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Home Buying in 32164 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 30, 2016
Chris Kaufman answered:
Property in Florida are sold with current lease in place, if your rent to own contract is in fact a lease the new owners will have to honor it's terms and conditions...
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Thu Jun 2, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
If you are seeking advice on breaking a contract, your questions are best answered by an attorney.

By the way, are you the Joe that used to display Loopers at antique outboard meets? ... more
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Sat Apr 23, 2016
Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
Hi Julius,

Your question lacks the full information to answer this question with 100% accuracy.
Type of contract, terms on contract, addendum's, type of financing, disclosures.
The list goes on

I am assuming you do not have a Realtor helping you with this transaction. If you dont,
I strongly suggest you hire an attorney at this point. Your deposit could be at jeopardy.
You could be heading for a lawsuit if you do not perform as per contract.
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Sat Jul 25, 2015
Lisa Foster answered:
It truly depends on how your contract is written. In most cases there will be an "inspection period", if you have an inspection within the specified time frame and notify the seller within the same specified time frame, you may have an option to cancel your contract. Speak with your Agent, they will best know how to answer your question. ... more
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Sat Sep 13, 2014
Andrew Huff answered:
I have access to real time active listings in Palm Coast please message me with the addresses. I also have access to county records to research the address.
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Mon Oct 21, 2013
John Dysart answered:
Hello, Samuel,

We specialize in prperty management and have an owner we manage for who is about to list several of his properties with us for sale. Palm Coast has rentable properties everywhere, except some private communities where it not allowed, because of the covenants. Give us a call and we will let you know about these listings that are coming up. They will be priced, so that an investor will have a good return on his money. Call us at 386-445-7556.
John Dysart
100% Real Estate & Property Management
Palm Coast, FL
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Sun Oct 20, 2013
Carol Tunis answered:
Hello, Samuel! Palm Coast has many diverse areas, depending on your needs. I see that you are from St. Augustine. If you were to want to stay closer to that area, you might be interested in Matanzas Woods or Palm Harbor. If you are a golfer, you might be interested in Pine Lakes, Cypress Knolls or any of the other golf communities. Many people like the southern areas because it's closer to where they work. So, as you can see, it all depends on what your needs are! There's many options available for whatever your needs may be. You may contact me if you wish to explore them. I work all of St. Johns and Flagler counties and have been actively selling in both areas for 15 years. You may contact me via email at or call me at 904 669-0781 and thank you for your question... ... more
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
Jolita Brazzano answered:
I live just around the block! Not only are there homes on Westgrill, but also on Westglen (Located on a road that adjoins Westgrill). Take a look at these at If you would like, I can send you some video on the home layouts, or schedule you an appointment to view any of these.
Jolita Brazzano
Broker Associate
Watson Realty Corp
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Thu Jun 27, 2013
Gayle Ford answered:
Yes if you have found a home that you are very interested in have a agent go and take thorough photos of area and home for you I have assisted many in this manor we talk the whole time and I work as your eyes. Then if you are sure we can submit an offer but first things first if financing is needed we need to have you pre qualified for the price of the the home. I can recommend several excellent lenders in the area as well to assist you.

Being a military spruce for years many agents helped us in this manor and made things very smooth for us and now it's my time to assist others.

Call me anytime 386-562-4083 with any questions!
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Antonio Vega-Pacheco answered:
Tell your agent to request all offers be submitted in "As-Is" contract forms. That way it is explicit to the buyers before placing foot in your home. Also, you can print and have available at the home a flier indicating the repair you will be making to the home prior to closing, so any prospects can take with them...again this will make clear what they can expect. No realistic buyer or agent expects a short-sale to be in perfect conditions. Was this answer helpful? If so please click on the "green thumbs up" or the "best answer".

Tony Vega
La Rosa Realty
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Nicole Smith answered:
There are a ton of short sales out there to consider if you have the patience to search.You can get a lot of square footage for your dollar.I will admit mine is one of those short sales.It is a great deal for anyone that is ready for a beautiful home for a great price.I wish we were on the other side of the fence to choose. ... more
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Sat Jan 12, 2013
Antonio Vega-Pacheco answered:
In my experience local buyers prefer to look on weekends because they work, but out of state buyers take more time and look over the week, then vacation on weekends. (Perhaps that is only here near Disney).

Any home will sell faster if empty....because it is much easier to show. Homes that are nicely staged also sell faster. So take advantage of both factors. Since you are living there, keep it nicely staged all hours of the day and allow for showings from 9am to 7pm - 7 days a week with 1 or 2 hour lead should have a contract in hand fast....and then there is no need to pay for a rental until it actually sells. Was this answer helpful? If so please click on the "green thumbs up" or the "best answer".

Tony Vega
La Rosa Realty
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Mon May 21, 2012
Genevieve Ramachandran answered:
Not unless the lender requires it. Sometimes the bank that has the REO property requires their own pre qualification. you can still take the loan from whoever you want.
Good Luck!
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Sun May 20, 2012
Simon Katz answered:

Unless he has signed an exclusive buyers agent agreement, he is welcome to work with whomever he wishes. Talking to an agent does NOT bind you to that agent. Even going on showings does not bind you to an agent. Even if they write a contract and that deal falls through, he is STILL allowed to go to another buyers agent on another home if he chooses.

It is the job of the agent to stay in touch with the client and make sure their needs are met so they don't go on some website asking others the questions they should be asking their agent. This job is WORK, and that is part of it.

Richard, if you ARE comfortable with your agent, simply ask them to step up the effort and find what you need. Or be more realistic in your criteria. I know there are not many homes in our area that can be had for $80,000 unless you want a short sale or a mobile home.

Best of luck to you!
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Sat Dec 3, 2011
C.Pat Denvir answered:
Laura, You have asked many questions over the past several months about many properties. If you are still looking in Palm Coast and not Kansas and if you really want a condo with amenities with low HOA fees and convenient to everything, I may have the one for you.
It is in Palm Coast in a very beautiful, small community which is located within a much sought after golfing community. It has a pool, clubhouse and social activities.The yearly fee is $2,200.00. It has three bdrms and is approx. 1,400 lvg.sq.ft. Beautifully landscaped well maintained common grounds.
Get with me if you truly are looking to buy in Palm coast, FL.
C. Pat Denvir, Realtor
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Sat Dec 3, 2011
Kim Wahl answered:
Hi There!
If you would like a video walk through on any property you are interested in, call me. Then you can sit on your couch while I show you the house! Now, that's service in this internet-based age, don't you think?
My husband and I work as a team and come from a background of construction, interior design and real estate investing, so we can help you in more arenas. Take a look at our blog link below. Enjoy the videos.
Kim Wahl, REALTOR, Atlantic Homes Realty, LLC, Palm Coast.
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Thu Apr 28, 2011
Carolyn Thompson answered:
If you are selling, make sure you work with an agent that has experience getting them sold.

if you are buying, make sure that you have an experienced agent that knows how to help you negotiate the deal and ask the right questions before you place your offer, such as - How many loans are there? What banks? Do you have the financial documents submitted ( which docs)? What is the hardship? ... more
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Tue Nov 9, 2010
BayAreaHomeRebate answered:
I wouldn't buy until you can prove to yourself that you can make payments. If you have bad credit, means you can't pay credit cards, car payments, and other smaller bills. It's gonna be hard to take on a mortgage payment if your other credit is messed up. Keep renting, clean up your credit. Then afterwards, figure out how much your mortgage payment would be if you really did buy a house. Take that amount and put it away in the bank, if you can do that for 12 months without being late, then you can probably buy a house then. ... more
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Fri Nov 5, 2010
Connie Greene answered:
From one New Yorker to another Inspect, inspect, inspect the homes by the builder. Go to your future neighbors, knock and ask. The truth will come directly from them. It's your best option. Let me know if I can help. ... more
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