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Tue Oct 31, 2017
JohnBelle asked:
Hi. Can anyone assist in finding a rental house? Looking for a 2-3/2 in Palm Beach county (Boynton-West Palm). Must be nice home & decent neighborhood (we have two small children). Credit…
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Thu Dec 1, 2016
Paul answered:
Find out. Use to figure out all homeownership costs, including purchase price, closing costs and mortgage financing costs- including issues such as how much income do I need to verify with bank re: my downpayment, interest rate/term and points (if applicable). It's easy to understand, educational + invaluable to any homeowner/renter looking to buy a house. ... more
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Sat Sep 26, 2015
Rolf Anthony answered:
Ask an attorney. Us agents can't give legal advice since that would considered as practicing law, which could get us into trouble.
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Mon Aug 10, 2015
FHA Mortgage Source answered:
FHA will allow for pretty low credit scores. Please contact us to discuss in more detail.

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Sun Feb 15, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Your best bet may be to have your agent post a listing of the home with the correct information. Trulia, Zillow and other sites get their information from public records and they are not always correct. Your agent's listing will update that sometimes, or you can contact the County or City records bureau for your area and get those facts like size, rooms, etc corrected. In time they will be picked up here and on the other sites. ... more
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Tue Oct 7, 2014
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Sat Mar 15, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
Nancy, every community is different regarding what is covered in the HOA Fees.
Furthermore, the HOA fees are only one element to consider.
It is possible a community has very low published HOA fees but historically issue an assessment to each homeowner to correct for the shortfall of income and operating expenses.

Brand new communities will typically have lower HOA fees becuase the REAL costs are unknown and as the community ages, the fees are adjusted accordingly.

As BIll indicated, what is included can result is absolute maintenance free living including manned security, video surveillance, vacant home monitoring and concierge services to as little as keep the light on that illuminates the community sign.

A local REALTOR will be very familiar with what is included in the HOA fees. Be aware, even within a community, what is covered by the HOA may very.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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Tue Apr 23, 2013
Mary answered:
Honestly the SSI check is not the problem the AMOUNT is so you would be most likely able to qualify for Section 8 housing or one of the FL projects UNLESS you have enough to pay off the mortgage.
In FL your SSI would be around $630.00 a month expect an electric bill to between $250 - $300.
Good luck.
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Sun Apr 21, 2013
Don Tepper answered:
Slim, but it depends on the landlord.

Private landlords--as opposed to management companies--sometimes are more flexible.

However, your ability to pay will be very closely scrutinized. Also--and the maximum amount (which I don't know) is set by state law--you might be asked to provide a larger security deposit.

Hope that helps.
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Jeff Egizio answered:
When it comes to great investments-they are certainly dwindling but can still be had. Timing is everything.When the good one comes along one must act swiftly. Knowledge of the area is also crucial.
I only will help on the north end of the county-Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter areas.
If you want to discuss and share thoughts-please give me a call or sign on to my website.It was voted #1 by The Florida Association of Realtors.(just click on the link below)

Jeff Egizio
Boca Executive Realty-Juno Beach
561.339.0730 - Direct
skype: jeff.egizio
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Fri Feb 25, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Most communities have deed restrictions many times rural area better option

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Sun Jul 18, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to safety issues--your best source of information is the local police derpartment--consider a visit/call, ask all your questions and hear all firsthand--they'll gladly help. ... more
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Sun Jan 3, 2010
Dan Tabit answered:
Hi Kathy,
You have some options.
1. You can buy, contingent on the sale of your home. This would require you to sell quickly to maintian the sellers interest. You lose some negotiating ability because a contingency like this can be like asking for a discount.
2. You can list your home for sale and keep an eye out for what you want to buy once yours sells. This would give you the maximum potential for getting the most out of your home. If yours sells, and you don't see what you want to buy right away, do a short term rental.
3. You can likely qualify for a mortgage, since you don't have one already. Find the home you want, buy it and move into it then sell yours. Once yours is sold, pay off the mortgage, or invest the proceeds from your sale in a safe place and enjoy the low rates and tax deduction. The only downside is the lender fees and the interest you'll pay until you sell.
I hope this helps.
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Tue Dec 1, 2009
Teddy Jagessar answered:
You did not say which property and if it is a Regular Sale or a Short Sale or a Bank Owned of the three a Short Sale the it one you cannot put a difinite time on as it is subject to The Seller's Lender(s) ... more
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