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Seth Nadreau, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Seth Nadreau answered:
Ow much does it cost to put in an inground jacuzzi? We already have a pool.
Assuming the builder can tie in to the existing plumbing, this can usually be done for around $7,500 or less. Although, since you asked this in September, I'm sure you've already spoken ... more
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Seth Nadreau, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Seth Nadreau answered:
Without getting a mortgage and using the cash from the sell of my curent home plus some savings, how can i get a new home without renting?
While writing a contract on your new home, you can make it contingent upon the sale of your existing home. I'd recommend renting pod style storage so you can move all but the bare neces ... more
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Robert Guth, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Robert Guth answered:
When doing a search under filters I put in private pool in backyard but all listings show a line going thru it (crossing it out) Why????
I wouldn't search through the big online sites. They are full of misleading info, fake listings, scams, etc. You'll waste a lot of your own time and pull your hair out.

You can s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 13, 2016 Home Buying in Cape Coral
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
How long must you wait to apply for a mortgage after a bankruptcy? Does it differ from lender to lender, from FHA to conventional?
You will need to call a lender to find out as it may varies. Also it depends on the type of bankruptcy (chapter 7, 13 etc). Typically you need to wait 2 years from the date of discharge ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 12, 2016 Home Buying in Cape Coral
David Lang, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
David Lang answered:
how can i tell if my house was attempted to break into while I was not home?
In addition to calling the police department, have a contractor check out the integrity of the door jam, trim and lock to make sure it is sound or if there is any repair needed. If the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 30, 2015 Home Buying in Cape Coral
Rolf Anthony, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Rolf Anthony answered:
Why are you sending me info on housing I am not interested in?
Hi Larry,

I can send you some listings to look over in Cape Coral if you will like.

Rolf Anthony
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 20, 2015 Home Buying in Cape Coral
Daves1997, Home Buyer in Cape Coral, FL
Daves1997 answered:
What are the Pros and Cons of living in Cape Coral?
Toll bridges, Would you be purchasing a waterfront home? City hall has been unorganized for years.
You might want to look in Fort Myers. Http://bestfortmyersrealestate.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 7, 2015 Home Buying in Cape Coral
Rtoney18, Home Buyer in Cape Coral, FL
Rtoney18 answered:
Does anyone know how much the HOA fees are in the Sandoval community? Thanks
As a resident of Sandoval I would not recommend a purchase here. What appeared as "paradise" has become "purgatory". The community is poorly administered by Pope Management and the deve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 15, 2015 Home Buying in Cape Coral
VA Mortgage…, Other/Just Looking in Jacksonville, FL
VA Mortgage Hub answered:
Trying to buy with VA loan, agent told us he gets up to 7 parties bidding on same house.
Avoid the Conventional loan at all costs, unless you are putting down 20%+ The monthly mortgage insurance (PMI) cost is absurd, especially considering you have awesome VA loan benefit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2015 Home Buying in Cape Coral
Robert Guth, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Robert Guth answered:
Can i post my home for sale by owner on trulia?
Homes listed with a Realtor sell for 13% more than without. Average commissions for a local real estate transaction are 5%-6%. But as your Realtor I would handle the Buyer, the Buyer' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 13, 2015 Home Buying in 33914
f2sea, Home Buyer in Cape Coral, FL
f2sea answered:
How can I tell which of the homes have the "Chinese Drywall" problem?
GET A FREE COPY OF A CHINESE DRYWALL GUIDE. http://jjstatenhomes.com/
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 12, 2015 Home Buying in Mariner
James  Peter…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
James Peterson answered:
I'm interested in buying a condo and appreciate the mortgage information but I'm worried about HOA fees and don't see them listed as a rule.
Bryan, give me a call & tell me what address you are interested in & I'll look up the fee info for you.
On average our area has fees from $300-450 per month and can cover, Water & Sewe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 23, 2015 Home Buying in Pelican
Ann Gee, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
Ann Gee answered:
I have been viewing homes with a realtor, never disclosed is a $295 broker's fees now being charged to me, the buyer separate from the contract.????
Some Brokers charge a "Transaction Fee" which normally shows up on the Closing Statement. This should have been disclosed by your Agent as part of your costs when you began to work wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 13, 2015 Home Buying in Caloosahatchee
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Southfield, MI
Tony Grech answered:
How soon after short sale can I get a mortgage?
It depends. There is a very specific set of circumstances for which you might be eligible for FHA, but I've never seen anybody qualify under this exception.

In nearly every short sal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 26, 2015 Home Buying in Cape Coral
Vince Honc, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Vince Honc answered:
Do you pay more insurance in southern Cape Coral. Also are taxes higher
Depends on several factors. Hazard Insurance will depend on the value of the home. Dollar for Dollar, the insurance may not be more. Flood Insurance is typically more for home closer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 18, 2015 Home Buying in Cape Coral
Claudia Hoss…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Claudia Hossiep answered:
How do you know if a home was built with Chinese drywall and if it was removed and remodeled?
Even if a house with Chinese drywall show some few sign an experienced realtor would know and check with you, the best way to be sure about not having Chinese Drywall is to add a drywal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2015 Home Buying in Cape Coral
Angela Petri…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Angela Petrick answered:
Prices for lots sold .23 acres in the area recently?
Which area in Cape Coral (NE, NW, SW,SE), on water? Freshwater or Gulf Access?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Home Buying in Mariner
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