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Tue Aug 2, 2016
The_dude_abides23 asked:
Wed Dec 18, 2013
Jefferson Kiely answered:
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Mon Nov 4, 2013
Gladys Van Otteren & Doug Drake answered:
The real estate taxes on the home you are thinking of buying will be based on the price you pay, not on the last sales price before you purchased it. You will also be able to claim up to a $50,000 tax exemption if your property is homesteaded. Homesteading means that you must live in your home 6 months and 1 day a year and that it must be your legal residence. Even though you may feel some sticker shock in the beginning with your real estate taxes, you will see the benefits in your income taxes, because Florida does not have a state income tax! States with a state income tax always struggle to pay for their services, i.e. police, fire, etc. because if people are out of jobs, they don't pay income taxes. We fare better than all other states, except Alaska, during a recession, and we have better weather! ... more
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Gene Platt answered:
Hello Junior.... First thing you will want to do is look at the sales contract submitted by your agent to see if these items are listed on there. If you did not use an agent to submitt the contract, you may want to consult a Real Estate attorney. If the items are on the contract, then you will want to see if the items are clear as to brand/model #. If they are not, then again you may want to consult a Real Estate attorney. Did you do a walk through of the property prior to closing? This is important to check for situations just like this. I hope that this helps a little.

Gene Platt
Illustrated Properties
(561) 632-5400
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:
Unfortunately this type of activity is fairly common and we are dealing with a chandelier that was removed in the same manner.

Your first course of action should be to review your documents to see if this was a stipulation to the sale of the property. If so it should be clearly indicated in the MLS information or your contract document itself. Having shotographs of these items in the home will be helpful.

Next, you should have your agent/broker be in touch with the listing agent to present your concerns. Hopefully they will be able to resolve resolve your concern.

Taking your cocenr to the local board of realtors as a possible "ethics" violation should be your next consideration. Most contracts spell out the procedures for resolving such matters via mediation and are spelled out in your purchase agreement.

Hope this is hepful.

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Tue May 1, 2012
Bob Brubaker answered:
In a word - the answer is no. REO inventory is Sold - "As-IS" and
the pricing of such property and willingness to negotiate are most
times all the incentives that will be offered. In cases where you
may see new appliances these are inducements to secure a price
and not for a remedy for defects with those present. Repairs-
forget about it ! All REO sellers can see is liaibility exposure there.
Best Bet: Take note of the defects early ,figure your costs, then
work on the price accordingly! Best of Success!

Bob Brubaker Highlight Realty Palm Beach County Fl. 561-876-6649
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Tue Aug 2, 2011
Stan Jackson answered:
Yes. But, the contract or sellers' lender, if a short sale, may or may not prevent you from pursuing the property and this buy-out would have to be disclosed on the HUD.

I�39;m not a lawyer, this is not legal advice, just my thoughts! ... more
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Tue Mar 22, 2011
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, the offer that was lower may have had better terms or ginancials according to the banks standards. yes it is normal for the addendum to come with the contract, you are usually given a certain amount of time to perform or walk if you want.

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
GREEN Designated Agent
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
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Sun May 25, 2008
Cathy Sloan answered:

Unfortunately you can't unless you select and contact an agent for a quote. There is also another factor. Roofs over a certain age, this may vary by insurance company, must pass a roofing inspection and have a life expectancy of 5 years or more remaining. In my city the rates vary due to how many miles the home is from the ocean. I am providing a link to a State of Florida site that may help you find a company that will give you an accurate estimate and write the policy.

Best of luck to you.
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