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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Marni,

Personally, I agree with your kids! Here is a recent review that you may find helpful:

http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/2012/05/18/the-iphone-vs-blackberry-conundrum/

best,
Ali, Community Manager
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Fri Aug 24, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Kari-

Sounds really cool! How would you be using this regarding real estate? Would love to learn more from you!

Ali, Community Manager
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Maria,

According to their website, ExpertZoo is an online directory and community that allows individuals and/or businesses to promote themselves, develop network relationships and communicate with their customers and business associates.

Best,
Ali, Community Manager
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hey Maria-

Average price per square foot for Branford FL was $174, an increase of 138.4% compared to the same period last year. If you have additional questions, I would recommend reaching out to an agent in your area: http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/Branford-agent--6820

Please let me know if I can help with anything else!

best,
Ali, Community Manager
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Fri Aug 24, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there-

Are you referring to this motel?

Chieftain Motel
(360) 479-3111
600 National Ave N, Bremerton, WA 98312

If so, I would either call them directly or write a letter and address it ATTN: Manager or Owner.

Hope this is helpful. Let me know if I can help with anything else.

Best,
Ali, Community Manager
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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Katherine Racine answered:
Your realtor has access to all of these. Don't have an agent? Buyer's agents are usually compensated by the seller in Louisiana.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Marian,

The Trulia for Agents iPad is the best way to take your business with you while you're on the go. Respond to leads instantly, build your online reputation with prospective buyers and share listing information with clients - all while you’re on the road.

Learn more here:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trulia-for-agents/id489692273?mt=8

Hope this helps!

Best,
Ali, Community Manager
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Wed Nov 28, 2012
Chuck Campbell answered:
Things You'll Need
Claw hammer
Medium-grit sandpaper
Power drill
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Instructions
1
Remove all door and base moldings from the room.

2
Repair any imperfections on the subflooring. Sand down high spots with medium-grit sandpaper. Use a power drill with a wire-brush bit on masonry surfaces. Fill in holes and depressions on the subfloor. Use joint compound on wood substrates and hydraulic cement on concrete.

3
Clean the floor with a mild degreasing detergent to remove dirt and oils. Rinse the floor thoroughly and allow it to dry fully.

4
Cut squares of self-sticking fiberglass mesh into a uniform size. Cut squares with shears or a utility knife. Sizes range from 6 by 6 inch to 12 by 12 inch, depending on your choice. Use a metal straight edge as a guide to ensure straight lines on the squares. Measure the room to determine the square footage and create enough squares to cover the subflooring.

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Pace the fiberglass mesh squares with the adhesive side up. Apply the pennies to the squares, row by row. Line the pennies up to the straight line on the edge of the square. Place each penny so it touches the next one. Continue to apply pennies until pennies cover all of your squares.

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Measure the wall along the length on both sides of the room. Mark the floor at each end. Extend the chalk line between both points and snap the chalk line. Move toward the center of the room the distance that equals the size of the mesh square, measure both ends and snap the chalk line. Repeat until chalk lines cover the floor at intervals equal to the size of your squares.

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Measure the width of the room at both sides, mark the floor, extend a chalk line and snap. Move the distance equal to the mesh squares, mark the floor and snap the chalk line. Continue to measure, mark and snap the chalk line until a grid pattern covers the entire floor.

8
Apply a thin layer of an epoxy-based clear adhesive to the inside of a square with a paintbrush. Begin in the center of the room. Set the penny tile in place and press it down with your hand to ensure good adhesion. Move to the left or right, apply adhesive to the floor, set the tile and press in place. Continue until penny tiles cover the subfloor. Make cuts to the tiles with a utility knife or shears as necessary around the pennies. Do not cut the pennies. Hide the gaps with base molding.

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Allow the adhesive to dry for four to six hours.

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Mix grout with water in a large bucket or trough. Apply the grout to the penny tiles with a rubber grout float. Wipe excess grout off the penny surfaces with a damp sponge.

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Allow the grout to set for 48 to 72 hours.

12
Mix a clear two-part epoxy sealer according the manufacturer's directions. Choose an epoxy sealer that is UV blocking to avoid yellowing. Pour the sealer onto the floor creating a 1-inch coating. Spread the sealer evenly with a long-handled rubber squeegee. Allow the epoxy sealer to set for 48 to 72 hours before use.

Tips & Warnings
Work in a well-ventilated room.

Wear safety glasses and gloves when penny tiling a floor.
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Sun May 13, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
You didn't specify your role. Are you a wholesaler? Maybe another investor?

Assuming you're a wholesaler, network with other wholesalers. Offer a revenue split, or suggest a finder's fee.

Increase your marketing. Figure out what's been working best for you (postcards, bandit signs, etc.) and ramp up those efforts.

Network with Realtors and mortgage brokers. Lenders often are approached by people looking to refinance . . . except they've got no equity in the property. That may make them candidates for selling, and for the offer you'd make. Realtors also may have leads that they can't use, but which you'd be able to.

Those are just a few thoughts.

Hope that helps.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Carol Murray answered:
Portola, California is located in Plumas County. just 1 hour north of Truckee and 1 hour northwest of Reno, Nevada. The Plumas County building department is relatively easy to deal with. For more information about sloped lots, contact the county office at (530) 283-7011. ... more
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Dan Mengedoht answered:
Dear Krymom,

It means that the property that you are looking at is either sold by a builder/developer or a bank. Builder contracts usually always have an addendum, or additional page/ pages that are added to become a part of the binding contract. The terms covered in these addendums could be anything, but usually are clauses that benifit and protect the builder/ seller. The same can be said for bank owned property. Their addendums are very strict and cannot be altered, and are meant to indemnify them, and protect their interests.

You must agree to these addendums if you want the property, at least with a Bank Owned Property. Sometimes a builder/ developer/ seller will allow changes to the addendum, but typically if you do not want to sign the addendum, then you need to find another home to buy. You should read these addendums to know what you are signing. Have your Realtor explain it to you if you don't understand the meaning of the addendum.

All the Best, Dan
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Rodney Mason answered:
You might try just mailing it to the Social Security office with a note that you found it. If you cant read the name on it, then that card isn't much good to the owner. They will need to have a new one re-issued.

Regards,
Rodney Mason, NMLS #151088
Sr Loan Officer
Prospect Mortgage
825 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Office: (404) 591-2453
rodney.mason@prospectmtg.com
Apply Online at http://www.rodneymason.com
Licensed in Alabama & Georgia

Prospect Mortgage offers a full selection of mortgage programs including:
Conventional | FHA | FHA 580-639 FICO | FHA 203K Renovation (Streamline & Consultant) | HomePath® | HomePath® Renovation | HomeStyle Renovation | VA | USDA | GA Dream | Jumbo Financing
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Wed Apr 18, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
This is often a problem for self employed people who hide a lot of their income for tax reductions. It comes around to hurt you when you try to borrow. Speak to a lender.
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Cathy,

I recommend that you give our Customer Service team a call so they can walk through the process with you and help troubleshoot any problems on the spot. You can reach them at 888-466-3501 Monday - Friday 7am to 4pm PST.

Best Wishes,

Emily
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Mon Dec 17, 2012
Joe Schiller answered:
not everybody ..in fact not even 1/2 of the apt owners want to deal with sec 8 payment and requirements.. you have to ask individual owners if the buildings are approved.. they do exist.. have fun looking ... more
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Mon Feb 15, 2016
Lori Jeltema answered:
Rosa, are you an agent? If so, you can go into your account and edit photos.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016
Christine McDaniel answered:
Market Leader seems popular right now. I don't know if they do custom websites but the seo is suppose to be good.

Good Luck,
Christine McDaniel
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Mon Mar 12, 2012
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Mary,

To update your password on Trulia, access the link below to navigate to your profile. Then select the link to 'Edit profile' on the left side of the page. Finally, expand the 'Email and Password & Facebook Connect' section, update your password, and be sure to save your changes.

Let us know if you encounter any difficulties with this process or if you have any other questions.

Best Wishes,

Emily
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Fri Jan 17, 2014
Nathan Wolf answered:
I recommend carrying it in your pocket. And getting a Samsung.

:)
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