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Margaret Bur…, Other/Just Looking in New York, NY
Margaret Burton answered:
Where can I find a contemporary/modern Miami style homes / high rises located on the beach in Jacksonville?
If you need help, it is best to work with a real estate agent who can lead you through
the process. If you would like, I am part of a real estate company that can set you up with
a t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 29, 2016 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
ptannerprost…, Other/Just Looking in Cottonwood Heights, UT
ptannerprosthetic 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?
I have been writing offers without an agent. Almost all seen to think that they deserve the BAC and this really irritates me. In an addendum to the purchase contract, I state that the s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 15, 2015 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Gary Geer answered:
The owner of a home which I looked at indicated on the seller disclosure that the home is in preforeclosure. What exactly is that?
Talk to your agent and a real estate attorney before writing an offer to purchase this property. The owner has disclosed to you that legal action as started for their lender to foreclos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 22, 2014 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
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
BluWaterApa…, 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
Michael Jose…, Home Owner in Gulf Breeze, FL
Michael Joseph 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 Wildomar, 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
Rosina Eisen…, Other/Just Looking 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 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
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M 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 Kee, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alma Kee 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 Atlantic Beach, 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 Atlantic Beach, 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 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
Kmbrennan, Other/Just Looking 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, Other/Just Looking in Florida
Kmbrennan answered:
I've been living abroad for the last 12 yrs. and hence have no credit, but I can put 50%down.Will sellers carry the note or rent to me with a?
Leonard,
If you are a US citizen, permanent resident alien, or non permanent resident alien with work visa, you can buy property in the US and get financing.
It is sometimes hard but ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Apr 28, 2010 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Kareem Tanno…,  in Jacksonville, FL
Kareem Tannous answered:
Hey, I am really big into green living, I am thinking of moving down to Florida. Which areas should i be considering?
Ds053913,
If you would like the biggest bang for your buck then NE Florida is the area you want to move to. There are many new green home projects here in town. Please contact me whe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 11, 2010 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
Mark Chestnut,  in Jacksonville Heights...
Mark Chestnut answered:
Is it bad to buy a house near the gov't funded housing? How about 8th South near South Beach Pkwy/9th?
Bad or wrong is a matter of personnal opinion and where your standard of living would allow you to reside.Another great question would be what is my re-sale value if I buy in the areas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 19, 2010 Home Buying in Jacksonville Beach
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