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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
Gary Hitchco…, Real Estate Pro in Parkland, FL
Gary Hitchcock 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...
Yes, I would check Case-Shiller the top real estate experts and they are showing a very steady future 3-5 percent increase. My son is a CPA and just bought his second townhome, if you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Buying in South Florida
Ali Haghgoo, Real Estate Pro in Westminster, MD
Ali Haghgoo answered:
Building Materials or Concerns?
I would recommend looking into Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). Not only are they excellent for insulating your home but they are very strong. In fact, homes built with SIPs have bee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Home Buying in South Florida
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
what if my appraisal is lower than my offering price?
If you are the buyer, you may need to add more cash to the deal.
If you are using a big bank, you need to change lenders.
You may not know it but the appraisal the BANK made you pay f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 1, 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
Julie Rosent…, Real Estate Pro in 33477
Julie Rosenthal 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?
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0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 18, 2014 Home Buying in South Florida
H. Skip Robi…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Worth, FL
H. Skip Robinson answered:
What is the best investment in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area for 200K (Condo, house,...)? Which location would give best appreciation and rental?
The Galt Ocean Mile along AIA between Oakland Park Blvd and Commercial Blvd in Fort. Lauderdale. I found a total of 26 units for sale for less than $250,000, mostly 1 bedroom/1 baths bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 13, 2014 Home Buying in South Florida
averyschlact…, Home Buyer in Salt Lake City, UT
averyschlacter32 answered:
do you have homes that needs renovations i will perfer to buy a home and renovate same?
I've been looking for a place that would need home renovations in Seattle. Do you have any that could I could fix up and make my own?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 10, 2013 Home Buying 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
MARCO HAUMAN, Real Estate Pro in 33054
MARCO HAUMAN 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
Susan J. Penn…, Real Estate Pro in 33331
Susan J. Penn, PA, Realtor answered:
Help with first Homepath Renovation Condos as an Investment in Davie, FL.
Dear Laurence,

Homepath is a foreclosure site that is designed to provide homes for home owners first, investors second, whcih means usually there is a waiting period before an inves ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 19, 2013 Home Buying in South Florida
chrisfidelch…, Other/Just Looking in South Florida, FL
chrisfidelchavez answered:
Pet friendly homes Broward County or Palm Beach County in Florida
call my real estate agent, she is a dog owner and dog advocate and she knows many places in broward that allow dogs her email is AArachy@aol.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 6, 2013 Home Buying in South Florida
Scott Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Scott Miller - REALTOR® answered:
Foreclosure home and spouse buying home - Please advise
Hi RITH.

You are in the middle of a complicated transaction, but I think you know this already. Please contact me offline and my offiice and I can help you:

The Homeowner Assista ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 4, 2013 Home Buying in South Florida
Scott Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Scott Miller - REALTOR® answered:
Can Parkland homes built in 2002 have Chinese dry wall?
Hi X.

I was under the impression that CW started coming in after 2002....BUT, you should only find out for yourself by hiring a competent inspector experienced with CW to check the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 4, 2013 Home Buying in South Florida
Susan J. Penn…, Real Estate Pro in 33331
Susan J. Penn, PA, Realtor answered:
What unpermitted work would you accept on a house?
Dear Jlabush,

You are considering purchasing a home. Are you working with a competent realtor? Did you hire an attorney?
A fence - requires a permit and the survey
Hurricane shutte ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Buying in South Florida
Ann Ryan, Real Estate Pro in 33178
Ann Ryan answered:
Are there any NACA Approved realtors in south florida?
Mark, I am familiar with the NACA process, but am not currently NACA approved. Right now, my suggestion to you would be to see if you can qualify for a regular loan as well. The reaso ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 13, 2012 Home Buying in South Florida
SouthFlorida, Real Estate Pro in South Florida, FL
SouthFlorida answered:
What is the correct market value on 229 E Crystal Lake Street, Orlando FL 32806?
If you want a QUALIFIED opinion of Fair Market Value hire a local appraiser with over five years experience. Realtors do not know how to make adjustments for differences in gross livin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 14, 2012 Home Buying in South Florida
Gino Herring,…, Real Estate Pro in South Florida, FL
Gino Herring, SFR, REALTOR® answered:
I'm in the process of buying a short sale and the seller's relator is asking for a 1.5% negotiation fee from the buyer. Is this legal?
Hopefully this was taken care of by now....But...RESPA!

Gino Herring, SFR
954-770-5568
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 12, 2011 Home Buying in South Florida
Mark McCaw, Real Estate Pro in South Florida, FL
Mark McCaw answered:
I AM LOOKING FOR LAND IN S. FLA. CANNOT FIND THE RIGHT WEB SITE. CAN ANYONE MAKE A SUGGESTION WITH A HOUSE ON 20 ACRES ZONED AG FOR CATTLE?
Any Realtor can help you find the land with the proper zoning(s) that your looking for. Realtor's are also able to allow you to have access to their MLS Services for up to 90 days. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 13, 2011 Home Buying in South Florida
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