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Sun Oct 25, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
You can post your FSBO listing on Zillow but not Trulia, Trulia requires listings posted directly here to be thru licensed real estate agents.
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Sun May 31, 2015
Budd Morris answered:
You might want to consider mobile home parts** some are on the water and less rent
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Thu Apr 25, 2013
Elaine Cloud Goller answered:
Hello Sjea --

If you still need answers to your questions about bond and other assistance programs, I have the contact information you need. Since this is a public forum, it would be best if you drop me an email at or call me at 727-235-8719 so I can ask you a few questions, which will help me direct you to the right person.

There are 24 municipalities in Pinellas County alone, as well as the unincorporated areas. Different cities have different programs, and each of them have different rules and criteria. The first step is finding out what you might qualify for, which may focus your search to specific areas.

Cassandra gives really good advice about disclosure. those of us who value our professional reputations do not want to assist the types who would use people and programs in an unethical manner.

In any case, good luck!

At your service,

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Fri Oct 5, 2012
Pamela Cohn answered:
Hi Mry,

Palm Harbor Fire Department
250 Lake Rd
Clearwater , FL 33764

You can google the address to see on a map. I feel an informed client makes the best decisions regarding their real estate needs. Let me know if I can be of assistance.


Pam Cohn
Broker Associate, GRI, SFR, CDM, NHS
Real Estate Consulting, Marketing & Sales
Prudential Tropical Realty
2539 Countryside Blvd #3 Clearwater, FL 33761
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
Loretta Buckner answered:
Hello Jennifer--a great question!
I gave Pam a "thumbs up", because she correctly identified a couple of the specific challenges in financing a condo purchase--ones that I know only too well from a recent experience with a buyer.

My client, the mom of a friend, has decided after ten plus years of happily renting, that it is time to find her retirement space. Two challenges came up immediately: One, finding a water view in her price range, and Two, finding a lender who would loan on a condo purchase.

We found the 'perfect' place, it passed inspections, and the lender she had chosen sent the (in this case credit union) condo questionnaire to the association. The results came back negative--turns out after asking several other banks and credit unions: no one would loan on this property, because of high defaults (past, not current--this affects the associations' escrows, due to uncollected dues), and because the percentage of owner-occupied units was right on the border--her purchase would have put it right about 50%.

Moral of the story? Do a little research before you even take a look at the unit in person--a little prior reseach pays off. one of the ways which I have devised to 'pre-screen' the association, if I'm not already familiar with them, is to look at the past 12 months' sales--if there are units which sold and were mortgaged, we know that the association passed some lender's 'test'! Your buyer's agent can do this for you as well.

Hope this helps!
If you have questions about any purchase in the Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, or Dunedin market, please don't hesitate to give me a call at 727-656-6206, or email:

Your 'Real' Estate Consultant for Life!
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Wed May 23, 2012
Gavin MaGrath answered:
Hi Faith

It is impossible to answer that specifically. In general your value would have dropped and now should be on a slight incline. If you send me the following, I can give you a pretty good idea.

inside pics
list of improvements.

That is all I need to give you a very good approximation of value.

Gavin 727-564-2488
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Mon Feb 7, 2011
Bob Emerick answered:
Hi Gerard,
The issues at the Grand Bellagio as you must be aware are many and complex and pose an added risk atop our local market valuations.
With so many other excellent purchase opportunities in Pinellas County, I'd sugest to any buyer I work with they consider these as well.
I do not personally know any real estate agent who owns or lives in the Grand Bellagio.....but s(he) might be your best soure of information unless they are personally trying to sell their unit.
Very difficult situation unless you live locally.

Regards, Bob
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