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Covenant Inv…, Both Buyer and Seller in Clifton, VA
Covenant Investments answered:
Is there a source where I can find the number of foreclosures on Sanibel by month so I can see what the trend is and make my own judgments?
There just aren't many foreclosures available on Sanibel as there are so many real estate investors who have good relationships with the agents here already. The properties sell before ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 14, 2014 Foreclosure in 33957
Janet Danford, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Janet Danford answered:
Coule an agent p;ease get in touch with me regarding any homr in Sanibel going into foreclosure
What's your email? I would like to email them to you as they come.

Thanks,
Janet Danford
239-340-4748
Jan.danford@msn.com
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 15, 2014 Foreclosure in Sanibel
Andre Arensm…, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
Andre Arensman answered:
Whjat is the average condo insurance (contents only) cost per year in Ft. Lauderdale Florida 33308
Insurance underwriters as a rule-of-thumb, value the contents of a condo at 10% of the purchase price. In other words, if you buy a $500,000 condo, the content insurance will be based o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 6, 2013 Home Insurance in Sanibel
Andre Arensm…, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
Andre Arensman answered:
2013-How profitable are the condo rentals at Sanibel Island,? Are we in a buyers market or sellers right now?
In general terms, you can find condos that give you about a 10% gross return on investment. After deducting property taxes, utilities, condo fees and rental fees, you might be able to f ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Aug 4, 2013 Investment Properties in Sanibel
Steve (888)…, Real Estate Pro in 33480
Steve (888) 662-4404 answered:
Is there a mortgage company that lends in Florida for a person coming out of a short sale only a year ago, has 685 credit, & 25% down?
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See below

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99% LTV- FHA/580 score @ lower LTV

97% LTV- NO PMI
97% LTV- CONDO- NO PMI
90% LTV- 2nd Home- NO PMI
90% LT ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 13, 2013 Home Buying in Sanibel
Jesse McGree…, Real Estate Pro in 33928
Jesse McGreevy 239-898-5329 answered:
Is this property available for purchase?
You did not list anything....if you need property info try www.SanibelislandFloridaHomes.com to see what is available.

jessemcgreevy@gmail.com
239-898-5329
www.SanibelislandFlorida ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 27, 2013 Foreclosure in 33957
onlychildint…, Home Buyer in Sanibel, FL
onlychildintrovert answered:
I want a unit in a specific building. Should I wait until one comes on the market or approach owners? There are only 13 units I could purchase.
I don't think it's right to bother people. If they want to sell it, they will put it on the market. Being nosy and intrusive and aggressive is wrong. You're saying to them, Hey, I want ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Jun 15, 2013 Home Buying in Sanibel
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
How does the foreclosure process work on Sanibel?
Good afternoon,

I've been helping First Time Buyers for 23 years as a mortgage professional and I will tell you what I have always told my clients here in New York: If you are a Firs ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue May 14, 2013 Home Buying in Sanibel
Mike Stone, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
Mike Stone answered:
Are the Spanish Cay units at 1610 Middle Gulf not selling because they are overpriced and do not accept dogs?
Good question.

Sounds like you are looking for excuses not to buy there.

If you want a place that takes dogs, and SC doesn't; why concern your self with this? Buy a place, join th ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat May 11, 2013 Home Buying in Sanibel
David Schuld…, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
David Schuldenfrei answered:
Insurer for a single-family "fixer" home on Sanibel?
I think your best bet is to talk to a Sanibel insurance agent, but with the new regulations you are in a tough spot. Call Rosier Insurance 239-443-8332 or Heidrick Insurance 239-579-06 ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jan 9, 2013 Home Insurance in Sanibel
David Schuld…, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
David Schuldenfrei answered:
Where can I get a history/ list of the sales price for condos at Pointe Santo de Sanibel over the past 10 years (including the unit numbers?)
This link is an updated list for closed sales at Pointe Santo for 2012:
http://www.sancapmls.com/san/maildoc/schd_1357309764-Jan-04-2013-9_29_24am.html

There are currently 1 ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Home Buying in Sanibel
Lloyd Nichols, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Lloyd Nichols answered:
Buying a furnished mobile home in Florida. What does that mean? Are all detachable items present when buyer made an agreement to purchase included?
Hi Dee, It means that all furnishing such as beds and tables, chairs are included in the sale. The seller should provide you with a list. It is important that you know what is included ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 30, 2012 Home Buying in 33957
SARAH GARRETT, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
SARAH GARRETT answered:
How much does hurricane issurance cost on an average 1500 - 2000 square foot home, in the Fort Myers area?
Hi,
Most insurance plans will cover this kind of catasrophy with a 2% deductable. $1.00 a sf per year would be about the minimum. I just got a 2400 sf quote in Ft. Myers not in a fl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 8, 2012 Home Insurance in Sanibel
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What is the average sales (sold) price per square foot for a house on the East end of Sanibel that is not on the water or canal?
Keep in mind that square footage costs do vary, and doesn't account for exact location and other considerations, such as property size, condition, etc.; therefore, it's really in your b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 4, 2012 Home Buying in Sanibel
Glenn Carret…, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
Glenn Carretta answered:
we're traveling to Florida 1st week in May to find a place to live - Sanibel is our absolute 1st choice - want a single family home to live-in
Yes- can show you what we have and explain the process of short sales and foreclosures. Best to start your homework now with reading " Glenn's " guide to buying and selling sanibel and ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Mar 27, 2012 Home Buying in Sanibel
NAPLES REAL…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
NAPLES REAL ESTATE GUYS answered:
We live in Canada and we would like to buy a house in Sanibel. We are franch canadians and I don't understand the terms "foreclosure"
We advise our buyer clients to avoid short sales (pre-foreclosure), and the lengthy buying process is only one reason. Buyers negotiation leverage is reduced in these transactions and w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 20, 2012 Home Buying in Sanibel
Jesse McGree…, Real Estate Pro in 33928
Jesse McGreevy 239-898-5329 answered:
what price for one or two bed oceanfront condo . prices still dropping fast
Find a Realtor.....divulge your contact info and get the help you need.



jessemcgreevy@gmail.com
239-898-5329
www.Bonita-Estero-RealEstate.com
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 14, 2011 Home Buying in Sanibel
Mott Kornicki, Real Estate Pro in 33154
Mott Kornicki answered:
what is ther lowest price i could get a 3 bedroom ,oceanfront condo in the Miami area ?
Your choices in the Miami Area for OCEANFRONT are from south to north; South Beach, Miami Beach, North Beach, Surfside, Bal Harbour, Sunny Isles Beach.

When you talk about "LOW ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 7, 2011 Foreclosure in 33957
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
How realistic is it to expect to purchase single-family Sanibel FL home at about 20% below 2009 assessments?
Each property stands alone... much false information to home buyer.

Contact your buyers agent who will assist you with making a sales offer

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consult ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 3, 2011 Home Buying in Sanibel
Phaidra McDe…, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
Phaidra McDermott answered:
How would you describe the difference between captiva island and sanibel island to someone that has not spent much time on either island?
Sanibel Island is approx. 12 miles long, 21 miles of bike paths, 60+% of the island is sanctuary land and wildlife refuge, many different subdivisions and neighborhoods, includes a K-8 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 3, 2011 Home Buying in Sanibel
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