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Budd Morris, Real Estate Pro in saint petersburg, FL
Budd Morris answered:
Do I need to go through a mortgage broker or can I go directly to an lending institution, i.e. credit union, to get pre-approved? Thanks!
I always suggest that my clients get at least 2 quotes fro banks and or mortgage brokers. If you get a good quote from a bank I know mortgage lenders that will beat any bank.
Please em ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2015 Home Buying in 33708
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
What is the deal with Rehab loans?
Does not sound True, discuss with a local HUD Rehab loan approved officer.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/sfh/203k/203k--df
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 28, 2015 Home Buying in Madeira Beach
Budd Morris, Real Estate Pro in saint petersburg, FL
Budd Morris answered:
I've just moved to Florida and started a new job. How many pay stubs do I need before I go to a leader about getting a mortgage?
Usually 30 days
Now is the time to start a search. Email me-- I would like to help
Budd
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 18, 2015 Home Buying in 33708
Laura Sander…, Home Buyer in Washington, DC
Laura Sanders-Davis asked:
How do I delete my saved homes after I decide against them or they have sold on the mobile app? How do I delete my saved homes after I decide against them or they have sold on the mobile app?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 8, 2015 Home Buying in 33708
Joshua Leret…, Real Estate Pro in Lakeland, FL
Joshua Lerette answered:
I'm looking for the best place for financing a vacation home rental.
Hello nlreed68,

We offer financing for second homes and or investment properties. Depending on your overall situation you may qualify for a loan with as little as 10% down. Feel free ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 11, 2014 Home Buying in Madeira Beach
Pete Hunt, Home Buyer in Madeira Beach, FL
Pete Hunt answered:
looking for property /land for sale on boca ceiga dr. saint pete fl
I have a house with garage apartment and empty lot for sale on Boca Ciega Drive in Madeira Beach, FL
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Home Buying in Madeira Beach
Jereme Carter, Real Estate Pro in Seminole, FL
Jereme Carter answered:
What should I expect in terms of cost per sq ft for new construction in the beach area?
It just depends on your builder, the range is so broad it is hard to define. Just be careful a good friend of mine just built out on St. Pete Beach. He tried to save money and manage th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 1, 2014 Home Buying in 33708
Judy, Home Buyer in Murphy, NC
Judy answered:
Pinellas County FL. Want to buy a home in a 55 mobile home community. Have a disabled son who is 39. They say no one under 45. Does he have rights?
Hi, I'm not a realtor nor an attorney, but Bay Ranch allows residents as young as 18 (no longer in school) as long as the primary resident is 55 or older. Don't know if that's a just a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 11, 2013 Home Buying in 33708
fris, Home Buyer in North Redington Beach,...
fris answered:
looking to relocate to madeira beach area. however i have a recent foreclosure. i am a nurse so a job will
I"m able to buy foreclosure depending on condition/location.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 25, 2012 Home Buying in Madeira Beach
Alma Kee, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alma Kee answered:
How to find out information about pre-foreclosures listings with tranfer values given without having to give credit card details?
If you have ALL CASH then you can buy at the Pinellas County Foreclosure and Tax Deed auctions.

If you do not have ALL CASH then you must line up with all of the other "RETAIL" buyer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 26, 2012 Home Buying in 33708
Tom & Lisa S…, Real Estate Pro in Clearwater Beach, FL
Tom & Lisa Slaughter answered:
I am a Canadian and want to buy my a home in Florida (madeira area). Do you have any guides or information that can help a Canadian?
Anna,

I am a Canadian (Toronto and Montreal areas), and I also sold real estate in Toronto for 5 years. The process is different, to be sure.

Please feel free to contact me and we ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 1, 2012 Home Buying in Madeira Beach
Deborah Schn…, Real Estate Pro in Madeira Beach, FL
Deborah Schnitzler answered:
What type of home- structure, no. of levels, roof type, year built, ect; yields the lowest insurance (flood, wind, hazard) rates?
Obviously the closer the water the higher the rates. A hip roof, hurricane windows or shutters, concrete block home and the house sitting higher above the flood plane will help. I wou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 30, 2012 Home Buying in 33708
Tyson Rollins,  in 33701
Tyson Rollins answered:
Where is the nearest public high school if you live on Madeira beach?
Hi Lulu
www.pinellas.k12.fl.us
Here the link for the Pinellas County School systems. If you need further assistance I would be happy to help. My wife is a Pinellas County School ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 4, 2011 Home Buying in Madeira Beach
Chad Ackerson,  in Temecula, CA
Chad Ackerson answered:
What should my concerns be if I'm looking for a home in an area with a lot of foreclosures?
Jessica, there are many mistakes that buyers can make when purchasing a house - whether it's in an area with lots of foreclosures or not. Your first mistake will be not working ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 21, 2010 Home Buying in 33708
Gavin MaGrath, Real Estate Pro in Clearwater, FL
Gavin MaGrath answered:
Are there buyer's agents in the Clearwater-St Pete Beach area? I am planning to be in the area next week & want to see a few condos.
Tom, if you have not found anything give me a call @ 727-564-2488

I am extremely experienced in representing the buyer and negotiating, especially in this area

Thx
Gavin
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 20, 2009 Home Buying in 33708
Cohn Pamela, Real Estate Pro in clearwater, FL
Cohn Pamela answered:
Trying to figure out the difference between a condo and a condo/hotel . Can the owner of a condo /hotel use it whenever they want ? If not , who
Rockall,

Condo's are owned fee simple, you own from the middle of the studs in..the exterior and land is common area. You can use your unit as much as you want. Some allow lea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 12, 2009 Home Buying in 33708
Joshua Leret…, Real Estate Pro in Lakeland, FL
Joshua Lerette answered:
I AM LOOKING FOR A HOUSE IN THE BAY PINES AREA. 2-2 1 SOMETHING THAT NEEDS A LITTLE WORK
Hello Ann,

Glad to hear you are looking to purchase a home at a wonderful time like now. Home prices are at 7 year lows and interest rates are at 30 year lows. I have putting on a Fr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 15, 2009 Home Buying in 33708
.,  in Clearwater Beach, FL
. answered:
i am look to bt a condo
Have you lived in a condo before? Its a bit different than a single family home or an apartment. I've been on the board of my condo association and have lived in condos in Ohio and Flor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 27, 2008 Home Buying in 33708
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