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Home Selling in 33706 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 6, 2016
Carleen and Ray Galiardo asked:
If I updated the other sites, will Trulia automatically update? Can I provide better pics? More accurate info?
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Mon Sep 21, 2015
Rolf Anthony answered:
If you're looking to sell a For Sale By Owner, Trulia doesn't accept those type of listings. Sorry.
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Tue Aug 4, 2009
Loretta Buckner answered:
Annette is right--multiple offers have been rare in the past couple of years, but according to the FAR (Florida Association of Realtors), we have hit bottom and this trend will continue(!), especially on well-priced properties--the trend has already begun with foreclosures and short sales.

The best offer, as Louise pointed out, is going to be the one MOST LIKELY to close--which means all the pieces must be in place--price, time frame, and some "skin in the game". Most if not all lenders are now requiring a mimimum investment by the buyer of 3.5% (FHA down payment), even when the buyer is also receiving down-payment assistance. Since Pinellas County offers $10K or more to buyers who qualify, if any offers are from CDC assisted buyers, it's still a good idea to speak with their lender and make sure they've got some cash reserves at least--the days of zero-down are gone, perhaps for good!

Of course, a full-priced cash offer is always going to be the best! Good luck!!
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Mon Jun 15, 2009
Annette Lawrence answered:
Good question,
Here in Florida there are a number of indicators. A significant number of communities are showing recovery, meaning the sell prices are inching upwards. These communities have the same attributes most high value communities have always had, pride of ownership, investment in the homes in the community and NO BODY PARKING CARS IN THE FRONT YARD. These communities are mature and homeowners did not purchase within the same 5 year period. At this time, these communities are seeing a price increases of up to 10%.
Be aware there are loads of communities built from 1995 to current where owners moved in at nearly the same time, using very similar mortage programs. These like kind communites represent the best buyer opportunity. These communities likely have not experienced bottom at this time.
My experience is bottom HAS been detected in most segments except the $600,000 plus market. This is confirmed in multiple offers for distressed and non-distressed properties with active bidding AND offers at near listed price.
Without working with an expereinced agent with access to relevant data, you can not determine with way the arrow is pointing in a community until it is yesterdays news.
The LPA embraces these elements to exhibit trends, values, wishful thinking, buyer profile, and all the stuff you need to know to make an informed decision.
Don't get caught saying " I shoulda" and get in the game.
Buying or Selling in Tampa bay?
Annette Lawrence
ReMax ACR Elite Group, Inc
727. 420. 4042
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