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Tom Bawany, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Tom Bawany answered:
SO I just want to know what the steps for buying a house from beginning to end?
Hello Jessica

Yes the best place to start is to contact a Florida Loan Officer and ask for a Pre Approval ( or Pre Qualify. Pre Approval is Better)

Your Loan Officer will then ... more
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Kimberly Kat…, Real Estate Pro in New Lenox, IL
Kimberly Katsenes answered:
Looking for local lender to fiancé 2 ac lot in subdivision but will not build for couple years. Any suggestions or rate info to share? Thanks.
Make sure you check By Laws and local building guidelines as well, in my area when you purchase a lot there is a time stipulation to begin construction. For example some communities req ... more
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Julia Robins…, Home Buyer in Beaufort, SC
Julia Robinson Mathews answered:
Does anyone know of any bully breed friendly rentals in the Tampa Bay area?
Hi Mel,

My husband and I are also in a pinch and having a hard time finding ANYTHING (rental or buying in a friendly neighborhood) near MacDill AFB that will allow our 6 year old APB ... more
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Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
in Florida how much time does a tenant have to move when a home goes up for auction and they knew nothing about it?
I'm not sure if the previous answers given are correct. We had a Federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure that provided certain protections to tenants but I do not believe our elected ... more
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Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
I am wanting to look at and make a bid today on a property in Dunedin. How do I get in contact with someone at your company.?

Typically any Realtor you select can help you buy a property.

If you're not yet working with a Realtor, we can probably help you.

Get in touch with us with the address so w ... more
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Nora Moore, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Nora Moore answered:
What is included in the HOA fees? Are the fees inclusive of lawn care (mowing)?
Generally, lawn care and general maintenance of things outside of your home are included in HOA fees. That's one of the big perks in my opinion. I've never been a fan of mowing the lawn ... more
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
Can a buyer go from an fha loan to a convent. loan without our approval?
If your contract allows it. The forms I use specify the type of loan and down payment. They also require the seller's permission to alter from that. Your contract may or may n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 1, 2015 Home Selling in Tampa
Tracy Hoyt, Real Estate Pro in Valrico, FL
Tracy Hoyt answered:
Hello, I will be relocating from NJ to work at Tampa General Hospital. Can someone tell me some nice areas that are accommodating to a family as well?

Congrats on your move to the sunshine state. I am certain you will enjoy the change. I would love to help answer all your questions about the area and provide assistance with r ... more
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Jasmin Hende…, Real Estate Pro in Sicklerville, NJ
Jasmin Henderson answered:
We are a family from NJ and we are planning to relocate to Tampa at the end of June once the schools end this semester.
Hi Karla,

I'd love to assist you with you Relocation. I can assist you in selling your property in NJ and work a Realtor in Tampa to help you achieve your goals.

I'm available t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 General Area in Tampa
ibexxx2001, Home Buyer in Port Richey, FL
ibexxx2001 answered:
Photos of my home pose a security threat. As the homeowner of 6410 S. Macdill Ave, Tampa Fl. 33611, I want the photos of the interior removed.
These days it is not hard to find anyone as long as they have an address ! Your life is public record nowadays even the floor plan of your home. Maybe you should stop getting high or st ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 Home Ownership in 33611
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
how do you report an ad that is fraudulent?
are you referring to a rental ad?

you can bring up the listing..........look for the word "MORE" under the photo......there will be a drop down menu.............sel;ect the FLAG opti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Will adding an unattached garage to my home raise the value?
Yes, it will add value as it is a tangible asset.
It will add marketability which indirectly adds value.
It will add benefit because EVERY Saint Pete Beach house needs more storage.
... more
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Lyndie House, Real Estate Pro in 33548
Lyndie House answered:
I have a bedroom with an interior door and a slider that opens to an enclosed atrium that has a screen in the ceiling. Is this a legal bedroom?
In Florida, you must have a closet and most appraisers will require a window. I have had conflicting answers from different appraisers but all of them say that a closet is required.

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0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Selling in Tampa
Thomas Godart, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Thomas Godart answered:
My wife and I are looking for experienced agent in the Tampa area that can help us find an investment property.
I want to know if you are still interested in investment property at Tampa, FL. I can offer that investment opportunity (condo, multifamily homes etc) I will also give you the consultan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Norma Newgent, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Norma Newgent answered:
i have a felony that has been dismissed yet cannot find an apartment, or duplex that will accept me, i need a home for me and my expectant girlfriend?
Try Rent Solutions on Henderson. They do the checks etc. but the are nice folks
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Crime & Safety in Tampa
Janina Wozni…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Janina Wozniak answered:
Looking to buy 2/3 bed and 2/3 bath condo or town home in the Tampa, St. Pete Beach or Clearwater area. Where might 200-350K go furthest?
I am a local, full-time Realtor who actively works in this greater Tampa Bay Area. There is a foreclosure townhouse recently built in 2008 that just hit the market for only $120K. I wor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Andy Wood, Real Estate Pro in Florida
Andy Wood answered:
Does anyone have experience in doing a 203k rehab loan in Seminole Heights and have you had trouble with insurance?
You should not have trouble getting insurance. If your lender is experienced at 203K's, he/she should have a handful of insurance folks to refer you to.

I know this is a few days ol ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2015 Home Buying in Southeast Seminole Heights
Rob Williams, Real Estate Pro in 33578
Rob Williams answered:
No questions. The 1214 North Bay is a scan. Talking about he live in ca.
Hi Missey, Yes definitely looks like a scam to me too..

Were you looking into purchasing a home? Would you like some assistance?
If so give me a call or send me an email and I wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
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