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Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Mark LeMenager answered:
I am a non resident I own a condo in fort lauderdale. how much taxes will I have to pay the day I sell my condo?
Normally 10% or the sale price is withheld and sent to the IRS. You then file your taxes the following year to see if you are due a refund of any of the amount withheld. There are exc ... more
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Abraham Bidh…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Abraham Bidhendi answered:
Seeking to purchase a home- Currently out of state
Hi Lambert:

I actually live in Heathrow/Lake Mary area which is in Seminole county and has been voted as one of the top 10 cities to live in the US. It is a great place.

As to y ... more
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Lisa  Foster, Real Estate Pro in orlando, FL
Lisa Foster answered:
Possibly relocating to Orlando
As you can see from all of the answers you've received... Orlando and the surrounding areas have plenty of fantastic options for you. Doing your research before you arrive in town to s ... more
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Ronda Dorval, Real Estate Pro in ,
Ronda Dorval answered:
What is the best option between short sale and foreclosure if I am on the deed but I am not on the loan?
Hello Kenya,

I can imagine you are facing a tough decision based on your question. Here is a link that will give you a better detailed description of the differences between the two ... more
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talktodalegi…, Home Owner in South Hills, PA
talktodalegilbert answered:
Is Laureate Park overpriced for Lake Nona, or is this development a good deal?
Just down the road is Majestic Oaks. We live there on 1/2 acre with a water front canal that leads to 3 of the areas largest lakes. The community is filled with 200 year old oak trees. ... more
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Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Mark LeMenager answered:
Villas at Regal Palms, this is the return that investment company promise me , what is your opinion?
Always amazed at how long these questions get activity. 4 years on and still get comments. As an update, I did note that there are really a lot of units for sale at Regal Palms curren ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 7, 2015 Home Buying in Florida Center
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
MLS removed photos from this property, but they still show. The buyer is requesting them off. How do we do this.?
Find the link on the page named MORE, under it is a drop down menu with FLAG - click it.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2015 Home Buying in 32819
Jeri Patrick, Real Estate Pro in Pooler, GA
Jeri Patrick answered:
I need information on buying a first home in florida. I am hoping to have a job before I get there but, there may be the possibility I may not...
I would contact a local lender to get pre-approved and contact a local real estate agent to help you with this process. Best of luck.
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Karen Weathe…, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Karen Weathers answered:
should property taxes be part of debt to income calculation on VA Loans. Buying in florida no taxes for 100% disable veterans. why include it?
Hi Fj,

If you are having issues with your VA loan, I may have someone who can help you. You may call or email me for more information. Thank you and have a great day!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 2, 2015 Home Buying in Orlando
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
I have been contacted by another scammer from your site. Do you have any "real" properties for rent or are they all scams?
Be aware that scams do exist; be mindful that such web sites are third party sites, so the information is fed by various sources, therefore data is not really verified. If you choose no ... more
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Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Mark LeMenager answered:
Why do agents show horrible properties when they know what I'm interested in?
Really depends on how much you want to spend and what that will actually buy. A lot of times my first visit with a buyer is actually a reality check.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Buying in Orlando
Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Mark LeMenager answered:
Cash buyer, how to choose an appraiser?
What I wrote four years ago still stands. If you are paying cash, why get an appraisal? There is no advantage.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Buying in Florida Center North
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Does this site only allow scams?? Does trulia make money off of the scammers?? Why is this site allowed to function?
Mary,

Rental scams are common here and on any site that allows the general public to post. Please be very cautious with deals that seem too good to be true. NEVER send money expecti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2015 Home Buying in 32811
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
with swimming pools
Swimming pools are interesting things to consider. Pools are extremely popular in some places, but in other places, they are hard to sell. It's important to factor in the extra amount o ... more
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Jenny Wemert, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Jenny Wemert answered:
My wife and I both have credit score is 620 and higher. 160K income. low debt. Can someone talk to us about home financing.?
Hi Rodney, let me know if I can still help you with home searching here. We are Orlando's top Keller Williams group. I'd be happy to talk with you and help you find a home that fits you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 13, 2015 Home Buying in 32828
Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Gary Geer answered:
I need 3 bed in metrowest Orlando fl 32835 I have broken lease past 5 years but I can pay double deposit
Marie,
You need to talk to and work with a local agent in this area. A double deposit may help. Local agents have information from their MLS regarding active real estate rental listin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 11, 2015 Home Buying in 32835
Zach Seybold, Real Estate Pro in Winter Park, FL
Zach Seybold answered:
how can canadian get a mortgage in US?
You would apply for a "foreign national" loan in most cases. If you have credit and other assets in the U.S. you might be able to get a traditional loan. Most foreign national loans r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 11, 2015 Home Buying in 32821
Richard Rutl…, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Richard Rutledge answered:
How is the building quality in Village Walk? Any thing I need to be aware of regarding the buying process, village walk community or Lake Nona?
All of my clients who have recently moved there love it. Lake Nona is a great new community to live in. When you do make the move down to Florida, do know that 80% of your life will be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 9, 2015 Home Buying in Lake Nona
Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Mark LeMenager answered:
Is there anything you can do if a home has been foreclosed on but has not been put on the market yet?
If the bank has not taken possession you could always approach the owner and see what they would need to sell it for.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 7, 2015 Home Buying in 32801
Luis Moux, Real Estate Pro in ,
Luis Moux answered:
Hi, I want to buy a house in Orlando which 30 minutes by car near UCF university and near the beach and high school, 3 to 4 bed rooms.
Hi Hoa, Just come down to Villagewalk at Lake Nona, I will give you a tour, and then you decide if is the best area around
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 7, 2015 Home Buying in Orlando
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