Hello. Here in our Metro-Tallahassee area of North Florida - a good resource to check with is called The Tallahassee Lenders Corsortium. The counseling and financial assistance offered by TLC helps prepare the potential home purchaser with necessary skills, and supportive knowledge, so as to make informed decisions when moving forward with their desired goal of homeownership. Also, when desiring to find the right loan program, most often the homebuyer can best find supportive assistance by networking with a local lender/loan originator. Thank you for request. Blessings!
Joan E Smith, ABR, Broker-Owner of BUYERSIDE REALTY
"The Buyer's Real Estate Brokerage Company"
219 E 5th Ave, Tallahassee FL 32303
850/597-3905 | Joan@BuyersideRealty.com... more
Could you please give me a call and we can discuss the specifics of your criteria in more detail.
You can reach me at 850-745-4253 at any time.
I am looking forward to help you in your search.
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Hope that helps get you started!
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Have a Real Estate Attorney draw up a Contract and the necessary disclaimers and documents for you.
Tallahassee Attorneys charge approximately $200 per hour plus costs of paralegals, document prep, mailing costs, etc.
I am not making recommendations; I am just dropping names of some Tallahassee Attorneys that I have dealt with; you can look them up (including their firm names and their partners):
there are many others.
(If you use an Office Supply Contract, or a contract that you bought from an Internet Legal Website, you should still have an Attorney review it.)
There are a number of State, County, and City Ordinances that the Seller must comply with, including Radon Disclosures, lead-based paint, square footage, school zone disclosure, possibly the insulation disclosure, road maintenance, etc.
Be sure to get all of these disclosures. Your lawyer can provide these.
If there is Deposit Money involved, you may want that to be held in escrow.
The Real Estate Attorney can assist you with ensuring Clear Title.
Title Insurance is advised, and will most likely be required if you take out a mortgage.
You will also want to verify Homeowners' or Condo Association Fees and Issues, if applicable.
If you are doing any kind of Lease Purchase or Lease with Option, you will want to verify that the existing loan or loans are paid, and that the Seller cannot take out new loans or otherwise encumber the Title.
The Property Appraiser or Tax Collector can verify the status of the property taxes (are they paid current).
You will need to determine if it is in a Flood Zone if you plan to buy Insurance.
You (or your Lawyer) may want to be sure that the contract is contingent on financing, inspections, etc. with specific dates, who pays for what, remedies, etc.
A typical contract with addenda in Tallahassee runs 10 to 15 pages, depending on the type of property involved.
If you add Seller's Disclosures, Buyer's Disclosures, Inspection Addendum and Inspection Notices, CCLRs and other specific addenda, you can be looking at 20 - 30 pages of paper. Read every word, read the fine print.
First thing you need to do before starting your home search is to find out your qualification level from a local lender. Let me know if I can supply any names for you.
Assist-2-Sell Buyers & Sellers Expert Realty, Inc.