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Home Buying in 33774 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Dec 9, 2017
Debbie Gibb asked:
Tue Apr 25, 2017
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Wed May 27, 2015
Budd Morris answered:
The letter T stands for the town that the listing agent is from and the number is assigned to identify the property
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Sat May 23, 2015
Budd Morris answered:
Feel free to contact me so I can help. I
am closing on a property this week with the exact scenario
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Sun Jul 7, 2013
Carol Claudon answered:
A short sale is the sale of a property where the proceeds from the sale will fall short of the balance of debt or lien on the property (the seller owes more than the seller will get from the sale). The lien holder/lenders agree to release their lien or negotiate a mutually agreed upon system of payment of the deficiency. In my experience, there is nothing "short" about a short sale. These types of sales take time and patience and may or may not be successful. However, short sales can be a good option for either a buyer or seller (or both) in certain instances. ... more
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Mon May 20, 2013
Bira Conrado answered:
Yes, You can

Bira Conrado
Holland Associates
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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Stephen McRory answered:
See Below

Examples of the Down Payment Assistance

$150,000 up to $1,500
$250,000 up to $3,500
$500,000 up to $10,000

The DPA (Down Payment Assistance) is for any borrower purchasing a listed property over $133,000 in Florida and does NOT have to be paid back.

It can be used for the purchase of a:

Primary Residence

2nd Home

Rental Property

Contact me for more info on the DPA Program.

Steve McRory

Pro Option Mortgage
Ph: 888 662 4404
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Fri May 11, 2012
Pamela Cohn answered:
It's ironic that your asking realtors for advice on how to sell your home FSBO (For Sale By Owner). That being said sure you can. Think about the reason for doing so...and make sure it is valid and worthwhile.

Typically the save the commission! BUT at what cost? Every buyer knows that too and their logic is if your saving it so should they... leading to lower offers.

Many don't realize all that goes into a realtors job and often that is our fault. I could spend pages, but if I had to give you the elevator abreviated version here is a glimpse:

Listing agent: Doing a Comparative Market Analysis of your home and what's really sold around you, comparing like neighborhoods and houses...not just zillowing by distance & size. Pricing your house to sell, taking into consideration your needs and time frame. Going through the property room by room to see what you need to do to get show ready (cost effectively), how showings need to be set up based on your situation (work, pets,etc.)...the harder it is to show the less opportunities you have (big reason for having a full time professional realtor). Marketing the property not just to buyers but to every other realtor. Using various websites and mobile technology marketing tools..let's face it print is dead. Qualifying buyers don't want the whole world walking thru your house (also a safety issue), negotiating contracts and explaining the details, not just the price, and presenting a net sheet with each offer. Making sure it is a solid offer with pre-approvals or proof of funds and solid escrow. Handling multiple offers (yes they are back) to get you the best offer. Once it is under contract the fun begins- holding it together from contract to close- through the inspections, Buyers loan process and appraisals. I get most of my FSBO clients, that want me to list their house, from this group...they had a buyer and don't know what went wrong ....but they couldn't get their loan or it didn't appraise or one of many other reasons....and this was just a glimpse of the listing side.

So weigh out the pros and cons fo doing it yourself....every book store has plenty on the subject. Then find an attorney to handle the contracts- make sure he/she is a Florida real estate attorney. Best of luck! If you find it does not work out interview full time professional realtors in the area of your properties and find one you are comfortable with.

I feel an informed client makes the best decisions regarding their real estate needs. If you decide to interview a professional realtor for the job and it's in my area, let me know .


Pam Cohn
Broker Associate, GRI, SFR, NHS
Real Estate Consulting, Marketing & Sales
Prudential Tropical Realty
2539 Countryside Blvd #3 Clearwater, FL 33761
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