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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is it possible to find a nice home in North Port FL ? Iv'e been told the condition of other homes in the neighborhoods is often in question.
Consider working with an agent of your own and schedule some showings, see home conditions firsthand--keep in mind that opinions are often subjective, what may be good for one is not ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 18, 2011 Home Buying in 34286
Greg Cook 95…, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
Greg Cook 951-265-4532 answered:
Is is possible to get a mortgage with 40% down even tho I filed for bankruptcy 2 yrs ago?
Carol, an FHA loan may be an option for you. FHA's guidelines allow financing two years from date of discharge, unless there was a foreclosure included, then it's three years. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 9, 2010 Home Buying in North Port
Jane Johnsto…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Jane Johnstone answered:
i am looking for a rental for feb.north port fla.
Hi Thomas,
Are you looking for just the month of February or an annual rental starting in Feb?

Jane Johnstone
Sarasota Home Realty
2100 Constitution Blvd
Sarasota FL 34231
941- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 5, 2010 Using Trulia in North Port
Jodi Kozenie…, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Jodi Kozenieski answered:
Who built the homes in Lakeside Plantation in the Woodlands? Are they good builders? No Chinese drywall?
The Woodlands and Lakeside Plantation are two different communities. Centex homes is the builder in Woodlands. There have been some instances of Chinese Drywall in Lakeside Plantation. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 28, 2010 Home Buying in 34289
Genevieve Ra…, Real Estate Pro in Punta Gorda, FL
Genevieve Ramachandran answered:
Can anyone tell me places in North Port and Port Charlotte that would be good areas to move to. We want a low crime area...
Good Morning Eugene,

Every place has its good areas and not so desirable areas. While no Realtor can tell you which areas have low crime, we can direct you to the local sheriff' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 11, 2012 Home Buying in North Port
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Can anyone tell me places in North Port and Port Charlotte that would be good areas to move to. We want a low crime area...
Consider doing some of your own homework first; visit a neighborhood several times to get a sense of belonging, possibly chat with locals, look at everything that is important to you, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Crime & Safety in North Port
Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
Is this house for sale 1258 Landsdowne, North Port, Florida 34288. It is vacant. On the Sarasota County Clerk site owner deceased?
The home at 1258 Landsdowne is owned by estate. It is not currently for sale. I can try to reach the current owner to see if they would like to sell it. I also would be happy to help ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 5, 2010 Home Buying in North Port
Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
I noticed that the number of condos in Sabal Trace (North Port) for sale is down. Is the situation improving?
There were quite a few condos for sale in Sabal Trace and the number is down. However, that does not mean that the situation is improving. Looking at the property records I see that s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 23, 2010 Home Selling in 34287
Caroline Choi, Real Estate Pro in 90017
Caroline Choi answered:
do you get a better deal with short sale or forclosure?
Hi Karen, it really depends. The banks/lienholders are hugely informed about what the market value of a home is -- regardless of whether it is a short sale or foreclosure. The banks/l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 17, 2011 Market Conditions in 34287
Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
Looking for a rental in harbor cove for the months of nov.2010 to april 2011. We have a dog and are non smokers Im 62 yrs and my wife is 56thanks.
I recommend Rent Me Florida. Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL. tammyhayesre@gmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 13, 2010 For rent in North Port
Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
How do i get on vendor lists to clean and maintain foreclosed properties?
Here are a couple of ideas of how to get on vendor lists. 1. Drop off your business cards and other marketing materials to real estate offices, banks, and mortgage companies. 2. Go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 7, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in North Port
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
I run a business out of my home. The business is not making enough money. My business partner wants to purchase the home through a short sale.
You will have to contact your lender to see if your business partner will be allowed to purchase the home. Short sale transactions need to be arms length transactions. This means the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 22, 2010 Home Selling in North Port
Marge Bennett, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Marge Bennett answered:
i would like to know if i can finance a home with my income being from ss disabilty, im 55 i draw 2000 a month and my credit score is 720.
sounds like you would have no problem. Your income is secure and you have a great credit score. Find a good Realtor, get yourself pre-qualified with a good lender, say your bank and sta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 31, 2010 Home Buying in North Port
Chris Lefebv…, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
Chris Lefebvre answered:
Me and my family currently are living in Michigan and we are very interested in buying a home in North Port, Fl., because my mom lives near there.
If you contact a Realtor in the area you want to move to, I'm sure that one would be willing to set up a home search for you and then go and preview a few homes for you and send yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 18, 2011 Home Buying in 34287
Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
We are a retired couple with a small dog that is looking to rent a modular home in the Venice area for Jan, Feb, & March. of 2011
Contact rentmeflorida.com
You can check out their web site or contact them directly. They should be able to help you find a rental property.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Sandals Realty, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 14, 2010 In My Neighborhood in North Port
Jason Stevens, Real Estate Pro in Englewood, FL
Jason Stevens answered:
looking for a home with option to buy or owner financing in north port, florida. any suggestions?? thanks!
HI Donna & Richie. I'd be happy to help you with your request. I just sold a house in North Port with seller financing. Long as you have money for a down payment, decent credit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 18, 2010 Home Buying in North Port
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Can you give an estimate on homeowners ins. for a $175k home approx 5 miles from the sea shore?
Your best estimate(s) regarding insurance will come from any insurance company--why not call a few offices, ask your questions and then make a determination as to which product best su ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 17, 2011 Market Conditions in North Port
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Can I buy my own house at a short sale?
Alias,
To qualify to complete a short sale, there generally needs to be a hardship involved. If you are currently experiencing a hardship, it is doubtful that you qualify for a new m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 10, 2014 Home Buying in 34287
Linda Grey,…, Real Estate Pro in 32128
Linda Grey, Realtor, e-Pro,SFR answered:
cost of living in Florida
Hi Joanna,

There are some very good deals on properties in Florida as well as many other areas of the country right now. I have lived in FL since 1960 and I am also licensed in the s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 23, 2010 Home Buying in North Port
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