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Mon Dec 17, 2012
Kimo Smigielski answered:
The question should also be, if they remove the mortgage interest deduction will you be ready to buy? It has been a Buyer's market because of low interest rates but December 31st could determine whether Buyers will still be so readily available when a key benefit to home ownership could be taken away or severely weakened.

Two weeks to see what happens...
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Fri Dec 14, 2012
Jerry Bangerter answered:
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Sat Dec 8, 2012
Rodney Drummer answered:
If your agent is a Trulia member your property should be automatically uploaded to Trulia's page.
Speak with you agent about it.

Aloha,
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Sun Dec 9, 2012
Rodney Drummer answered:
Hi Uemurajo,

I'm not sure I understand your question, do you want to know how to market your home, how to prepare your home for sale or if you can put your home up for sale using Trulia. Give me a little
more information on what your goal is and I can give you advice on how to move forward.

Aloha,

Rodney,
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Fri Dec 7, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
Aloha Andrew,

There is a phone number listed at
http://www.postlets.com/rtpb/8526519

Strangely, it says it is a 2 BR apartment in the text and none of the ads have an apartment number.

I have reported it. It was also listed on Zillow, but has disappeared. Please flag it for Trulia to remove it.
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
Aloha Sandra,

Contact your insurance provider for the names of authorized dialysis clinic providers. Different care plans authorize different providers/clinics. They will need to preauthorize you or the patient for care.
There are several on the island now.

Aloha,
Frank
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Wed Jan 22, 2014
Nancy Thomas answered:
Probably is a scam. #1 don't send money to anyone. #2 Be suspicious of anyone who does not have a telephone number which includes the local area code. #3 Don't rent a property until you have met the owner or agent and seen the inside of the property.

Although my rentals are posted online I do not rent to anyone who has not seen the property nor met with me or my agent. Legitimate owners or agents would never ask for money before showing the property and meeting the prospective tenant. Most agents also require an application and order a credit report before accepting a tenant.

Be safe; not sorry. Deal with local agents and owners and don't give $$ to anyone until you have met them and seen the property.
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Tue Nov 13, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
No phone number and no unit number. Looks very suspicious.
Price looks too low for a nice one bedroom.
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Tue Nov 22, 2016
Jerry Bangerter answered:
Artemis, You can judge using the old axiom "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" a scam.
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Tue Nov 13, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
Hi Artemis,

Did you write to the person listed there on the website?
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Tue Nov 6, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
Aloha Mike,

This property is leasehold. That means you don't own the land, you lease it.
The lease expires in 2026, so you would give up the property at that time.
It can be owner or tenant occupied. Maintenance fees are $541/month.

Frank Diaz
(RA) MBA, e-PRO, REALTOR®
East Oahu Realty
808.723.0900 cell
http://hawaiihome.biz/
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Wed Nov 7, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
Hi Malry,

When you click on the listing, be sure to report it. Write exactly what you wrote above. Trulia relies on locals to flag these. I report a few a week, hopefully they can filter these better somehow. ... more
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Tue Nov 6, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
If you look at the header in the message, you can find out where the message was sent from by looking up the IP address.

I looked up this property address. No such address exists on Ala Wai. ... more
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
Andrew Wilkinson answered:
Hi there Artemis,

Where are you looking to find your apartment? Your account says that you're in Palm Springs, but your question was posted in Hawaii. Which is it?

Andrew
Community Manager
Trulia Voices
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Fri Apr 11, 2014
Frank Diaz answered:
Hi Artemis,

If there is no unit number and either no agent number or no agent phone number, then you should be very careful. In any case, never send any money until you or someone you know personally has seen the apartment.

In this case the 208 area code for the agent is a red flag. There is no unit number and the rent looks too low.

Frank
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Tue Nov 6, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
Hi Artemis,

If there is no unit number and either no agent number or no agent phone number, then you should be very careful. In any case, never send any money until you or someone you know personally has seen the apartment.

In this case "RV Parking" is a big red flag.

Frank
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Kimo Smigielski answered:
That ad has so many inconsistencies, it is amazing.

Your best bet, go to sources that require a Realtor to post the ad (http://hicentral.com/properties-for-rent.html) or go to the local paper here which costs $$$ to advertise in, which usually stops scammers from advertising in. ... more
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
Hi Sabrina,

It's possible for $1200. I would consider sharing a 2-bedroom for $2400 though, you would get a lot more house (or apartment) for your money. Do you have a specific area in mind? A certain school? Where will you be working?

Call me if you would like to discuss it. I don't handle any rentals, but have lived here for a long time and worked with numerous people moving in and out of rentals.

Frank Diaz
(RA) MBA, e-PRO, REALTOR®
East Oahu Realty
808.723.0900 cell
http://hawaiihome.biz/
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Tue Aug 8, 2017
Monique Ting answered:
Your best and safest source for rentals is going to a rental agent. You can find a list of reliable ones at HiCentral.com.
Go to the section called HOME SERVICE DIRECTORY
They will be under RENTAL SEARCH AGENT
On HiCentral.com you'll find a wealth of information, that our local board of Realtors has put out for the public.
Also, for your information, the rental listing at 454 Nanahana appears to be a scam as this address is in Waikiki and not in mc Cully/ Moilili as indicated and the $500/month rent is much lower than market price.
Aloha!
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Thu Mar 7, 2013
Big Rock Investments answered:
Easy - if you want to get the owner's name of a property just look up the tax record. http://hononlulupropertytax.com
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