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Curt Carini wrote:

URGENT!!! Be Careful of the Craig's List Scam
Attention all Realtors and those posting a property for sale on Craig's List.  There is someone offering the same parcel for a cheap rent.  They even use an email from yahoo with the true owner's name.  I guess they find out the information from Facebook or public tax records.  The scam artist even talk down the Realtor by stating that the property is over-priced.  They ask you send a rent deposit and one month's rent to them.  In all our cases the true owner's wants their homes sold, not rented.
April 23 2012
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I post myhome on Zillow as FSBO.How soon may I see it on Yahoo real Estate ?

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Hi whiteriver,Great news for you!!! Your home has been posted on Yahoo Real Estate as of March 28, 2012.
April 01 2012
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You can now post to Craigslist from Zillow

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Hi Gino,There's good news and bad news with Craig's List entries.  First, the good news.  The internet is a powerful tool and the more you can use the marketing potential available the better your success.  Zillow has provided an excellent and seamless way to utilize the Craig's List website.Now the bad news.  The following is a true story and feel free to email us for any other information you may need.We listed one of our client's homes on Craig's List utilizing the Zillow options.  Four days went by when we started to receive calls at the office wanting to rent this home at about half of its fair market value.  We called the owner and inquired whether they had on their own listed their property for rent and they say definitely not.  We kept getting calls and when we stated that the house was NOT a rental property we actually received threats why we wouldn't rent.  Upon investigation we found that a poster in Asia, who claimed to be in the "mission field" would rent this property (dirt cheap) if the prospect would send a cashier's check in the amount of the security deposit and first month's rent to this scam artist.Just be careful.
April 01 2012
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How much should I pay for a CMA?

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Going through a bankruptcy is a terrible situation. Hopefully, your attorney can offer advice and a steady hand through the process.In time this too will pass, and you will seek out those that were a help to you during this difficult period.Sometimes it best to give, even when there seems to be no obvious benefit for those helping. It's called compassion and helping someone in need.I know that there are plenty of Realtors that would help you and wouldn't take a dime, and I'm sure you would do the same if you could.Profit is nice and so is using ones time wisely. However, there is a lot more to life than the almighty dollar or a risk/reward analysis.Good luck to you, and I'm confident you will find someone to offer a helping hand.
March 27 2012
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My house is underwater. How can I sell and buy new?

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These are trying and historic times for everyone with over 11 million homeowners underwater with their mortgages.  Some suggestions you may wish to pursue include:1)  Ask for assistance from your lending institution2)  Research local or state agencies that have been established to help3)  Contact your local church who may have a ministry to help you or  direct you to someone who can help.Good luck!!!
March 18 2012
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Why I am not eligible for HARP?

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HARP Program Refinance Changes on March 19, 2012 for Underwater HomeownersTo be eligible for a HARP refinance, follow the general guidelines below:1. Your loan must be owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. If you are unsure, you can check both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's websites or you can call their toll-free number for confirmation.•Fannie Mae: 1-800-7FANNIE (8 am to 8 pm ET)•Freddie Mac:1-800-FREDDIE (8 am to 8 pm ET)2. You must have closed your current loan on or before May 31, 2009.3. You must not have made a late payment within the past six months and have had no more than one late payment within the past 12 months.4. Your loan must fall under the current conforming loan limits.
March 18 2012
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