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Bert Pope wrote:

Zestimate - can it be corrected?

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Please dont worry so much about your valuation on zillow. The zestimate is a tool, it is a computer generated valuation. It is useful but not the ultimate way to give your property value. Any appraiser or realtor will be able to give you a better understanding by comparing similar properties sold.But still no Realtor or Appraiser can determine "exactly" what your home is worth. They can only go by the best sales and history of sales showing similar types of properties. The ultimate person who determines exact value or sales price, is the buyer who purchases the home.
June 30
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My credit score is a 611 and I need a 640 to get a loan. Any advice?

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There used to be an old trick by getting an extra credit card with a relative that has fantastic credit. piggy back on thier credit and it boosts yours a bit.fyi, dont use the credit card and let your relative keep it and not let you have it.
June 30
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I have posted my home for sale on Zillow 3 times and it still hasn't shown up on the site

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it takes a little time. did you do it today?
June 26
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Where would you buy a house a for an invest property in the US? 100k to 250k

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Pick the city before you pick the house. It is not easy to be a distant landlord. That is asking for trouble. 
June 25
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Can a person with a low credit score get a home loan?

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Bless your heart. Hang in there and get those creditors taken care of first before you go jumping into anything else. 
June 25
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Help with purchasing my father in law's home

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Brice, The key here is going to be your lender and how they want to set this up for you both.Just let the lender know the situation and they will design the loan to accomidate your needs.You need to also have a chat with the attourneys that will close the loan and make sure you are following all the regulations reguarding  your father in law. There are some serious consequences if someone later challenges his estate to dispute if what you did was for his greatest good.Good Luck to you all.
June 25
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How does Zillow estimate the changes in market value of a given home, in particular sudden spikes?

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Zillow is a great tool. Dont go spend the equity Zillow says you may have on one day, because later it may not be there.There is no person on this earth that can tell you the exact value of your home without having a buyer that wants to buy it.
November 01 2013
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I found a brand new condo in DC without a realtor. It seems unfair to get a realtor at this point a

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there is 0 cost to you to have representation. they cannot sell for less because of undermining the values of future sales but what you dont know is what can hurt you.Like...I bet that if you have a realtor help you that this new construction group may offer other things to give incitements in the negotiation.full price contract but give me XYZ....Who is this contractor? what is his reputation? savings on piggy backing on thier insurances. What kind of warranties are there.....Whatever you do, I bet you are great at it. Because you do it every day.We as realtors like helping people make good choices of properties they like. and ....we do it every day.
November 01 2013
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My pictures are upside down. Can I edit this?

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you have to reload them
November 01 2013
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Can a seller be made to furbish permits for work done on a home after he sells it to the buyer?

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dont look to the seller. Look for the contractor who took out permits to do the work. They dont respond then pursue the state agency that is over that contractor to push for resolution of issues.
November 01 2013
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