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Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona, Orlando, FL
Mark LeMenager answered:
Looking in (non-waterfront) Old Town Windermere. Comps show avg. sold price is less than $200/psf, but listings much higher. What to do here?
Not sure where you are getting your information. There are 5 homes on the market in Old Windermere for under $200 per sq ft and two more in the $230's. Feel free to click on my pictur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 7, 2015 Home Buying in Windermere
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
I sold my house. Yay! On the HUD there was a deduction for a past due water bill. $280.00 I never lived in home. Why do I have to pay tenants bill?
Often foreclosure property requires the new owner to clear up liens or bills but it is always up front in the contract with no surprise costs. Also a good real estate attorney can negot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 6, 2015 Home Buying in 34786
Miguel and C…, Real Estate Pro in Windermere, FL
Miguel and Claudia Osorio answered:
When buying a property in Florida, as a new owner, will I pay more property taxes than the seller who was living there for 10 years?
YOU WOULD PAY MORE TAXES IF YOU DO NOT APPLY FOR HOMESTEAD EXCEPTION, HOWEVER, IF YOUR PROPERTY IS YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE YOU QUALIFY FOR THIS EXCEPTION.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Home Buying in 34786
Abraham Bidh…, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Abraham Bidhendi answered:
Shortsold CA home in 11/12 to move to FL. Looking if I could buy 350K home now w/o waiting out.Have 20% down, job, good crdit. What are my options?
Hi Mi:

Within 2 years of your short sale you can buy a house with FHA loan given the circumstances of your short sale.

I have a great lender who can evaluate your situation and le ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 2, 2014 Home Buying in 34786
Abraham Bidh…, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Abraham Bidhendi answered:
Is there any limitation for foreigner without green card to purchase property? We can select the public school as liked. Thanks Niu Tao
Hi Niutao:

No limitation as far as purchasing a home here. You can purchase as many homes as you desire. Windermere has A rated public schools which your children could attend as l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 2, 2014 Home Buying in Windermere
John Lazenby, Real Estate Pro in Windermere, FL
John Lazenby answered:
I am interested in a luxury community for myself and my family to frequent and was told to look at Golden Oak for my family but
If you are still looking, Golden Oak has some new listings.
I am experienced with custom builds and have been awarded Agent of the Year by
The Master Custom Builder Council based in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 21, 2013 Home Buying in 34786
CHRIS WILSON, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
CHRIS WILSON answered:
If there are two of us looking into buying a home, do we both apply for the mortgage? His credit score is far better than mine.
Both of you do not have to apply. It may help or hurt depending on your overall debt/income scenario. You will definitely want to speak directly with a good local lender who can take ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 1, 2013 Home Buying in 34786
Cathy Starkw…, Real Estate Pro in 34747
Cathy Starkweather answered:
I am interested in renting a home in this area but my current lease is not up until July. Would most be open to accepting a deposit to hold a house?
Hi Ashley, most home for rent right now may be looking for a renter beginning of the month. Since we're almost in June, July 1st move in is reasonable for many properties.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 30, 2013 Home Buying in Windermere
Daniel Kwak, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Daniel Kwak answered:
looking for a house to rent with option to buy in windermere, fl
Mary,

Lease Options are hard to come by nowdays with so many homes being sold and inventory being so low. Inventory is extremely low in Windermere especially, but I'd love to help y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 18, 2013 Home Buying in Windermere
Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona, Orlando, FL
Mark LeMenager answered:
What is buying a Short Sale house that is under a litigation process?
Hi Gary,

Not really enough info to answer. If the litigation is the foreclosure that has been filed by the lender, then it's no different than most short sales. You enter into a co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 28, 2012 Home Buying in 34786
Alan Martin, Real Estate Pro in 34786
Alan Martin answered:
public school in Windermere Fl
THis link should work now

http://yourwindermerehome.com/school-information/

sorry for the confusion. I live and work in Windermere

I am here if you need me !! 407 832 4888
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 1, 2012 Home Buying in Windermere
Alan Martin, Real Estate Pro in 34786
Alan Martin answered:
Where can I find the FarBar AS IS in French language?
I have a native French speaking agent if you are still in need of help

contacy Virginia@FrontlineFloridaRealty.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 9, 2012 Home Buying in 34786
Alan Martin, Real Estate Pro in 34786
Alan Martin answered:
the listing is inactive,but the scheduled auction date is 9/12/2011? how do u know if sold?
Hi
I live in Windermere and can help you with homes here. call , text or e mail with your requirement and I will be happy to help find the results in the public record 407 832 4888 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 14, 2011 Home Buying in Windermere
Lenee K. Mag…, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Lenee K. Magnuson answered:
How can I find out if a house is for sale if it's status is unkown?
These days there are a plethora of websites marketing properties for sale to potential buyers. Unfortunately, they are not all synced with the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and theref ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 27, 2011 Home Buying in Windermere
Sergio Herna…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Sergio Hernandez answered:
How is the appreciation of townhomes vs. single family homes?
Generally, single family homes retain their value better than townhouses.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 20, 2011 Home Buying in Windermere
Ken Anderson, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Ken Anderson answered:
Thinking of buying a home in Kissimmee or Windermere, under $200k, I am leaning towards Windermere so I can rent out long term and possibly sell it
Short term rental requires many things to be successful, low HOA's a good/ desirable rental, proximity to Disney, well equipped, low property mgmt fees and so forth. In general fe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 20, 2011 Home Buying in Windermere
Ken Anderson, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Ken Anderson answered:
What is the price per square foot range to be on a lake in Windermere? Butler chain or independent lake.
Windermere currently has 100 listings on the lakes. the price per foot caries greatly, from $113 / ft to over $1400/ ft. Consistently you can expect homes will fall in the $300+ range ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 20, 2011 Home Buying in Windermere
Gator, Home Buyer in Windermere, FL
Gator answered:
does anyone have recommendations for a remodel contractor with experience in windermere?
Thanks, I appreciate. Still exploring options on a fixer or turn key so wanted to talk to GC. Appreciate you taking the time.
1 vote Share Flag Fri Mar 4, 2011 Home Buying in Windermere
Melissa Scir…, Real Estate Pro in Windermere, FL
Melissa Scire- New Home Expert answered:
Looking for an agent who can show me homes in Windermere tomorrow. We are in from the UK shopping second homes and would like to buy cash asap.
Hi Giles,

Thank you for Closing with me. I hope you enjoy your new home. Your new build home is lovely!


Cheers!

Sincerely,
Melissa A. Scire
1 vote Share Flag Mon Feb 28, 2011 Home Buying in 34786
Melissa Scir…, Real Estate Pro in Windermere, FL
Melissa Scire- New Home Expert answered:
Interested in a condo near disney but I don't have to be able to rent it.
Hi Billva,

Here are some properties to consider. Townhomes are a good choice if you are looking to avoid the maintenance of a home. Condos are typically cash only as financing can be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 25, 2010 Home Buying in Windermere
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