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Fri Dec 2, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Sorry, FL law regarding homesteading is that you must own the property before 01/01/2017 in order to apply for a homestead exemption for the 2017 tax year. If you close in January of 2017 you can go ahead and file for a homestead exemption -- but it won't go into effect until the 2018 tax year. ... more
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Mon Mar 16, 2015
Budd Morris answered:
If you want to sell, never wait. Buyer are looking everyday and no time as the present
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Sun Jul 7, 2013
Carol Claudon answered:
I recommend hiring a real estate agent or hiring a real estate attorney. You are correct...you don't want to miss something.
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Danielle Sharp answered:
VA loans are not intended to use as rentals which is probably why your lender is not allowing it. Investment properties require larger down payments since the risk of default is much higher than primary residences. Not only does your lender have a stake in the property but your insurance policy likely will not cover liability for rental purposes. ... more
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Sat Oct 29, 2011
Elaine Cloud Goller answered:
Hi Donna --

Becoming a landlord is a big step. The current market conditions indicate that rentals will grow in demand as more and more people find themselves unable to qualify for a mortgage.

Here's a link to all the housing athorities in Florida:

http://www.hud.gov/local/fl/renting/hawebsites.cfm

As you can see, there are different ones for different cities and counties.

Here's one specifically for prospective landlords in Pinellas County:

http://www.pin-cha.org/do-business-with-pcha/prospective-landlord-information

They will have another workshop in early December, which would be an excellent learning and networking opportunity for you.

Good luck to you!

Elaine
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