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Thu Oct 27, 2016
Amanda.h.trigg asked:
he pushed thru the eviction in less than 30 days. now i need to find a place for me and my 4 kids to go. please help in greenacres area!!!
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Thu Aug 11, 2016
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
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Sun Aug 7, 2016
Paralegaltechxx answered:
call some reputable agents and ask about the S.H.I.P:. program (for first time home buyers). I was lucky enough to have an agent that knew about the program and got me signed up. i think a lot of agents don't want to deal with what they consider the aggravation of the additional paperwork and rules, etc., that come along with the ship program. It is worth finding an agent and lender who will work with the S.H.I.P. program. My lender was RateOne Home Loans, but I don't recall the agent's name. I bought a home in wpb and got an interest rate of around 2 percent. The S.H.I.P. program also give you money up front (at closing) to fix up the home. As long as you are there ten years, you don't have to pay back that money (it is setup as a second mortgage, but the program pays it unless you move prior to ten years passing, at which point it would be pro-rated). Good luck!\\ ... more
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Fri Apr 4, 2014
Gary Hitchcock answered:
The MLS has over 150 fields that we can screen. In Florida Realtors work for FREE so it is in your best interest to work with one, it saves time in this incredibly difficult seller's market. ... more
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Wed Aug 28, 2013
Bob Brubaker answered:
Yes but there are income restrictions and other strict requirements
in order to be considered. Owned by a Non-Profit Housing
Group. Contact me directly for details!

Bob Brubaker Highlight Realty Palm Beach County Fl. 561-876-6649
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Sat Aug 24, 2013
Bob Brubaker answered:
Qdessa - Buying or renting is never just as easy as a Credit score! Owners,
Lenders, and Managers are interested in credentials which
show Stability ! Income, Job and Resident history, debts as well
as Savings are all seen as important too.!
In short- credit scores in 600's or better would be the norm to
start. But ,one's score would be one of a number of considerations.
as to what you could look to buy or rent!

For both Renting and Buying one Large determinant is Debt
to Income in Buying, and Rent to income ratio for renting!
Best to get feed-back after a consult with a Realtor familiar
with options and then Pre-qualification from a Lender. Contact
me directly for more on this ..Glad to help !

Bob Brubaker Highlight Realty Palm Beach County Fl. 561-876-6649
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Wed Nov 2, 2011
Alma Kee answered:
Probably difficult if you cannot close within 45 days. On REOs you're usually competing with mutliple offers and they'll select the highest and best. A closing date beyond 45 days is tough. The ones that don't sell quickly are in ugly or functionally bad condition so probably not eligible for NSP money anyway.

Of course Short Sales are out... a buyer must be able to close within 45 days... and the NSP money usually requires a property to be in good condition and depending on the county may even require a full size refrigerator. Many short sale owners strip the house of appliances of light fixtures.

It will make your search fairly easy... only regular sales.

All the best,
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Mon Mar 28, 2011
Edyta Gryc answered:
Both Cyndi and Lori provided good tips where to start.
Rights and obligations of condominium association can be found in Florida Statue 718 as Lori mentioned (please refer to the link below). Moreover you should review By-Laws of a particular complex/subdivision and look for Assessments and Mannor of collection or other provisions that will refer to it. From my knowledge the Board of Directors should have a power to determine association fee increases and assessment charges (if any). ... more
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Fri Jan 28, 2011
James Ryan answered:
Hi Rodney, I could find no evidence of this home being for sale, but I did find a rental listing without the unit number...apparently, A thru D are the unit numbers for this address.

Here is the link to the rental listing:,sublet,room,corporate&loan=30,0.0525,0

Best wishes, Jim
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Mon Dec 13, 2010
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Realtors are really not your best source for this kind of question. Either explore the information about crime on the available internet sites, or contact the police department, they will gladly give you the information you may be seeking.

Good Luck to you, I am not sure why you are asking the question since you say that you are a home buyer from outside the US, are you looking for an investment property somewhere in the US, or are you looking to buy property for your own use....

As Realtors by law we are not allowed to give you information as to what area to buy in or not to buy in, considered steering and it is against the law....

A Realtor can certainly help you with providing you with available properties in the areas you are interested in, either for personal use or as an investment to rent out, and can give you details about price, value, condition etc. but those other questions you need to explore on the internet or by contacting the local police department.....

Hope this helps a little.
Edith YourRealtor4Life and Chicago / Northshore Expert
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients
Working with Partner Agents anywhere in the US
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Sun Dec 12, 2010
Susanna Malmgren-Grubb PA answered:
Dear Mario,
Palm Beach County is the largest county in Florida. As you can imagine, there will be areas with more and less crime. If you are considering to relocate to the West Palm Beach area for work, then you will have a many options of places to buy or rent. You need to work with an agent who will listen to your needs and help you find the best options available for you.

I cover the area between West Palm Beach and Jupiter and would be happy to help you find a property to buy or rent.
Sincerely, Susanna Grubb
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Sun Sep 12, 2010
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
You signed a contact. You have caused the property to be off of the market for a "couple of months," which prevented the Seller from marketing the property to others. I am assuming that you are well past the inspection stage. The Seller & your agent are just waiting the for the closing date. You can walk away, but the Seller can sue you for damages once the property has been sold to another Buyer. Money held in escrow will probably stay where it is, because the Seller will not sign a release. You need to talk to your Realtor about your decision. Your Realtor has already done a lot of work. If you signed a Buyer's Agreement, you may already owe your Realtor compensation for his/her services. You may want to consult with an Attorney who handles residential real estate matters before you walk away.

Pat Pribisko, J.D., Realtor
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Sun Sep 5, 2010
Tom Priester answered:
Mar Ran,

There has been a tremendous amount of sales activity in Cresthaven over the past 90 days with 16 successful closings ranging in sales price from $19,900 up to $61,500. The median sold property went for $32,000 and had about 945 livable square feet which would be about $34 per livable square foot. Some sales were above that level and some below.

If you need assistance in finding the perfect Cresthaven home please feel free to contact me and I would be more than happy to help. Once I learn more about your specific needs I can provide you detailed information on any homes that may be a fit.

I hope that this information helps answer your questions but if you need anything additional I am here.

Always at Your Service,

Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
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Fri Jun 27, 2008
Marian Green answered:
Yes there a law with the 80/20 but be careful because the office of the condo does not always figure it out the way you might.
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