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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 Yesterday at 12:34pm Home Buying in Saint Petersburg
renya, Home Buyer in Saint Petersburg, FL
renya asked:
who live here now?
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Jereme B. Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Seminole, FL
Jereme B. Carter answered:
Are there monthly community association fees for Yacht Club Estates?
Rknight, If would like assistance purchasing a home in Yacht Club Estates or in surrounding communities call me if you like you can text me or email an address to review and we can revi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 17, 2014 Home Buying in Yacht Club Estates
CT Muzik, Home Owner in Saint Petersburg, FL
CT Muzik answered:
Kapok Grand? How is this area in terms of family friendly, safety, etc. How close is it to the beach?
My wife and I are comfortable walking alone at night in yacht Club Estates. Most homes have monitored security systems and video surveillance. This is not due to high crime, but a saf ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 17, 2014 Home Buying in Saint Petersburg
Maryluke99, Both Buyer and Seller in Miami, FL
Maryluke99 answered:
How can I find FHA approved lenders in St Petersburg, fl?
FHA loans down to 560 FICO in St Pete FL
http://www.florida-mortgage-lenders.com/fha-mortgage-cities/124-st-petersburg-florida-fha-mortgage-lenders.html
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Home Buying in Saint Petersburg
jballensr, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
jballensr answered:
Are there any 203k loan/down payment assistance experts in St Pete?
I am a down payment assistance expert in Atlanta, Georgia. I attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. I am willing to guide you through the process of identifying all sourc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 14, 2014 Home Buying in Saint Petersburg
LeeAnna Pham, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
LeeAnna Pham answered:
can investors buy in Winston park for resale or rent?
Hi there,

I'm pretty sure the answer is YES, but you can always ask the HOA for guidelines on resales and lease approval requirements. See link below.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Home Buying in Winston Park
Team Albert -…, Real Estate Pro in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Team Albert - KW Port St Lucie answered:
Why does it seem there is something funny going on with the listing agents when I try to buy foreclosures and short sales in FL?
Foreclosures and short sales are very different animals. Short Sale homes are still owned by the owner, a foreclosure is owned by the bank. In both cases the bank must agree to the sa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 26, 2014 Home Buying in 33701
alenamauer, Home Buyer in New York, NY
alenamauer answered:
What is the average flood insurance on condos on Bahia del Mar area in St petersburg?
My sister had her basement flood a little over a year ago. It was such a hassle to clean it up. She didn't have flood insurance because she didn't think she needed it for her area.

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0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 28, 2014 Home Buying in 33715
Cathy Starkw…, Real Estate Pro in 34747
Cathy Starkweather answered:
How long does it take to closing the deal for an out of state buyer? Do we need a lawyer? It will be in Isla Del Sol.
Closing on a property will be the same if you are in state purchaser or out of state. If there's no financing involved and it's a standard resell, you can close in as little as 5-7 days ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 22, 2014 Home Buying in Isla del Sol
Cathy Starkw…, Real Estate Pro in 34747
Cathy Starkweather answered:
What does "active with contract" mean?
I'm agree with Terri, you see AWC quite often with short sales because of the negotiation process with the seller's lender. You have an agreed contract with the seller, but the seller ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 22, 2014 Home Buying in Isla del Sol
Pam Cohn-Bro…, Real Estate Pro in 33761
Pam Cohn-Broker Associate answered:
How much is the HOA fee for 6210 Sun Boulevard, St. Petersburg?
Jkl from Ontario,

6210 Sun Boulevard-Casa Del Mar Condos are showing HOA fees between $354-360. The MLS shows them as covering: Building Exterior, Cable, Community Pool, Escrow Rese ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2014 Home Buying in Saint Petersburg
Barry Smith, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Barry Smith answered:
I like the condo #1409 at 5220 Brittany Drive South-any others there with 3 bedrooms?
I don't have chocolate for you but let me indulge you with this info; only one of the Point Brittany buildings has 3 bedroom units. It is building 4 which is the building closest and pa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2014 Home Buying in Saint Petersburg
Caroline York…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Caroline York Mortell answered:
why are there so many condos available on Brittany Dr... I know its a 55 and over ...do they allow you to rent ?
Today we have such a low inventory of homes and over the past few years property owners have been ]waiting for home values to increase to a reasonable level. I have not heard anything ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 29, 2014 Home Buying in 33715
Caroline York…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Caroline York Mortell answered:
What is the likelihood that we would be able to rent our condo in St Petersburg or general area during off season?
The most important question to ask yourself is how long would the rental period be. If the rental period is less than 6 months and one day the tenant is required to pay the 13% (check ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 29, 2014 Home Buying in Saint Petersburg
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alma Rose Kee, P.A. answered:
I am looking for an assumable mortgage in the 33705, 33711 or 33712 zip code of St.Petersburg. My desire is minmum 3 bedroom single home.
I see you posted this back over 4 years ago. Did you find a house?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 20, 2014 Home Buying in Saint Petersburg
Caroline York…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Caroline York Mortell answered:
I need help finding lender for single family home . I had a short sale 17 months ego.My credit score is in 670.
Look for a Mortgage Broker. They work with a variety of lenders and each lender has a variety of Mortgage products. Your credit score is not the lowest I've seen succeed. Before you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 9, 2014 Home Buying in 33702
Caroline York…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Caroline York Mortell answered:
Why is it so hard to find a realtor that will help you?
There are several answers to your question and I understand your frustration. We have had many frustrations with short sales ourselves over the years. Few if any Realtors I know will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 9, 2014 Home Buying in Saint Petersburg
Caroline York…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Caroline York Mortell answered:
Should we buy, even though we weren't planning to do so for a while?
You seem to be answering your own question. You have made several reasons why you should not buy at this time. You also indicate that it is NOT your dream house. "People" may say it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 9, 2014 Home Buying in North Downtown
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