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Fri May 19, 2017
Mark LeMenager answered:
Hi Renee,

Have you been there? If not then book at least on night there and decide for yourself. Do not buy there without doing this first. Yes, the amenities center is excellent, but it sits outside the resort's gates. Don't be fooled by the extremely low prices. The lowest prices will be for units that are a very long way away from the amenities and for the most part their furnishings will need to be replaced and the interior renovated. There are some nice looking units on Airbnb and those owners all spent at least $20,000 to $25,000 to fix them up. Click on my picture and read my reviews. A lot are from buyers in the tourist area. Love to hear from you. ... more
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Wed Jun 1, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Keep in mind that Trulia is NOT a real estate company. Trulia (and Zillow and are just marketing sites that offer info about buying, selling, and renting. The listings you see come from various sources, such as local MLSs (multiple listing services), public records, and individual properties for rent. The listings can be very outdated and have inaccurate info. The search function has many bugs.

If you are serious about buying, then you need to take the job seriously. Do NOT use these sites! You need to hire a REALTOR as your Buyer's Agent. He/she can send you all properties that are available for sale in your area, that meet your search criteria. Good luck!


Sally Grenier
Broker Owner
Metro Brokers | Grenier Real Estate
303.475.4508 Cell
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Thu May 12, 2016
Macherry930 asked:
I only have $6,000.00 and the bid starts at $17,500.00. I don't have a mortgage but I do own my home (mobile home) and land.
Thank you
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Sun Feb 21, 2016
Alanichols asked:
been a 3 BR (not 2 BR) Trulia has it as 2 BR and it's always been 3BR and the SQ FT is 2200 not 1994 Sq Ft. I can send you the floor plan and the survey to prove it if you want! You…
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Sun May 3, 2015
Raquel Beltran answered:
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Brian Martucci answered:
What you are looking for is a lender that can do an investment loan when you own 5 to 10 financed properties I believe. Fannie Mae limits people typically to owning no more than four financed properties, but there are a few lenders that will do 5 to 10. Make sure the lender that you choose can specifically do that. Good luck ... more
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Sun Apr 27, 2014
Gary Hitchcock answered:
Hi Patricia, our son Kyle is a tax attorney, give him a call he does International and US tax. Kyle Hitchcock, Berkowitz, Pollack, and Brandt 305-960-1266
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Wed Jan 22, 2014
Bernard Scarpa answered:
Hello Agi,

I would highly recommend what many of the agents are telling you. Contact an attorney. Once an attorney is in the mix you will see how easy it maybe to work with the builder.

All the best

Thank you
Bernard Scarpa
American Ideal Homes, LLC
Office Hours are 7 days a week 9:00 Am to 9:00 PM EST
Cell # 407-572-3022
Fax # 407-957-5843
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Wed Jan 22, 2014
Bernard Scarpa answered:
Hello Smdenter,

I would ask you to contact a service that handles this kind of work. Thay work in your area.

All my best.

Sun Services / Robert Gast,

Cell: 410-615-4466
Work: 863-438-4152
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Thu Nov 21, 2013
cpckec answered:
I am selling my home in Frostproof, Fl. My PROSPECTIVE broker says I have to pay for Title Insurance as a seller. I disagree!! I paid for Title Insurance when I purchased this property in 2002. I believe the new owner should pay for Title Insurance. Am I wrong??? cpc ... more
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Thu May 31, 2012
Antonio Vega-Pacheco answered:
It is an excellent investment market, and 33837 is a great investment location. If you were on the receiving end of the Trulia questions like we agents are, you could have seen how in the last 6 weeks the amount of questions being posted by Renters instead of Buyers have increased drastically. The rental market is hot. Contrary to what you may read or hear in the news, Osceola county home prices have been going up steadly for over 18 months, and inventory is shrinking fast. No longer easy to buy a foreclosure.

If you want to investigate what homes are available directly pulled from our local MLS, visit my private website at

Tony Vega
CHarles Rutenberg Realty
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Tue Aug 30, 2011
Alma Kee answered:

You may want to try a Credit Union.

All the best,
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Tue May 10, 2011
Cambria Moore answered:

I work with a company that does both foreign national and non warrantable condo loans. Please feel free to contact me.

Cambria Moore 208-651-1626 (the company is in Texas)
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Mon Dec 27, 2010
Tom Priester answered:

I can tell you that, in my humble opinion, there is no safer investment with better returns than buying the right investment properties, in the right locations and the right price in southern Florida. I deal daily with investors in Palm Beach and Martin Counties and the biggest obstacle is getting contracts as the best deals get snapped up very, very quickly and most often it is a multiple bid situation. Fannie and Freddie now require that investors sit on the sideline for their listings for 15 days+/- to give owner occupants the first crack. I tell anybody who will listen to buy as much of the right properties as you can as this is a unique opportunity to position yourself for financial security in the future. You may be interested in reading one of my previous blogs on the subject;

Most of the projected returns I deal with are well in excess of 10% annually for those paying cash and planning on a hold period of at least 4 to 5 years. We run detailed financial analysis on each deal before making offers and if you would like to take a look at how I put that together please feel free to contact me at your convenience. We look closely at recent rental rates, inventory and absorption in each community to ensure your risk is limited.

Most of the best returns are found on smaller deals ($50,000 to $125,000). Davenport is certainly a beautiful area but do not overlook the paradise we enjoy here in the Jupiter area. Here is another blog you might enjoy;

If you have any interest in Palm Beach or Martin Counties or if I can answer any other questions, just let me know.

Always at Your Service,

Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
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Thu Nov 18, 2010
Ainsley Daux answered:
Hi Nina,
Call your lender as soon as possible, they should be able to provide an update on the forclosure status.
Good luck
Ainsley Daux
Home Run Real Estate inc
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Wed Jun 16, 2010
Anthony answered:
Hi Brenny,

From what Mark has found out below it sounds like the home is Bank owned. It should be listed for sale soon. I would suggest putting a note on the door so when the broker/agent who gets the listing views the property they could call you.

FYI 3523 Dartford Drive has just come on the market at $54,900
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Thu May 27, 2010
Robin Lynch answered:
Hi Rjm515,

There are laws for a reason. She cannot just take your appliances as compensation. My advice would be to contact an attorney for advice on what recourse to take. If you need an attorney, you can contact John S. Lynch, Esq. He works in Polk County. His phone number is 863-604-2952.

Robin Lynch
Keller Williams Realty Group
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Tue Apr 6, 2010
Mark LeMenager answered:
Hi Tim,

I always tell my buyers to simply add $10,000 to their thinking when they see a bank owned bargain ar Regal Palms. They are certainly not crazy. Think about it. How many stories have you heard about HOA's in financial trouble. There have been over 50 distressed sale shere in the past 12 months. That's an extra $500,000 of the HOA. Sounds pretty shrewed to me.

Nobody is putting a gun to your head and saying you must buy here. But if you want to then that's the price. Forget about the other "advice" you see here. If the seller is a bank you will pay the $10,000. If you don't, fine they'll just move on to the next buyer.

PRICES AT REGAL PALMS HAVE INCREASED AT LEAST 20% SINCE LAST SUMMER. What cost $75,000 laat summer now will set you back $90,000. Clearly the people buying here are happy with that. If you want an agent that knows the market then give me a call or send me an email.

Good luck,
Mark LeMenager
Find your next house with the click of a mouse.
Search the MLS without obligation or registration from my website.
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Fri Mar 26, 2010
Rebecca Fisher answered:
Update since November: Now 8 active, 6 are short sales and one is a foreclosure.

Tony is correct, the HOA is $344 per year (paid quarterly). I just verified that with the HOA this week as I have a closing in there next month.


"I'm a matchmaker-- I match people with the homes they want!"
Rebecca Messick Fisher
Keller Williams Realty of Winter Haven
407 1st St South
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-604-1320 cell
214-602-5346 personal fax
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Tue Mar 16, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
I would say save the mls# and ask any realtor. Since this was asked so long ago did you find out about and buy it?
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