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Home Buying in Sunrise : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Oct 18, 2017
Pedro Casanova answered:
Are you talking about Villas de Venezia? If you are looking to buy a property, rent a place or need some information about the area, please let me know.
Cell 561.506.6639.

I work with all areas in West Broward.

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Sun Feb 28, 2016
Giguere64 asked:
Looking for a double wide trailer 2 to 3 bedrooms. I have limited income but have about 20 thousand dollars cash.
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Fri Oct 2, 2015
Mayra-Alejandra Salazar asked:
I forgot my password. Had it reset and would like to change it to something I can remember. How can I go about changing my password when I log-in.
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Mon May 18, 2015
Andrew Liebenhaut answered:
There is a program that I use that provides 10,000 towards your down payment and closing costs. It is a zero interest and zero payment loan that is only due when/if you sell the home. I have closed using this program several times and would be happy to assist you. Also I use a 2,000 tax credit program, which enables you to receive a 2,000 tax credit for the life of your loan.

1-Must not have owned a home in 3 years.
2-Must have been in the same line of work for 2 years
3-Must make more than 25k but less than 80k
4-Must have 1,000 to put into the deal.
5-640 minimum credit score.

Contact Andrew 954-394-7185 Text first Please!!!!!!!
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Thu Apr 9, 2015
Jeffrey Jacobs answered:
This property was last sold February 8, 2012 for $61,000 and then flipped the same day for $71,000. If you are still looking for something to buy please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you any way I can. ... more
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Tue Dec 16, 2014
Teresa Gilreath answered:
In addition to a Title Company, you can also look through the County Records or Tax
Accessor website.
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Wed Oct 8, 2014
Meir Aloni answered:
Hi Anna,

I happened to live nearby and I'm a landlord, to multiple properties, since 1987.

It looks like you started to look to buy 9 months ago... did you buy already? As far a renting in the area, please contact me for some landlord "inside" info....

Did you like this post? If so, please 'Like" it. Thank you!!

With enthusiasm,

Meir Aloni & Team

CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)

CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert)

RECS (Real Estate Cyberspace Society)

Successfully selling Broward County since 1986!
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Tue Sep 9, 2014
My NC Homes Team answered:
The truth is you shouldn't be looking. There really are only two scenarios where "lease to own" is offered and neither are good. The first is in a strong buyers market when a seller simply can't get rid of the property for any number of reason all of which boil down to it's being very undesirable and/or unsuitable for traditional financing. The seller has no other options and buyers would be well advised to steer clear of such a property. The second is more common and actually even worse. Extremely savvy sellers intentionally set out to take advantage of unwitting buyers. They never have any intention of the buyer actually owning the property and the terms they set and the contracts they use are all designed to make sure that the buyer ends up losing their money while they "rent" the property at well above market rates dreaming that one day they'll own it. If by chance they somehow actually manage to fulfill all the terms they will have seriously overpaid and the Seller still laughs all the way to the bank. Do yourself a favor, and save up your money, build up your credit and buy a home the traditional way rather than focusing on what I know to be an urban myth . ... more
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Wed May 28, 2014
Sharon K. Welker answered:
yes its normal.banks are looking for highest and best offer. cash usually beats out finacing. my buyer and i put in 4 offers and got out bidded on all of them. we went over list price by 5,000 and still got beat. you just need to keep loooking for a home u like and make a offer. try to add in regular sales and short sales if time permits. just know that is normal. ... more
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Wed May 28, 2014
Sharon K. Welker answered:
what property? summerbreeze condos yes. southwind cove townhomes yes. hampton hills townhomes yes. what property in me in office 954 236-7009 sharon
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Wed May 28, 2014
Sharon K. Welker answered:
i sold a short sale in summer breeze. very popular community. call me in office and i will go over all active listings in summer breeze. complex. they/the assoc was very easy to work with. . sharon k. welker 954 236-7009 ... more
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Mon Jan 20, 2014
Brandon Piegari answered:
Absolutely!~ I would plan on paying first, last, and security. If there are no evictions or debts to landlords then you should not be denied.


Sunset Realty

C: 954.203.6100
O: 954.667.9793
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
Jacob Edri answered:
I would drive by and take a look at the property before considering making a bid on the property.

Also would recommend that you do a lien search before bidding.

the county auction in Boward county is very risky


Jacob Edri

Real Estate Sales Associate

Aspect Realty

1881 N. University Dr. #102

Coral Springs , FL 33071

Direct: (954) 400-9116
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Sun Dec 1, 2013
Ion (Jon) Straulea answered:
10% down is not a problem. You can go conventional or FHA. If you are a first time buyer you may be able get down payment assistance. You can call me at 954-560-3810 and I have my Mortgage Company talk to you.
Jon Straulea
Coral Shores Realty
Realtor/ Broker Sales
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Wed Sep 11, 2013
Nick Sakalis answered:
Try contacting a local Agent with your question and all the details.
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Tue Jun 11, 2013
Gino Flores answered:
Federal Register 24 CFR Part 100; section 760.24-760.37 (4a), Florida Statutes

For a community to be considered "housing for older persons" as a 55+ community, the housing must be intended and operated for occupancy by persons 55 years of age or older and meet the following requirements:

1.At least 80% of the occupied units are occupied by at least one person 55 years of age or older.
2.The facility or community publishes and adheres to policies and procedures that demonstrate its intent to in fact be a provider of housing for older persons.
3.The facility or community complies with rules established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for verification of occupancy.

This should allow for 20% of the community to not have to necessarily be 55 + to qualify to live in there but the HOA board can block that by coming up with an excuse to not let you buy into the community unless they know you or are influence by other means.
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
beaver15 answered:
In fact nobody will live there permently.
Am I allowed to go on vacation for 7-8 weeks a year until i am 55?
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Stefanie Cohen PA, ABR, SFR answered:
Hello William,

Sunrise Lakes is a 55+ community. This property is located in Phase 3. Condo fees are $363 per month. Sunrise Lakes does a thorough credit and background check which can take up to 30 days. They will also verify proof of income.

The community is known for its many amenities. Let me know if I can be of help.

Best regards,
Stefanie Cohen, PA, ABR, SFR
Prudential Florida Realty
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Fri Oct 12, 2012
Meir Aloni answered:
Single homes are MOVING well (low inventory..)

Meir Aloni & Team
CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert)
RECS (Real Estate Cyberspace Society)

Successfully selling Broward County since 1986!

Direct phone# 954-338-5220

All Star Realty Inc.
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Meir Aloni answered:
Aside of all the good advice given to you, ask for a copy of past six months board meetings' minutes, to see if they are talking about any possible future special assessments, any financial issues, etc.

Meir Aloni & Team
CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert)
RECS (Real Estate Cyber Society)

Successfully selling Broward County since 1986!

Direct phone# 954-338-5220
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