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Mon May 1, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I'm a former realtor and unfortunately there is a misunderstanding of how Trulia works. Trulia is just a media website that hosts listings posted by owners, realtors and property managers. Trulia and Zillow are not real estate brokerages and have no control over the listings that appear on their website. They allow sellers, realtors, etc. to edit their own listings.

To get an estimate for your home, you will need to have a realtor provide one for you. Websites like Trulia, Zillow, etc. rely heavily on public information provided by your county to determine estimates for homes within every county in the U.S. Therefore, you need to understand that public information includes things like: number of bedrooms, bathrooms, lot size, square footage, single or multi family home, property taxes paid, last sold price, age of home, etc.

Public information does NOT include: condition of your home, layout, any upgrades / renovations (unless a permit was issued and recorded with your county); any neighborhood information, school district information, style of home, etc.

Because websites like Zillow and Trulia do not have the above information from your county, it is stated in writing that this information CANNOT be included in estimates for homes on their website. This means that their estimates can be anywhere from 10 - 50% off and therefore worthless/ Realtors, lenders, appraisers and home inspectors NEVER rely on estimates given on websites. Professionals have access to the MLS system and rely on MLS data instead. Realtors do spend time with buyers and sellers explaining the limitations of online estimates and why they are worthless.

The rare time online estimates come close is in condo buildings where the square footage is the same from 1 floor to the next and the lot size is the same.
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Sun Apr 16, 2017
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hi Heng

I am pretty sure you will need to call Real Mart and ask the agent there to make the change/correction.

The information should have been picked up directly from the MLS - I just closed on a unit in Eagle Ridge - will keep your rental in mind if I have a client!!

Good luck!
Debbie
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Sun Dec 18, 2016
C.P. asked:
Hello , My wife, 7 month old infant and myself are searching for a 3 bedroom apt.m/house with a minimum of 1.5 bathroom. We can pay up to $2300 which is contingent on the type of utilities…
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Tue Oct 11, 2016
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Sun Jul 24, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
I'm sorry, but I don't really understand what you're talking about. This scenario sounds very confusing and I doubt anyone here can help you without knowing more info about the property and the contract you signed. So...Where is your REALTOR in all of this? Maybe you need to be asking him/her these questions?! ... more
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Sun Jul 24, 2016
Maryellenmorrow asked:
There are several plans to repay condo assoc but buyer assuming the worst possible scenario in calculations bringing me to zero profit. As seller I want to get a fair price not bringing…
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Fri May 6, 2016
Maria Tsabrova Buyers Rebate answered:
Wow, it is a beautiful house. I used to live close by for 5 years. But I can see they already have accepted an offer and it is going under contract. New homes are coming up every day in a season though.
For new construction we offer closing costs assistance to buyers up to 2% of selling price. We need to come with a buyer to the site at the initial showing. For this home you could get around $9K towards your closing costs.
I hope it wont take too long before you see something else you like!
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Fri May 6, 2016
Maria Tsabrova Buyers Rebate answered:
Livingston is a very hot area. Homes priced right fly in this market. Depending on your situation I would first evaluate your home readiness for sale and then concentrate on a home you want to move into. As far as you dont have a burden of mortgage payment you might want first find what you need and then immediately list your home - this strategy would allow you to secure a new home and so you wont need to move twice - price your home nicely and you will get offers in a matter of days. Another suggestion - if you want to list with a realtor - use the same person for your home purchase - besides huge savings on commission it would be easier to coordinate both deals and close the same day. If interested in listing by owner I can share with you how you can avoid paying listing commission for thousands in savings. ... more
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Mon Mar 21, 2016
Beverley Dawes asked:
I can search for condos in a specific price range (and include other filters), but the email alert opportunities that are offered are for ALL prices. How do I set up alerts in general and…
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Tue Feb 23, 2016
Jeanne Feenick answered:
I have a coop deal in process now....was financed when initially purchased, and buyer intended to get mortgage and all went well but due to competitive forces, has shifted to cash.


There are lenders that do this - Coops are rate in NJ - common in NYC, but you can still get them done.

You may have identified your main issue - the ownership issue - I am not sure, but a lender could likely provide a better answer to you.
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Fri Feb 19, 2016
Michael answered:
You can check with the Essex County Court (Civil) to see if there is any pending litigation against a specific condo association. You can also check the NJ Court website "NJ Courts Online" and use their search feature.

cocolawfirm.com
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Sat Feb 13, 2016
Jeanne Feenick answered:
No, I have never heard of this. Have your agent do some prequalification when appointments are made so you feel better about those visiting your home. Lookie Loos often become buyers.
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Sat Feb 13, 2016
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Yes, agree with Alan, if you are uncomfortable by the conduct of your listing agent, speak to the Managing Broker. Your relationship is at the broker level so a reassignment of some sort should be an option.

You should not feel uncomfortable in your own home.
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Sat Jan 30, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
The only problem is if you signed a listing contract, and you sold the home on your own, you may owe them a commission. You should ask for a full release of the listing in writing and make sure you sign it and then get the listing agents signature releasing you. ... more
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Sat Jan 30, 2016
Prophetess71 answered:
I have a similiar question. I will post it and see if we can get some good answers.
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Wed Oct 28, 2015
Ingrid Richards asked:
You are using CURRENT pictures of MY house with OUR CARS in the driveway. I will appreciate someone taking care of this ASAP.
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Wed Sep 2, 2015
Randi Tanenbaum answered:
I am currently selling my property in West Orange for sale by owner- so no fee. Are you looking to purchase?
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