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Robert Earl -…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Robert Earl - Sarasota Choice Homes answered:
palmer ranch pinestone condo
Kaz,

What is your question regarding Palmer Ranch?

You can contact us directly at robert@sarasotachoicehomes.com and we will be more than happy to assist you.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 16, 2011 Home Buying in 34238
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Travelling to the area next week. Looking to buy a great value home. 125k max. No financing. What are the best neigborhoods and deals?
Keep in mind that best is subjective--therefore consider researching areas of interest online beforehand, and in person during your visit; do consider working with an agent of your own- ... more
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Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alma Rose Kee, P.A. answered:
what are the realestate taxes on this home and are theri fees for the neighborhood?
Hi,

What's the address?

Alma
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 4, 2011 Home Buying in Sarasota
Tom LaMaida, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Tom LaMaida answered:
IS WEST OF TRAIL A SPECIFIC AREA IN SARASOTA?
Hello Mike,

Yes, being "West of the Trail" mean that you are west of US 41 or The Tamiami Trail. This is the Gulf side of US 41. If you have any questions about certain l ... more
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Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alma Rose Kee, P.A. answered:
How long does it take for a bank to transfer title to themselves on a home they foreclosed on?We are in escrow on a Freddie Mac home and are waiting
Hi Nellie,

Freddie Mac took ownership 10 days after the courthouse foreclosure auction via a Certificate of Title.

If the foreclosure was done by one of the offending law firms th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 20, 2010 Home Buying in 34242
Alex Krumm (…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Alex Krumm (941) 234-3597 answered:
Can anybody recommend a good property manager in sarasota?
Absolutely. My wife, Stevie Krumm, is a property manager at Mt. Vernon Property Management, and she's one of the best I've ever worked with - and I'm not just saying tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 23, 2010 Home Buying in Sarasota
David Vee, Real Estate Pro in Saint Cloud, MN
David Vee answered:
I have several years before I retire. Is it realistic to buy at today's low prices and rent the property to cover its costs until I retire?
Hello there!
Your question leads to more questions about your particular situation. However. Interest Rates are starting to creep back up again, and home prices are due to rebound in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 23, 2010 Home Buying in Sarasota
David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
David Barr answered:
I will retire in 2-3 years. Where is a good safe location to buy a home for under $75k? I don't like heavy traffic or crime. I'm single,
Hi Dwain:

You definitely will want to look in non-deed restricted neighborhoods, so you do not encounter issues with parking a recreational vehicle/boat or the number of pets allowed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 18, 2010 Home Buying in Sarasota
Brian Mcgree…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Brian Mcgreevy answered:
ARE THERE ANY REAL ESTATE AGENTS WHO SPECIALIZE IN "TAX DEED SALES"?
Tax lien or deed sale means you are purchasing the tax debt from the county. This is done directly through the county. Basically you are purchasing a debt instument, not real estate. Un ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 17, 2010 Home Buying in Sarasota
Kano Keller, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Kano Keller answered:
Which Golf community for a soon to be 57yr old retired Brit snowbird? the wife isincluded but is a non-golfer.
I think the River Strand community is one of the nicest.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 27, 2010 Home Buying in Sarasota
Elizabeth St…, Real Estate Pro in West Jordan, UT
Elizabeth Stanfield answered:
our home on the market for about four months in Pa. Is it wise to buy a Flordia property now and try to rent it until our home sells.?
Hi Lou,
Only if you can carry both mortgages. Finding a reliable renter may be as unpredictable as wondering when your home will sell. Don't get yourself in a situation that you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 20, 2010 Home Buying in Sarasota
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
buy from freddie mac
Not sure your question is understood--you may wish to ask again and be more specific--if you are you looking to buy a foreclosure any local agent can help you, contact any realty office ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in 34242
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What are the low maintenance fees & is this property still available after the open house?
Since no link is visible and no address given, you may wish to ask your question again--in the meantime, any local agent can help you, contact any realty office and inquire.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 7, 2010 Home Buying in Glen Oaks
Timothy P. F…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Timothy P. Field, PA answered:
what is a restricted deed?
Nigel,

Please give me some more information on where you see the term Restricted Deed. Where are you seeing it applied?

Thanks,

Tim Field,
Broker-Associate,
Michael Saunders ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 15, 2010 Home Buying in Sarasota
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How long does an attorney have to return an earnest money deposit? It has been 3 months. All parties agree that we are due a full refund of deposit.
What is your agent suggesting and what is your attorney advising--at this point consider consulting with your attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 20, 2011 Home Buying in Sarasota
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
No oil in Sarasota. August 2010 summary to those interested.
Hi Randy, good to hear from the feet on the ground in Florida - as an owner of a home in Estero, I'm glad to hear that Florida was largely spared.

Best,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwaver ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 14, 2010 Home Buying in Sarasota
David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
David Barr answered:
What is a buyers broker? Are they the same as a realtor? We were advised to locate one. How do you find a reputable one?
Dear Jim and Theresa:

A buyer's broker is the same thing as a Realtor or a buyer's agent. They represent your interests when purchasing a property. In this day and age, w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 30, 2010 Home Buying in Sarasota
Kevin Clouti…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Kevin Cloutier 239.246.6639 answered:
How do I best utilize Trulia at different locations around Florida, such as Panama City, Sarasota, Venice?
Hi Jack,

Good question! Just use the zip code or city reference when you search.

If you make it to Great Fort Myers, contact me - 239-246-6639. The best deals are here!
kevin@k ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 23, 2010 Home Buying in 34230
Terri Fellows…, Real Estate Pro in Siesta Key, FL
Terri Fellows | Sarasota, Fl answered:
I have a question about property tax in Sarasota.
Hi Jack,

You are correct. Taxes are based on sale price. If you figure 1.4 to 1.5% of sale price you will have a good estimate of what the property taxes will be. Taxes will also var ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 17, 2010 Home Buying in Sarasota
David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
David Barr answered:
What is the typical real estate commission in Sarasota?
Dear Virginia:

There is no typical commission. Suggesting a "typical" commission would be a violation of real estate law because of possible price fixing.

If you are bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 11, 2012 Home Buying in 34236
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