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Mon Jul 24, 2017
Theconchlife4me2 asked:
Fri Feb 17, 2017
Jim Olive answered:
Hello Tropical...
I wouldn't get to upset, these sites draw information from public records, so if there's a data error, it is probably on the part of the county. Your home, for example, shows a "sale" in 2002 and 2011 (neither of which is when you say the website suggests your home sold) in the Property Appraiser's site. There are lots of public records that they draw from, so the erroneous data could come from a number of places. Shouldn't harm you wherever it comes from, though, because if anyone used that bad data, you can always correct it...Jim ... more
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Wed Dec 7, 2016
Susie Kay answered:

We are not the expert on taxes so I would suggest that you consult your CPA.
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Mon Oct 24, 2016
Chanel answered:
There are a couple of factors that would affect the cost.
Replacement cost of the home which is determined by the type of building materials used to build the house, territory or zip code, your insurance history such as insurance score and claims history if any, and a few other factors depending on the company. Its always best to get a couple quotes and compare not just rates but also coverage. Some policies are broad form and some are special which are very different contracts. You really need to get some quotes from insurance agents and compare them. Its a bit of work but hopefully the company you get insured with is the one you keep for a while. ... more
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Tue Jul 19, 2016
Djrobsd answered:
As a buyer, personally I think that the text is useless. It's all about pictures. If your pictures don't sell the property to me, the text is worthless. Now, sometimes the text is good for clarifying things that aren't visible in photos like "does it have air conditioning" or "how many bathrooms does it have" but typically those things are in the listing fields anyway, and don't need to be in the description. That's just me, I'm the ipad, smart phone, tech savvy driven generation buyer who is super busy and has a very small attention span, so the only time I read the text is after I've eliminated all the properties my agent sends me that I'm not interested in, I might go back and give the ones I saved a second look and read some more description about the house. :) Things like "Walk to Target, Vons, Starbucks and the gym" are much more valuable in the text then "HONEY STOP THE CAR" or "DONT MISS THIS ONE". :) ... more
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Sun Mar 20, 2016
Carolyn Winters asked:
I want yo change the carport to off street parking.
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Fri Feb 26, 2016
nickita21 asked:
Sun Nov 22, 2015
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Annette Lawrence answered:
Check on Zillow to see false data exists there also.
Then quantify damages you have suffered.
Next, contact your attorney.
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Thu Jun 12, 2014
Jim Olive answered:
Hey Valerie...any updates on your search? Have you found the perfect spot in Paradise? Always like to hear "the rest of the story"...
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Thu Jun 12, 2014
Jim Olive answered:
Need to know which property you're referring to...
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Brian Trible answered:
Flood Insurance is paid for by the condo association and the premiums are built into your monthly condo fees.
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Sun Jan 6, 2013
Jim Olive answered:
I think this was a duplicate question and they got an answer from the other one? I seem to recall it showing up twice...
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Jim Olive answered:
Hello Joe...
Have you found the info you were looking for?
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Wed Oct 3, 2012
Brady Miller answered:
You can actually get plenty of good leads through this site. People respond favorably to thoughtful answers to questions, and a complete profile will help, too. Advertising may help down the road, too, although it isn't cheap! ... more
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Sat Aug 18, 2012
Jim Olive answered:
Dear Islandgirl...
As you probably know all to well, finding a decent rental is TOUGH! I hope you've had good luck and found one. If not, you might want to consider buying a place. You can own for less than renting and with prices what they are right now, you could make a lot of money when you sell down the line. Give me a shout if you'd like some help...Jim ... more
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Wed May 2, 2012
Jim Olive answered:
Hello Robin...It is very possible that the building insurance is included in the condo fees. Your Realtor can find that out pretty easily. While certain forms of insurance can be expensive here in the keys, Condos are often a good hedge against those high rates, as the whole condo association shares the cost collectively, making it much more manageable for each individual owner. ... more
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Wed Oct 12, 2011
Sdw227 answered:
If you do NOT want a "transient" rental but a regular monthly type rental (not less than 30 days, I believe...), then all you need is a license from the city. I went to the license office on Simonton St, paid them some money, and walked out with my rental license. You renew it yearly. Of course I'm in an area you can rent (no restrictions), etc. The transient rental is for nightly or weekly rentals. You cannot rent you property nightly or weekly without a transient license. Those are a totally different ball game. ... more
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Sat Sep 24, 2011
Alma Kee answered:
Decrease. Otherwise we'll go into a severe depression.

Fannie, Freddie and HUD are probably going to turn their foreclosures into rentals. They recently requested ideas with a deadline of Sept 15th for converting their foreclosed properties into rentals.

The other investors are probably going to get a cramdown to 4%--even with borrowers with no equity or jobs.

Short Sale reform will have to happen. Allowing an owner to "select" their listing Realtor is the same as allowing lenders to "select" their appraiser. Inherent conflict of interest. Lenders should modify their short sale requirements to "assign" licensed realtors that have at least 2 years experience and 20 transactions that are members of the local Realtor board for the county the property is in--or something like that.

So my prediction is our idiotic leaders and regulators that have allowed the greedy investors to thrust our country into a depression will finally soon do something productive. Elections are imminent so something drastic is going to have to be done to make a FAST impact on our economy.
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