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Fri Sep 14, 2012
Kim Glass answered:
Hi Christikcrt,

You should check out Trulia's Local Info, specifically the Crime Map feature. There you will able to locate the types of crimes happening down to the city block.

Follow this link to view Center City and be sure to select the correct category on the map to view those stats.

Hope that helps!
-Kim, Community Manager
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Tue Sep 13, 2011
Anna Ellebracht Castelli answered:
You have to present a proof of funds when making a cash offer. The proof of funds obviously has to come from one of your personal bank accounts. I suggest having a buyer's agent, like myself, represent you in the purchase. A buyer's agent will guide you through the whole process from looking for a house, to the offer, through closing and beyond! All of this while representing your best interest throuh the entire transaction. Please visit my website where you can search for properties, request a showing on any property, etc! ... more
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Wed Sep 7, 2011
Trang Beuschlein answered:
My guess is the lender will not allow this since you will be getting paid commission on this deal or they will allow it and say that your commission is zero. Most lenders do not allow non arms length short sales and this would be considered non arms length because you are the principal (seller) and the listing agent. ... more
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Tue Nov 18, 2014
Ron Thomas answered:
You can certainly BUY a Short Sale from the Sellers and the Bank.
But to have access to the Listing, you would have to be a Realtor:
There are a few exceptions to this, where some New England States will allow a transaction using an Attorney. I do not believe that Missouri is like that.

Because Short Sales and REO's are channeled through Reators, both for Listing and Buying, you should contact a good Buyer's Agent if you want to buy one. A Buyer's Agent is free to you, paid by the Bank.

Good luck and may God bless
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Sun Dec 16, 2012
Annette Levinson answered:
Unless you are a vet or buying in a USDA area, you are not getting 100%financing. If you can afford the monthly payments for a house, why aren't you saving money.
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Tue Aug 16, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
I recently saw that Kansas City has a special program; I believe it is for First Time Buyers:
They will loan you the Down Payment; up to $35,000
but you do not have to repay it; they FORGIVE 10% a year for 10 years, as long as you stay in the house.
It has to be in Kansas City.
I don't know if it has expired.

My family lived on E. 78th st for a long time and we lived with them for a while. I think I still have some relatives there.

Please talk to a Realtor there and they will help you with this. It sounds like a teriffic opportunity.

Good luck and may God bless
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Fri Jul 29, 2011
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
Hi Kathy,
Yes, there are many cases where a seller has to remain in the home during showings when the home is on the market. Just make sure you are up front with your realtor and he or she can list that right in the MLS so there are no surprises. You may also want to have accompanied showings by the realtor when possible so your husband doesn't feel he has to show the buyers agent and buyer around.

Good luck in the marketing of your property!
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Sun Oct 28, 2012
Dallas Texas answered:
Much can depend on

1. State law
2. Most property owner need to sell their homes in order to move on with their lifes to qualify purchase another home

Few thoughts on WHY9;s

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Mon Jul 11, 2011
Elaine Heckenkamp answered:
No, a Realtor can't charge a fee that is not in the contract. You may want to call the Broker of the company he works for.
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Sat Jul 9, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
A Preapproval, just like a lot of Real Estate documents is "time sensative" meaning that it is only good for about 60-90 days.
No one will give you longer than that.

Also, the loans in place next year will probably be different than what we have now; different requirements, etc.

It would however be a good idea to get advice and start planning:

Good luck and may God bless
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Mon Aug 29, 2016
scott farmer answered:
They are legit but, don't expect to get market value for home if you use them. They buy at wholesale and below so they can turn a profit.

Make sure that your agent is doing a lot of on-line marketing of your home and that your price is right to attract an offer. You can reduce the price a little at a time until you get an offer. Make sure your curb appeal is stellar and that the home is clean, smells good and new buyers can invasion their things in your home. So make sure you de-clutter.

Good luck
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Sun Jun 26, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not simply call either the listing agent and schedule an appointment, or any local agent/realty office can help you as well.....
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Thu Jun 23, 2011
Domenic Zappia answered:
Your Buyer Agent should be able to help you.

Good Luck!
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Mon Jul 18, 2011
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi Karen,

The information on Trulia 'flows through' from the MLS when a Realtor enters the information into the MLS.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Sat May 21, 2011
Shelly Christ answered:
Based on the information you have given, it appears that you could buy in the price range you specified. Currently there are a couple options available for less than 10% down, but I don't think anyone would be able to guarantee that those options would be available next summer. We can all only hope that is the case. You would want to seek the advice from a reputable lender to determine that when you are closer to purchasing a property. I would be more than happy to help you with the process. You can contact me at your convenience.

Shelly Christ
Prudential Kansas City Realty
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Sun Sep 11, 2011
Joanna Williams answered:
Our website feeds open houses from the Kansas City MLS. Feel free to look around. If you have questions on any home you drive by while you're in the area, our 24/7 answer line can help too. 913-451-HOME

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Mon May 2, 2011
Alicia Clark - THE HOLT TEAM answered:
Mark, do you mean the bank is the seller... this is a foreclosure? If so, the bank doesn't usually have information that is to be disclosed. I used to live in Elk Grove, but am now a Realtor in St. Louis. My husband is also an insusrance agent. I always ask him to check the claims, for each property I write a contract on, during the last 3 year period. Beyond, that he doesn't have any information either.

You should always ask your Realtor or insurance agent to do this for you before writing a contract.

Even though non-disclosure by a bank is not reason to back out (you are warned they do not have seller's disclosure), not being able to obtain insurance will get you out of the contract if you met your insurance commitment deadline. Of course, the rules may be different in California. Check with your Realtor.
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Tue Oct 18, 2011
Rl_alex answered:
Hi Jenny,
We just posted our Benson Place 2br townhome for rent. See the link for more info.
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Mon Apr 18, 2011
Elaine Heckenkamp answered:
Are you talking about Oldham Farms subdivision in Raytown? I grew up in Raytown and my mom still lives there. There are 3 homes currently for sale in that subdivision so I am wondering which one it is. That's a peaceful area with good highway access.

Why don't you either email me at or give me a call at 816-805-4393 so we can talk about what you are looking for and your plans. I am a very experienced Realtor and would be more than happy to assist you! My website is if you want to check me out first!

Looking forward to hearing from you! Elaine Heckenkamp
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