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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

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Sun Oct 26, 2014
Josh Barnett answered:
Depends on what your construction loan states, discuss with your loan officer.
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Sat Apr 5, 2014
Sergio answered:
From personal experience, if anyone can, John Scapin can. He was fantastic.
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
The Guthrie Team answered:
True Bobbi there are no easy answers to this question. Your neighborhood can be a drain on the price of your home. First you need to get an accurate sense of the value of your home in comparison to all the homes selling in your immediate area. Even if you have foreclosures and short sales this does not mean your home is never going to sell or you will not get fair market value. One of the things I see sellers doing that degrades the value further of their home is not keeping them sparkling clean. The cheapest thing in the world to make your home look good is a fresh coat of paint. And a clean smell when that potential buyer opens your front door counts for so much. You do not have to have an manicured lawn but you should have it as neat as it possibly can be. Do not leave your trash can in front of your garage door for all the world to see. What I am saying is that pure common sense make a dramatic difference. If my sellers are willing I will give them advice on staging their home. I have even helped with landscaping. It is a daunting task to have your home on the market but on the day when you feel the worst and just cannot stand the idea of making the kids put all the toys away might just be the day the person who buys your home will see it...........Also you need someone who tells your home's story to the world correctly and attractively.....and that happens in the way it is presented on the internet......It always amazes me when I see a photo that is blurry or the first picture of the home you see, which should be the premier picture for your home, was taken when the lighting was wrong and all you see is the dark shadow of a home.........Or when you click on the address of your home and the map is incorrect! Selling a home is the combined work of home owner and Realtor doing their job! ... more
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
The Guthrie Team answered:
Great way to find a Realtor is to propose this very question in this format!....I would interview several and see if the "fit " is right. I would be somewhat circumspect if a Realtor agrees with everything you want. Our market is definitely improving but still there are still some obstacles to overcome. Try to make your pricing decision based on the facts and figures presented at the listing presentation. I encourage people to clarify what their real goal is and keep their eye on that. Sometimes it just does not make sense for a seller to put their home on the market ; you want someone who has the courage to tell you that if it is in your best interest. Sadly sometimes you just do not have that luxury of waiting and that is when it is essential you are working with someone who knows the market and can give you the best advice possible.If you are thinking of a Realtor who is on Trulia look at their recommendations ....Would love to talk with you about what is the best course of action for you.... ... more
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Mon Sep 23, 2013
Ken Parks answered:
Housing Shortage in Pensacola?
Only for affordable rental housing. It is still a Buyer's Market in Pensacola with home prices far lower than replacement cost. Rental rates are almost twice the monthly purchase cost. Pensacola is still one of the lowest cost used housing markets in the country.....and this is a resort area, OMG! ... more
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Thu Sep 19, 2013
J answered:
A few years ago I assisted a few homeowners in an effort to appeal/dispute tax hikes on their properties due to county/city assessed values. Many of these properties were $20k-$50k over actual market values at that point in time. Diane, you've offered an excellent response to Lee's question. Property tax value has very little to do with actual market value of any property. ... more
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Antonio Vega-Pacheco answered:
Yes, we have many short-term rental communities in the Disney area. Any person who rents their property for periods of under 7 months is considered a "mini hotel", must get a hotel-motel license from the county and charge extra taxes to the renters, which need to be paid to be paid to the county. Then again most short-term rental owners hire a management company that handles all this paperwork for them, along with getting bookings and servicing the residence. That will be something for you to investigate if you continue to short-terms on a regular basis. Of course talking to your CPA is also recommended since you will get many deductions from your taxes. 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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Wed Feb 6, 2013
The Guthrie Team answered:
You sound like someone with a tender heart. You would need to consult a Mortgage Lender. Many people buy a home before their current home is sold. It all relates to debt ratio, credit score, and your ability to manage financially two mortgage payments. I cannot imagine anyone wanting to take your home as a listing with that many animals in it. And showing it would be a nightmare for all concerned especially the birds. Is there anyway you could build an addition that would house the birds that is climate controled? You might be able to get a home equity loan that would allow you to do so. Seek Financial Advice First. ... more
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Tue Sep 6, 2011
Yul Anderson answered:
Your updates to your home are swiped via an MLS listing service, you need to check with your agent, sometimes once swiped by, updates may not be updated again, and may only be seen on a local MLS listing service, check with your agent. ... more
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Tue Jun 28, 2011
Bonnie answered:
Hi Victoria,
There are several homes in the 32507 area that offer owner financing. I will glad to help you find a home for your sister. Just email or call me and I will get all the information from you so I can begin to help you.

Bonnie Ard
Gulf Real Estate Group, LLC
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Tue Dec 16, 2008
Darryl Singleton answered:
Hi Cathy,

Rates right now are between 5% and 5.5%. It really depends on what type of loan and the terms. You can even buy down the rate by paying points. I suggest speaking to a loan professional and find out what loan package works for you and your family. If you don't have a lender, you can contact us and we can provide you with list of lenders on our team. You can email us at or give me a call @ 850-554-9614.

Thanks for using the Singleton Team!
Darryl Singleton, GRI
LaDawn Singleton, GRI
Keller Williams Realty Pensacola

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