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Sun Jul 2, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
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Tue May 2, 2017
Sally Grenier answered:
I hear your frustration and know it can be very difficult to find something to buy in this market. There are a few things you can do:

1. You can adjust your search criteria. i.e. if you were looking for a 3 bedroom house before, maybe you need to look for a 1 or 2 bedroom condo, or smaller home. If youre looking in an expensive area, maybe you need to look further out?

2. You can pay down or pay off your debt.

3. You can find a job that makes more money.

4. Make sure you have a good Realtor working for you who's willing to go the distance and search high and low for the right property. When there is nothing on the market in your price range, your agent can do things to find listings. Search expired/withdrawn listings. Send a letter to homeowners. Search FSBOs (for sale by owners).

Good luck!
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Wed Apr 26, 2017
Maricris A answered:

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Thu Jun 16, 2016
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Mon Feb 8, 2016
Timex01 asked:
I have never had any problems, except that most renters do not bother to read the entire listing. They click your link requesting more information, when everything including my phone number…
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Tue Mar 31, 2015
godzilla48 answered:
There is an owner who has moved in a person with criminal background and the Association requires a background check on renters, he claims she is a girlfriend. Does he have the right to let her stay. ... more
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Tue Aug 5, 2014
Bettina Robson answered:
Submit the addendum. Also provide a couple estimates to replace the A/C to back up your request for 5K. If they are higher than the 5k even better.

Bank negotiators threaten many things to make their lives easier. (So do some agents!) You deserve the A/C unit, darn it. Get it!! Get your agent off their duff and get the addendum signed. Sounds like they are intimidated by the bank. If the bank does not take your offer w/addendum they will have to sell even lower to the next buyer.

She is right. The seller does not have to replace it but if the bank wants to sell it at the price you agreed they should pay for it. They don't have to but it should be in their best interest.

If your offer is not approved yet now is the time to re-do the HUD and get your 5K. Go for it and don't let the bank intimidate you or your agent. They could make everyone start over but that is a risk necessary to get the 5K. My gut is they will not.

Who is the lender and how many loans are on the property? Do you know?
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Fri May 9, 2014
Sharon K. Welker answered:
if assoc says you owe them money to break your lease you will need to read it. unfortunately if it says you cannot break your lease unless you pay 2months or no you cannot break it they can go after you for the remaining lease. read your lease or seek an attoney for advise on getting out of your lease. ... more
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Fri May 9, 2014
Sharon K. Welker answered:
if u need help in finding a townhome in fort lauderdale call me in office 954 236-7009 sharon k. welker and i will help you find one. thxs
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Mon May 13, 2013
PollyAnna Snyder answered:
Hi Cassie - first the repairs have to be agreed upon. No repairs are mandated unless in the contract via request and agreement to repair. That same area of the contract will also stipulate the amount of time to get them done. Do you have an agent? If so, he/she should be able to point this out to you. If not, read carefully:) Ope this helps. Cheers! ... more
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Mon May 13, 2013
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Mon May 13, 2013
Tracy Hoyt answered:

Don't be scared. Just know that no matter what information you find out, you can work to repair it. If you are in great shape then buying a home soon will be easier. If you have dings, or score issues a great agent can give you advice to make those go away faster. The best thing to do is locate a great mortgage person and talk to them.

I know of one such great agent. Her name is Pam Wirth and her email is
You can email your questions about credit, scoring and other home loan alternatives and she will be more than happy to answer them. She is very nice, super helpful and a no pressure lady.

Please feel free to email me as well if you would like at There are many programs to help people into homeownership so don't sell yourself short. Learning all the facts makes you a smart consumer.

Good Luck and give Pam a try. No pressure, just help.

Tracy Hoyt
Prudential Tropical Realty
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Mon May 13, 2013
howie0211 answered:
Update: Got the deposit back but ended up not buying the house. The house has a lot of problems which requires major repairs, and it didnt pass inspection. Thank you for all of your replies. ... more
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Sat Mar 16, 2013
Carlos Lacerda answered:
Hi Sonji:

Rentals today are hot once every one that lost their homes have to live somewhere and can not afford or buy anything in the near future due to credit damages. So be prepared to a good conpetion to be a tenant in this market as for your credit and ect it all depends on the land lord basically,

I think I can help you email me with details

Carlos Lacerda
Charles Rutenberg Reatly LLC
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
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Thu Jan 10, 2013
Joel Kanoff answered:
Tony R. That's a great question. Please help with location of home and will try to get that information to you right away. Thanks
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Tue Oct 9, 2012
Ana Gonzalez answered:
There is a fire station right on 27 ave & 10 ST Station 47. It is close by. There is also a park across the street. Please feel free to call me I live in the area.
Ana Gonzalez
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Sun Jul 8, 2012
Andrew Muller answered:
It is called cash out refi now.
No more Heloc!
She cannot get full amount back for cash out, even if it is worth a million dollars.Max cash out is 80%, with condos possibly even less. And since it is less then a year from closing, it would be the lesser of purchase price , or appraised value. ... more
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Tue Mar 20, 2012
Gary Hitchcock answered:
Unfortunately Trulia is not very up to date. I have had clients send me listings from Trulia and most of them were sold or even yet not even listed. Yes, if there is no house number or MLS ID then it is not listed. The best way to get accurate information is to contact a Realtor that is an expert in the area you want to buy. ... more
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