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Home Buying in Ponte Vedra : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 13, 2016
Tiffany D asked:
to anyone The home is 204 vista grade dr in ponte vedra beach, fl 32082.
The owner represents it as a 3 bedroom but after we paid for an inspection and appraisal we were informed that only…
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Thu Feb 4, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Not sure what you mean by "legitimate"?? Yes, there are flat fee, or discount brokerages who can handle a real estate transaction. They can list your home in the MLS and then let you deal with the rest. But is it worth it? I see so many FSBO people on here asking questions about transactions. They get stuck when something goes wrong and look to us REALTORS for answers. Sorry, but if you want a smooth transaction, hire a full service REALTOR. In most cases you'll actually SAVE money! ... more
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Sun Sep 13, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
NanaPop,
Get a lawyer to review your contract and find a way out. Builders contracts are notoriously one sided. Since we don't have access to the contract, and we aren't lawyers, you really should consult one for the best answer. With $50k on the line, the cost will be worth it. ... more
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Tue Jun 2, 2015
S.brown21 asked:
Bank wants us to resign new paperwork because they lost original...Holding up our chance to buy a home in 2015 in Connecticut 06095... can we do anything with the bank
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Wed Nov 20, 2013
mgmitten asked:
We are looking to purchase a home in the Austin Park/Greenleaf Village area of Nocatee in Ponte Vedra. We noticed the "for sale" prices currently of homes in that area are not comparable…
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Tue Oct 1, 2013
Ann Ryan answered:
If you're close to the score you need, try www.Creditus.com.

If you're more than 100 points away, I'd stick to the free credit counseling services.
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Sat Aug 3, 2013
Mem8585 answered:
It appears so. I have met several people in my apartment complex over the age of 55 who are planning or have moved into a DelWeb or "Sweetwater" community ( age 55 plus community). I have 9 more years to think about it. I feels weird saying I am not old enough. They are very nice and quiet communities. ... more
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Wed Jun 19, 2013
jeffoneal08 answered:
COASTAL OAKS AT NOCATEE BUYER BEWARE
MY HOME IS FIVE YEARS OLD AND THE FOLLOWING HAS HAPPENED AND IM NOT ALONE
1) STUCCO DELAMINATING AND CRUMBLING AWAY FROM ALL EXTERIOR WALLS
2) LEAKING WINDOWS
3) TOXIC MOLD BEHIND THE WALLS
4) THREE DEFECTIVE WATER HEATERS IN FIVE YEARS
5) FOUNDATION DAMAGE
6) FOUNDATION LEAK
7) ROOF SHINGLES FALLING OFF THE ROOF
8) BULL NOSE ON THE ENTIRE POOL DELAMINATING AND FALLING INTO THE POOL
9) THE HOME IS UN-INSURABLE NO HOME OWNERS INSUIRANCE
10) TOLL BROTHERS DENIS LIABILITY
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Mon Jun 3, 2013
JD"Dan"Weisenburger answered:
Wow!, Just got around to seeing this question but the answers seem to be out in left field.

Capital Gains are EXEMPT when: You have personally lived in the home ANY 2 of the past 5 years AND your gain was LESS than $250,000 for a single person or $500,000 for a married Couple.

If the house has always been a rental you don't pay Capital Gains until you sell it and then the gain is calculated against your cost to buy including closing costs and other expenses such as repairs. The gain is taxed at 20% of your overall profit.

The information below regarding 1031 Exchange is good info. I explain it as you Exchange one real estate asset for another, like Monopoly, 4 Green Houses and some cash gets you one Red Hotel

Regards,

J.D. Weisenburger, GRI
Broker-Associate
I On Real Estate and Investments
(904) 553-0079
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Cheryl Gillespie answered:
St. Johns county, the number one school district in Florida. Please contact me to discuss further 904-338-8697.
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Kim Sandberg answered:
Construction is set to begin in March, and the schools should be open in August of 2014, according to the Times-Union article referenced below:
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Kim Sandberg answered:
If you need an elevation certificate for a prospective purchase, you can ask the listing agent or homeowner if they have one on file from when they bought the home. It's not common for every homeowner to have one, it's more often the case when the home is in a flood zone that may caused them to carry add'l flood insurance, or a mandatory request from their lender.

Another option is to talk to a professional insurance agent who is familiar with the area where the home is located. They might be able to help you get a quote without the elevation certificate.

Or you can certainly go to the county records and recheck flood zone maps yourself.

Hope that helps!
Kim Sandberg, Broker-Associate
Re/Max Unlimited
904-703-4715
Kim@KimSandberg.com
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Sat Mar 24, 2012
Kim Sandberg answered:
Yes, the living area (i.e. heated/cooled space) is what should be used for total square footage when they calculate this. Which would exclude your garages, porches, patios and even lanais. Some people try to use their "florida rooms" as add'l square footage because they have an a/c window unit in them...I was told this is a no-no. It needs to be under roof. fully ducted air & heated space to count 100% in SF and I'm sure other appraisers would also argue that.

And remember price per square foot is only one way to calculate value. I would much rather use true sold comparables to the subject property and look good/hard at the upgrades, condition and location of the property in order to give you a better feel for market value rather than simply using a general cost per sf. Just think if you had a home that had all new hardwood flooring, updated kitchen with higher end appliances and fully remodeled baths on a lake with a new roof vs. same SF home in same neighborhood with laminate flooring, older kitchen/baths, original roof and backed up to the busy highway. One should have a lot more value than the other agree? Great example why just using cost per SF would NOT be a fair comparison of these two homes.
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Sun Dec 4, 2011
Kim Sandberg answered:
Value is in the eyes of the beholder :) and the Plantation offers a variety of amenities! It's probably most well known for the golf privileges it offers its homeowners/members. Membership is an equity type where, when you close on your new home in the Plantation, you pay a $40,000 membership fee. This is mandatory. Half of this is then refunded when you sell/close in the future. This equity membership gives you access to their exclusive beach club at the oceanfront, state of the art exercise facility, dining, tennis, clubhouse, card rooms, community activities and more. Too much to list. See theplantationpvb.com for more details or I can hook you up directly for Q&A with the community liaison contact.
Monthly HOA dues differ slightly - patio homes include lawn care vs. single family do not.
For a current rate sheet and more information about communities in PVBeach, call or email me directly and I will share what I've collected for my other customers-- including a comparison on the Plantation's offerings vs. the other clubs in the area (i.e. PV Inn & Club).
Bottom line - our area has a LOT to choose from and if you need assistance making heads or tails of the details - just let me know. I'm happy to help!
Kim Sandberg - Broker/Associate
RE/MAX Unlimited
Cell: 904-703-4715
Kim@KimSandberg.com
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Tue Apr 26, 2011
Priscilla Johnson answered:
Hello Trina!
St. Johns County Schools have received top accolades across the board! As you probably are aware, homes in the most sought after school districts tend to maintain their values better in markets such as we are currently in. So whether you have children you are concerned about their education experience or just purchasing a home in an area that will maintain its value, strong school districts are of paramount importance. To answer your specific question, my suggestion would be that you research the schools( go to my website for a link) that best match your criteria and then engage a real estate expert in the area that you find you like & trust. An expert will provide you with the knowledge needed and make the best use of your time. They should be able to hear your “needs” and direct you to the properties that best meet your criteria. I am a person of integrity and with my enthusiasm and passion for people I strive to make the home buying experience one that is fun and enjoyable! Please call me if I can be of further assistance to you. ... more
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Sun Jan 30, 2011
Marvia Thompson answered:
If you are having problems getting a hold of the management or need a local Realtor let me know and I can get you the information.
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