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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
I get people asking about homes and when I send info I never hear back. It sounds like there is a disconnect somewhere. Don't hesitate to pick up the phone and make a call, doing things through these online sites is not reliable I think.

If an agent took the time to send you anything why would they stop?????? It might be a problem on your end. If you are serious - use the phone.
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
ok, I am not sure if you are a Realtor, or if you are a homeowner selling by owner...
If your Realtor, i.e. your listing agent, arranged for the photos to be taken by an independent Photography service it may take a week, depending on the company, if your Realtor, like I do took the
photos by himself, then they could be up within a few days, whenever the Realtor has the time to put them. I also do not know if you are talking about photos here on Trulia or on your local multiple listing service...
If you are working with a Realtor, call your Realtor and ask!

Good Luck to you

Sincerely yours,
Edith YourRealtor4Life & Chicago, North Shore & Northern Illinois Expert
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Investors alike....And always with a SMILE :)

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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
I would recommend to you to connect with a local Realtor who is familiar with the rental market of
single family homes in the area you need to be in, is it right that you are looking in Melrose Park?
As to section 8 vouchers it depends on the voucher value and the single fam. home rentals available
in your area, as it seems you need quite a large home.....

Good Luck to you

Sincerely yours,
Edith YourRealtor4Life & Chicago, North Shore & Northern Illinois Expert
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients, Buyers, Sellers and
Investors alike....And always with a SMILE :)

Covering for @Properties Chicago & suburbs, and with her trusted Partner
Agents US & world wide properties. French, German, some Spanish &more EdithSellsHomes@atproperties.com or EdithSellsHomes@gmail.com
Check out my website at http://tinyurl.com/YourRealtor4Life
Get to know me! Learn about my experience, expertise, services! Read letters
of recommendation! Sign up to search for properties in my expanded service area.
HAVE THE MOST WONDERFUL DAY :)
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Tracy R Robinson answered:
It is the tax paid on a property that was transferred
between two legal parties. I hope this helps you.

Thanks
Tracy Robinson-Realtor
KELLER WILLIAMS PRFERRED
62 South Main Street
Yardley, Pa. 19067
Office phone: 215-493-0200 x1087
Direct phone: 267-395-0251
trobinson.realtor@gmail.com
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Sat Mar 16, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
It is perhaps a coincidence that the LISTING PRICE is the same as the ASSESSED VALUE:
Usually, they are not tied together in any way.
The Bank will do a BPO, to determine the Value.

As a Buyer, you cannot worry about anything except the Market Value; The Appraisal will not let you go higher and you should not want to pay over Market; (maybe if you really, really love it, a little more).

Have your Realtor do a CMA to determine Market Value.
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Tue Dec 18, 2012
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
Laurie Christofano answered:
First off, it's Realtor, and MLS. Have they taken their professional pictures, created their virtual tour, and made sure the house is showing-ready? I won't list a house in the MLS until these steps have been taken. Generally this is done within a few days of signing the listing paperwork. As far as showings go, how many homes in your price point in your area have even sold in the last six months? That should give you an indication of how "in demand" your property is. It all comes down to location, layout, decor, price. If you're the best looking and bargain-priced for what you're offering, you should get a steady stream of buyers. If that's not the case, you're either not priced right, not presented right, or a combination of the two. Before committing to work with a Realtor, make sure you trust that they'll keep you in the loop at least weekly about the efforts and progress made. Best of luck to you. ... more
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
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Mon Jun 11, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
"Corporate Owned" probably refers to the Company that is either holding the paper, or the Company that is managing the Foreclosure and sale for the Bank.
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Tue Jan 24, 2012
Anthony Cavalea IV answered:
1) Speak to a lender first to get qualified so you know how much you can afford. My best guy is Mike Krakowski w/ Quality Mortgage Lending: 630-881-7902.
2) Don't make any major purchases (like a new car) and try to keep your debt as low as possible.
3) Get in touch with a Realtor who you can trust to represent your interests and tell you the truth.

Beyond that it goes into the transaction, and you agent should be able to guide you through. I would love to be considered. Please give me a call.

Anthony Cavalea IV
Broker/Owner
Able Realty
773-368-5614
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Sat Jan 14, 2012
Abu Musa answered:
Qualifying for mortgage is not only depend on your credit score you need to have enough income to repay the mortgage loan.You have to work at least 2 years(generally ) your assets, liabilities all matters.If you like to be qualified you need to provide all necessary information.Thank you ... more
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Wed Jan 12, 2011
Linda Dressler answered:
Hello Radostina:

Perhaps you should call some of the clean-up services. If you wish to contact me, I can give you the name of someone that I am familiar with that goes in and offers this service. I am not sure if he is hiring, but he might have some other ideas of where you could start. Just click on my name by my picture and then use the contact button.

Thank you and Good Luck!
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Thu Feb 18, 2010
Mark Overholtzer answered:
Are you asking how to figure out an amount to ask your tenants to pay in rent? If that's the case then setting a rent amount is the same as setting a listing price when selling your home. Renters don't care how much you pay for the motgage, taxes, insurance, etc., they only care what Joe Schmoo down the street pays in rent. The market dictates how much one can ask. You would need to get comps on other rentals in your neighborhood. Then you decide how your property matches up to similar rentals in that area. Look at number of bedrooms, baths, size of home, lot, garages, updated fixtures, proximity to transportation, etc. ... more
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Thu Oct 22, 2009
Guy Gimenez answered:
Yes, in limited situations, but it depends entirely on the language in the contract. The only way to know for sure is to thoroughly review the contract with your agent or legal counsel. No one here can give you a definitive answer to this question for your specific situation unless they have a copy of the contract to review. ... more
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Sun May 18, 2008
Greg Berta answered:
It all depends what your contract says and what the conditions of the financing are. Normally that would not be a reason to terminate the contract unless there is a clause which allows the buyer to terminate the agreement if he or she is not satisfied with the cost of the insurance. This is, of course, a legal question that should be fully answered by an attorney. ... more
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Tue Apr 8, 2008
Ida Mccarthy answered:
If the property is listed with a realtor, give them a call and ask them if repairs are needed. It means that the village does require an inspection to make sure the property is up to code. You won't know if it needs any repairs unless you ask the realtor or view the property. Hope this helps! ... more
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Fri Jun 8, 2012
Cassandra Tillis answered:
While I am in Charlotte, NC, I believe all MLS systems update in real time... immediately.
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Sat Mar 29, 2008
J.D. "Dan" & Carol Weisenburger answered:
Tracy,

Commissions are always negotiable. In today's market we often use the commission structure to set a house apart from the thundering heard.

Ask you local agent(s) how they use the commission structure and make sure they put it in writing once you have agreed to something.

JD “Dan” Weisenburger, GRI
Broker-Associate REALTOR®
Vanguard Realty, Inc. GMAC Real Estate
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Fri Mar 25, 2011
Ida Mccarthy answered:
Did you hire a full service realtor? If so, is there a reason there is no sign? Is this something that your agent promised to do? Have you asked the agent why you are doing all the work? It depends on what your listing agreement says, but usually you can get out of it by putting something in writing to the broker stating you no longer wish to have said realtor represent you. Good luck! ... more
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Sun Mar 16, 2008
Mwass answered:
the sale is probably being directed by a bank who has taken the property in foreclosure or by a relocation company that has or is moving someone out of town.

the riders typically disavow all responsibility for the condition of the property or liabilities relating to the transaction. ... more
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