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Jenifer Kynor, TurboTenant answered:
When financing your vehicle, if you choose to at the dealer, can have a very large impact on your credit but the number of inquiries. Lots of people see a big drop in their score if they finance this way. Vehicles are also an installment loan which over time can help boost your credit, I am not sure if apartments always report your payments.

Keep that in mind when making your decision!
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A few minutes ago
Frank S. answered:
Hello Mike, yes it is and yes they do have it right under the square footage choice in the "more button" is the lot size choices. Also any local CO agent can email you listings from their mls, multiple listing service.

You will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Are you buying a primary residence, secondo vacation home or a rental?

You may consider 3.5% down FHA from a minimum 580 fico score and 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score. You would need a minimum 640 fico score to consider down payment and closing cost assistance programs. Click on the web reference link below.
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A few minutes ago
Frank S. answered:
Hello Jojoburton, that would be $640 monthly space rent on top of the $83,500 for the 2bd 2ba mobile home. You should also study what all your options are with condos, townhomes and single family homes as they payment and down payment will be similar.

The purchase in 92399 zip code of Yucaipa 230k for 2bd 2ba condo with $135 HOA fee. How much do you currently pay in rent and what is the maximum payment you are looking to afford?

Do you have down payment and closing costs or do you need down payment and closing cost assistance programs? You may consider FHA 3.5% down from a minimum 580 fico score and from 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score. You would need a minimum 640 fico score to consider down payment and closing cost assistance programs.

You will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any choice you make. Click the web reference below and get started...
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A few minutes ago
Faith T answered:
Hello,

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.
http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:
http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/

Thank you for using Trulia!

Faith
Consumer Care Advocate
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A few minutes ago
Faith T answered:
Hi,

My best recommendation for this is to use either Google Chrome or Firefox as these two web browsers work best on Trulia. Once on either web browser, please ensure you have the most updated web browser. Please also clear the cache and cookies of your device. If the issue persists after these attempts, please take a screenshot of the issue and send it to me by replying to this email.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Faith
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A few minutes ago
Alan May answered:
While I'm empathetic, the sellers are under no obligation to give you what you're asking for. You want an extension so that you won't be inconvenienced since you're not comfortable purchasing a home with an old electrical system.

You could purchase the home, and upgrade the electrical after the fact. But you don't want to. So, you've asked the sellers, and they've said "yes", but in return for that extension, they want you to pay them an additional $2K for their inconvenience. They didn't have to say "yes" at all.
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A few minutes ago
Derek Jones answered:
Here is the best 4plex deal in all of Sacramento right now:

https://www.trulia.com/property/1067059857-3801-44th-Ave-Sacramento-CA-95824
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A few minutes ago
Alan May answered:
Real Estate commissions are negotiable. That doesn't mean each and every Realtor will negotiate his/her commission, merely that there is no one set or customary commission.
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A few minutes ago
Faith T answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Faith
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Faith T answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

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Faith
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A few minutes ago
April Y. Chang answered:
Buyers may think it's rude or offensive to make low-ball offers. Good buyer's agent would encourage buyers to try, if price is the only obstacle. Seller's agent knows, and so does the seller, from the reaction of the showings, so it's totally worth trying. Let buyer know it's market driven, and that some sellers think it's a game to up the price and reduce it to sell fast, these sellers don't listen to good realtor's advice. So, if there's an offer or better yet the first offer in a long time, who knows, bingo! If buyers don't make an offer, buyer's agent should think outside the box how to persuade buyers to take action, that's what the client needs, right? The guidance from the agent to buy what they like? ... more
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Faith T answered:
Hi,

Please know under the Email Alerts email type in the Notification Preferences section of your profile, we send out two different types of emails. First we send new listings based on the saved search/homes preferences you have set up, and secondly we send new listings based on your general browsing activity.

After reviewing the email you sent, it looks like we are sending you the second type of email notification, which we call inferred emails. Our system generates this email with listings we believe you would be interested in based on what properties you have viewed, what searches you have done, what leads you have sent, etc). Unfortunately, there is no way to specifically opt out of inferred emails right now. You can stop them by turning off the button for 'Email Alerts', however this will also stop the emails for new listings that match your saved preferences.

To help reduce inferred emails, I would recommend going through your saved searches and ensuring that each search has a large amount of listing results. The reason for this is our system will send more listings related to these saved searches, rather than suggesting what we think you would be interested in.

Please know that our intention is to help you find a home by providing as much relevant content as possible. We understand there are situations when the information we suggest is not relevant to what you are searching for. Please be assured we do collect all user feedback and send them to our developers so they can consider the information for future improvements.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Faith
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A few minutes ago
Frank S. answered:
Hello Fkk042567, you left off the link or address off of your post to answer for any property. How much do you currently pay in rent and what is the maximum payment you are looking to afford? You should study RENT vs BUY listings to compare payments.

If you figure out the cities or zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms, baths etc. you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. You may qualify to buy and pay less than rent.

The rentals in Carthage start from $469 for 1bd 1ba apt. The purchase start from 55k for 2bd 2ba single family home. Click on the web reference for further details...
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Faith T answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

Thank you for using Trulia!
Faith
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Mary answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

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Mary
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A few hours ago
Jenna R. Perlick answered:
I find this thread really interesting. 4 years ago, my then soon-to-be husband and I bought our first home: a gigantic 2800 sq ft 210 year old foreclosure in Connecticut. It had been slightly remodeled, had no closets, had mice, ants, and oil heat. We found that one room had been used as a dog bathroom - urine was soaked into the floors so badly that the only fix would have been to cut out the wood and lay a new floor (which we did in some spots). The electrical was knob and tube. The walls were plaster, some walls had three layers of sheetrock over the plaster. Some rooms were missing trim on one side and had mismatched trim on two of the other three. Every room had slanted floors so bad that my dog used to play fetch with herself.

I loved the house. I didn't cry every day, I didn't hate that we only had one full bathroom, or no garage. I loved the things I loved in the house when I bought it - all the space, the character, the uniqueness. We worked on repairing the house, repainting, restoring. A year into ownership, I lost my job and we decided to move. We sold the house at a $35,000 profit - mostly due to changing the paint and adding a driveway; but also repairing and restoring some smaller things like fixtures and damage from the previous owner's dogs.

Our second house a year later was in Madison, WI. It was a 1960's ranch, with a hideous bathroom and an avocado green kitchen. The yard was an overgrown jungle of spruce trees, ferns, and hosta. A few weeks into living there we realized that the entire house smelled of cigarettes (to the point where my towels in the closet smelled like cigarettes when I took them out) when there was humidity and heat, which there hadn't been in April when we had seen the house to make the offer. I hated that - but again, I didn't cry every day or want to sell. I replaced the shelves in the closet with new MDF, and painted the closet with shellac based sealing primer. My towels were fine after that. I then started to do that to all of the other closets. We replaced the closet doors, repainted the walls, removed the carpet where we could. Oh - I forgot to mention the owners illegally did not disclose that the basement flooded. That basement was supposed to be my arts and crafts space, but it would take on over an inch of water every time the ground was saturated with water. Once again - no crying, just formulated a long term plan to repair what needed to be done to repair it. A year later, my husband got recruited for a job in Illinois... so we sold that house. For a $20,000 profit. With full disclosure on the basement issue.

We are on our 3rd house now in 4 years, in Illinois this time. Not kidding. We have learned a lot - we know what kind of neighborhood we want to be in, what kind of layout we want in a house, what size bedroom... but even with all of that, nothing is perfect. We are working to make this our house - we added cheap cabinets to the kitchen to give it more storage, we put up a fence for our dogs, we replaced the fridge... but the main bathroom is so poorly done, and the kitchen needs a complete remodel, and the front entryway needs to be redone, and the list goes on. We keep a white board of short and long term house goals - like replacing the doorknob on the front door (short) and remodeling the kitchen (long). Then we work towards those goals. We decided what house we would buy - our Realtor wouldn't even make the offer the day we saw it (which we asked her to do) and required we sleep on it a night. She didn't pressure us, she didn't push us. We are adults, we signed the mortgage. It's up to us to make it OUR house, and up to us to remedy any mistakes or things that were overlooked (like the fact that all the studs in this house reek of cigarettes through any holes, like outlets, when it's humid and hot, or the vents in our bedroom don't actually send any air conditioning in there).

We saw other houses that my husband liked more than me but I said no to them, knowing it wasn't right for me. I knew not to settle and we would find what would work - and we did. This house is right for us - each of the previous houses was, too. All three houses have issues. But I believe in addressing these issues, not giving in to them.
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A few hours ago
Frank S. answered:
Hello Agustin, you can check out agents on this site as well as others but you want an agent that has years of experience. You want to check references, etc.

You will also need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores and how much you want to invest into the purchase. ... more
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Tarsha johnson answered:
My name is tarsha and I’m currently looking for a two bedroom apartment in queens and my voucher limit is 1781 can someone please help me. I’ve been looking and a lot of landlord ain’t accepting it. ... more
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