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Gerald Vonbe…, Home Buyer in Jackson Springs, NC
Gerald Vonberger answered:
Building Materials or Concerns?
I've had the same question about roofing for a while. I am redoing my roofing right now on the house and on the shed out in the backyard. I've heard that it's a good idea to have the sa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 1, 2014 Home Buying in South Florida
Randy & Vicki…, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Randy & Vicki Biehl answered:
How much home can I get for ~40k in south Florida?
I know that this question is from 2009 and even then it would have been nearly impossible to purchase a home for under $40K. and if you could have found a distressed bank owned back the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 28, 2014 General Area in South Florida
Stephanie Le…, Real Estate Pro in Miami Lakes, FL
Stephanie Leon PA 786-574-3928 answered:
what if my appraisal is lower than my offering price?
If the appraisal is less than the offered amount you have several options.

1- See if the seller will reduce to the appraisal value

2- Should the seller not reduce you can put the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 20, 2014 Home Buying in South Florida
Stephanie Le…, Real Estate Pro in Miami Lakes, FL
Stephanie Leon PA 786-574-3928 answered:
The bank in a short sale is getting a 2nd BPO because the first was prepared over 90 days ago. Does the buyer get to see the new BPO?
This is common with short sales and the BPO value is only for the banks eyes..
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 20, 2014 Home Buying in South Florida
Stephanie Le…, Real Estate Pro in Miami Lakes, FL
Stephanie Leon PA 786-574-3928 answered:
does an "REO" have tobe bank owned?
"REO" means Real Estate Owned

This is a class of property owned by a lender—typically a bank, government agency, or government loan insurer—after an unsuccessful sale at a forec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 20, 2014 General Area in South Florida
Michael Jose…, Home Owner in Gulf Breeze, FL
Michael Joseph answered:
I was wondering if it's still a good time to invest a single home in south Florida. You know, the price is bouncing back...
I would say NO. The market has risen way to high and it's doubtful it's going to last. Home sales weren't very strong this year and that's with the Fed keeping rates at or near 0. The s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 13, 2014 Home Buying in South Florida
John G. Ard,…, Real Estate Pro in Lauderdale Beach, Fort...
John G. Ard, P.A. answered:
What is the best investment in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area for 200K (Condo, house,...)? Which location would give best appreciation and rental?
There are so many "micro-climates" in the South Florida Real Estate market. I think you may want to team up with an experienced Agent to discuss some relevant considerations for Investi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 13, 2014 Home Buying in South Florida
Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
I want to find short term (approx. 4 months) seasonal rentals, which is the best online resource?
I would try airbnb or VRBO - both sites have lots of shorter term rentals. One or the other may be more popular in your area. We just rented a cottage through VRBO and will be checkin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Rentals in South Florida
Scott Patter…, Real Estate Pro in South Florida, FL
Scott Patterson answered:
How easy/hard it is to find a tenant in either Broward or Palm beach counties?
Depending on the type of home you purchase and the location, rentals are in high demand currently, whether luxury or middle income properties. Feel free to search our inventory for prop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 30, 2014 Home Buying in South Florida
Robert Hanson, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Robert Hanson answered:
We are looking to move from VA to FL and wanted to find a place online that lists homes that are FHA approved in South Florida-Help?
Please make sure that you speak with an experienced lender who will lay out various options and intelligently discuss the pros and cons of each with you.

Your pre-approval should re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 7, 2014 Home Buying in South Florida
John Bennett, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, FL
John Bennett answered:
Listing Realtor changed MLS without consent. Pressuring me to sell low and move on with my life. If I don't, can he sue for full commission?
REALTORS, why just why would one "present" an oral offer? Yes, I understand an oral counter, but in my mind, 1st offers should always be in writing so that all conditions are understoo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 16, 2013 Home Selling in South Florida
jmr0517, Both Buyer and Seller in South Florida, FL
jmr0517 answered:
Can anyone recommend a reliable Handyman in central Palm Beach County?
Yes
I recommend
Manny Rivera
Handyman Service
561-360-4437
great worker and very reasonable
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 30, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in South Florida
Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Bowie, MD
Akil Walker answered:
What is the best brokerage for a newly licensed part-time real estate agent?
Hi Erice,


I suggest looking at brokerage that offers a solid mentoring program. Some agents enjoy working at large brokerages, medium and boutique.

Exit offers in person and o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 11, 2013 Agent2Agent in South Florida
Yanoska Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Yanoska Diaz answered:
do you have homes that needs renovations i will perfer to buy a home and renovate same?
Targeting a home that needs renovations it is probably more difficult to acquire than one that doesn't. Investors typically look for these properties hoping to grab a better deal, the e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 10, 2013 Home Buying in South Florida
Yanoska Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Yanoska Diaz answered:
I am looking to rent a condo, -2 br shower stall and tub heated pool not to far from mIami beach arrround 1100 rent for 6 months
Hello Leon, a 2 bedroom not too far from the beach is nearly impossible to find at that rate. Also, the beach extends for miles, are you looking for the south or north portion of Miami ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 30, 2013 Rent vs Buy in South Florida
Ray Stevens, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Ray Stevens answered:
Ok I am seeking home, condo overlooking ocean for 150-200k in south fl from PSL- Miami. Prefer 2 bedroom, 1-2 bath.
Laurie,

As a Florida-based lender, I can tell you condos down here are very, very nice.

However, I can also share some nightmare stories with you about my borrowers getting tied u ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 30, 2013 Home Buying in South Florida
Yanoska Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Yanoska Diaz answered:
How can I complete with cash buyers?
You cannot, unless you are willing to pay much more than what the property is worth and subsequently cure the cost of the appraised value. South Florida is flooded with cash investors, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 22, 2013 Home Buying in South Florida
Scott Patter…, Real Estate Pro in South Florida, FL
Scott Patterson answered:
Is it possible to find a investment property for less than 50k close to fort lauderdale, hollywood, plantation area?
In this market, there are no properties which meet that description and criteria. Central Florida may still have some distressed properties you could try.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 30, 2013 Investment Properties in South Florida
California M…, Other/Just Looking in San Andreas, CA
California Market answered:
Less than stellar credit; 20% down--Need a mortgage
Mark
Have you already purchased a property? Or are you still waiting?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 14, 2013 Home Buying in South Florida
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