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Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
carport conversion done 35 years ago - refinancing and want copy of building permit
Sarasota County's building department keeps permit records back more than 10 years, just not all data is available online. The city of Sarasota does have some records back more than 1 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 9:56pm Financing in Sarasota
Re.sarasota, Home Buyer in Sarasota, FL
Re.sarasota asked:
Im foreigner trying to buy a home for the first time in sarasota/manatee county is there anywhere i can get a loan with my itin # I have 30k to put down i want to buy something btween 70-80k any lenders that speak spanish?
Would be better for me to understand.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 18, 2015 Home Buying in Sarasota
Stephanie Ad…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Stephanie Adams answered:
Purchasing vacation rentals...house vs. condo; Siesta vs. Anna Maria
Hi Susan
I agree with Diane in regards to the Florida condos and the issues with flood insurance. The reason there are rental restrictions is so that the condos can remain warrantable. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 13, 2015 Home Buying in Sarasota
Stephanie Ad…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Stephanie Adams answered:
Looking in Sarasota area for one story condo or manufactured housing with small yard area that can be fenced for dogs.
Hi Mr. Roth
Are planning on obtaining financing for this property? If so please let me know I would be more than happy to assist you with this.
Stephanie Adams
Senior Loan Officer N ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2015 Home Buying in Sarasota
Gerald Feens…, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Gerald Feenstra answered:
How can I get my homes interior pictures removed from your site?
Hello,

If you're having issues getting interior pictures removed from your listing, I recommend reaching out to Trulia Customer Support. They should be able to assist you with any is ... more
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Cynthia, Home Buyer in Sarasota, FL
Cynthia asked:
Cannot find where to register for sweepstakes - have board done $25K with one kings lane
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Home Buying in 34232
Nicole Gibbs, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Nicole Gibbs answered:
Looking for family friendly neighborhoods in Sarasota. 300k - 500K kids: 6,5,1 good school disctricts, kids playing outside gated or non gated
The Niche website named the Sarasota County School District as the 2nd best school district in Florida in its 2015 public school rankings. Sarasota has a majority of the state’s best ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 22, 2015 Home Buying in Sarasota
Nicole Gibbs, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Nicole Gibbs answered:
Looking to purchase a vacation home on the Gulf Coast-Need advise for best area to purchase
Good afternoon from sunny Sarasota FL!

Weekly at our company meetings we personally view local property listed on the barrier islands of Sarasota including Siesta Key, Lido Key, and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 22, 2015 Home Buying in Sarasota
Randy Stoker, Real Estate Pro in Yuba City, CA
Randy Stoker answered:
Can I sell my house myself with trulia?
Trulia does not support For Sale By Owner listings. All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 22, 2015 Home Selling in Sarasota
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
what if I want make a cash offer on a home in foreclosure, but less than the foreclosure/resale price? Thank you,
Hi Deborah,

If a home is in foreclosure the owners generally owe more money to the lien holders than the sale of the property will cover, so they would therefore have to bring cash t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 16, 2015 Foreclosure in Sarasota
lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
lewisremington19 answered:
I read insulation wet-spray is best for new construction, but what about renovation?
If you are removing drywall then you should be able to do wet-spray insulation without much difficulty, but if you're not then you might want to go with a different option. You don't wa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 13, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 34239
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
Is it difficult to get financing for properties with mobile or manufactured homes. Is it mostly cash only?
It is difficult to find financing for mobile homes. The mobile home would have to be attached to a lot that is sold with the MH. If the MH is on a rented lot it is considered a vehicl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 8, 2015 Market Conditions in Sarasota
David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
Bella Villino can someone give me some thoughts on Bella Villino, who the builder was, quality of builder and area and any other info would be appreci
There are a lot of renters in Bella Villino. You may have trouble getting a Fannie/Freddie backed mortgage because of this. There are better options than these condo.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 3, 2015 Home Buying in Sarasota
David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
Any farmhouse style houses in Sarasota?
What is a "farmhouse" style? Wood frame structures are not the best choice. Most are built of cement block.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 3, 2015 Home Buying in Sarasota
Kim Carnagey, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Kim Carnagey answered:
Is this house still on the market, 2777 Harvest Drive Sarasota, FL??
Contact a local REALTOR for the most accurate information on the current status of a home.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 3, 2015 Home Buying in Sarasota
David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
Where can I find a southern style home on the east coast of Florida but not as far up as Jacksonville?
You asked in Sarasota and we are on the west coast of FL. What do you mean by "southern style"? Florida is pretty far south.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 3, 2015 Home Buying in Sarasota
Melvin List, Real Estate Pro in Florida
Melvin List answered:
If I start with an FHA home and 3.5% down, what do I need to know about refinancing to get rid of the mortgage insurance.
Depending on your situation you have other options such as the My Community program if you can meet the income restrictions. The My Community program has no upfront MIP and lower month ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 30, 2015 Financing in 34243
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Is there a difference in deed in leau of foreclosure and short sale on your credit score?
With a short sake, a good negotiator can get them to not report the short sale as a negative but credit neutral. A deed in lieu is better than a foreclosure. If you home has been for sa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 25, 2015 Credit Score in Sarasota
Michelle Har…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Michelle Harris answered:
bankruptcy discharged in 2010/ we continued to pay on our B of A mortgage. We didn' t inc mortgage in bankruptcy / reaffirmation not done-B
FHA MORTGAGE LOANS ARE EASY TO QUALIFY FOR BECAUSE YOU CAN:
http://www.florida-mortgage-lenders.com/
Purchase a Florida home 12 months after a chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Purchase a Flor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 25, 2015 Credit Score in Sarasota
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