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Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona, Orlando, FL
Mark LeMenager answered:
I have a personally lien on me, making monthly payments as agreed with IRS, can I purchase a home while paying on the lien?
All depends on your lender. You need to be totally honest and up front with them about the situation.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 22, 2014 Home Buying in 34787
Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona, Orlando, FL
Mark LeMenager answered:
I need a pre drywall inspector before Thursday the 15th of August for a new construction. I live in Winter Garden FL. Can you help?
Sure, here's a few you can try:

EBI - Envirotect Building Inspection
407-460-4450
www.ebibuilding.com
steve@ebibuilding.com
Contact: Steve Rohal

Shockley Home Inspections
32 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Home Buying in 34787
Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona, Orlando, FL
Mark LeMenager answered:
FL (Winter Garden) "as is" contract. Is there a different standard contract that can be used? I had an offer accept on a ($430k house) and flew down
Everything is always negotiable. The As-Is contract is the norm these days, but that does not mean you can't wheel and deal. I have had this happen several times. Here's what I do wi ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Sep 26, 2014 Home Buying in 34787
Andy Wood, Real Estate Pro in Florida
Andy Wood answered:
Can I use my 401k as down payment for a homepath reno?
Hello,

I would be happy to talk to you about this.....I have been in the mortgage business for 21 years and actually specialize and teach continuing education to Realtors on renovati ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Home Buying in 34787
John Murphy, Real Estate Pro in Windermere, FL
John Murphy answered:
is this a safe area?
Pat, as a local real estate agent in the Winter Garden, FL area, I also have to be careful due to Fair Housing laws and the like to avoid things like steering, etc. The sites posted by ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 29, 2014 General Area in 34787
Chad Creech, Real Estate Pro in 34787
Chad Creech answered:
I am looking for a 2 bedroom house in the Winter Garden area. My max rent would be $725. Any suggestions?
Your best bet is to contact a local real estate office that does rentals, not all of them do. Sereno Realty in downtown Winter garden does rentals. You can reach them at (407) 654-8222.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 28, 2014 Rentals in 34787
John Murphy, Real Estate Pro in Windermere, FL
John Murphy answered:
OOPs! Made a mistake in my last question ... Zillow has my home at 216K - (not 116K) ...
Just to follow up...I have a brand new service available that can help with your home pricing questions. Go to http://www.DisneyWorldAreaRealtor.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 18, 2014 Home Selling in 34787
John Murphy, Real Estate Pro in Windermere, FL
John Murphy answered:
Bad time to list a house so close to christmas?
I know this question is old, but I still hear it from time to time. The good thing is, being here in Florida, we are much less severely impacted by the weather in winter so there are s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 12, 2014 Home Selling in 34760
John Murphy, Real Estate Pro in Windermere, FL
John Murphy answered:
How much should I allow the price of forclosures and distressed properties in a neighborhood effect my bid on a non forclosure quality home for sale?
Every community is different...THAT is why you should hire a local Realtor to help you with the purchase. They have the knowledge and experience to answer these questions based on the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 12, 2014 Moving in Oakland
John Murphy, Real Estate Pro in Windermere, FL
John Murphy answered:
Hello, Trulia has my home at $235K and Zillow has it at $116K ... Given the desparity, which sire is usually closer to an actual appraisal value?
One of the biggest issues we real estate agents have is the "estimates" that are provided by these sites. Like anything else the output is only as good as the information which is put ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Feb 17, 2014 Home Selling in 34787
John Lazenby, Real Estate Pro in Windermere, FL
John Lazenby answered:
looking for a townhouse ingated community near daniels rd, also saw tucker oaks . want to pay under 300 in maintenence fees. also saw the orchard, a
If you are still looking for an opportunity,
feel free to contact me.

John Lazenby
www.johnlazenby.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 27, 2013 Home Buying in 34787
John Lazenby, Real Estate Pro in Windermere, FL
John Lazenby answered:
I live in Kissimmee,FL but am wanting to purchase a home in/near Winter Garden, FL. What does a person do if they have no money for closing costs?
Depending upon cost, you might find a USDA loan with zero down payment required.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 27, 2013 Home Buying in 34787
John Lazenby, Real Estate Pro in Windermere, FL
John Lazenby answered:
Wall and easement drainage.....Help please!!!
As other Realtors stated, speak with the Realtor who represented you on the transaction.
If you chose not to use the services of a Realtor and you are 'on your own', consult with
the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 27, 2013 Home Buying in 34787
Jessica Bate…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Bateman answered:
Can I get a home loan with a 620 Beacon score?
Yes I have clients that got conventional loans with a 620 credit score. I know FHA can go down to a 580 credit score.. Check out The Lenders Network they can refer you to a lender that ... more
3 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 11, 2013 Credit Score in 34787
Andrew Phili…, Real Estate Pro in Winter Garden, FL
Andrew Philippone answered:
I would like to know more info about the Isle of Hancock community. What would be a better deal there, new home or resale? Any hidden closing costs?
Hi Gary:

I have a property listed personally on the same Lake Hancock if you are looking for water front
at 14556 Avenue of the Rushes, Winter Garden FL 34787. I would be happy to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 4, 2013 General Area in 34787
VALENTINA OG…, Real Estate Pro in Windermere, FL
VALENTINA OGDEN answered:
bk was discharged in January, my present credit score is 620, I have been at the same job for 9 years, income of 85000.00 am I able to get a mortgage?
Hi Dfrascati,
Sounds like you could qualify for a mortgage. However lenders will also take into consideration other additional aspects such as your overall debt ratio, savings, etc... ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 29, 2013 Financing in 34787
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
I need to rent a house by June 1st We have bad credit.
Hi there,

Take a look at some of the local options here: http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/34787_zip/x_map/

Ali, Community manager
1 vote Share Flag Thu May 30, 2013 Rentals in 34787
Melissa Scir…, Real Estate Pro in Windermere, FL
Melissa Scire- New Home Expert answered:
How do you rate the safety in this area? also, how is the elementary school rated?
Here are some helpful links for you. You can enter the information for the area you are most interested in and pull up all current information on the crime, school ratings and interesti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 22, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 34787
Bruce Hancock, Real Estate Pro in Clermont, FL
Bruce Hancock answered:
I'm looking for a realtor....
See my website at http://www.bruceshomes.com. I have worked in these areas for many years. I will me glad to help you find the home that's just right for your family.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 21, 2012 Rentals in 34787
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