What is the geological topographic determination of the area of Florida, relating to Wakulla County, Crawfordville, Apalachee Forest, Bloxham Cutoff areas, to a distance of 50 (fifty) linear miles and a depth of five (5) miles. Please expedite any and all responses! This date is Wed., July 29, 2015.... more
There are MANY condos on the Pinellas Bayway which runs the length of Tierra Verde, the island community which terminates at Ft. Desoto, a Pinellas County Park. The prices range from $200K - $2M+. It has a very active, friendly, educated populace, many of whom are boaters. It is primarily a residential community, with a mix of full timers and snowbirds. While many of the condos and some homes rent on an annual, semi-annual and (a very few) monthly/weekly basis, this is not a community where lots of people (tourists) come to "blow off steam and PARTY", but more of a "laid-back, respect others and enjoy the beautiful environment and friendly people" kind of place. I lived there with my young daughter and husband for 4 yrs. before his job took him elsewhere for 12 yrs. We can now go back and are renovating a house we recently purchased on the island. Having lived there and traveled extensively throughout the US and FL, we know THIS is the place we want to be for the rest of our lives. The social environment, beautiful weather, pretty city (St. Petersburg) and close proximity to airport/hospital/best beaches in the world make Tierra Verde our first choice for exceptional quality of life.... more
Expect an average of 12 weeks to find your home. (Per the 2015 California Association of Realtors Home Buyer Survey.) That being said it really can vary due to the lack of home inventory causing high competition, your personal flexibility, your financing, etc. I suggest working with an agent who has many good leads on pocket listings (homes not yet on the market.) This way you will be competing with fewer homebuyers.... more
I recommend that you google established real estate agencies in the area, look at agent bios and contact managers of two or three agencies and make an appointment. Begin a dialogue, get a sense of each agency and you will probably figure out what fit is best.... more
The HOA can not put themselves on the title to your home or evict you. If you owe the HOA many months of dues then they may have filed a lien against the property. You can ask a real estate agent to pull a "Title Report" from a Title Company which will show what is really going on. Your real estate agent should be able to explain he report to you. Hope this helps.... more
Absolutely yes. Frank Wojcik from San Miguel in Concord. He has decades in the business, and I have had to call him out against other companies in the past (when there was a major discrepancy between his report and another) and he has always "won". On several occasions I have seen him state that there are actually NOT any termites on a property when another company is calling for a full tenting and fumigation!!!! I use him to represent both buyers and sellers, because whether the news is good or bad, I completely trust that his report will be ACCURATE.... more
Diane gives good advice. A lot of agents may lower their commission, it's not true that every agent that lowers their commission is a bad one.
An agent would be a lot more likely to lower their commission for a $1.5M home, since they can net a lot of money off of a reduced commission still.
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Hi Tmontosa -- A lease to buy can be found, but often it is not advertized that way -- usually it is a "normal" lease that turns into you offering to buy it from the owner, and for their own reasons they accept it, and you work out the details. If you look around you are just not going to find many (if any) leases advertised as "lease to own" and yet we all know it happens; again, often through a kind of off-market conversation.
Really the best thing for you to do is get yourself a great realtor to represent you (after all, the realtor is "free" to you [seller pays all realtor fees]) and arm them with all of the relevant information (city, number of bedrooms, price range, etc etc etc) so a search can begin and the weapons sharpened for battle!
A lease to own is really hard to find but NOTHING is impossible. :)... more