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Sun Apr 2, 2017
Diane Christner answered:
Did you keep up with your continuing education requirements? If not, your license may have become involuntarily inactive. To reactivate your license you will probably have to catch up on the continuing ed requirements and pay some sort of late fee on top of your license renewal fee.

Check with DBPR at, they have a phone number you can call for assistance.

If you do need to take the education classes, then there are a number of companies offering the courses on line.
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Wed Sep 14, 2016
Mindy Gamble asked:
Your website reflex only the front 1.8 acres, but we are selling all land together with our home, as a total of 3.3 acres. Could you please reflect this in your ad. Thank you. Kevin and…
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Tue Aug 23, 2016
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Sun May 29, 2016
Kristine M Kahn asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Thu Aug 20, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:

You would have to pay for what's called a flat fee listing service for your home to be on Trulia. You can easily post on Zillow, though.

We created UpNest ( to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you.

Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us out at all, and it's completely free for you.

Good luck!
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Wed Jan 28, 2015
Brian Wilder asked:
As an agent for over 16 years I am amazed at how few home owners re-key their new home. I have found that each home has at lest 3 additional keys that had been given out since the home…
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
Randy Tanner & Lindsey Racher answered:
Hi Debra,

I have many rentals, please call me and I can help you find exactly what you are looking for.


Randy Tanner
RE/MAX Direct
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Fri Dec 20, 2013
Cecilia Sherrard answered:
Holiday listing an be a bit tough for a lot of activity, BUT, the good news is that serious buyers are out right now and the activity will pick up in January.

Make sure your home is priced right, the condition is prime and your marketing is completed and done.

Great photos, great staging and your agent should have your home everywhere.

Your wait will depend a lot on competition. How many homes are listed right now that are similar to yours? Keep an eye on the new ones that come on the market also. Have your agent set you up on an auto-notification system to watch the market if your'e curious.

Buyers want clean, uncluttered spaces. Updated kitchens and baths. Dreamy master bedrooms, great locations and added, unique character/appeal in a property an cinch it.

Hotel staged and clean. Ultimately, price will be the factor, but many buyers do actually fall in love with a home regardless. Get everything ready for after the holidays to attract the most foot traffic. Check your photos online and make sure they're GREAT! That's what will bring them in. Best of luck to you!!
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Sat Oct 5, 2013
marial71 answered:
As a buyer that is frustrating because we want to pick our own appliances and cabinets. It is actually a plus for people looking because we can remodel it the way we like. Please somebody tell the banks this!!! Thanks! ... more
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Bob Brubaker answered:
There would be a number of factors involved here: All Legal.
You need legal advice to " clear-up " and " clean-up " all
uncertainties on your responsibilities', and then go forward. An
attorney will be able to determine whether you could be looked
at as an " innocent Spouce" or not? There are a number of items
that answered-could hurt or help. Examples: were you listed as a
defendant in the forclosure and never removed?What responsibilities
did your divorce decree assign?, What were your responsibilities
once accepting a deed to a property with a mortgage lien on it?
Get Legal help to build your case for a fresh start !
County Bar Association or trusted Realtor ,insurance agent,or accountant
would be good sources to consult as to a local lawyer for you to talk to.

Bob Brubaker Highlight Realty Palm Beach County Fl. 561-876-6649
Realtor and Licensed Community Association Manager
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Sandra Gold answered:
Dear Sir or Madam,

There are some great listings in Loxahatchee at this time. Contact me to get a free list of all homes available.

Sandra Gold - Realtor
Keller Williams
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Neil Blair-Bennett answered:
Be very careful in limiting yourself to only foreclosures. There is a huge misconception out there that foreclosures offer the best deals. If you are insistent on going that route here are some tips.

Mistake 1. All foreclosed homes are bargains.
Understand that the institution selling the property (lender, government agency, etc.) wants to clear its inventory. The home's condition is not their concern. Be prepared to do your homework -- and rely on a professional real estate specialist (like us!) -- to avoid any land mines.

Mistake 2. Overbidding.
Foreclosed-home buyers must know area home values, condition of nearby properties, neighborhood trends, street noise, airplane traffic, zoning and other issues that affect the property's value. Sometimes bank-owned REO properties are priced below market value to attract multiple bids and drive up the sales price. We'll help you bid right.

Mistake 3. No inspection necessary.
Some buyers of foreclosed homes think a professional home inspection is too expensive -- that's a costly mistake. Lenders and others who sell a property "as is" may not be obligated to repair problems and defects.

Only a licensed home inspector can identify problems from electrical wiring or plumbing to radon or pest infestation to serious structural or system problems. If you don't have inspections conducted on a property prior to making a purchase offer, you'll want to include an inspection contingency in your contract. That contingency allows you to terminate the contract if inspections reveal problems the seller won't fix and you don't want to handle yourself.

Also, be sure to do a final walk-through inspection just before closing/settlement to ensure the condition of the property has not changed for the worse and that any agreed-upon improvements by the seller have been made to specifications.

Mistake 4. No clear title.
Most sellers of foreclosed properties will deliver a General Warranty Deed for the property, which guarantees that the seller holds clear title to the property and has the right to sell it to you. Be sure to add a clear-title contingency to your contract with the seller, just to make sure.

Having a professional title search conducted before closing/settlement is critical to ensure you won't be surprised by hidden ownership claims or liens. (A lien is a legal claim against a home for such things as unpaid property or income taxes, unpaid contractors or loans borrowed against the property. Liens can stay intact until the money is paid, which means you may have to pay off any outstanding liens as the new owner if the institutional seller has not already done so.) Without a clear title, you may not be able to get owner's title insurance to protect you against future unforeseen claims.

It would seem that there are some very competent agents in your area who know how to avoid these mistakes. Pick one, and good luck.
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Sat Mar 3, 2012
Cindy Hartman answered:
Hi Steve,

The loan amount was what your lender qualified you for (amount you qualify due to your current income and expenses etc. that they calculate what mortgage payment you can comfortably repay monthly ) in conjunction with what you offered on the home you'd like to buy.

The FHA appraisal is an independent appraisal of the appraisal's opinion of the actual value of the property you are going to purchase, as of the day he/she appraises it. The bank usually will not loan more that the independent appraiser's opinion of the value of the property. So if you still want to purchase the property, you will have to come up with the difference from what the bank will lend you on it and what it costs, or re negotiate with the seller to lower the purchase price to the appraised value. Or, if you have an appraisal contingency, walk away.

Hope this helps.

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Wed Oct 27, 2010
Annette Levinson answered:
My bank finances in Loxahatchee.
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Sat Aug 7, 2010
Christine Thibeault answered:
Currently you can buy a lot for 20,000. I would even negotiate that down, if you have CASH.
I hope no one actually listened to the advice from 2007 as you can see it was really BAD advice. ... more
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Tue Dec 1, 2009
Teddy Jagessar answered:
I hope you have found a home by now, yes there are homes for sale on the M2 canal
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Tue Dec 1, 2009
Teddy Jagessar answered:
Many people in Loxahatchee prefers the dirt road as a lifestyle. However with more lpeople moving in the last boom thne paved roads are prefered. Most of the Roads with names are paved or will be most with numbers are not ... more
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Tue Dec 1, 2009
Teddy Jagessar answered:
If you want a Short Sale property find out the Banks that hold the Loan Homeq and ASC are easy to work with. BofA and Chase are more difficult. Also One loan is better than Two as the second can cause problems and delay ... more
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Tue Dec 1, 2009
Teddy Jagessar answered:
I so not know of any such programs, you would be wise to speak to a Mortgage Professional as they are more up to speed on these matters
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Tue Dec 1, 2009
Teddy Jagessar answered:
The Bank Counter Addendum allows the Bank to pull put at any time in most cases. It is always subject to The Investor approval.
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