, the information is shared - but there is no control of postings from the public in Trulia!

I hope for your sake the information will "age" and drop at some point.

Good luck!
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Sat Feb 20, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
No, you can't. Only real estate professionals can post homes for sale.
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Mon Feb 15, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Certainly! Your Realtor should be able to guide you through this process. The lender may want to see only your wife's name on the contract to buy, but you can then be added to the deed before closing. ... more
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Wed Dec 23, 2015
Pamela Campbell answered:
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