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Angie Watts, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Angie Watts answered:
first time home buyer and I am wanting to know if there is any other assistance beyond HUD that would help with the closing cost of the house James
It is not uncommon for buyers to ask the seller for closing cost assistance. That could be an option for you. Also, if you have any interest in new construction, a lot of builders off ... more
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Epetela51, Home Buyer in Tampa, FL
Epetela51 asked:
When is it looking like a good time to buy? I currently live in an apartment in south Tampa and looking to be come a first time home owner. My original goal was to purchase next October but it has become increasingly clear to me…
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 7:31pm Market Conditions in Tampa
Duke Rag, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Duke Rag answered:
We are trying to find 203K loan specialist and contractors in the Tampa, FL area. Any suggestions or recommendations are appreciated..?
I appreciate your post.
I have worked with Hunter on several deals, and he doesn't fail.
He funds on a 4% interest rate on all terms, undermining the credit scores percentage.
Contac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 31, 2015 Financing in Tampa
Flexrealty1, Home Buyer in Tampa, FL
Flexrealty1 answered:
Hello - I'm trying to choose a Florida Online Real Estate Sales Associate Pre-Licensing Course. Any suggestions?
Hello, I'm a Real Estate Broker in New York, need Florida broker license, and suggestion?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 31, 2015 Agent2Agent in Tampa
TampaRenter, Renter in Tampa, FL
TampaRenter asked:
Hi, if renting, is it required that bedroom windows open and close? I am renting a two-bedroom town home and I have been instructed(after moving in) not to open or close the upstairs bedroom windows. One of the bedroom windows is stuck partially open.…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 30, 2015 Rental Basics in Tampa
Five Stars M…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Five Stars Mortgage answered:
Hi, I am looking to buy a house in the Tampa FL, and will be relocating from Seattle WA.
Cory,
Contact us if need to discuss any financing options. We are right here in Fla and offer many government and conventional financing options.

Five Stars Mortgage
7 days week ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Charles.brown, Home Buyer in Tampa, FL
Charles.brown answered:
We want to retire in 12 months to one of the waterfront districts in Tampa. There are stories of massive flood insurance premiums. Are they true?
In 2 years’ time, I'm planning to retire and live in Florida. My goal is to buy or rent a condo. Must have an ocean view. The gulf or the Atlantic – it doesn’t matter. Can I affor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 27, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
When/If judge finds for plaintiff how long do I have before I have to move out?
What date did the judge give for vacating?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 24, 2015 Foreclosure in Tampa
George Dudley, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
George Dudley answered:
Currently own 9 homes free and clear - 6 are rented long term with a annual income of 52,000 per year. #7 is a high end seasonal rental #8 was just on
This is possible depending on how your tax returns look for rental income claimed.

If someone hasn't already assisted you give me a call or email me and i can give you more detail

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0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 23, 2015 Financing in Tampa
Mark, Home Buyer in Tampa, FL
Mark answered:
Researching Tampa. Will be in town 7/24-7/26. Seeking guidance from a seasoned professional to scout neighborhoods for home purchase.
Nick,
I've been involved with real estate since 1986 as an appraiser, broker, agent, rehabber, developer, and builder's office manager. I would be glad to sit and discuss your objecti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2015 General Area in Tampa
Usda Mortgage…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Usda Mortgage Source answered:
If I have no money to put down can I still buy a home if I have very good credit, 20 yr stable job as a teacher?
Many very desirable locations just outside of Tampa are still eligible for the 100% USDA Rural Housing Loan. Reach out to us to learn more about this option.

USDA Mortgage Source - ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Mike Wilson, Real Estate Pro in 75201
Mike Wilson answered:
Are there any bad credit home loans still available?
I don't know about bad credit home loans but I'd say for challenged credit home loans you should try Home Loans For All. They're out of Dallas. Just do a quick google search.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 19, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Five Stars M…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Five Stars Mortgage answered:
Live in VA want to move to FL. Can we get an FHA mortgage?
please contact us to discuss options.

Five Stars Mortgage - Florida's Primary Mortgage Resource
PH: 800-871-2636
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 19, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Five Stars M…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Five Stars Mortgage answered:
Is having a middle score of a 630 good?
You should have some options with USDA and/ or FHA. Contact us to discuss in detail.

Five Stars Mortgage - Florida's leading mortgage resource
Ph: 800-871-2636
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 19, 2015 Credit Score in Tampa
Jessica Bate…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Bateman answered:
If my credit is below average and I have enough to purchase a home,would that be sufficient or would I need to better my credit score ?
You'll need a 580 credit score to qualify for an FHA Loan. The Lenders Network is a great place to find lenders that work with all types of credit scores.
2 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 18, 2015 Home Buying in 33604
Courtney Poe, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Courtney Poe answered:
Looking for two bedroom two bath rental no more than 900 in the tampa bay area . Are there any realtors I should inquire or look into .?
Alma is correct, Realtors® don't make money off rentals, so most don't work with rentals.
Try Home Encounter, they do rental work. Lots of for rent by owners are listed on Craigslist, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 17, 2015 Rentals in Tampa
Courtney Poe, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Courtney Poe answered:
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It's going to be tough to find a single family residence in that price range. Tampa rent recently ranked 2nd in the US for rent increase. Best of luck to you.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 17, 2015 Rentals in Tampa
George Dudley, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
George Dudley answered:
my credit score is 613, all my accounts are 100% on time but i only have 4 credit accounts, how much trouble will i have getting a mortgage?
Did you have success in getting pre-qualified? your score is a little low however the approval is best on other comments. that being said, with the debt all being maxed out it could rai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 14, 2015 Credit Score in Tampa
Art and Shar…, Real Estate Pro in 34711
Art and Sharon Westendorf answered:
HI, I am looking to become a real estate agent and was wondering if I need to take fingerprints first or right before the final exam?
Fingerprinting is part of the application process. The instructor for the required Real Estate class will normally guide each applicant through what is needed and when to complete each ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 9, 2015 Agent2Agent in Tampa
Art and Shar…, Real Estate Pro in 34711
Art and Sharon Westendorf answered:
Due to life, I need an online Real Estate Class...What are your top picks and Why??
Check out Bob Hogue in Florida, offers online courses, which are reasonably priced. http://www.bobhogue-school.com/
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 9, 2015 Agent2Agent in Tampa
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