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Sandy Mccour…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Sandy Mccourtney answered:
is it a good time to buy in lakewood ranch florida,if so what are the better sections?
Now, now, now is the best time to buy in Lakewood Ranch! Sales are escalating as are prices.
And there is a great deal of new development wherein one can get a new home in high $200K r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 12, 2014 Home Buying in 34202
Sandy Mccour…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Sandy Mccourtney answered:
I am interested in this house. My agent will be contacting you tomorrow
Which home are you referring to? Ifhave lived and worked on Siesta Key for 20+ years.
I am Certified International Specialist. I am also a graduate of the Real Estate Institute.
My ot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 12, 2014 Home Buying in 34202
Annette Stan…, Real Estate Pro in Bradenton, FL
Annette Stanoch answered:
Foreign National Mortgages/Loans
Many of our buyers have used John Sorenson at Movement Mortgage for financing needs. Here is is contact information:

John Sorenson
Company Movement Mortgage
Address 551 North Ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 19, 2013 Home Buying in 34202
Gary Hitchco…, Real Estate Pro in Parkland, FL
Gary Hitchcock answered:
Are there any lenders in Bradenton, Florida that will lend within 2 years after a short sale?
Yes, FNMA just changed their underwriting so you can get a conventional loan. I'd call Michal Bander at Guaranteed Rate, 954-684-9227. He had my client approved for FHA and changed th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 18, 2013 Home Buying in 34202
Karen Schwar…, Real Estate Pro in Bradenton, FL
Karen Schwartz answered:
I want to buy this home. It would be cash.
Sadly, that is not likely to happen in our market today - but anything is possible! It truly depends on the situation that both buyer and seller find themselves in. I've certainly bee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 5, 2013 Home Buying in 34202
Melissa Goss, Real Estate Pro in Center Moriches, NY
Melissa Goss answered:
if a purchase and sales agreement has been signed do the buyers have the right to come back and look before the closing
They will need to come back in for a home inspection, and a final walk through. I have had buyers want to come in for measurements before as well, normally the seller will allow them in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 12, 2013 Home Buying in 34202
Keith Edward…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Keith Edward Haas answered:
Looking to move from NJ to Lakewood Ranch. Do a lot of kids go to the private schools or public?
Hi nhcowan ~
My son is 16 and attends Lakewood Ranch Highschool. He thoroughly enjoys the school and believes it is much better than the school he attended in Indiana. I also have a so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 34202
Keith Edward…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Keith Edward Haas answered:
How far is a beach from Lakewood Ranch, that is, time from leaving house to actually sitting on the beach! Thanks Elaine
Hi Jerserygirlbo ~
Lakewood Ranch is an area that is east of Hwy 75 and can easily be accessed via State Road 64 or State Road 70. I live in Rosedale (1 mile from Lakewood Ranch) off o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 34202
David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
What is the typical amount that a seller would request in earnest money from a buyer?
Jim's answer was thorough and correct. There is no typical earnest money deposit. If used correctly it is a strategic bargaining chip that plays a role in the overall attractiveness o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 7, 2013 Home Buying in 34202
Minna Reid, Real Estate Pro in 06107
Minna Reid answered:
Are short sale negotiators an agent's secret weapon for ensuring contracts close?
I don't think so...Knowing what you're doing is an agents "secret' weapon in short sales - Sadly a skill very few agents have.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 6, 2013 Home Selling in 34202
Mary Michael…, Real Estate Pro in 34212
Mary Michael Martin answered:
Get an Agent for rental search - or DIY?
Hi Karen! Short term rentals can be challenging and the rental market is especially tight right now. I live in and specialize in the Lakewood Ranch/East Manatee county area so I am ve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 22, 2012 Rentals in 34202
Trish Chandl…, Real Estate Pro in 34202
Trish Chandler answered:
how to cancelled your MIP to be qualify on harp 2.0 program.
I suggest you contact Carolyn Hardy at 941.907.9595. She is a highly qualified mortgage professional who is trustworthy. Those are rare, trust me. I do not know how your MIP will aff ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 5, 2012 Financing in 34202
Barbara Edwa…, Real Estate Pro in Manatee County, FL
Barbara Edwards answered:
Does Palmer Ranch allow big dogs?
Debbie, are you looking for a single family home or a condo? Condos have very strict rules as to size of dogs.
Barbara Edwards 941-792-2363
www.ScholfieldRealty.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Home Buying in 34202
Anthony, Home Buyer in Florida
Anthony answered:
good time to buy in sarasota-bradenton florida?
With the residential housing entering it second dip stage, I hope you answered your own question.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 26, 2011 Home Buying in 34202
Anthony, Home Buyer in Florida
Anthony answered:
Sold our house in NJ! Cash buyers-- looking to buy in LWR- we liked Edgewater section- thoughts, opinions? (We have a realtor already:):)
Stay in NJ, unless you want to lose 20% over the course of the next few years.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 22, 2011 Home Buying in 34202
Anthony, Home Buyer in Florida
Anthony answered:
Should I sell my paid for house at a loss of 25%. I made a mistake and bought in a neighborhood in Florida that I don't love.
No, you got owned. The prices are not coming back, not next year, not ever. In fact, prices will continue decreasing as more than half of the neigborhood is ARM financed. As soon as rat ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Nov 11, 2010 Home Selling in 34202
Tina Ciaccio, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Tina Ciaccio answered:
Braden Woods or Lakewood Ranch?
Hi Karla,

I live and work in Lakewood Ranch. But I am familiar with River Club and Braden Woods. All are fine neighborhoods here in Florida.

However, coming from out of state, I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 8, 2010 Home Buying in 34202
Barbinlwr, Renter in Lakewood Ranch, FL
Barbinlwr asked:
These statistics are waaaaaay off !!! Take the "Year the Home was Built". The first house in Lakewood Ranch was built in 1995. Before that, Lakewood Ranch did not even exist. Yet you have 87% of the homes in Lakewood Ranch built before 1995! Screwy.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 15, 2010 General Area in 34202
Ronnie DeWitt, Real Estate Pro in Lakewood Ranch, FL
Ronnie DeWitt answered:
I am interested on a home on Windings Woods Way near the intersection of Acorn Woods and also a home on Acorn Woods. How close are they to Rt. 70
There are three homes for sale on that road. Two of them are quite close to ST RD 70, the third is not as close, but will still get road noise from ST RD 70. Also, two of them are ban ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 19, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 34202
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