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Duane James, Home Buyer in Tampa, FL

I'm searching for affordable homes on Realtor.com. I'm a newbie 1st-time buyer interested in buy hold for real estate investing. Any helpful agents?

Asked by Duane James, Tampa, FL Fri Feb 7, 2014

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Hi Duane, give me a call at 813-817-4950. I would love to help you with investment properties in the Tampa area. Christy
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Duane, please answers these questions..1. what are your 3 most recent 30 days Mortgage Credit Scores? 2. what is your Gross W-2 income for 2012 and 2013? 3. what can you verify as proof of funds with an account activity statement dated on Monday morning 2/10/14? 4. what price range Investment Property do you want to have a realtor show you?
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Hi Duane,

I would be happy to work with you. I work with many first time investors such as yourself and can guide you through the sometimes rocky process of purchasing a rental property. We also offer property management services and can help you find a great tenant. I know of several homes that are already rented, so that saves you some hassle as well. Feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to give you more information.

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Jenn Cook
Bahia International Realty
813-810-7454
jenn@jenncook.com
http://www.tamparealestatelink.com
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Hi Duane,

You may be able to get up to $10k from the State of Florida Bond program. This may help you compete with buyers of desirable properties since you will not have to ask the Seller to contribute to your closing costs and/or it may allow you to go with a Conventional Mortgage versus an FHA mortgage that may be more stringent on the condition of the property.

Let us know if you need more info on the Bond program. Not all lenders are approved to get this money for you so I would start with an approved lender for this program if your income is about $68k or less for a single person.

Also many of the properties shown as active on Real Estate websites may already be under contract so to save yourself some time, you're welcome to search "like a Realtor" by signing up for a free Listingbook account on my website:

http://www.SoldOnTampa.com
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-As a Tampa Native, Real Estate Investor, Landlord and Mortgage Broker who has some of the strongest loan programs offered in FL, I'm likely the best person for you to contact about purchasing Rental Property in this 2014 mortgage market! go to http://WWW.PRO-OPTION.COM to see loan programs and then call me today 83-443-0808
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When you want to buy a home the best place to start is to hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent. EBAs only work with homebuyers and there is never a conflict of interest that will jeopardize your negotiating position. Visit http://www.naeba.org for a referral to an Exclusive Buyer's Agent in your area.

I've written a best selling book called Buying a Home: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You. It'll teach you how to buy a home without getting ripped off. Follow the link below.

Best of luck!

Alysse Musgrave
214-734-3863
Alysse@HelpUBuyAmerica.com
http://www.helpubuyamerica.com
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Hello Duane. I'm a home inspector in the Tampa area and I do lots of inspections for many real estate investors in the area. My inspections are very detailed and the reports are as well. Check out my website at http://www.3DHIFL.com and give me a call to discuss further. Thanks, Dennis Burleson 813.480.7285 3D Home Inspections.
Web Reference: http://www.3DHIFL.com
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I am happy to help first time home buyers. Call me at 813-486-4851.
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Click on the "Find an Agent' link above, interview local Trulia Pros in the area you want to buy, hire one, discuss what you are looking for with the Trulia Pro you hire and then get started with them.
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I've gotten pre-approval letters in the previous years and I've taken the 1st time HBuyer class. I will work overseas for part of the year. And I do have a partner who can serve as property manager. I'm looking to invest now because I have no debt, excellent credit and sufficient savings. The help I'm looking for would relate to seeing properties and with other steps in process such as rehabilitation etc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 8, 2014
As a Tampa Native, Real Estate Investor, Landlord and Mortgage Broker who has some of the strongest loan programs offered in FL, I'm likely the best person for you to contact about purchasing Rental Property in this 2014 mortgage market! go to http://WWW.PRO-OPTION.COM to see loan programs and then call me today 83-443-0808
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Tampa Mortgage Broker responding....Duane, you need to make yourself a desirable buyer if you want any knowledgeable realtors to even consider working with you as a first time buyer, especially a first time buyer looking to purchase Investment Property. Though your honestly is appreciated, probably best to not hold up a flashing neon sign with phrases like "1st-time buyer" and "newbie" as any experienced realtor will discover within a minute into a conversation with you. Unless you have 100k cash in the bank, if you need to get a Mortgage Loan, you need to get Pre Approved and obtain a Pre Approval Letter first, so you can show that you at least have enough wisdom to complete the most basic first step in the purchase process. QUESTION: why not use your Sliver Bullet and buy a Primary Residence first, which you'll be able to purchase with less down and better rates and so you can obtain Tax Free appreciation VS. a rental property?.... Steve McRory
Pro Option Mortgage/ Florida
steve@pro-option.com
http://WWW.PRO-OPTION.COM
Ph: 888 662 4404
NMLS 204296

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Hay Duane, feel free to give me a call. 813-418-0011
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