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Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
Where in Sarasota should I look?
Hi Suzi,

How familiar are you with Sarasota? Generally speaking, the closer the homes are to the waterfront the higher the prices. Being closer to the water/bay will also increase ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota
jeribernard, Other/Just Looking in Venice, FL
jeribernard asked:
Please give me the name of a very experienced realtor in Venice, FL Only interested in a very experienced, intelligent realtor.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 6, 2014 Home Buying in Venice
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
How long is it going to take DiVosta to build out Isles on Palmer Ranch? Are they likely to go belly up? Are they REALLY the good quality as they say?
For those who are looking for an update, DiVosta has completed new home construction in The Isles on Palmer Ranch and the builder is now building/selling homes in their new community wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 5, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota
Andrew Palum…, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Andrew Palumbo answered:
How to determine Property Taxes?
You can take a look at any of the listings here on trulia that are in the price range that you are looking at and see what the current tax bill is. This will get you a general idea and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 3, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota County
Randy & Vicki…, Real Estate Pro in Punta Gorda, FL
Randy & Vicki Biehl answered:
What is the typical single family insurance rate including flood in the central Sarasota area?
Hi there,

There is no way to answer your question with out a specific address. Every home is going to be different because the prices vary according to the elevation and age of the h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2014 Home Insurance in Sarasota
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
I'm in Florida.... I have been renting a duplex for 3 months now... I was just informed by a neighbor that it was sold this morning in a
There have been significant changes to the federal law as of 2009 that are of benefit to tenants of homes in foreclosure. Before May of 2009, most renters lost their leases upon forecl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 30, 2014 Foreclosure in Sarasota
Janet Oberho…, Real Estate Pro in Nokomis, FL
Janet Oberholtzer answered:
Relocating to the Venice, Fl area with 5 children
Hi Angela,
I live directly north of Venice in Nokomis, and I love this area. Most of Nokomis is within 5 miles of the Venice Hospital so it's easily within driving distance and even b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 28, 2014 Home Buying in Venice
Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
looking for 4 bedroom home with no chines dry wall and no problems up to date homes from 2005 and up
I would be happy to send you some listings or you can search for properties that match your criteria on my web site at: http://www.tammyhayes.remaxagent.com/

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 25, 2014 Home Buying in North Port
horizon.rese…, Home Owner in Venice, FL
horizon.research answered:
Venice Florida Exclusive Buyer's Agent wanted...I'm exhausted searching for the perfect condo long distance. How do I find the perfect?
Our home is for sale as FSBO - www.Buy-Our-Florida-Home.com - 941-237-0951 - Move in Ready, waterfront, on a lake in Venice.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 22, 2014 Home Buying in Venice
Lynn Brock, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Lynn Brock answered:
Looking for a rent to own
Sheenb123, a rent to own has a higher probability in a buyer's market. We are in a seller's market. There are two types of ways to purchase 1.) is rent the property with an option t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 19, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota
Corinnedownes, Home Seller in Tampa, FL
Corinnedownes answered:
I would like to purchase a mobile home in a 55 community gulf side of FL for 50-75k. I would like to pay cash. What is the TRUE cost per month?
I have such a property in Tampa and own the land in a 55 community near Westchase in Tampa. It is a large double wide manufactured home with two large bedrooms and two bath, kitchen, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Home Buying in Venice
Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
Should we put our house in Indiana on market and then look for new house Or should we have one in mind in Florida? We do know what area we want .
If you are using the money from the sale of your home in Indiana, then you will need to sell it first. Most sellers down here will not accept a contingency on the sale of another home. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 15, 2014 Home Buying in Venice
Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
If I pay cash for a house in Florida what would be my cost be?
Here is a link to my web site which lists the expenses involved for the buyer and seller.

http://www.tammyhayes.remaxagent.com/closing-costs.aspx
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 15, 2014 Home Buying in 34223
Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
how is the surrounding area as far as crime and upkeep of homes?
Your best resource for crime statistics if the local police or sherrifs department. Englewood is split into two different counties, so you would have to go to either Charlotte County o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 15, 2014 Home Buying in Englewood
kenrolan, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
kenrolan answered:
Just found a cousin died without leaving a will. My husband and his sisters are the closest living relatives. She owned a house in Sarasota, Fl.
I deal with these situations every day

Call Ken Rolan @941-227-7599 for any help I can offer.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Home Buying in 34231
Randy & Vicki…, Real Estate Pro in Punta Gorda, FL
Randy & Vicki Biehl answered:
I'm from NJ. Is it really possible to purchase a 3br 2bth home in the North Port area with a pool for under $100,000 w/ owner paying closing?
As of today there are 5 homes in North Port that are 3/2 with pools under $100,000
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 10, 2014 Home Buying in 34286
Randy & Vicki…, Real Estate Pro in Punta Gorda, FL
Randy & Vicki Biehl answered:
Can I buy my own house at a short sale?
No you can not buy your own short sale, and a short sale needs to be an arms-length transaction, which means you or your family, or friends can purchase it from you.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 10, 2014 Home Buying in 34287
Randy & Vicki…, Real Estate Pro in Punta Gorda, FL
Randy & Vicki Biehl answered:
Wll Fannie Mae except a sighned pruchase agreement with a closing date as proof of funds?
A signed purchase contract with a closing date is not the same thing as POF.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 10, 2014 Home Buying in North Port
Lynn Brock, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Lynn Brock answered:
What are the fees associated with 3745 Almeria Ave #1-S Sarasota, FL 34239 (Granada)?
Mcshaffer91, The monthly fee associated with this unit is $275.00 / month. It includes: building exterior, basic cable, ground maintenance, pest control (exrterior) roof reserves, tr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 10, 2014 Home Buying in Granada
Lynn Brock, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Lynn Brock answered:
looking for an investment condo/home something we can use at different times and rent out for 1 -3 month periods , looked at pinestone any other
Richard Green, Pinestone is a lovely community. Market demand has increased home prices above your targeted buy number of $175,000. There are three units currently for sale with aski ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 10, 2014 Home Buying in 34231
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