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General Area in Coconut Grove : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Sep 17, 2013
Hi Just got off the phone with the permit department and this is what they said.

Dependant upon duration of dewatering permit:
 6 days or less $520.00*  7-30 days $635.00** 31-90 days $980.00**

Note: After-the-Fact Permit applications will be charged a penalty fee amounting to 100% of the original fee, plus departmental administrative enforcement costs.

This basically means that if you get caught doing work without a permit the cost for the permit will be doubled. Example if you have a water leak that takes 6 days or less to fix and you do not pull the permit for $520.00 and you get caught, the cost will then go up to $1040.00 for the After the fact Permit plus any administrative fees the permit department determines.

I hope this helps you.

William Henderson
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Mon Nov 29, 2010
Mack McCoy answered:
I don't know if that's what anybody believes, Brian, and I'm pretty sure it won't have any accurately predictable effect on the housing market.

I'm not sure why the working class is concerned with protecting the wealth of the extremely well-to-do. ... more
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Thu Nov 4, 2010
Brian Halstead asked:
It is jungle out there, prices are low interest rates at there lowest, but buying a home as never been more challenging.
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Sun Oct 31, 2010
Terri Vellios answered:
Be honest. If you were in their shoes what would you do? Seriously, putting aside personal agendas and review the market from the buyer's perspective, understanding any fears, and concerns and addressing them with facts. Educated buyers will make the best decision for themselves.

Example, our interest rates are the lowest in history. In the 4's. When interest rates go up, let's say they increase 1% that is about a 10% reduction in buying power to the buyer. So give them this information.
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Thu Oct 28, 2010
Tammy Hayes answered:
What do buyers really want?
Most buyers have in mind what they want when searching for a home. How do you know which house is right? Most homes are not going to be a perfect fit, but as long as the home fulfills most of their needs, they will be happy.

In the book, The Everything Guide to Being a Real Estate Agent by Shahri Masters, the average buyer wants the following things:
• Value: a quality home for a good price.
• Prestige: prestigious surroundings; a house to impress others
• Convenience: easy access to work, school, stores, etc.
• Security: a secure house in a safe neighborhood
• Comfort: a comfortable, “warm” home
• Aesthetics: an attractive home
• Privacy: a private location; privacy-conscious architecture and landscaping
• Entertainment: easy access to entertainment; the ability to entertain at home
• Health: climate and facilities to promote health and well-being
• Recreation: easy access to recreational facilities
• Education: an exceptional school district or other educational facilities

This list is based on a list of basic human needs created by psychologist Abraham Maslow. Most buyers will have two to three primary needs that must be met in order to purchase a home. Buyers should decide ahead of time before they meet with a real estate agent what is important to them. An agent can better help a buyer find a home knowing and understanding what the basic needs an requirements are.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL
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Thu Oct 14, 2010
Debra B Albert PA answered:
I think it will help stabalize property prices and with short sales still selling, it should prevent future foreclosures as they close.

Debbie Albert, PA
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Wed Oct 14, 2009
Renee answered:
Hi Fleur,
Thanks so much for the information. Have you moved yet? I wish you the best of luck and hope to run into you in The Grove!
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