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John Connor, Home Buyer in Kansas City, MO
John Connor answered:
Relocating with my business (landscaping). What areas would allow my equipment to be stored in a shed/garage in my yard?
I would talk to the city officials about that. I think that it wouldn't be to big a deal to store your equipment in a personal shed or garage. If not I would look into a cheap storage s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 General Area in 33626
Simon Campbe…, Real Estate Pro in Miami Beach, FL
Simon Campbell answered:
Does anyone know a creative way to get a down payment to buy my first rental property? I need about $7,000.
Option #1: Negotiate a separate installment plan for the down payment. Sometimes the seller will allow you to pay the down payment on a monthly basis.

Option #2: Trade something oth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2014 Investment Properties in 33626
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
How do I know whether I will get a house with sinkhole?
Dear James,

It's crucial to hire a highly experienced inspector to see if there are any visible signs of subsidence.

One of my clients was saved a lot of problems when a very expe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 7, 2014 Home Buying in 33626
SYRUS MOMENI…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
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Im relocating to the Tampa area. What areas are good to live in? Tampa Surrounding areas?
It depends on your work location and budget!! Westchase, South Tampa, are two great areas that are considered real nice by many, and values have been increasing faster then other areas. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 18, 2014 General Area in 33626
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
I am relocating to South Florida from Chicago and am looking at homes in Tampa and surrounding areas including Bradenton and Apollo Beach.
A. Wit,

I would encourage you to consider renting month-to-month for a period to allow yourself some time to get a good feel for what area(s) will best meet your needs.

The averag ... more
2 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 8, 2014 Home Buying in 33626
Malayappan S…, Home Buyer in 48323
Malayappan Shridhar answered:
I just bought a house I hate. Seller left it a mess and my "walk-through" was 15 minutes before closing. Do I have any recourse?
You made a mistake when you closed the sale. That cannot be undone. If the neighborhood is good, then my suggestion is to fix up the mess and make the house your pride and joy. If you d ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Dec 15, 2013 Home Selling in 33626
Rhonda Augus…, Real Estate Pro in 33607
Rhonda Augustine answered:
Any suggestion about buying home in tampa?
Hi Rama,
Thankfully, you have good inspectors who are doing their jobs well and earning their fees. You are much better off spending a little up front to avoid a headache down the roa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 26, 2013 Home Buying in 33626
Trulia Custo…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Trulia Customer Service answered:
How do you list a house on here for sale by owner?
Hi Ken!

Niki from Trulia here. Trulia is a search engine for residential real estate listings that are indexed from agent/broker web pages. Our service is free, and there is no charg ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Using Trulia in 33626
Lisa Reeves, Real Estate Pro in 33606
Lisa Reeves answered:
I made 70 thousand plus this year have no debt have an income property i have no downpayment credit score of 640
Depending on how long you have had your income and what type of income it is will determine if a lender considers all of it. If some of your income is based on your income property - y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 20, 2013 Home Buying in 33626
Ann Ryan, Real Estate Pro in 33178
Ann Ryan answered:
Rent vs. Buy - From the little bit of reading that I have done, I am guessing that prices will go down to '99-
Interesting, because the market is voting now... and in most place prices are increasing. If you can find a distressed property that has $100 per square foot, I suggest you buy it now. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 5, 2013 Home Buying in 33626
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
i know this place has dilapitated quite a bit since it went on the market because of its vacancy. What percentage of Twin Branch Acres is vacant?
Hi Corrieensom,

Twin Branch attends Deer Park Elementary, Farnell Middle and Alonso High. It's a fairly safe area and does not have the cookie cutter feel like Westchase or Eas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 31, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 33626
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
i made a offer for a property, now i need to shop mortgage. I have saved 20% and has 780 Credit score, and first time buyer. How to shop loans.?
Hi Rama,

Thank you for the "Best Answer"!

Also Iberia Bank has given low lender fees and low rates--especially since you have 20% down. My client shopped everywhere and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 7, 2011 Financing in 33626
Jeff Smith, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Jeff Smith answered:
I made an offer to a house with 1914 heated area, when i measured with my contractor, total area comes to 1550. How can it be?
Hi Rama -

You have some good answers here already, so take it all in and assess your situation. There are different ways to measure a structure and even professionals will come up wi ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Nov 29, 2011 Financing in 33626
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
do you need a down payment on a foreclosure home?
If you find a VA owned foreclosed home (not any available right now in Tampa), there is VA Vendee financing that would allow zero down even if you are not a Veteran.

Also as mentione ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 1, 2011 Home Buying in 33626
Debra B Albe…, Real Estate Pro in 34986
Debra B Albert PA answered:
If I get pre-qualified by my bank but then quit my job, before I buy a house, will i have to get qualified again?
IF you are qualified for a loan and you make changes, you will need to be requalified.

Think about it, your mortgage qualification is a snapshot in time. If there are changes good o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 10, 2011 Home Buying in 33626
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
I have a pre approval and a commitment letter from my lender (yeah!!) now we are in need of an expert realtor and I am not sure where to begin
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I recommend interviewing three Realtors. It is helpful if they have experience in real estate, however note that many new agents start in real estate by specializing in working with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 19, 2010 Home Buying in 33626
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
Can you switch from the good neighbor HUD FHA program to regular FHA? I know you would need the 3.5% down but
Dear Jacqueline,

Depending on your income and number of dependents, you may be able to get money from Hillsborough county. If you are a first time homebuyer, the county still has up ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 28, 2009 Home Buying in 33626
Thomas Martin…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Thomas Martin 954-667-9110 answered:
I have been approved for the Good Neighbor next door teacher program, is anyone familiar with this program
The FHA good Neighbor Next Door is an FHA mortgage program designed to help communities and promote homeownership.

The FHA Good Neighbor Next Door initiative designed to encourage ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 5, 2009 Home Buying in 33626
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Voices Member answered:
What is the truth about 0% Down through the VA?
Hi Sarah,
I found this information on the VA website.
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Q: What can VA not ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jan 6, 2009 Home Buying in 33626
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