How long is the H1B Visa good for? I don't know what an I140 is so if you could explain that would be helpful.
As an employee, even under an H1B, you are paying taxes. Buying a home is the best tax shelter you can have. However, if this is a temporary situation, where you'll be leaving in a year or so, then the act of selling it in that short of time, may not make it feasible to buy.
I can connect you with a qualified lender, and as you must have a US bank account, as a US employee, you can qualify on that income to buy a home with a mortgage. However, the question whether it would make sense is How long will you be staying?
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I know of this great realtor that can help you out, she has an article that may help you decide what part of town your looking for. https://www.facebook.com/GloriasRealEstateCorner/posts/791474980939881
Her name is Gloria Alfonso #(813)846-1727 I think you can head over to her site and do a property search from there. http://yourtampabayrealestate.com/... more
Many agents are willing to be flexible on commission rates, but it's not something they like to advertise. And most clients are not very comfortable negotiating rates. A lot of it depends on the potential selling price of your home, too.
At UpNest (http://www.upnest.com), we created an online marketplace where home sellers can confidentially submit their homes, and multiple top local agents will compete to obtain your listing. Some agents lower their commission rates to stand out, and every agent that submits a proposal is an experienced agent, so it's not the same as working with a low grade discount brokerage.
Nakeeshatate, If you are taking the exam and will be a realtor, then as a self starter you will go to each new home community, preview each model and become familiar with their inventory. It is called area familiarization. As an agent it is your job to know the market, trends and what is selling.
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Visit www.brockrealty-inc.com where you can sign up for a FREE account which allows you to search the MLS in real time and receive morning reports on new listings, current pendings and recent solds.... more
It depends on a lot of factors. Age of home, insulation, how much sunlight your windows are getting, if you have a pool or not, if you have energy saver appliances, age of AC, how much time do you spend at home, if you have a programmable thermostat, etc. The newer a home is, usually the more energy saving features it has. I would estimate a home that was build around 2000-2002 with 3000 heated sqft. and no pool to have an electric bill around $250 during the summer months and less during others.
Water usage very much depends on the size of your lot and how often you water your lawn, the number of people living in your household and not so much of the size of the home. Using reclaimed water for watering lowers your water/sewer bill, but it is not available in every subdivision. For a family of 4, I would estimate a monthly water/sewer bill around $100.
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I live and work in the area. It is a fast growing, very family friendly place. You can find 3 bedroom homes for as low as 160-180K close to the interstate. If you give me some more details, I could send you specific listings in an e-mail.
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We have a lot of houses for rent that you may be able to buy later - Call me at 813 506 7943. You can also see our inventory of homes for sale t http://www.btgh.com/tampa-florida-investment-properties/ .
We also have about 200 homes for RENT that you may be able to buy later - http://www.flrentsource.com/... more
If you create a relationship with estate & probate attorneys it will be the best way to market to this clientele. You set up a business lunch, discuss how you can assist one another and the heirs, everybody is happy!... more
Your best bet is to contact a realtor or a property management company to do a search for you. Not to may around but a property management company may asked there clients if that is something they might consider.... more
I will swap with you! I live in downtown Delray Beach I walk to the beach (2 blocks) and I am 2 blocks off Atlantic Ave. The Yacht club on the inter coastal is my backyard. I live on the island. I want to move to San Diego where my son (22 yrs old) has been for 4 years. He is now out of the Navy and attending college and working. I raised him alone and he is all I have. I cannot take the heat or humidity anymore (fair skinned, blue eyed, redhead). The humidity wreaks havoc on my long hair within minutes of stepping outside. I am looking for something in San Diego or surrounding areas. .Just me, no pets, no kids. I have been looking for a granny flat or small 1 bedroom. No apt. complexes for me. I have been surviving here for 13 years in this weather and cannot spend another summer here. Not to mention I have no hugged my son in over 2 years!
I'd like to say there is an answer for you, but the law is set up that HOA's make up their own rules and even when they don't abide by them the only answer is to contact a lawyer which can be costly to the homeowner and pray you get a lawyer who is not in the assoc. back pocket. I have the same issue in Illinois. I have been told to get involved and get residents to vote the board out. Well a group of us tried but many are residents don't know that allowing the board to do what they want can affect them....It becomes more out of site out of mind until it hits their pocket book or affects them personally...in our case we got involved which ended up with frivolous citations. I can tell you unless the laws change nationally and the restoration of constitutional rights havebeen restored, it pretty much leaves the homeowners helpless. The so called contract when moving into a HOA waived your rights which is a clever adhesion contract that said it was agreed by both parties, it is a great scheme and a wonderful money maker lining the lawyers and the HOAs pockets with your money. Lobbyists such as Community Assoc. Institute (CAI) in most states have convinced legislators that you knew that when you moved into your HOA you signed your rights away. They seem to think that we are all stupid and agreed to waive our rights, I guarantee if this was a true when it comes to a two party contract with that wording the average person would never agree to this. I wish you luck in your endeavor but after three years to no avail its easier to watch and hopefully some day legislators will take notice and hopefully the association will dig its own grave, but of course it will be at our expense.... more
I currently live in New Tampa and do a lot of business in New Tampa as well. To answer your question the commute during rush hour is about 45 minutes. Both Westchase and New Tampa are great areas to live in. I currently have listings in both New Tampa and Westchase and would be more than happy to show you what I have and what is available out there. Please feel free to contact me anytime directly at 813.428.1907. You can call or text me anytime or if email is easier it is email@example.com