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Paige Wajsman, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Paige Wajsman answered:
Is it a better deal to purchase a forclosed home? i would like to purchase a home and i would to know what are the pros and cons.
Hi,

That is a great question. Our Buyer's Specialist is Mike Walsh. This is his contact information 904-201-9624 or mike@paigewajsman.com . Mike can answer all of your questions abou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 7, 2014 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Is it a better deal to purchase a forclosed home? i would like to purchase home in a couple of months and i would like to know all the pros and cons.
As the real estate market continues to strengthen so too does the position of the lender when it comes to selling distressed property. Foreclosure prices have rallied back and in many c ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 4, 2014 Home Buying in Brentwood
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
Phil Rotondo answered:
who lives in this are white -- black--spanish?
Yes .
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 27, 2013 Home Buying in Phoenix
Mike Williams, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Mike Williams answered:
I am looking at buying a home in this area but I am getting feedback that this may not be a safe neighborhood. Is that true?
Fort Caroline Shores Crime Rate and Statistics top


Total Crime Risk
85
Personal Crime Risk
132
Murder Risk
213
Rape Risk
71
Robbery Risk
99
Assault Risk
80
Property Cri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 25, 2013 Home Buying in Hidden Hills
Mike Williams, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Mike Williams answered:
Is it possible to make an appointment with an agent to look in-side some homes in Lake Forest on the 27th or 28th of December, 2013? please respond,
Hazel - If you are sure that this is the neighborhood that you want your family to live in, then I will happily show you several properties in this area. Please visit my website @ www. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 18, 2013 Home Buying in Lake Forest
Patti O'Dwyer, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Patti O'Dwyer answered:
Why is Chase -lender of prior owner- still claiming to be escrow with Tax Collector on my property after purchase. Need help. Details below.
I would think the tax collector is doing it in case your circumstances have changed. Chase just probably doesn't have time nor cares about this. I would suggest going back to your cl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 17, 2013 Home Buying in 32258
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Tony Grech answered:
My husband's credit is bad, mine is OK. I was told that based off his credit score, his income would not be factored into a mortgage loan. I own a bus
Yes in order to consider one's income for a loan, their credit must also be considered and their scores must meet the minimum loan requirements. When two people apply for a loan, the te ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 13, 2013 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Paige Wajsman, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Paige Wajsman answered:
Is buying a foreclosed home a good idea being that it will be my first home? I
Hi Shannon,

Absolutely, as long as you are aligned with a good agent who is knowledgeable, experienced and who is looking out for your best interests. My team would love to help you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 11, 2013 Home Buying in 32256
Paige Wajsman, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Paige Wajsman answered:
My credit is not perfect. Matter of fact, less than that. Will there be any lenders interested but is just going to give me a higher interest rate?
Hi Shannon,

I recommend Eric Hall with Atlantic Trust Mortgage 904-386-1767 ehall@atlantictrustmortgage.com . We look forward to working with you!

Best Regards,

Paige Wajsman
... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 9, 2013 Home Buying in 32256
Paige Wajsman, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Paige Wajsman answered:
Just looking now, will be relocating some time next year. Looking for a fairly new home on at least an acre. Husband will be working in Orange Park.
Hi Tina,

Our team would love to help you find a home that fits your criteria. Our Buyer's Specialist is Mike Walsh. This is his contact information 904-201-9624 or mike@paigewajsman. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 9, 2013 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Brenda Waters, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Brenda Waters answered:
How far are you from Mayo clinic and what is the feet above sea level?
Mayo Clinic is in Jacksonville & there are some very nice communities surrounding Mayo Clinic. Please contact me if you would like me to email you a list of home near the Mayo Clin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 8, 2013 Home Buying in Secret Cove
Andrew Saltm…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Andrew Saltman answered:
villa medici...would it be a smart choice to buy there. Cons n pros..thanks
My mortgage company is across the street from there and we offer 5% down on condo deals.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 6, 2013 Home Buying in 32256
Tom Sommers, Real Estate Pro in Lakeville, MN
Tom Sommers answered:
how to buy foreclosure houses? If I have pre-approved mortgage, it can be treated as cash?
A loan is not considered cash. The main reason that a bank likes a cash offer is they know they will not have to worry about an appraisal. That is the advantage of a cash offer.

T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 5, 2013 Home Buying in 32256
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
How can I get market analysis to determine selling price without listing with a realtor.?
thank you Trulia.................
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 2, 2013 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Martha Aiken, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Martha Aiken answered:
Is 2522 herschel street 32204 comparable to 2165 Oak street 32204?
Oak street is more residential which appeals to families more I think.

Both are great locations that are in great demand right now. The Avondale/Riverside and Kings street corridors ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Aytiah Johns…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aytiah Johnson answered:
is this home still available?
Hi Mary, in order to get the most accurate response to your question, please state the address you are inquiring about and I would be happy to check on the status for you. Have a great ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 12, 2013 Home Buying in Jacksonville Heights
Ed Marill, Real Estate Pro in 29464
Ed Marill answered:
Flooring: Ignore, replace or provide allowance. I know carpet is out and hardwood is in. However buyers like many colors and types. I'm concerned.
If the carpet is in good shape, then this may work. If the carper is already in bad shape, I would recommend just going ahead and putting down new flooring. Some buyers may not want to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 12, 2013 Home Buying in 32224
Paige Wajsman, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Paige Wajsman answered:
I am looking for 4 bdrm. 2 bath near 2261 w 30th street but do not want to be in city must be suburbs or country. low crime no need for school
Hi Earl,
My Team would love to help you find a home near W. 30th St.
We need some more specific information.
How much square footage do you need?
Will you be commuting to W. 30t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 8, 2013 Home Buying in Jacksonville Heights West
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