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tricia_rn_20…, Home Buyer in Saint Pete Beach, FL

Need help achieving my dream

Asked by tricia_rn_2004, Saint Pete Beach, FL Tue Jul 10, 2012

I am looking for a 2 bedroom (would like 3 but not likely affordable), 1 1/2 or 2 bath condo, townhome, or single family home within walking distance to the beach. I am pre-approved and have 10% down payment. It is important that I be able to rent the property when I am not using it as I travel often for work. I love Sand Key but my budget doesnt allow for it. Any nice area from Clearwater Beach to St Pete Beach is fine but I have to be gulfside of the highway (prefer on the beach but ok with a few blocks back.

Will consider short sales. Budget approx $155,000. I live in Indiana but have some family here and several siblings and 2 aunts also looking. Please let me know if you can help.

Tricia Litzinger
812-212-2563

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Hey Trica,
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 27, 2012
Hi Tricia - You can find quite a few properties to fit your budget. Try visiting http://www.tampahouse1.com/waterfront_beachfront_homes.html
Let me know if I can help you.

Best wishes,

Margaret Hassani
Broker, Lightning Realty
Phone/Text: (813) 766-1501
Email: Marg@tampahouse1.com
Website: http://www.TampaHouse1.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 29, 2012
Trisha, Just following up with your quest to purchase a property near the beach. You posted your questions the beginning of July. Hopefully by now (October) you have found a place and closed.

If you are still looking this is an excellent time to find that property. After the first of the year, a new inventory of units will arrive on the market, but, typically they are priced higher.

Buying long distance is a challenge, but, it can be done and lucky you with family in the area to check out the property for you!

If you still need help let me know.

Best regards,
Lynn Brock
Brock Realty Inc
941.313.1234
http://www.brockrealty-inc.com

If you'd like to search the MLS like an agent in real time, you can visit our website and sign up for a free Listing Book account. You will be able to change the search criteria to suit yourself and received morning reports regarding new listings, price changes and recent pendings.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 12, 2012
Hello Tricia:
I work with a lot of buyers and sellers who are out of state--whether shopping from afar or selling property here once they have already moved on. I'm a little curious about the category you chose to post in--why 'Foreclosure in Tampa" if you are seeking to purchase near the beaches?

Are you already familiar with the area, or are you transferring 'blind'?

No matter--I'd love to help, please email me at HelpSaveHomes@gmail.com and I can set you up with a listingbook account which will not only allow you to search like a Realtor, but it is also a great communication device where we can trade notes about different properties.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Loretta Buckner
Your 'Real' Estate Consultant for Life
http://www.RealWorldPropertiesInc.com
727-656-6206
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 11, 2012
Hello Tricia:
I work with a lot of buyers and sellers who are out of state--whether shopping from afar or selling property here once they have already moved on. I'm a little curious about the category you chose to post in--why 'Foreclosure in Tampa" if you are seeking to purchase near the beaches?

Are you already familiar with the area, or are you transferring 'blind'?

No matter--I'd love to help, please email me at HelpSaveHomes@gmail.com and I can set you up with a listingbook account which will not only allow you to search like a Realtor, but it is also a great communication device where we can trade notes about different properties.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Loretta Buckner
Your 'Real' Estate Consultant for Life
http://www.RealWorldPropertiesInc.com
727-656-6206
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 11, 2012
Here are some that you may find interesting:

http://www.saintpetersburgluxuryhomes.com/listings/areas/33882…

Liane Jamason, REALTOR
Smith & Associates Real Estate
727-755-3325
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 11, 2012
Hi Tricia,

You can see what is actually available (note: Short Sales that have never been approved may not possible even tens of thousands above the asking price so just know that the prices are fictitious until the lender approves the seller and also does their appraisal to determine value).

Cash buyers can go to the courthouse and bid on REOs. Non-cash buyers must line up with other retail buyers and compete--especially below $150k. Also most condo complexes cannot get financing with less than 20-50% down so you may have to rule out condos in your search.

You're welcome to see the available properties by signing up for a free Listingbook account on my website: http://www.SoldOnTampa.com

It will show you if a property is not available, i.e. "active with contract" is not available to you as another buyer already has a contract. Many websites, including Realtor.com will not distinguish between "active" and those that are "active with contract" so it will give you a distorted view of what it truly available. The "active with contract" listings are already under contract and many times they will not even allow a showing for a "backup" contract.

Hope this helps.

All the best,
Alma
Alma Rose Kee, PA
Future Home Realty
http://www.SoldOnTampa.com
813.244.9898
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 11, 2012
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