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Caroline M.…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Caroline M. Mortell answered:
Where to move on Coastline between clearwater to Sarasota, Florida?
You may want to look in the Largo and Seminole area as well as Clearwater. There is a homeschool group in that area that a client of mine mentioned two weeks ago. I personally have no ... more
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Caroline M.…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Caroline M. Mortell answered:
I am getting an FHA loan and the house I am trying to purchase has appraised for $7,000 less than the contractual price; what happens now?
FHA will lend you money based on a percentage of the appraised value. Therefore your financing contingency may allow you to walk away if you cannot afford the property. The one to spe ... more
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Caroline M.…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Caroline M. Mortell answered:
I'm looking at buying a condo in the Mariners Pass community. The condo price is reasonable, but condo fees are $550 . Is this worth it?
One way to know if the condo fees are reasonable is to see what is included. What are the amenities, utilities etc. , if you are buying a condo make sure the reserves are adequate for ... more
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Caroline M.…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Caroline M. Mortell answered:
Anyone use Local Ads or Trulia Pro. Is it worth the cost? Thanks!
Yes and Yes. I started my business by advertising on Zillow and TruliaPro.. These two websites got me so busy I stopped advertising in six months. The important thing is not where yo ... more
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Caroline M.…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Caroline M. Mortell answered:
Looking to buy an apartment in st. petes, i have a friend who wants to move in with me too.....
If you are speaking of having a roommate there are few laws that could deny you that opportunity. There is language in some condo by-laws that address unrelated adults residing in a co ... more
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Caroline M.…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Caroline M. Mortell answered:
Are there any 2/2s in Historic NE area? I'm looking for a private owner. I have no pets and am a 59 yr old swf. W/D a must.
Yes. Historic NE has a diverse housing community for both Rental properties and houses for sale. There are small bungalows, former larger homes turned into rentals. And there are form ... more
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Caroline M.…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Caroline M. Mortell answered:
Moving to St. Pete's next month. Which website can I go to for luxury apartment rentals? We need a 3 or 4 bedroom apt or house.
Begin your search with www.stpete.org/neighborhoods

Then you should connect with a Realtor to ask questions and get the lay of the land. Explain your family needs, wants as well ... more
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Caroline M.…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Caroline M. Mortell answered:
I am almost done taking my real estate course, and I am thinking about which company could offer the best training. I would love to find a great
When I was a new agent it seemed everyone had an opinion. But, now as a Broker opening my own business I reflect on the beginning. And I highly recommend you begin your real estate ca ... more
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pamscool1975, Both Buyer and Seller in Saint Petersburg, FL
pamscool1975 answered:
Property Management in St Petersburg
STAW AWAY from Tom and Kathy Gaspari, I had a horrible time with them
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 7, 2014 General Area in Saint Petersburg
Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
Is the appraiser's job sometimes the agents job?
Leaping to the conclusion that she's not doing her job wouldn't be my first response. Appraisers are being put through the wringer in last few years - constantly being asked to do thin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Home Buying in Saint Petersburg
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
Great brokerage firm to start off a career in real estate ?
Nina, welcome to the most incredible and dynamic industry on the planet. Your limits are only defined by the cage you create. As you are aware, the failure rate of newbie agents is CRIM ... more
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Sonny Hotchk…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Sonny Hotchkiss answered:
Does anyone know of a way to search for houses in area bounded by 1st St N, 22nd Ave NE, 5 Ave NE and the North Shore Dr NE?
Use my personal branded app from your cell phone to get the most up-to-date MLS data -- I have had many clients test the app and they prefer it over Zillow and Trulia ... to download th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 16, 2014 Home Buying in Historic Old Northeast
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alma Rose Kee, P.A. answered:
Why is it that the Realtors/Listing Agents NEVER NEVER reply back to the emails that are sent to them about LOW INCOME HOUSING/Sec. 8
I think you can contact the Section 8 housing office and they will list the landlords willing to rent Section 8. Have you tried that?

Also fyi the realtors shown next to listings on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Rentals in Saint Petersburg
Sandy, Home Buyer in Ocala, FL
Sandy answered:
who live here now?
What address are you referring about?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 9, 2014 Home Buying in Saint Petersburg
Winifscot, Home Owner in Saint Petersburg, FL
Winifscot answered:
Kapok Grand? How is this area in terms of family friendly, safety, etc. How close is it to the beach?
Area, is within walking distance to the Beach, roughly Five Minutes , and Supermarket /Banking / Drugstore/ School, similar. However it is on a very Busy Road with trafic constantlly He ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 3, 2014 Home Buying in Saint Petersburg
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
Need some info on the area around 2725 Pinellas Point Dr. Is it desirable? Are area homes increasing in value? What's the neighborhood identity? Etc.
This is an eclectic community of single family homes.
Opportunity continues to exist for investor types.
Close proximity to BIG water and Gulfport add intrinsic value.
Simply using G ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 30, 2014 Home Buying in Saint Petersburg
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