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Cari Ritchey wrote:

Are the zestimate listings confused with "For Sale" listings?

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Q: Are the zestimate listings confused with "For Sale" listings?A: I believe Zillow should develop a better way to infor the consumer of the difference.  More times than not, the zestimate is way off.Cari R.Fisher Provence REALTORS, IncStillwater, OK
October 02 2011
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How much a survey and inspection should cost as average?

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Remember in the long run... a good inspection & Survey is worth every penny.  They can provide peace of mind and save you from disastrous results latter.  Get referrals from local friends who have recently purchased a home in the past 2 months.  Then call for estimates.Best wishes!Cari R. Stillwater, OK
September 28 2011
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Zillow Announces Zestimate Improvements

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It's always great to see Zillow making improvements.  But yet another reason when needing true, accurate and up to date data... always consult your local Realtor/Agent for the best comps relative to your specific local.Cari R.Stillwater, OK 
September 28 2011
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Zillow Mortgage Marketplace's Special Offer Program - Get Up to $1000 Lowe's Gift Card

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Lowe's also works with home buyers using the 203k loan program to rehab the home they are buying.  I believe the buyer has 6 months to have work completed by a professional contractor.  Great idea for those hard to sell, fixer-uppers!Cari R.Stillwater, OK
September 28 2011
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Sold property are misleading

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Dear MNVSOSB,Sometimes when doing a search, it's best to start general first then narrow the search.  For instance only search for Redmond, WA 89053... then go from there.Good luck with your search,Cari R.
September 27 2011
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How can I view properties in person if a real estate agent doesn't want to do business with me?

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Dear Piloting,Trust me... there are plenty of qualified Realtors & Agents who would be willing to assist you with your search.  Buying a home (or condo) is a process.  I am sorry for your trouble, but continue until you find someone who appreciates your business and looks forward to working with you!Good luck,Cari R.
September 27 2011
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Why is my home so much lower per sq ft than the rest im my small neighborhood.?

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Dear Reelamore,I would trust the actual Appraisal done recently (if done with in past 3-5 months).  Because the appraiser actualy came inside your home.  He/she has done a full evaluation based on the interior & exterior of your specific property, then compared that to other SOLD comparable homes at the time of appraisal.  Cari R.
September 27 2011
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I want to buy a home but I have 2 credit issues that will be cleared up by Feb or Mar 2012

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Dear valley66,Yes, a good lender may be able to find a financing solution to help you go aahead and make the purchase yourself.  It should be a lender/mortgage expert from the area where you live.Good luck!Cari R.  
September 26 2011
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