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Mon Jun 13, 2016
Barbarabennett asked:
3692 Cedar Creek Circle, Trussville, AL 35173
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Mon Sep 14, 2015
Michelle Moore asked:
Thu Sep 3, 2015
Jeana Gilbert answered:
I have a home in the 35173 area that is very reasonably priced. I am trying to sell it without an agent, so that will help with the price. It is 2160 Overlook Place. Here is the listing on zillow

Let me know if you want to see it. My number is 256.504.4852
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Mon May 4, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hello Vince,

You actually can't list on Trulia as for sale by owner. You would have to pay for what is known as a flat-fee listing service to be on Trulia. Zillow is more FSBO friendly, though.

For sale by owner can seem like a big money saver, but usually the work of a top performing agent will give you the most money for your home.

If you're looking for the best value possible, we created our service to help connect home sellers with top performing agents that compete against other agents for your listing. Because agents know they are competing, they bring out their best services and rates, sometimes lowering commission, which can help you get the most money possible for your home.

Best of luck!
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Mon Jul 28, 2014
sheila.southerntomes answered:
No problem, as long as you have cash.
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Sat Sep 7, 2013
Jason Carnes answered:
Sounds like a great idea. I've seen this done in plenty of homes and it can really make an impression when it's done right. Considering that it's a low cost way to improve the marketability of the home, I would go for it. ... more
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
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Fri Jun 29, 2012
Bonnie Hicks answered:
Michelle -- Carrington Lakes is a great place to live with lots of amenities. (I live in Carrington)
Also, Longmeadow has a club house and pool & is a great place also. Just not as many amenities as Carrington Lakes. Give me a call if I can help at 205-915-7653.
Have a Great Day!
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Wed Mar 3, 2010
Sherri Jacobs Elkins answered:
Well before foreclosed homes are actually listed, they are placed with an agent/broker who has a relationship with that bank or asset company who is handling that property. There is considerable work to be done before the price is set. Usually before a sign goes up in the yard, there will be a piece of paper posted in a window -- there should be a phone number to call on that piece of paper. This is how it works in the Birmingham market -- I worked for a local office with a lot of REO inventory. I hope my comments help. ... more
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Sun Aug 23, 2009
Equity Homes Team answered:
It is so much harder for investors to get loans today. And yet people are looking for nice rentals. Currently all of my rental properties are full and I would like to buy a couple more if I could get the bank to loosen the purse strings and we have been doing this a long time and have credit.
You need to present yourself in the best light. The last vacant home I had, the current tenant paid me for multiple months up front had no pets and did not smoke.
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Wed Jun 24, 2009
Dan Therrell answered:
Check with a local mortgage company and inquire about refinancing your ALHFA loan into an investment property loan. If you have enough equity in it and income to support the investment loan plus a new home loan, this might work out.

If you do not qualify for refinancing, your alternatives are to sell your present home at some price before making a purchase offer on another home, or walking away and defaulting on your current mortgage, which will result in foreclosure and pretty much destroy your credit. This will make it pretty much impossible to get another home mortgage to buy the larger home you want. Sometimes a foreclosure is unavoidable, but if you can make do with your current home until you get more paid off on the mortgage your credit will actually be stronger and you will be in a better position to upgrade to a larger home at some point in the future.

Best wishes in working things out!
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Sun Mar 1, 2009
Jean Thrasher answered:
Hi Wendy, I have found a home that meets your needs but there are others that may be coming on the market. These are bank REOs that may be released. I am a REALTOR with RealtySouth here in Trussville and my husband was a builder here in Trussville. You can visit my web site at or call me directly 205-223-5570. I will be glad to help you find your new home. Look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks, jean thrasher
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Tue May 13, 2008
Marlin answered:
You have to be a Real Estate agent. If your home is already listed with an agent have him/her to list it on this site. If you don't have an agent I would be happy to help...I am a Real Estate agent in the state of Alabama, and with a National Real Estate company Keller Williams...and can provide help to any one in the US. YOu can leave your contact info on the my or email me your info at ... more
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