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J Byron Hebe…, Real Estate Pro in Ormond Beach, FL
J Byron Hebert answered:
how can i go about finding an agent who really specializes in short sales and foreclosures... most steer me away from it
Best bet is to ask the agent. It also depends what you are looking for. If you told these agents you want to buy a home and close in 30 days or less, most would tell you to avoid short ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2014 Home Buying in 33150
Thomas Barone, Real Estate Pro in 33132
Thomas Barone answered:
I am looking to buy a home in Miami Shores. Can you please tell me what is considered the best area of miami shores? Thank you
Great area to buy www.tommybarone.com can give you the market intelligence that you need.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 15, 2014 Home Buying in 33138
Joe Snapp, Real Estate Pro in Bainbridge Island, WA
Joe Snapp answered:
how can I estimate roughly hazar and flood insurance costs for a home? Is there a quick calculator?
Hello Fred,

Yes sort of -- try this new instant online service www.floodbuddy.com - There's no quicker or easier way to buy NFIP flood insurance coverage

I can help you and anyon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 8, 2014 Home Buying in 33138
Julie A. Hor…, Real Estate Pro in 92602
Julie A. Horvath answered:
Want to buy a foreclosed property but can't find financing-post ch7 bankrupcty by 2 years ( with a foreclosure).
Nicolette,
Scott is correct, most lenders will require 3 years from bankruptcy and foreclosure before offering financing to you. Northpointe Bank has developed a unique loan product t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 24, 2013 Home Buying in 33138
Sjawn,  in Washington, DC
Sjawn asked:
2nd (retirement) home. Best areas? Need single story, fixer upper is okay, 1800 sq, large lot (for pool), garage, east of I95 between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, and okay for a single person
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jul 4, 2012 Home Buying in El Portal
Joshua Shemt…, Real Estate Pro in 33138
Joshua Shemtov, Rdcpro, Cdpe, Abr, Crs, Cnhs, E-pro answered:
I am currently looking at several properties in Miami Shores, Florida 33138 for purchase. During my search I
Hi,
I would recomend to shift your focus, rather than consider or focus on the houses that are significanly over price concentrate on the ones priced correctly. knowing the market an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 23, 2011 Home Buying in 33138
Rod Bostic, Real Estate Pro in Lakeland, FL
Rod Bostic answered:
Where are some homes near miami northwestern high school?
Hey wendy Im a realtor and I do know of realtors that work the are. Feel free to give me a call or email me. my info is on my profile.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 11, 2009 Home Buying in 33150
Mott Kornicki, Real Estate Pro in 33154
Mott Kornicki answered:
I am currently interested on a property that is $189k . It is Bank Owned, and its 2008 taxes are $14,000
The most that the annual taxes should be is around $4-5K. It is possible that the assessed value is near $700K- in that case the taxes would be a bit more accurate. Is this a short-sale ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 23, 2009 Home Buying in 33138
Mott Kornicki, Real Estate Pro in 33154
Mott Kornicki answered:
What is the 3 to 5 year real estate future of the El Portal village in Florida?
Lina-

El Portal has always been a "borderline" neighborhood. Miami Shores come to mind when I think of El Portal. I love the neighborhood for many of the same reasons that you mentio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 26, 2009 Home Buying in El Portal
MS-I, Home Buyer in Miami, FL
MS-I answered:
Property taxes in the after math... (reverse situation in a, now, cheaper property)
There is no great deal in real estate except for realtors. If there was a great deal - do you think that the realtors would let you have the property? They can use their 6% commission a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 17, 2008 Home Buying in 33138
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