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Foreclosure in Lehigh Acres : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 30, 2016
Maricris A answered:

I apologize we have false foreclosure information listed on our home details page. This data is provided to us from Zillow foreclosures and we currently do not have the ability to edit or remove the information that they are sending us.

Please be advised that I have created a request regarding the removal of the erroneous foreclosure information for your home on Zillow.

Once the status is removed from Zillow, it will automatically update to Trulia after 24-48 hours.


Consumer Care Advocate
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Tue Feb 11, 2014
Ronald Wolchesky answered:
Hi Vanman

The best thing for you to do, is visit and drive around. Only you right now know what you are looking for. I am sure, like most area, you will find good and bad areas. If I interview you and asked questions, than I would have a better understanding in what you are looking for and what price range you be comfortable in. It is all about what you like, not me. It be my job to see that you are an Able, ready and if you are willing to follow your dreams to Lehigh Acres. You can find some answers to your question on my website: There a school tab, pictures, mortgage tab you may eventually need and it all free. You can also register to receive properties information that I use to search for properties that you will find to be better than what Trulia provides and more accurate. I will set you up for all Lehigh Acres. Again, Luck Ronald Wolchesky with Century 21 Birchwood International Realty, Inc. 239-209-1923 email ... more
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Mon Oct 21, 2013
Andy Wood answered:
If you need assistance with financing, please let me know. I specialize in the FHA 203K Renovation program that allows you to borrow extra money to repair or make cosmetic changes to a home...all wrapped up into one loan. Its a pretty awesome program. My website has a lot of information on it if you would like to learn more Your first step (along with finding a qualified Realtor), would be to get pre-approved for a loan amount so you will know the price range you need to be looking in.

Best of luck in your searches! Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like assistance.

Andy Wood
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Betty Lichtinger answered:
They do this just to get your attention. Once you try and buy , it no longer is available or they have to have more money than its listed for. Will tell you they have another bid on the property and their bid is blank amount and if you want it you have to go higher than than. Sounds more like a bidding war, than truly wanting to sell real estate. ... more
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Betty Lichtinger answered:
From what I have found out, the listing prices are most never correct. It feels like more of a bidding war down there to me. Went down a year ago prepared to pay cash on a home, all I got to see were short sales, with offers already pending on them. If the other offer was higher than mine I just lost out. I dont think you should have to pay over the listing price. This seems like a scam to me. List the property for what they will really sell it for. Not at some low figure just to get interest in the property. ... more
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Sarah Garrett answered:
Hello, I found several homes that will meet your criteria and have linked one of them to this post below. Let me know if I can show properties to you.

Sarah Garrett, Realtor
"Chosen Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2012" by Gulfshore Life Magazine
Cell: 239-464-8620
Web Access to MLS:
Link to owner finance home:
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Thu May 3, 2012
Local Citizen answered:
The same crime is in Cape Coral,...(.maybe even more) and also Fort Myers. Dont listen to the BROKERS, they have their own interests in mind.
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Wed Oct 20, 2010
David Lang answered:
A little more information. Of the residential lots that are no more than half an acre in size, there are 829 current listings with only 118 sold in the past 3 months (average of 39/ month). That is over 20 months of inventory if no other new listing is added to the market. We have a long way to go to get to any level of appreciation. ... more
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Sat Jul 31, 2010
James Ryan answered:
Thanks for coming back and thanking everyone, Toni. Best of luck to you!!!
Jim Ryan, Home Savings of America. 703 591 5626 ext 419.
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Thu Jul 29, 2010
J answered:
It may be awhile before new programs can be developed through the banking industry. Culprits that may stall this process is the excessive amount of short sale options and foreclosure properties. Illegal and predatory fraud cases are being reported at a rapid pace nationwide related to distressed property sales. The banks are being defrauded by millions of dollars and this affects potential lending power as well as tax payers.

Fortunately, the government and the banking industry is developing and incorporating tracking methods to detect fraud through documentation requirements of new programs while offering consumers incentives related to short sale and other banking options.

I hope the banking industry will develop more viable programs for new loans by reducing the credit score, modify down payment requirements and offer practical solutions to flow with the changing market.
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Wed May 19, 2010
Susan Burhoe answered:
I closed on a home yesterday that was in a similar situation.

You can have your agent call the lender's foreclosure dept and find out who the property is going to be assigned to. It takes about 10 days to have the new Title transfered. At this point the lenders are usually pretty anxious to get it back out on the market and sold.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Susan Burhoe, Broker, Gulf Access Realty, 239-283-5450,,
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Thu Oct 8, 2009
Sarah Garrett answered:
Hello there Genorese,
So sorry you didn't get in on this particular home. It appears to be a done deal with plenty of back up offers. I can assist you in finding out about properties like this in the early stages or at auction. There are many very similar if you would like to do some comparison shopping then go to for an up to date look at what is available. I will be able to answer questions as you find those properties that you might need me to go and pre-inspect or take additional pictures for you let me know. 239-464-8620 Cell Happy to help you.

Sarah Garrett, Realtor
"Chosen Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2009"
By Gulfshore Life Magazine
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Tue Jun 16, 2009
Bo asked:
our insurance was paid through our mortgage payment, the mortgage co. added insurance premiums paid to the total in the lawsuit. after we were evicted I called the insurance co. to change…
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Fri Mar 6, 2009
Sharon Trenary answered:
depends on what the intent is...if it is to locate your family....I suggest you check with the local police for the "inciden" records (i.e. break-ins, arrests, etc.)...if it is for business establishment, check with the local professional associations to see what THEIR success records are for that kind of business....but DO NOT depend on others for this have to do your own homework. Realtos will tell you THEIR area (regardless of the area) is a good one to invest in...but only YOU know what you are looking for and the TYPE of community you want. DO SOME HOMEWORK on your own before you invest your $$$ and in the process ou will learn if it is within your 'budget' for that particular neighborhood.
Good Luck
Sharon ===
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