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Wed Feb 4, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Well - not sure why your agent can't address this, but, please know that agents are limited to what they can and can't edit in regard to their listings on Trulia once the isting appears on Trulia.
Listings are generated from the MLS!

For example, price cannot be altered by an agent - if I reduce a listing price, I have to wait until the change shows up here once it filters through the MLS (maybe it takes a day or 2) - I cannot manually change it. at the same time I may show it as reduced on the MLS - other pertinent facts also have to come via changes made by the agent on the MLS listing.

Sit down with your agent, and go over the MLS. See if the information there is correct.
I can't understand why the days on market are off - if that's a mistake Trulia made - your agent can reach out to customer service here and ask for help.

Honestly, I understand your frustration, but I really doubt the information on Trulia is causing a drop in your showings.
Based on my experience, the majority of showings are still generated via the MLS.and are often agent-driven.

Best wishes.... I am sure you will be able to get the information corrected............try:
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Sat Sep 6, 2014
Trevor Curran answered:
Good afternoon leizsure,

Wow, that's an old-fashioned term we don't hear all that often anymore! A "Summer Kitchen" is a kitchen installed on a lower level or basement of a Single Family home. The concept comes out of a time when air conditioning wasn't as prevalent as it is today. To cook a big family meal during the Summer downstairs was a lot more comfortable on the occupants of the home than using the regular kitchen on the main floor of the house.

The legality of such kitchens should be verified with the municipality in the area where you are shopping for your home. Often these "Summer Kitchens" are not legally installed and a Homeowner could be subject to violations and/or fines.

Trevor Curran
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Mobile: 516-582-9181
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PowerHouse Solutions, Inc.
185 Great Neck Rd, Suite 240
Great Neck NY 11021
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Sat Aug 24, 2013
Gina Lollo answered:
I am a certifed buyers agent and would live to help you find your new home.
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Sun Jul 1, 2012
Gerard Carney answered:
There are many reasons why a home could be on the market for a long time.
1) Priced too high compared to other homes in the area
2) The inside is totally Trashed
3) It has unrepairable Mold Issues
4) the Local market is really bad
5) It has unforeseen issues that have expensive repairs needed!
6) It has been sitting there just waiting for you!
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Sun Jul 1, 2012
Nunzio Zappola answered:
Most important is the gift just that or are you expecting the gift to be paid back? if it is truly a gift and you are ready to give up this money as such than I can continue. Let your daughter obtain the mortgage in her name, than she will be gaining responsibility for the property and her credit. The intrest will be a deduction for her and at these terms it could not get any better for her. If she can not handle these terms and defaults you will have no obilgation and the family / money thing which could be compilicated will not exisist or be a problem. You will also at this time have a choice... you could put the property up for sale while making her payments which will give you the chance to recoop some money while saving her credit... suggestion... dont make any payments prior to putting property up for sale. she need at this point to know she has lost control and you do not want another property you are just trying to make a bad situation better.
Hopfully she will take this great opportunity and prevail.
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Sun Nov 22, 2009
Gail Gladstone answered:
Barry, send me your email address to with the address of the house and I will get you all that is available to me.
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Mon Apr 13, 2009
Lorna Mann answered:
This is why you get an inspection. It is better to be out $425 than thousands if you had put 10% down. Buying a home is a tricky procedure. Each situation is unique. The owners do not have to make the adjustments. Of course owners who want to sell, do. Walk away from this deal and find another home. ... more
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Sun Oct 7, 2012
Jaishree Zilpelwar answered:
Hi Sandra,
This house is showing as an Under Contract, it is a short sale and it needs the lender's approval. If you are interested to know more about this house I can find out and let you know. Would you be interested to know more about other homes in the area also? Thank you
Jane Zilpelwar
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Sun Nov 9, 2008
Tabitha answered:
desperate for any answers out there and while i'm asking question, are there any jobs out there too?
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Victoria Lorusso answered:
I'm in a similar market in CT. To an extent she is right. I am not seeing properties going for 10% or more less than asking. It is very rare. In truth, here, while sales were off 46% in Feb. over last year, actual sales prices were up 5%. You are not going to steel a house here. Real Estate is a local market, the news has been national. Could you get it 5% off list, maybed but it depends how well it is priced individually. I just had one go with 4 offers on it. It was priced right and went within 2%. I have more stats on my blog site at ... more
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