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Home Buying in 33301 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Dec 28, 2016
Laurie Richter Spector JD answered:
Hi! I can tell you first hand because I'm in the process of doing the same thing (except in Rio Vista). I'm happy to share my experiences with you - as well as architect, GC, owners rep, designer, etc. We are paying just south of $300/sq ft (interior finished feet). This will include a new dock, seawall, pool and pilings. Call or text me anytime 954.608.7104 ... more
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Tue Sep 29, 2015
Rich Homer answered:
Best next action is to ask a local Mortgage Broker by clicking "Find a Pro" in the main menu at the top of this website.
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Wed Jun 10, 2015
Maria Cipollone answered:
Your best option will be talking to a mortgage broker that can explore your financial status and advise you properly. If he/she can not provide you with a pre-approval letter at this moment, they can give some tips to increase your credit score.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone
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Tue Jul 1, 2014
Meir Aloni answered:
MOST condos will not allow a new owner to rent property for the 1-2 years of ownership; also remember that the most Condo associations will take up to 4 weeks to screen your potential tenants:(
You might want to look into Duplex/Triplex/Fourplex units.....

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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Fri Feb 28, 2014
Robert Hanson answered:
Frank and Veronica,
It seems you have answered your own question here?

Anyways, I have programs for foreign nationals that can go as low as 20% down payment in certain situations. If you have any clients that don't have the 30-35% down and you want to run them by me to see if they qualify, let me know!

If you like my answer above, consider clicking on a “Thumbs Up” or “Best Answer”


Robert L. Hanson
Gladewater National Bank
First Time Homebuyer Specialist

Direct: 240-752-7549 Cell: 301-651-7822
NMLS# 695929

Rate quote or live chat with me at the link below:
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Michael S Gellert answered:,120569,82722,123042,82723,82724,123044/propertytype/CONDO/listingtype/Resale+New,Foreclosure+Bank+Owned,Short+Sale/
CLICK HERE for detailed listings in the area ... more
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Michael S Gellert answered:
Here is a list of properties that match,37264/subdivision/las+olas/propertytype/SINGLE,CONDO,MULTI/listingtype/Resale+New,Foreclosure+Bank+Owned,Short+Sale/ ... more
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Michael S Gellert answered:
I can give you a free Market Analysis price on your home and discus a reasonable commission for a fast sale CLICK HERE
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Wed Dec 18, 2013
Jim Simms answered:
Could wait until the interest rates return to the 50 year average, would only double the cost. But who cares? What a few hundred thousand dollars in the overall scheme of things?

Jim Simms
NMLS # 6395
Financing Kentucky One Home at a Time
I answer questions about financing real estate based on my decades of experience dealing with mortgage underwriters. This answer is my personal opinion, has not been reviewed or approved by the company I work for. I do not offer legal or tax advice, if you need answers from an attorney or CPA find one knowledgeable in your local market.
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
you can't post it on Trulia, but you can post it on, and to name a few of the fsbo friendly sites. There are others.

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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Rich Homer answered:
Fannie Mae...but best next action is to ask a local Mortgage Broker by clicking "Find a Pro" in the main menu at the top of this website.
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Tue Oct 16, 2012
Pennie Arneson answered:
Hi Michael,

I see your question dates to 2009. Did you buy a townhome or are you still looking? Please contact me if you would like a Realtor to aid in your search! I was thinking of up in Oakland Park, which is being changed into a very nice area. There are some nice, fairly new, gated townhouse communities there.

Pennie Arneson
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Fri Jul 20, 2012
Ryan Brandenburger answered:
Sorry about the vague description and I hope I can clarify more in this post.

I have been buying refinance leads from credit burueas for over 4 years now. Only concentrating on the refinance market has been succesful but over the last year we have had obvious issues regarding appraised values. After discussing these issues with my lead source I have decided to put together a mailing/dialing campaign targeting First Time Homebuyers. This list would include both address`s and phone number`s which allow us to outbound dial and except inbound calls.

What I am looking for is a few realtors in designated target areas to go on the print marketing as the recognized realtor in that area. We could share space on the print marketing and also lead share the buyers prospected through the dialer I already have in place here at my office. I could even let you come in and prospect directly through the dialer for FTHB`s .

Basically Im looking to network with a few good realtors. If anyone is interested feel free to contact me direct.
Thank you.

Ryan Brandenburger
Community Mortgage
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Fri Jul 20, 2012
Gustavo answered:
Insurance is about 2.5 % of the value, it depends also on the deductible. Taxes depend on the value of the home, you can get an estimate on
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Mon Jul 19, 2010
Olga Baum answered:
In addition to being a Real Estate broker, I run an Ad Valorem tax appeals business in Broward. If you believe that your assessment is too high I can help you appeal your property taxes. The deadline to file an appeal in Broward County for 2010 is arounf September 19.
Please got o my website
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Sun Jul 11, 2010
Scott Miller answered:
Remember that it's not just the financing that's particularly dicey when it comes to condos. Condo associations (HOAs) are having one hell of a time keeping up with their finances and staying solvent. Many are on the ropes and close to bankruptcy themselves. No matter how easy or difficult it is to finance a condo, you must be extremely diligent in checking their finances.

The last thing you want to do is buy a condo in a community or building with extremely high delinquencies in their assessments. If your HOA cannot collect from 30% of nonpaying members, and you're in the 70% that do pay, guess where the HOA is coming for the windfall?


Scott Miller, Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL
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Thu Aug 27, 2009
Susan J Penn, PA,SFR,CDPE answered:
The answer to your question asking how a potential buyer would verify if the sellers lender has agreed to enter into a short sale comes from the buyers agent discussing the situation with the sellers agent. Every Seller cannot go into a short sale process. There is certain critiera you have to meet and questions you have to ask.

My partner and I give out a specific package to our Seller for these answers before listing their property. If you need help call Susan Penn, EWM Realtor at 954-557-5993 or email
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Thu Jun 25, 2009
Ryan Brandenburger answered:
Depending on the condition of the property you may qualify for a FHA 203k Construction loan. These loan alow you to finance up to 35k in repairs with little questions asked.

cell- 954-394-9005 ... more
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Thu Jun 25, 2009
Ryan Brandenburger answered:

Call WH Mcombs Contractors out of Wellington. They build homes up and down the south Florida coast. They have plenty of spec homes for you to look at.

Bill McComb
561-866-6608 ... more
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Tue May 20, 2008
Brent Bester answered:
I read an Fannie Mae issued statement it's in ohio too! Didn't know this. Good Question!!
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