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Mary Peacock, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville Beach, FL
Mary Peacock answered:
I need 1 month while home is being remodeled (bathrooms) in jax beach, PVB area!sometime mid Jan. For 1 month.have 1 dog!
You could look at airbnb.com or vrbo.com for a short term vacation rental. They have filters for dog friendly rentals as well. Good luck on your renovations
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 9:32am Home Buying in 32250
Mary Peacock, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville Beach, FL
Mary Peacock answered:
Why does your site list foreclosures that aren't real?
Trulia and zillows website is just stating that it may have been a foreclosure or that they have been placed in "pre-foreclosure. Pre-foreclosure just means something as simple as the ... more
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Ftrmacdonald, Home Buyer in Jacksonville, FL
Ftrmacdonald answered:
Buyer agent open to rebate their commission
What makes you think that you deserve that? After all when you get your paycheck do you rebate part of it to your boss or the company's owner? Real estate is a profession! Does your d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 10, 2016 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Can I have more than one realtor, working with me in the process of finding a home?
It would hurt you more than help you. Hiring 3 agents giving you 10% of their time is not better than hiring 1 agent giving you 100% when you hire them as your exclusive buyer broker. W ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 7, 2016 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Paul Cushman, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Paul Cushman answered:
First time home buyer
Hi Marissa,

Buying a home is usually the largest purchase an individual makes in their lifetime.

There are several programs that FTHB's can take advantage of. 100% financing, or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 5, 2016 Home Buying in Jacksonville
john ardizone, Real Estate Pro in orlando, FL
john ardizone answered:
Some Brokers offer 75% rebate of their commission to the buyer. Is this legit?
There is no down side if your discount broker is competent. You're doing all the work and the Broker is entitled to the commission because of his or her real estate license. Florida a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 2, 2016 Home Buying in 32250
Wefindsoluti…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Wefindsolutions asked:
I am looking for a couple realtors in the Jacksonville and surrounding areas to assist with finding properties that understand investors. I can be reached at (904) 844-1007 or wefindsolutions@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing back and working with some of you!!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 1, 2016 Home Buying in Jacksonville
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
lowest credit score allowed
Hi Lglynn,

The lowest score for a conventional loan with 20% down is 620.
If your scores are lower you can either put less money down & go FHA or you can use some of the 20% down to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 28, 2016 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Southfield, MI
Tony Grech answered:
I have a credit score of 602,, is there any way possible for me to get a house?
yes. FHA is going to be your best bet rate wise. Not all lenders offer FHA financing to that low of a credit score, but there are a handful out there who can go as low as 580 with 3.5% ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 14, 2016 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Gregory Wils…, Home Buyer in Temple Hills, MD
Gregory Wilson answered:
wit h bad credit can we rent to own
https://www.homepartners.com/results?market_id=20&price_max=500000
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2016 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Christine Wi…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville Beach, FL
Christine Wier answered:
I am looking for 3 bed single family house from jan 2016 in Chet's Creek Elementary School area.
Have you found assistance with finding a new home in the Chets Creek School district?
It would be my pleasure to work with you! I work quite a bit in that area.
Please contact me w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 21, 2015 Home Buying in 32224
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
Lumping all neighborhoods in Jacksonville into one pricing analysis unfairly lumps higher priced neighborhoods into the average.
that's what an average is - higher and lower priced homes to calculate an average.

if you want a detailed analysis by neighborhood, contact a local realtor, they should be able to na ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 17, 2015 Home Buying in Sandalwood
Tina Peters, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Tina Peters answered:
How can I get imformatino on buying a home?
Hi Roque,

I would suggest finding a qualified real estate agent in your area to get you the information you need. If you need help finding an agent in your area, please feel free to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 15, 2015 Home Buying in 32218
Cindy Ellison, Home Buyer in Manchester, CA
Cindy Ellison answered:
Loan company is asking for seller's agent to sign FHA purchase agreement addendum and he says seller doesn't have to. What to do?
Why is my sellers agent asking us the buyers to sign off on our FHA requirements?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 1, 2015 Home Buying in 32256
89jackmoore, Home Buyer in New York, NY
89jackmoore answered:
Flooring: Ignore, replace or provide allowance. I know carpet is out and hardwood is in. However buyers like many colors and types. I'm concerned.
This is a really good question. I know a lot of people will make a decision based on first impression, so replacing the flooring, even with something that wouldn't be the buyer's first ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 3, 2015 Home Buying in 32224
Jacquie Yekm…, Real Estate Pro in West Palm Beach, FL
Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
Are new homes being built with hurricane strength material or newer codes regarding storms? Thank you.
New Construction in Florida must follow guidelines given by City/State for hurricane codes.
The city/county will sign off on different stages of construction to make sure builder is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 23, 2015 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Mark Beamend…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Mark Beamenderfer answered:
Is Nocotee a secret society? What is the CCD and HOA at the Del Webb 55 section? I can't seem to get an answer from anyone. thank you.
HOA is $152.50/mo. and CDD fee is $1240/yr. If you need help with buying a home here in Jax/St. Johns county, please give me a call. Mark w/ Reel Keeper Realty. Mark@ReelKeeper.com, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 22, 2015 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Mark Beamend…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Mark Beamenderfer answered:
Lookingfor Investor Friendly Realtors in Jacksonville FL
Me, me, me and me. Call/email me whenever. Mark w/ Reel Keeper Realty. (904) 982-9478, Mark@ReelKeeper.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 22, 2015 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
Bait and switch, scammer
If you want your complaint heard by Trulia, contact their customer service department. Trulia generally does not monitor this forum and therefore won't see your comments.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 25, 2015 Home Buying in 32228
Jacquie Yekm…, Real Estate Pro in West Palm Beach, FL
Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
What is the first step I need to take in buying a house?
If you will be financing your purchase your first step would be to get an approval letter from your lender of choice. Once you have obtained this search online for a local Realtor in t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 24, 2015 Home Buying in Jacksonville
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