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Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
what is a sort sale????
A short sale is when a home is being sold for less than what the current seller owes on the property & the seller does not have sufficient funds to bring to closing to cover the balance ... more
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Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
Why would anyone in their "right mind" increase a price of a house that is already not selling ??
Good question. If no one is buying at lower prices chances are it won't sell at a higher price. Maybe it was a short sale and bank came back with a higher value?
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Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
is it any easier to buy bank owned houses, then forclosurures?
If a house is on MLS then is it is a straight forward process. If it is not and auction is on court steps then you need to be careful and do you homework.
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Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
On a $130000 listing price, what is the average offer? Thanks Ron
What did you end up doing?
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Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
How do I fine owners that will finance their home for sale?
In this market this will be a tough shot as it is a sellers market. Have you tried looking in all possible financing options.
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Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
why are the appraisals comming in so low from the mortgage companies? it is killing us on trying to buy a
Because of a lot of short sales and foreclosures that happened in 2009, appraisal values were effected negatively. Now that for most part we are out of that mess, I am seeing appraisals ... more
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Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
how much does it cost to put in a pool?
It depends on the size and type of pool you are planning to install. You may also be required to pull permits. I would advice you to get a quote from 2-3 contractors to get a competitiv ... more
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Randy & Vicki…, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Randy & Vicki Biehl answered:
If I buy a short sale home, can I rent or lease purchase the same house back to the orginal owner....?? Are there any laws governing this in Florida?
Realtors are not lawyers and can't give legal advice. Short sales do come with an addendum and arms length transaction form that you as the buyer must sign. Be very careful here and con ... more
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Teri Zanella, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Teri Zanella answered:
Neighborbood has well water and septic.Also is it a good neighborhood to move into?
You should contact a LOCAL buyers agent who can help you with this. Cape Coral is complicated with regard to Well/Septic versus City Water/Sewer and whether the assessments are paid or ... more
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Teri Zanella, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Teri Zanella answered:
does this home have central air i notoced the window units?
Need an address in order to answer this question
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Rentals in Pelican
Teri Zanella, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Teri Zanella answered:
I want to find a 3/2 with a garage- it can be a duplex/ that isn't in a bad area or junk in the Cape- for around 850$- So difficult to find- HELP!
Hi Melissa,

Unfortunately you are having a hard time because there just are no Single Family Homes in Cape Coral at an $850 monthly rental anymore. $950 seems to be the starting rat ... more
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Melissa Park…, Renter in North Fort Myers, FL
Melissa Parker Vatansever answered:
is there any 'concern' about the SW vs NW porta vista communities...it seems like the NW is a bit far out from shopping...any other or -- ?
I have been a property "owner" for 20 plus years- and owned beautiful homes that I have doubled the value of with my husband- as he did his day job and I basically made the home what it ... more
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Rene Rosales, Renter in Miami, FL
Rene Rosales answered:
I have never had an eviction but i do have a collections charge for a lease a few years back, is there any way i could get past a renters check?
i meet the income requirements for most rentals in the 900-1300 range. an i have no criminal history. is there anything that can be done?
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John Connor, Home Buyer in Kansas City, MO
John Connor answered:
Looking for opinions regarding home pricing, and granite countertops
think it will depend on the market of person you look for. I would rather have a custom made counter if the house has beautiful counter than the granite. I think that If I were to price ... more
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Randy & Vicki…, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Randy & Vicki Biehl answered:
What are the advantages of fresh water canals as opposed to sea water canals?
Saltwater canals are more expensive than freshwater canals. In Cape Coral the vast majority of canals are saltwater that lead to the river and gulf. Most people prefer saltwater because ... more
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Kim Benedict, Real Estate Pro in 06902
Kim Benedict answered:
Can the listing agent sell the property they have listed? My experience is they take a listing and sit back and wait for someone else to show and sell
Yes they can... anyone with a license can sell the property... Not all agents do that, some elf us really work hard in selling homes we have listed since that is the way we get paid... ... more
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Terry Mell, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Terry Mell answered:
Do HOA fees ever include property management?
Each HOA is set up individually and have their own set of documents and budgets that would include amenities that the developer and the owners agreed upon. Unfortunately, I'm not aware ... more
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Joan King, Home Buyer in Cape Coral, FL
Joan King answered:
I own a home in Cape Coral that is in the recently approved utility expansion plan. I am interested in buying an empty lot adjacent to my home.
Yes, but you also have the advantage of combining the lots now and having the exemptions apply to both lots, saving you goo-gobs in real estate taxes and capping the amount you pay - th ... more
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Teri Zanella, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Teri Zanella answered:
MI to FL rental and purchase
Hi Brittany, I typically do not do rentals as there is a lot of leg work involved for very little pay. However I know Cape Coral well and the rentals market well so a fellow Michigan ... more
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TERRY MCCARL…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
TERRY MCCARLEY answered:
is it good for family?
I just checked and this property is no longer available.
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