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Tue Jan 3, 2017
Maricris A answered:

To post a room for rent on Trulia, please follow these steps:

From the Trulia homepage, hover your mouse over the 'Rent' tab.
Click 'Post Your Rental Listing' at the bottom of the drop down.
Under 'Post a room', enter your address and click 'Continue' (if you click 'Post a home or apt', you will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow Rental Manager).
Follow the rest of the prompts to add specific listing information.
Once you click 'Publish', the listing will appear on Trulia within 1 hour.

Please note the listing will show on Trulia and also our partner brand, HotPads.

I hope this helps! If there is anything else I can assist with,


Consumer Care Advocate
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Sat Jul 25, 2015
Melissa Bird asked:
can anyone tell me who the current tenants/owners are?
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Thu Apr 30, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello rocketman3448, are you looking to purchase still in Ventura? The purchase in 93003 zip code of Ventura start at 160k for 2bd 1ba condo and the single family homes start from 254k for 2bd 1ba home which is as low as $1,275 down payment with minimum 580 fico score.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

You may qualify to buy FHA with fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program but only up to 417k. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score up to 417k. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

You will need to be pre-approved if you decide to buy to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, home price, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

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Sat Mar 14, 2015
Pat & Mike Hanley, MBAs answered:
Hi Grant -

The only way I know is to flag the listing as fraudulent and let them know why when you do so. TRULIA and ZILLOW are both pretty good about pulling listings that are fraudulent. Unfortunately there isn't any way to keep the crooks, scammers and thieves out. all they need is a computer, and internet access to re-load another one.

If someone says they are LOCAL - in Ventura County - then you can try the REFAT group (Real Estate Fraud Advisory Team) the District Attorney's office. They are on the internet at

The safest way to search is to check with one or several reputable property managers.

If you would like a recommendation, let me know via a reply email.

Good luck and stay safe -

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Mon Mar 9, 2015
The Graveline Group answered:
Understand that ANYONE can post a rental. Trulia is only displaying 3rd party info, and there are ways for scammers to post fake listings on other websites which then get mirrored on trulia, zillow, realtor, etx.. When a deal seems too good to be true, it is.. ALWAYS verify EVERYTHING you see online with a local Realtor. Realtors adhere to a strict code of ethics which offers you consumer protection and piece of mind. Flag the listings and email Browse the agent directory to find a well reviewed local Realtor. ... more
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Sun Aug 17, 2014
Matt Polaski answered:
Mostly in May - August. Call me with any questions regarding beach properties in Ventura.

Matt Polaski
Keller Williams Realty
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Sun Aug 17, 2014
Matt Polaski answered:
1405 Iguana Cir, Ventura, CA 93003 Listed at 319,000

Matt Polaski
Keller Williams Realty
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Mon Aug 11, 2014
Pat & Mike Hanley, MBAs answered:
Hi Carl -

This appears to have been a sale that closed escrow on March 31 2014 but likely was done through agents in the Santa Barbara MLS. That MLS is effectively an island. If you don't belong to the MLS there you won't see any of their sales or listing data reported except through web sites belonging to MLS participants and subscribers.

Sales and listing data is valuable whether it is treated that way or not.

- Mike
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Fri Jan 31, 2014
Barry Shapiro answered:
Available NOW:
52 W Center St #A, Ventura, CA 93001
1836 Topaz Ave ##98, Ventura, CA 93004 (Rooms for Rent)

I hope this helps! Watch out for scammers at the low end.
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Sun Jan 26, 2014
Bernedette answered:
Hi Doc,

You may want to contact Rae Drake with Fifth third Bank.
I have referred her for the past 10 years to my buyers and she has always performed professionally.
She puts her clients interest first and is extremely knowledgable of the industry and the banks programs.
They have a great Doctor Program- She is even married to a Physician.
You can reach her at 352-514-1829 or

Good Luck,
Bernedette- Realtor in Vero Beach, Florida
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Fri Jun 28, 2013
Karla Reed Dre:00867424 answered:
Hi Dyan,

I'd be happy to provide you a list of all oceanfront homes for sale or for lease. Send me an email and I'll attach a link so you can preview all of the available properties. I can arrange to show you any home you select.


Karla Reed
Wave Realty
Broker #00867424
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Nobody mentioned that possibily his BROKER discouraged the relationship:
He would need his Broker's consent.
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Scott Cary answered:
As much as a real estate agent would like to control the communication with the short sale lender, you are the party involved! It's important that you keep your agent involved, although in some rare cases I have had my clients call and get answers to questions that we couldn't get from the online processing services of the same short sale.

I would also recommend that your agent (or yourself) go online to and get involved with the forums. You will get the best advice on what to do to put a fire under the negotiator!

Scott Cary
Broker Associate
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Sat Aug 25, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:
Short sales are much like riding a horse....when you fall off, it's best to get back on and ride it again.

Working with an experienced short sale agent that truly knows the local market and can help you justify your offer based on recently sold comps, is important to success.

Good luck,

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Sat Sep 17, 2011
Tami Winbury answered:
Hi Patrick,
I wanted to look into housing and rental options for you. I think you may qualify for a Section 8 housing assitance. I have attached two websites for you to refer to. One will give you information about rentals and lead you to properties that are section 8 and affordable. The 2nd website is about homeownership. Personally, I do not handle rentals. But if you need any questions answered or resources please contact me.
HUD provides Section 8 rental vouchers
I hope this information helps you and your family. Take Care! Tami
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Sun Jul 31, 2011
Barry Shapiro answered:
Hello Michael,
Just checking back to see what you decided concerning your Ventura condo. The government is working with lenders to help alleviate the affects of a free-falling marketplace. It may be time for you to look again at your current options. ... more
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Thu Jun 2, 2011
Barry Shapiro answered:

Oftentimes, but certainly not always, the trustee sale auction at 800 So Victoria Ave (for a specific property) will be postponed. Reasons may include, but are not limited to: Mutual Agreement, Loan Modification, Property Sold as a Short Sale, or Bankruptcy. We have access to current data from So, this resource can help you determine whether the 'condo' is still heading to the auction block. Foreclosure can be postponed or even halted within about a week of the sale, depending on the lender (some longer, and some shorter). ... more
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Wed Mar 16, 2011
Mark Mandigo answered:
If a client signs contract to purchase "as is," can he ask for repairs?
Everything is negotiable in real estate up to the "point of no return". If you've made a close to full price offer and haven't been too unreasonable in your requests or contingencies the seller may not want to let the buyer get away over some small fix.

If there's been an inspection and health and safety repairs are required by the lender prior to closing well, the seller needs to realize that the buyer won't be able to close if they don't make the repairs. Incidentally I ALWAYS write an offer contingent on your loan approval to protect the buyer and their earnest money deposit. If the seller accepted this up front and is aware that you're borrowing the money for your purchase and it's not a conventional loan such as VA, FHA, etc... then they made a mistake if they truly didn't want to do Anything.

Of course buying Bank Owned Properties or REOs can be a different story, many times you can't purchase them without putting 20% down and only going conventional so there is no wiggle room. Banks are not persons and there are no emotions involved such as in the case of a private seller. It's just business and numbers for the banks.

I have had clients who accepted counters with "As-Is" verbiage and then still asked for repairs and got them. It takes a little negotiation expertise from your realtor though.
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Tue Feb 8, 2011
Tami Winbury answered:
I'm wondering... How do you feel about the market in retrospect 4 years after asking this question? DId you buy or sell since '07?Just curious!
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Wed Sep 1, 2010
Steve answered:
You might consider withdrawing your offer and letting the listing agent know that you are still interested if the seller/lender ever gets their act together. I too have been frustrated at the losing game some of the in-denial owners/lenders are playing.

Case-in-point: A contractor friend and I toured a torn-up luxury home in January. It was priced at $1.2m. We offered $500k and explained in detail why the offer was that low. The listing agent laughed us out of his office. In June, we noticed that some work was being done at the property. Curious, I looked up the sale price. It sold for $375k through a different broker!

We lost, the listing broker lost, the seller lost.

Take your money to a seller/lender who knows how to help you both win!
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