Your real estate agent can submit your listing to Trulia. If you are doing a FSBO, you can place your listing on FSBO websites. Before you decide to go it alone, ask yourself these questions:Do you understand Fair Market Value and how to price your home?Do you understand all the legal paperwork involved in selling a home?Do you know the best ways to market your home? Will you be available to show your home every day when buyers are ready to see it?Most homes that are sold FSBO end up listing with an agent after months of trying on their own. can you afford to wait 3 to 6 months before listing with an agent. The National Association of Realtors statistics show that homes sold by real estate agents sell for 16% more then those that sell FSBO. It appears in your best interest to list with an agent. Good luck... more
This topic was recently discussed on an FPL forum for best way to save money on the power bill yet keep mold from the humidity from growing too high. Mold is the concern, as a closed house in Florida will become very moist with no AC running. Here is what they said on the FPL post
"You can prevent mold from developing in your vacant home by controlling the indoor relative humidity (RH). To manage RH, use a programmable thermostat to run your air conditioner at 72° for just two hours each morning before sunrise and at 88° the rest of the time. This will prevent mold by removing moisture from the air during the cooler hours when RH is highest and your A/C runs most efficiently."
To read the full post visit http://www.fplblog.com/energy-efficiency/how-to-save-energy-and-prevent-mold-when-away-from-home/
There's no harm in trying....what's the worst that can happen?
On the other hand, don't expect much for $40,000 and understand that repairs and renovations will add up quickly. Additionally, be sure the HOA is solid financially sound and that there are no BIG hidden assessments waiting for you.
I disagree with your answer to this question Ray. The title company would be my last resort. I am a real estate title researcher in the state of Florida so this may or may not apply in your jurisdiction. The reason I state not contacting the title company is because they will in fact charge you something to pull an old file and will most likely direct you to the clerk of court and not want to be bothered. (the statement that the copy should be free is not correct). Clerk's and recording offices nationwide have fees that are charged for copies. In the state of Florida, it is a standard rate of $1.00 per page and also additional fees if certification is required. Per Florida statute, the clerk of court is not permitted to help you conduct a title search or give you any type of legal advice.
Document Retrieval and title search companies are best to insure you are receiving exactly what you are needing.... more
Try Beachside Realty in New Smyrna Beach- I think they have a few for sale- would make great snowbird place- cheap but nice. No amenities or places for kids to play. Some forclosures are coming up too. Ir would actually make a great 55+ if any developer/investor ever took any iinterest in pursuing. 4 miles to beach, a couple blocks to the River and boat ramps.... more
I agree with Ron, I do not understand why a lease option would make you feel better than a lease. If you think your situation is bad now just put up a bunch of money or overpay for a home using this method and then have a mortgage underwriter reject your application 3 years from now because the way the contract is written doesnâ€™t match mortgage guidelines. It doesnâ€™t matter what you and the seller agree to, the underwriter is going to follow the guidelines. Keep your option money and find a lease, good luck,
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Financing Kentucky One Home at a Time... more