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David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
Looking for investor to buy house in Sarasota, FL
Why do you need an investor in particular?

If you have a house to sell you should employ a Realtor to list it for sale and market it. In today's market place with buyers using table ... more
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Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
i am selling my home in lee county florida.what closing costs am i responsible for besides title insurance and tax stamps?
It depends how the contract is written up. Sometimes the seller pays for title insurance, title search and doc stamps on deed and other times the buyer pays for it. Here are some of the ... more
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David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
Which condos and/or townhomes have direct view of gulf?
That is a huge area to choose from, and each has it's own benefits.

You should come to visit the areas first, then look at properties once you have decided which area you prefer. Y ... more
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David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
What are the prospects for the neighborhoods to the East of Payne Park?
A lot of investors had successful rental properties in that area at the height of the boom, and then decided to walk away from them when the market tanked.

There is every indication ... more
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David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
what is the BEST FAMILY CENTERED area in florida with good schools? we are looking to open a child/ family centered business and are moving
The Fair Housing Act prevents Realtors from answering any questions that relate to giving advice regarding housing based on familial status, race, etc.

In fact, I just blogged about ... more
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Tracy Hoyt, Real Estate Pro in Valrico, FL
Tracy Hoyt answered:
Where can I get a mortgage if I am a foreign buyer (from Germany).?
Olafmarg,


I have a lender who works the foreign buyers. Please review my profile on Trulia and send me a message with your contact information. I can then forward you her informa ... more
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David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
Are there a lot of houses with Chinese Sheetrock?
In the Sarasota area, no, but it does exist.

You can read more about Chinese drywall on my website: www.davidbarrhomes.com/chinese_drywall

If I can help you find a home in our a ... more
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Michael Beni…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Michael Beninato answered:
Looking for good Mortgage rates with little down 10%? I am military and want to buy a home to move into when i retire in 8 years.
Your in great shape there will be plenty of options here in the Sarasota area. When it comes to the money side of a deal I would introduce you to our in house mortgage person Ian McKenn ... more
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Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
I would like to relocate to Sarasota. I have four small indoor pets (non-negotiable). Looking for single family $250k. No HOA pet # problems. ???
There are a lot of non-deed restricted non-HOA communities where you could purchase a home and have your pets. You can search on my web site at: http://www.tammyhayes.remaxagent.com/. ... more
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Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
Looking to invest in property in the Sarasota area strictly for rental only.Are there listings for investors only for potential rental property?
You can search my MLS web site for income property. http://tammyhayesre.mfr.mlxchange.com/
I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
RE/MAX Pal ... more
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Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Where can I find a list of for sale by owner in the East of I75 area of Sarasota?
The three best places I have found to find for sale by owners is Forsalebyowner.com (also FSBO.com), Zillow, and Craig's list.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 11, 2013 Home Buying in 34241
Ingrid Kozak…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Ingrid Kozak ABR,CIPS,GRI.SFR answered:
Can anyone recommend a good condo association in Sarasota or Venice that allows small dogs and has mature landscaping?
There are a number of communities that allow pets with mature trees. One is pine run 1 and 2 or 3 bedrooms 600 to 1400 SF carport under 200,000 and 2 town homes available in Blackburn ... more
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Michael Beni…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Michael Beninato answered:
Can I contact bank & make offer on home that will go into FC in the near future (current owner is deceased)?
I really do not think so unless you have a good contact in that bank. They have a system in place and it is changing. Banks use to put properties on the market just the way they left t ... more
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David Levent…, Real Estate Pro in Longboat Key, FL
David Leventhal and Wendy Leventhal answered:
Sarasota/Bradenton vs. Fort Myers area......tell me why one or the other has the advantage....crime,home prices, pop size, culture all considered.
1st and foremost each area is TOTALLY DIFFERENT jamie
as far as crime, etc... your best bet is to go to each counties website and go to crime states, and all, culture again you have t ... more
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Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
Is Parkridge a nice area? How about the RENAISSANCE condo.?
Parkridge is a gated community with a pool and is close to shopping, restaurants, movie theatre and downtown. There have been some short sales and bank foreclosures in that community. ... more
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Tom Perkins, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Tom Perkins answered:
I have been looking in Las Palmas, prices seem very low. Does anyone know anything about this property? Looking at 3 bedroom units with a garage
This is condo conversion project; currently six of the ten listings are either short sales or bank owned. The location is good but I would advise you to study the financials fo the asso ... more
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Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
My family and i are considering moving to Sarasota and everything seems very safe. just wanted an opinion from somone who has livede here. thanks.
A Realtor can provide you with a neighborhood report. You can also search the Sarasota County Sherrif's Department web site for crime statistics. You can use Google maps to view the p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Home Buying in Sarasota
Michael Beni…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Michael Beninato answered:
how is the living in the Bayshore condos ? Are people happy there ? Some of the smaller condos really look cute
Bayshore is a very good location in terms of all points the beach, airport, highways and shopping there are some really good deals in that area as well. small units as low as 20k if you ... more
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David Levent…, Real Estate Pro in Longboat Key, FL
David Leventhal and Wendy Leventhal answered:
I'm moving to Sarasota and was wondering where the best areas are for professionals with entertainment and good restaurants and tennis. Rent B4
yes Rent Before because the question you ask could be about 100 different places in our community
also, ideally what is your price range and how many bedrooms, bath, sq. ft. , do you h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 9, 2013 Home Buying in Sarasota
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
is buying a unit in a mobile home park a good idea?
Mobile homes do not go up in value and just go down in value so in 5-10 years you have little or nothing. A condo can go up in value.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in Sarasota
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