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Wed Apr 12, 2017
Jerilynn asked:
Basically we are renting from someone who won a HOA forecloser auction. I know they aren't the "Owners" so can they legally evict you from the propert
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Wed Aug 24, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Customer service may not see your post here, scroll to bottom right and click on help center. You should then also open an account at Active Rain, Trulia no longer as a blogging platform but Active rain has a free one, i posted my link. ... more
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Tue Mar 1, 2016
Chhappy answered:
Possibly moving to Brandon community and will have a child going to 6th grade what is the best public school in the area and is it safe?
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
Budd Morris answered:
Get a copy of the release and this will have to be sent to all three credit bureaus
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Tue Mar 4, 2014
Alma Kee answered:
Did you ever buy a property? Just curious if you are still looking, prices are definitely higher now than they were a year ago..
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Mon Feb 17, 2014
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Sun Dec 15, 2013
Elba Gonzalez answered:
if you go to county public records it should have the deed restrictions listed.
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Antonio Vega-Pacheco answered:
Agree with Tracy below.
The loan will be the biggest of the expenses, there will also be tax escrows, association escrows, title closing fees, insurance, etc. Ask your lender to provide you with a "good faith estimate" that will outline all the possible cost for the transaction. Was this answer helpful? If so please click on the "green thumbs up" or the "best answer".

Tony Vega
Antonelli Realty
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Lisa Reeves answered:
It sounds like you still own the property in Florida at this time. If you want to make sure that you do not have a judgement action follow you or your credit, you may want to consider a short sale or deed in lieu with your lender. Make sure they do not have the option to pursue you at a later date on the paper work you sign. Make sure you have an attorney review all paperwork to protect you and any future assets. ... more
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Dawnett Plagge answered:
Congratulations for being stationed at Macdill AFB. The Tampa Bay Area is a great place to live.The average sold homesinthe price range between 170 & 250k in the Apollo Beach, Brandon, Riverview, Gibsonton, areas are up 82% from Februaryof 2012compared to February 2013. It has been gaining in the last three months. New construction is also on the up swing, it will depend on the amentites that you are interested in as to which purchase would be your best and most economical.
The issue with "chinese drywall" has dimished due to the fact that if you know that you have chinese drywall you have to disclose it,but I would recommend a home inspection no matter which way you go, so that you don't have any major unexpected problems.
If I could be of any further assistance to you and your family please give me a call.
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Tracy Hoyt answered:

I wanted to follow up with you and see if you have found an Agent to represent you in the sale and purchase of your new home. I know you were thinking of selling and I will tell you that we have been so busy with new buyers. The market in our area is improving and this is a great time to make that move. I would be more than happy to do a free Market Analysis of your home. That will give you an idea of what the home would sell for so when you are shopping you can make a more informed choice.

I have sold many homes in the Riverview, Seffner and Brandon area and have worked with clients buying existing homes and new construction. You should have representation even when working with new construction.

If I can answer any questions, please email me at or visit my profile on Trulia. I have used the VA loans for my own homes and I know the ins and outs well. No pressure, just help.

Tracy Hoyt
Prudential Tropical Realty
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Alma Kee answered:
There is also the HomeStyle Mortgage (A Freddie Mac product) and Wells Fargo does these.

With HomeStyle you would have to put down at least 5%. With an FHA 203k fixer upper mortgage you would only have to put down 3.5% of the sale price.

Some lenders do not do the "renovation" mortgages so immediately tell your current lender you MUST find a lender than can do these types of loans.

You will need an extension and hopefully the asset manager for the bank will grant you the extension based on the bad roof inspection.

Hope this helps.

All the best,
Alma Rose Kee, PA
Future Home Realty
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Natasha McCormick answered:
Are you looking to buy a short sale or List your home for sale as a short sale?
If you want to list your home with us we have attourneys available for Free consulation on the short sale and foreclosure process. If you decide to List with my company Century 21 List with Beggins the Lawyers will negociate the short sale for you with the bank at no charge. It is alway best to have anLawyer negoicate with the banks. Also if you list your short sale with us we also have buyers that will put in a offer on your home right away!!!!! Call me today to schedule your appointment with a lawyer and myself! ... more
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Kathleen Long answered:
I am happy to locate information and see about looking at the property. Call me at 813-470-0047.
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Tue Feb 8, 2011
Barbara Calkins answered:

If you have not already chosen a Realtor, I would love to assist you in your home search. This is a really exciting market, as there is such a variety of homes in all phases of ownership available. Please feel free to call or email me with your preferences and/or questions.

Florida Executive Realty
130 E. Bloomingdale Ave.
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Thu Jun 25, 2009
Ryan Brandenburger answered:

I can fix your credit at no cost and get you set up so you can buy a home within 30 days. You can get away with 3.5% down and also have a seller concession of up to 6%.

Also I have a program that lets you have a credit score as low as 560!! This program is only availible to Brokers and the interest rates are comparable to those with a 620 or higher.

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