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Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
how much should i offer for a home that is pre forclosure and also a short sale?
Hi Trish,

This is where the services of an experienced local real estate professional is important. Your offer should be a reflection of the current local real estate activity, being ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Home Buying in Tarpon Springs
Odette Godin, Real Estate Pro in 34685
Odette Godin answered:
house is pre forclosure short sale priced, can i offer less than asking price?
You can always offer less, but what is more important is the market value. Ask your Realtor what the market value is for that home. Many times bank owned properties are listed below m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 13, 2013 Home Buying in Tarpon Springs
Maureen E. M…, Real Estate Pro in Tarpon Springs, FL
Maureen E. Mcintyre answered:
how good is the rental market in tarpon spring's area for upgraded 2/2 villa with clubhouse & pool?
It is excelent..I (personally) have a 2/2 condo in Tarpon Springs that I have kept rented for 7 yrs. There is a tremendous demand for rentals due to the tighter restrictions on mortgag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 29, 2013 Home Buying in Tarpon Springs
Pam Cohn-Bro…, Real Estate Pro in 33761
Pam Cohn-Broker Associate answered:
how is rental market in this are for single family home & why are prop taxes so high on one home & low on another in tarpon spring's?
Ronnie,

I only work in sales but have a property management team I refer my investor customers to when they are renting out properties. They also help us when we have narrowed it do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 12, 2013 Home Buying in Tarpon Springs
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
I'm interested in a home which a company is offering a rent to own option. It appears the owner still has title to the house and its in foreclosure.
You need to check the recorded deed and see whose name it is in. You can the check for foreclsoure filings at your registry. There are many scams and when it sounds too good to be true ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 29, 2012 Home Buying in 34689
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Why are property taxes so high?
Because schools, road maintenance, and other services are so expensive.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 25, 2012 Home Buying in Tarpon Springs
Jewel Defior…, Real Estate Pro in Tarpon Springs, FL
Jewel Defiores answered:
Does anyone have a high end property for sale that would entertain a Lease-Option or Lease-Purchase?
Dear Lorrie,
Your request is often heard but rarely accomplished. I suggest you put together a bio on yourself and also tell the potential owner what kind of terms you had in mind.... ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 27, 2014 Home Buying in 34689
Ron M. Nedd, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Ron M. Nedd answered:
looking for a 2 bed 2 bath with water view, also not nestled between 2 other homes
What kind of water view are you looking for? Pond, Lake Tarpon, Gulf of Mexico?

Sincerely,
Ron Nedd
Charles Rutenberg Realty
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Accredited ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 10, 2012 Home Buying in Tarpon Springs
Julie Hanigan, Real Estate Pro in Trinity, FL
Julie Hanigan answered:
How to find REO properties and "back on a market" properties in Tarpon Springs? I am planning to relocate to this area soon. Thank you.
Marina -

Call me. I can supply you with a list electronically that is updated daily.

Julie

SunCoast Group Realtors
727-938-9900
Julie@sgrealtors.com
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 10, 2012 Home Buying in Tarpon Springs
Pam Cohn-Bro…, Real Estate Pro in 33761
Pam Cohn-Broker Associate answered:
What does the market look like for renting a out a SFH (non-condo) in Tarpon Springs Florida? We want to buy and rent out until we retire.
HI Bergo72,

Rentals are good. 3 bedroom usually rent better than 2, since it opens you to a larger audience. Generally speaking a good estimate is 85 cents to 1.00 per sq. ft depen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 10, 2012 Home Buying in Tarpon Springs
Rod Doorlag, Real Estate Pro in Tarpon Springs, FL
Rod Doorlag answered:
How does Tarpon Springs compare with other areas?
Tarpon and the surrounding areas are just beautiful. As other areas, there is plenty to do and beautiful sunsets to enjoy. Take a look at my site if you would like. I have a large numbe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 19, 2011 Home Buying in Tarpon Springs
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
Is this property sold 3465 KEYSTONE ROAD, TARPON SPRINGS, FL 34688?
Dear Tami,

This Bank-Owned property is showing "pending sale" with an expected closing date of October 25th. It was pending sale and then came back on the market on Sept ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 6, 2012 Home Buying in Tarpon Springs
Jane Grant, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
Jane Grant answered:
What is the property tax "mil rate" in Tarpon Springs, FL? Are they lower in any surrounding areas?
Here's a website to the Tax Assessors office: http://www.taxcollect.com/Content.aspx?ContentID=452
to help you out until you get an agent from the area to answer specific question ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 27, 2010 Home Buying in Tarpon Springs
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
what is the lot rent on this property.. I'm looking for something with lot rent, that is within my budget, as I am on a fixed income.. thank
Hi Joanne,

You didn't include the address so you will need to repost with the address or link to the property.

All the best,
Alma
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 20, 2010 Home Buying in Tarpon Springs
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
what is the lot rent on this property.. I'm looking for something with lot rent, that is within my budget, as I am on a fixed income.. thank
You may wish to ask your question again and attach a link or give an address so that your question may be answered accordingly--in the meantime any local agent can help you, contact any ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 20, 2010 Home Buying in Tarpon Springs
Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona, Orlando, FL
Mark LeMenager answered:
We (wife & me) are relocating to Florida in 5 months and can't decide between Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs and Safety Harbor.
I'm not a local, but I have family in Tarpon Springs and have been visiting the place for 15 years. We always have a great time there.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 2, 2010 Home Buying in Tarpon Springs
Aileen Kane, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Aileen Kane answered:
Agent now or later?
Hi Garry, since purchasing a home is such a huge investment, financially and emotionally, it is a very good idea to start to meet and interview agents prior to that investment. I have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 28, 2010 Home Buying in Tarpon Springs
Pam Cohn-Bro…, Real Estate Pro in 33761
Pam Cohn-Broker Associate answered:
What's the difference between a Buyers Agent and an Exclusive Buyers Agent?
Roger,

A Buyer's agent is working with Buyers and a Listing agent is the agent is Marketing the property for the Seller. Listing agents market to every other agent out there and to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 10, 2009 Home Buying in Tarpon Springs
David Chambe…, Other/Just Looking in Saint Petersburg, FL
David Chamberlain answered:
Couple relocating to the area with a few ?'s. This will be our first home and we have essentially no debt.
Also is the credit looked at combined or they will consider my credit first?

Qualification? primary borrower

Rate is based on lower borrower

2nd? for the loan process I have th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 7, 2009 Home Buying in 34688
David Chambe…, Other/Just Looking in Saint Petersburg, FL
David Chamberlain answered:
Relocating from VA and would like to know what is the best route in getting pre-approved when in another state
For Va loans you do not need a down payment.

For USDA loans you do not need a down payment but you would have to pick a rural are in florida, pinellas is not rural.

For FHA you ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 1, 2014 Home Buying in 34688
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