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Tracy Hoyt, Real Estate Pro in Valrico, FL
Tracy Hoyt answered:
Is there someone who could help me?
Shelby,

I would request contacting a property manager in the Clearwater area. Be honest with them and tell them the situation. As if they have homes, where owners will consider you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Rentals in Clearwater Beach
Tammy Drury, Real Estate Pro in Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Tammy Drury answered:
I am looking to buy a water view 2bedroom condo in Clearwater beach...looking at foreclosure props also...can anyone help me?
Hello,

Looking for waterview properties on Clearwater Beach, there are very few bank owned and short sale properties available. When they come on the market, they go under contract ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 16, 2014 Home Buying in Clearwater Beach
Elaine Cloud…, Real Estate Pro in 33706
Elaine Cloud Goller answered:
I have been trying to improve a poor credit rating, and would like to rent for $2000 a month up to $3000. How difficult?
Sandra --

Might I suggest that renting isn't the issue. Improving your score is. Perhaps renting a less expensive place and using the surplus to pay down credit cards -- assuming tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 7, 2013 Rentals in Clearwater Beach
Colleen Mona…, Real Estate Pro in 34685
Colleen Monagas answered:
I am looking for a 3 bdrm rental condo on sand key for 6 months. I am currently renting in Utopia and need to move out. Any suggestions?
Hello,
There are a few rentals available on Clearwater beach at the Ultimar 3. Bella Rosa, Ultimar 2
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 24, 2013 Rentals in Clearwater Beach
Tina Coggins, Real Estate Pro in Redington Beach, FL
Tina Coggins answered:
Looking for a home or condo, 3 bedroom, 2 batrrom, furnished, walking distance to beach in Pinillas County, to rent months of June and July,
For short term rentals contact Kevin Jenkins at iTrip.net. They handle rentals all along our beautiful Pinellas County beaches. They will find something wonderful for you! Let him kn ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 28, 2013 For Rent in Clearwater Beach
Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Jim Olive answered:
Looking to buy a condo with water views in Clearwater.
Sounds like your biggest problem is going to be the downpayment. The only program I can think of where that will fly is VA, so unless you're eligible for VA, I think you're going to ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 15, 2014 Home Buying in Clearwater Beach
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Does anyone have info on the blue bldg under construction on Island Way in Clearwater?
It is very likely you are referring to the expansion of the Clear water Aquarium.
Since 'The Dolphin Tale' release, the aquarium has exploded with traffic. However, this expansion was ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 14, 2014 Home Buying in Clearwater Beach
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
Phil Rotondo answered:
What is the best way to find/view foreclosed properties? Do I have to subscribe to Realty Trac?
Mark;
All you have to do is contact a local real estate agent.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 16, 2013 Home Buying in Clearwater Beach
Brent Lauges…, Real Estate Pro in Clearwater Beach, FL
Brent Laugesen answered:
would that be a 15 year loan and what is intrest rate?
Hello Jennifer, the best place to track rates are at links such as these http://www.bankrate.com/mortgage.aspx

Of course your credit effects what rate you may receive, a 15yr is sill ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 5, 2012 Financing in Clearwater Beach
Lisa Reeves, Real Estate Pro in 33606
Lisa Reeves answered:
Would like to know what the HOA fees are for some of the 2 Bedroom condos in Clearwater on Top of the World Complex.?
The monthly HOA fees for 2 bedrooms range from the high 200 to just over 300 per month.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 22, 2013 Home Buying in Clearwater Beach
Evangeline P…, Real Estate Pro in Clearwater, FL
Evangeline Pappas answered:
My wife an I are getting SS of about 2000 per month. Is ther any retirement facilities in Clearwater that we cna find in our price range?
There are several retirement communities available in Clearwater. For instance, there is Marilyn Pines, a 55+ community, which is centrally located, has a large heated pool with a club ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 14, 2012 For Rent in Clearwater Beach
Brent Lauges…, Real Estate Pro in Clearwater Beach, FL
Brent Laugesen answered:
i need a realtor that specializes in REO and Short Sales
Hello,

I can assist you with the purchase or sale of a short sale. I am certified and have closed many shortsales in the past. Please call for immediate help,

Brent Laugesen
7 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 18, 2012 Home Buying in Clearwater Beach
Doug Bevis, Real Estate Pro in Clearwater Beach, FL
Doug Bevis answered:
Are there any owner financing or lease to purchase options in the Clearwater area?
Both of those are options. An agent has the ability to search for that criteria but would need to know a little more about what you are looking for as far as bed/bath/price and little b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 26, 2013 For Rent in Clearwater Beach
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
what area do you not want to live in in clearwater ?
Debra,
There are many great areas in Clearwater as well as in neighboring communities.
Below is a link allowing your to look at all the real estate available in Pinellas County so you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 15, 2014 Home Buying in Clearwater Beach
Ann Ryan, Real Estate Pro in 33178
Ann Ryan answered:
How much are out of state property taxes?
Turner, are you asking about what taxes would be on a property in Clearwater? You can usually find an estimator on the county tax assessor's office, based on an individual propert ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 28, 2011 Home Buying in Clearwater Beach
Cyndee  & Ja…, Real Estate Pro in Clearwater Beach, FL
Cyndee & Jack Haydon answered:
Flood/Wind Damage Insurance
Are you buying a house of a condo - it makes a difference since in a condo you'll just have the contents portion and most banks are asking you insure 20% of the appraised value - a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 26, 2013 Home Buying in Clearwater Beach
Brent Lauges…, Real Estate Pro in Clearwater Beach, FL
Brent Laugesen answered:
An owner has just given local re agent a listing, how do I put a bid on the condo if it is not yet in MLS? Should i tell owner's agent or get?
You would use a buyers agent to help you write the offer, this way you have full representation. Let me know if you would like me to assist you with this.

Brent Laugesen, 727-735-15 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 15, 2014 Home Buying in Clearwater Beach
Johnny Huang, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Johnny Huang answered:
What % of the selling price would be reasonable for an offer in a short sale?
Reasonable is a perception. Depends on the market and locality. One might view a home to be great and will pay full, even more than asking, while some will think they can get a great di ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 12, 2012 Home Buying in Clearwater Beach
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Cost of home inspection?
Probably about the same in Florida;

A General Home Inspection costs about $350 for about 1700 sqft.
If there is a Pool, Outbuildings, more square feet, then it goes up.

They gene ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 25, 2014 Home Buying in 33767
Wendy Smith, Real Estate Pro in Clearwater, FL
Wendy Smith answered:
is now the time to buy a condo in clearwater?
yes. this is a great time to buy condos but also a time when you have to pay close attention to the financial health of the association -
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 25, 2014 Home Buying in 33767
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