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beacheslocal…, Home Owner in Jacksonville Beach, FL
beacheslocallyownedbusiness answered:
thinking of moving to Jacksonville am concerned about quality of life and safety. Have heard some bad areas and problems ie. flash mobs at wallmart
Like anywhere else, research the location. I really like the beaches area.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2014 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
BluWaterApar…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville Beach, FL
BluWaterApartments answered:
What is the new construction on Beach Blvd. 32250
It's BluWater Beach Apartments, a luxury beach apartment complex.

As of July 2014 we have finished construction on a portion of the property and have residents on site already. Tota ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Joseph David, Home Buyer in Commercial Circle In...
Joseph David answered:
If I am an unrepresented buyer does the listing agent automatically get the commission just because they showed me the house or can I get it?
Everything is negotiable. Being that you don't have a buyers agent getting the commission you could ask that the % the agent would have received be cut and the price reduced on the home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 24, 2014 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Joseph David, Home Buyer in Commercial Circle In...
Joseph David answered:
A community that has a lot of foreclosures and/or short sales... is that a bad sign of the community and its value?
It's a risk but overall a lot of circumstances come into play. What is the crime like in the area? If it's high and the area isn't that great I wouldn't purchase a home there. Of course ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 23, 2014 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Kevin McLaug…, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Kevin McLaughlin answered:
Does anyone have a phone number for OCWEN Mortgage that is actually in the U.S?
Not sure they actually have one... We have had good response by emailing to ss@ocwen.com and HAFA@ocwen.com and HAMPNPVCASES@ocwen.com and copying each until you get the desired reply - ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 18, 2013 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Angelique Ivo, Home Buyer in North Beach, Jackson...
Angelique Ivo answered:
After a home is sold at auction in Duval County Fla , How long do the residents have to get out ?
usually not long, ours went on auction april 2nd and we were out a few days before, only to find out a realtor bought it for $68300, and wells fargo couldnt help us. hope this helped..
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Foreclosure in Jacksonville Beach
Rosina Eisen…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Rosina Eisenmann 904-482-8666 answered:
What are the risks if I buy a house cash in Texas? I did a short sale and my husband did another one.
Before you take another step in the process, I recommend you speak with a real estate attorney specializing in short sales. I have used Howard Smith Law in Jacksonville and am pleased h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 21, 2012 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® answered:
how does rent-t-own work?
Depends on the situation. Each seller/landlord can make their own rules. Typically requires large deposit to secure the property then you pay rent as you normally would. Make sure yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 6, 2012 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Todd S. Rege…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Todd S. Regelski answered:
I am looking a bank owned beachfront property which zip code is 32250. How?
Dear Lisa:

Yes, I know the bank owned beachfront property that you are looking at in Jacksonville Beach on 1st Street South #A. I suspect you have a foreclosure list that you have o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 20, 2012 Foreclosure in Jacksonville Beach
Holly Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Holly Hayes answered:
Does a HOA have senior position in Florida and can they foreclose on your home.?
I have seen several situations, including HOAs, where a junior lienholder foreclosed on a property in Jacksonville. It seems they go to a lot of expense and trouble, but it most likely ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 22, 2011 Foreclosure in Jacksonville Beach
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I thought about applying for a priority buyer from Wells Fargo so that I can buy a house. But I have another house that I won't sell .Can i?
Contact Well's Fargo directly, after reviewing your overall financials and other information a determination on qualification can be made....
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 27, 2011 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Corey Buck M…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Corey Buck Mann answered:
What can Realtors, as a professional community, do to help home buyers, whether they are 1st time buyers or not?
I truly feel that as a professional community we do a lot of behind the scene's help for home buyers and sellers. Our PAC dollars promote issues on the Local, State and National l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2011 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
Have a double lot in Port Charlotte Florida. Want to trade for small home in Jacksonville area. How do I go about this?
Better to sell the lot and then purchase the house you want to buy. Otherwise to entice a "trade" you will most likely to have to pay more for the house and get less for your ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Dec 6, 2010 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Carol Zingone, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Carol Zingone answered:
How can I get a list of retirement communities in North East Florida? Are there foreclosure properties available in retirement communities?
Mira,

There are several excellent retirement communities/Adult 55+ communities here in the area, and YES, you can find foreclosures in some if not all of these communities.

Here a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 26, 2010 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Carol Zingone, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Carol Zingone answered:
Looking for properties under $100k within walking or a bike ride to the beach. Also like to see 2 bedroom places under $100k with boat dock
I also checked single family homes for you as well - in the Beaches area, there are a total of 15 homes priced at $100K or less from Atlantic Beach to Ponte Vedra Beach.

These are go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 29, 2010 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Persa190, Home Buyer in Myrtle Beach, SC
Persa190 asked:
looking for 2 bedroom properties under $100k within walking or a bike ride to the beach with low HOAs from Atlantic Beach down to St. Augustine in well rented complexes. Want to be put on an automatic email with properties meeting my criteria. I would also like to see well priced 2 bedroom places under $100k with a boat dock included…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 25, 2010 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Looking for a real estate agent for investment properties close to the beach.
Persa,

We would have to agree with the earlier comments that your price range is a s-t-r-e-t-c-h for obtaining ocean view property....even if focusing on distressed sales(short sales ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 24, 2010 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Holly Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Holly Hayes answered:
looking at buying a beachfront property in jacksonville beach fl. what is average cost in this area to tear down existing 3000 sq foot home and build?
Mct1,

Mr. Rabe has the numbers about right on the teardown...I would err on the high side for a 3000sf home. As for rebuilding, of course, that all depends on the finishes you choos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 25, 2010 Foreclosure in Jacksonville Beach
Kmbrennan, Real Estate Pro in Florida
Kmbrennan answered:
Can one spouse by a house without the other in the state of Florida?
Sorry-
I meant to say you can by an investor property WITHOUT the spouses signature.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 12, 2010 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Kmbrennan, Real Estate Pro in Florida
Kmbrennan answered:
bank won't let me ask ?? about home because not on loan. does that mean i'm not on note and not responsible for foreclosed home?
Carla,
There are two instuments signed at closing. The mortgage and the promissary note. The mortgage just indicates there is a lein on the property - nothing more. The promissary note ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 28, 2010 Foreclosure in Jacksonville Beach
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