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Michael Jose…, Home Owner in Gulf Breeze, FL
Michael Joseph answered:
Under contract to purchase house in Ruskin. Discovered symptoms of Chinese drywall after signing contract. Still no written disclosure. What now?
If you are still in the inspection period as per your contract back out of it. You do not want a home with this, it can cause serious health problems!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 28, 2014 Home Buying in Ruskin
TERRY MCCARL…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Looking for a Realtor in Port St. Lucie with at least 5 years experience and familiar with the Parks Edge area.
ActiveRain is an excellent site to locate experienced real estate agents.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Home Buying in 33573
Kathleen Long, Home Buyer in Tampa, FL
Kathleen Long answered:
Why are Sun City Center Fl, prices 34 to 47% lower than any other place in the Florida Area? I really feel the Real Estate Agents low ball the prices
Hey there and your question is a good one and to help you with accurate data the price of a market is not determined at all by agents rather it is what buyers are willing to pay and wha ... more
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elijahali21, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
elijahali21 answered:
Is A Lawyer Required For My Closing In Florida?
No, you don't normally need a lawyer for a normal closing. If there are certain complications that you are worried about you can make sure a lawyer is there to look over all of the leg ... more
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Tracy Hoyt, Real Estate Pro in Valrico, FL
Tracy Hoyt answered:
Are motorcycles permitted in Sun City Center?
Yes they are. You must just remember the sound ordinances for certain times of the day.

Tracy Hoyt
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Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
i was told nobody under age of 55, why are school districts listed.the home was on pier drive
See below... 20% of the residents may be under 55... the community may have already reached that percentage and may not allow you buy or rent...

Federal Register 24 CFR Part 100; sec ... more
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Jennifer Ben…, Real Estate Pro in Apollo Beach, FL
Jennifer Bennett answered:
I currently have a condo in Sun city center that I am wanting to sell. I want to live in a single family home. How long does it usually take to sell?
The amount of time it will take to sell will depend on a number of factors, One of the first steps to take is to choose a Realtor who can show you what the sales have been in the past ... more
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Cathy Griggs, Real Estate Pro in Ruskin, FL
Cathy Griggs answered:
I am looking to retire in Ruskin, Fl. In 3 years. I am considering purchasing within the next 12 months.
There are still homes available in Ruskin and Sun City Center for $140,000 and also vacant lots available in affordable ranges but building for $140,000 or under would probably be chall ... more
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Fulvia "Phil" Fowler answered:
Is Hawks Point a nice community?
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Phil Fowler, Agent, Apollo Beach, FL
I sold a home to my son in Hawks Point nearly two years ago. They absolutley love it!! At that time Lennar had not bou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 23, 2013 Home Buying in Ruskin
Steve (888)…, Real Estate Pro in 33480
Steve (888) 662-4404 answered:
644 credit score for USDA.Gathering paperwork bank stubs etc.I have 2010 2011 W2's taxes haven't filed 2012 waiting on college forms is this a issue?
What sales price, rate, closing costs and post of pocket money have you been quoted so far?

0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Buying in 33570
Bruce Raymond, Home Buyer in Orlando, FL
Bruce Raymond answered:
I am purchasing a townhouse in Palm beach county and am not familiar with Florida real estate law as I have relocated from N.Y. I would like to use
I'm from the Uk, and a cash buyer, are there any problems with me buying for cash? And do I pay tax on renting it out in the high season? As I would only use it in the low season? ... more
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Tracy Hoyt, Real Estate Pro in Valrico, FL
Tracy Hoyt answered:
Finding a short-sale expert in the Ruskin / Apollo Beach / Tampa area.

I agree with the comments made by Dan of WA. Many agents will claim to be experts in all types of areas but those that have closed the deals and stayed steadfast throughout th ... more
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Julie Rosent…, Real Estate Pro in 33477
Julie Rosenthal answered:
Purchasing a FSBO condo in Jupiter Florida. Do I need an attorney to help with documents or will a Title company suffice to do the work?
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Steve (888)…, Real Estate Pro in 33480
Steve (888) 662-4404 answered:
I am the seller in a short sale, and I am being asked by the bank, as part of a stipuation in the deal to pay $5000 cash at closing,
These banks should hold out for part of their loss.

What if in the future banks were to contact those buying a home now for 200k who got a fixed rate of 3.125% rate and the house ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 18, 2012 Home Buying in Ruskin
Tom Miller, Real Estate Pro in Lavonia, GA
Tom Miller answered:
Is it unwise to use listing agent for short sale?
I am a little surprised by the answers that say you should use the listing agent. The bank/seller is probably paying the same sales commission, so why not have someone that is looking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 22, 2012 Home Buying in 33570
Sharon Van L…, Real Estate Pro in Apollo Beach, FL
Sharon Van Loan answered:
A listing shows DOM are 4 but I know it was listed with another agent before.
Find a good realtor to give you the property's history. They or I can do an MLS search and find out a lot about it. Give me a call if you would like any help, I specialize in the Sun Ci ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 17, 2012 Home Buying in 33573
Angela Davis, Real Estate Pro in 33579
Angela Davis answered:
When you buy a home in Florida, do you need a lawyer to review the documents before closing? Is this a good idea to trust the Title Company to do?
Florida does not use attorneys to close real estate transactions, but if you choose to you can. All Florida purchase contracts are written by attorneys. Realtors, Broker and Title agent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 26, 2011 Home Buying in Ruskin
Dp2, Other/Just Looking in Virginia
Dp2 answered:
I found this property as owner financing.......what are the terms?
Incidentally, even if a property were in pre-foreclosure, then the decision to do a deal with creative financing still could make sense provided one knows what to do. I agree that it&# ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 19, 2011 Home Buying in Ruskin
Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
When buying a home what is the difference between market value and assessed value?
Assessed Value - Value placed upon property for property tax purposes by the tax assessor.

Market Value - The highest price a willing buyer would pay and a wiling seller accept, both ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Apr 29, 2011 Home Buying in 33573
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