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Curly Sue, Real Estate Pro in Texas
Curly Sue answered:
If my credit is below average and I have enough to purchase a home,would that be sufficient or would I need to better my credit score ?
What is your score? If it's over 580 you have hope for a FHA loan.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 22, 2013 Home Buying in 33604
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
is this area like the "ghetto" or the "projects" ?Just what is it like ?
Hi there-

Check out some of the local community info here: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Tampa-Florida/community-info/

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 21, 2013 Home Buying in Terrace Park
Tracy Hoyt, Real Estate Pro in Valrico, FL
Tracy Hoyt answered:
Any recommendations for communities in the Tampa, FL area?
Samantha,

It all depends on the lifestyle you live. I always ask my clients what things do they like to do besides work. We all know many hours are spent with our jobs or schools b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Buying in Tampa
Nick Parrine…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Nick Parrinello answered:
is this place for single nice woman?
Regardless of marital status, this is a great building in a popular and growing area of Channelside. The urban lifestyle is a relatively small (but rapidly growing) segment of South Tam ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 9, 2014 Home Buying in Channel District
Michael Ging…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Michael Gingras answered:
I am looking for a broker or lender with a 10% construction perm loan product in the Tampa, FL area
If this is the end loan you are looking to do after construction is complete it is an easy loan to do. You can call Matt Kenna at 813-465-0059. You can do this loan with 5% Conventional ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 3, 2013 Home Buying in Tampa
Tracy Hoyt, Real Estate Pro in Valrico, FL
Tracy Hoyt answered:
What lenders in Hillsborough County are familiar with and work with the MCC tax credit for first time buyers?
DBrain29,

I have several lenders that can help with the MCC tax credit. Do you just have questions on how to use it? Have you already received your certificate? Please feel free to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Home Buying in Tampa
Dwight A. Mc…, Real Estate Pro in Brandon, FL
Dwight A. McDonald PA answered:
Can I buy a home in Tampa florida for $40,000 living on social security?
As long as your income to debt ratio is in line you can use any solid income. If you would like to contact me off line at emailmybroker@verizon.net I can help you prequalify and let yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Home Buying in 33609
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
I'm a first time home buyer in Tampa, FL, what advise can you give me for it not to be stressful on my part?
Sam start by getting prequalified with a local and trusted loan officer and hire a good buyer broker who will guide you through each step of the buying process. Havuing a good buyer bri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 19, 2014 Home Buying in 33609
Tracy Hoyt, Real Estate Pro in Valrico, FL
Tracy Hoyt answered:
I made 70 thousand plus this year have no debt have an income property i have no downpayment credit score of 640
Yes. You can find properties that fit in your budget. I would be happy to help you find a home in Tampa. I work with many first time home buyers.

Please review my profile on Trulia ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 20, 2013 Home Buying in 33626
Tracy Hoyt, Real Estate Pro in Valrico, FL
Tracy Hoyt answered:
PLEASE TELL ME MORE OF TAMPA
Carmen,

What would you like to know about? We have great schools, beautiful surroundings, awesome weather, fantastic attractions. I love Tampa. We are a military family and have l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 24, 2013 Home Buying in Tampa
Tracy Hoyt, Real Estate Pro in Valrico, FL
Tracy Hoyt answered:
I see there are a lot of sinkhole homes available, both repaired and unrepaired. Can you get insurance on these homes?
Shiela,

Sometimes you can and sometimes not. Of course it is usually a bit higher but once the sinkhole has been repaired properly then the insurance can go down. Are you looking t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 12, 2013 Home Buying in Tampa
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
How much does it cost to fix a home with chinese drywall and what is the complete process? Does the work require a special permit or license?
This may be a good place to start: http://www.remodeling.hw.net/2013/costvsvalue/national.aspx

Secondary options, contact a local dry wall supplier, give them the sqft of your home a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in Tampa
Terra Walsh, Real Estate Pro in 34637
Terra Walsh answered:
Why does property tax go up after buying a home?
Your taxes are assessed at the new purchase price, and current market value. Short sale and REO purchases, are usually sold somewhat , and very often very below what the actual market v ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in Tampa
Kenneth Allen, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Kenneth Allen answered:
I live in Tampa area,looking for lease to own property, 3 bedroom, have a few credit issues, working on that now, been on job for 15 years plus,help!!
Give me a call when you get a chance or shoot me an email so we can discuss this further. . My cell is 813-624-3679.

Ken Allen
Realtor
The Toni Everett Company
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in Tampa
Kenneth Allen, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Kenneth Allen answered:
First time home buyer...HELP!
Good Evening
I will be happy to help you. I live in South Tampa as well and went to USF. I do specialize in first time home buyers. Please call me at 813-624-3679 and I will be happy t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 14, 2013 Home Buying in Tampa
Margaret Has…, Real Estate Pro in 33544
Margaret Hassani answered:
can i find a adams family two story weird home for a low price in tampa?
If you mean for the same price as the link you posted - probably not. A home at that price would most likely need a complete renovation. You can buy vacant land for that price and it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 11, 2013 Home Buying in Tampa
Octavia Chev…, Real Estate Pro in Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Octavia Cheveresan answered:
Investors vs. traditional home buyers
If a bank has a property on the market the so called traditional buyer has the first choice for the first 15days than the investors has the chance to buy only if the property is still o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Home Buying in Tampa
Kenneth Allen, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Kenneth Allen answered:
My husband and I are in search of a housing community similar to Lansbrook within the Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater area. Any suggestions?
Westchase would be very similar. You will love it. Very family oriented, tons of parks and lakes. Awesome schools, golf course, community pool, etc. It is also great and easy access ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 6, 2013 Home Buying in Tampa
The Ward Team, Real Estate Pro in 33618
The Ward Team answered:
We are looking for Spanish style/Meddieranean style homes in the Tampa-St. Pete- Clearwater area. Our price ranges $200,000-$300,000. What zipcodes?
Try looking in the community of Palm Bay or simply contact us and we will happily search for you!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Home Buying in Tampa
Stephanie Fa…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Stephanie Falloon answered:
Foreclosures in or around 2001 East 2nd Ave.?
445 S 12TH ST # 607, TAMPA
County: Hillsborough County Zip Code: 33602-3687 Unit #: 607 Status: Active List Price: Beds: 2 Baths: 2/1 SqFt Heated: 1,165 Low Price: Pool: Community Year ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 21, 2013 Home Buying in Tampa
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