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Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
what is a sort sale????
A short sale is when a home is being sold for less than what the current seller owes on the property & the seller does not have sufficient funds to bring to closing to cover the balance ... more
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Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
Why would anyone in their "right mind" increase a price of a house that is already not selling ??
Good question. If no one is buying at lower prices chances are it won't sell at a higher price. Maybe it was a short sale and bank came back with a higher value?
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Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
is it any easier to buy bank owned houses, then forclosurures?
If a house is on MLS then is it is a straight forward process. If it is not and auction is on court steps then you need to be careful and do you homework.
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Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
On a $130000 listing price, what is the average offer? Thanks Ron
What did you end up doing?
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Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
How do I fine owners that will finance their home for sale?
In this market this will be a tough shot as it is a sellers market. Have you tried looking in all possible financing options.
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Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
why are the appraisals comming in so low from the mortgage companies? it is killing us on trying to buy a
Because of a lot of short sales and foreclosures that happened in 2009, appraisal values were effected negatively. Now that for most part we are out of that mess, I am seeing appraisals ... more
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Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
how much does it cost to put in a pool?
It depends on the size and type of pool you are planning to install. You may also be required to pull permits. I would advice you to get a quote from 2-3 contractors to get a competitiv ... more
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Randy & Vicki…, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Randy & Vicki Biehl answered:
What are the advantages of fresh water canals as opposed to sea water canals?
Saltwater canals are more expensive than freshwater canals. In Cape Coral the vast majority of canals are saltwater that lead to the river and gulf. Most people prefer saltwater because ... more
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Michael Maher, Home Owner in Cape Coral, FL
Michael Maher answered:
are there HOA feeesand if so how much?
They are $120.00 a month!
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Teri Zanella, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Teri Zanella answered:
234 Southwest 28th Terrace, Cape Coral FL 33914....Is this a bad area? looking for a nice community to retire in. Shopping, returaunts?
Hi Dewab,

The "Pelican" area is a fantastic area! You are close to downtown Cape Coral and minutes to the bridge taking you into Fort Myers. The Cape itself is a great place to liv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 25, 2013 Home Buying in Pelican
Steven LeBoe…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Steven LeBoeuf answered:
Wondering how long (average by boat) to get to the river. Ex, btwn C Coral Pkwy & Beach Pkwy, and btwn El Dorado & C Coral Pkwy (west of Pelican)?
If you go to FLGulfHome dot com website it has all Cape Coral canal maps with boating routes, times, distances and bridge clearances.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 25, 2013 Home Buying in Pelican
Barbara Klare, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Barbara Klare answered:
When the taxes for a property are listed on Trulia is the amount listed taking in consideration Homestead Exp. ??
Here's the link to the Lee County Tax Estimator Tool. I have this link on my website..
http://www.leepa.org/taxestimator/default.aspx?folioId=10081842

Barbara Klare, Broker Associat ... more
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TERRY MCCARL…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
TERRY MCCARLEY answered:
I am interested in a canal home in cape coral.
Are you looking for gulf access or freshwater? I have a wonderful property listed in SE Cape with assessments in and paid for on intersecting canals. Feel free to contact me for detai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 10, 2012 Home Buying in Pelican
AJ Ackerman -…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
AJ Ackerman - #1 Agent answered:
Looking for a "handyman special in Cape Coral
125 NE 7th Ave, Cape Coral, FL 33909 Active (11/08/12) DOM/CDOM: 29/29
Beds: 3* Baths: 2 (2 0) (FH)* Sq Ft: 1527* Lot Sz: 0.237ac*
GEO Area: CC31-cape c Yr: 1983*

Great ... more
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Steve Geving…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Steve Geving 239-573-1400 answered:
What are the comparable costs between condo's and houses in cape Coral. Is Insurance cheaper on a condo? What do condo fee's normally cover?
It is almost impossible to compare condos to single family homes. Please call or email me and I would be happy to learn about your needs and wants then make reccomendations and try to ... more
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Steve Geving…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Steve Geving 239-573-1400 answered:
Are there any MH parks near Sanibel that are NOT 55 and over age restricted?
Yes there are sevel mobile home parks near Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel. Feel free to contact me and I will sign you up for a free listing book account which will give you the ability ... more
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Steve Geving…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Steve Geving 239-573-1400 answered:
is there any way to buy a second home without having to put down 20% other than homepath financing?
Second homes have a minimum down payment of 10 percent. Though I have been a realtor for many years, I was a lender for 14 years. Feel free to contact me with any and all of your real ... more
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Steve Geving…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Steve Geving 239-573-1400 answered:
When the taxes for a property are listed on Trulia is the amount listed taking in consideration Homestead Exp. ??
Trulia does not get specific regarding homestead but you can go to www.leepa.org or leetc.com and view the tax bill.

Please call or email me with any quesetions and I would live the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 21, 2012 Home Buying in Pelican
Mark Washburn, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Mark Washburn answered:
Why do foreclosures start at $1,000?
That is a ReatyTrac notice of a lis pendens filing. RealtyTrac posts these confusing notices on Trulia entice to customers to sign up for their fee-based foreclosure service. Here is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 28, 2010 Home Buying in Pelican
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