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Home Buying in 33844 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Mar 13, 2017
Tiara.mickle answered:
Tue Mar 4, 2014
wellhofer_saundra answered:
I sold my home through a Short Sale. I was told after two years, I would be able to purchase a small comdo- home at a much lower mortgage that I could afford. Would I qualify even if my credit was not perfect. Could my son be on the mortgage, with excellent credit (my son) I would be the only one occupying the home....I would pay the mortgage- he would only be lending me his good credit...It would be my purchase....I am an older single lady, I draw social security and would be able to make the mortgage. Thank you. sandi ... more
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Sat Jan 4, 2014
Expert Realty Team answered:
I know this question is more than a year old, but if you are still pursuing an answer you do qualify. If the person purchasing the property is a first time home buyer, the manner of payment will not affect the program qualification, but if a trust is being used there may be better alternatives of financing.
I hope this helps!

Steven Spencer
Keller Williams Advantage II Realty
407-393-5901
Investwithsteven@gmail.com
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Wed Nov 27, 2013
Jerry Woods answered:
the builders bought acerage years age on spec and as they build on it now you get some of the savings. I specilize in new home construction. send me an email and i will let you know about the builders in this area and about the "0 down" programs available.

jerry.woods.2000@gmail.com

Jerry Woods
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Mon Sep 30, 2013
Jerry Woods answered:
Hi i'm Jerry Woods and specilize in the Rt 27/Haines City area.
Please tell me more about what you are looking for (3/2,price,pool,etc). This area qualifies for 0 down and I can get you a brand new home that will qualify for that program.

jerry.woods.2000@gmail.com
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Jgreer4 answered:
Wed Oct 17, 2012
Jgreer4 answered:
We have a home next door to Haines City and used to live in HC? Our home is a 3-2 on a large landscaped lot. All rooms in this 2004 model home have been updated and upgraded. We are in Cypress Greens, a golf community. 24 Cypress Loop, Lake Alfred 863-956-5637 Furnished $95,000 ... more
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Fri Jun 3, 2011
Marie Souza Team answered:
Harlan - Does it have an MLS #? If so, you could contact a local Agent, give them the # & they can look up the property for you. On a side note, many agents have access to a service where buyers can search the local Multiple Listing Service. This would be the best place to start your online home search, because it is so much more up to date than all the other online sites. This is usually a free service to buyers.
Hope this helps!
The Marie Souza Team - Top Selling on Cape Cod
Cape Cod Real Estate Services
Phone: 508-790-2000
info@mariesouzateam.com
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Wed Aug 11, 2010
Alma Kee answered:
The taxes are slightly higher than some areas of Polk County but not a significant difference. See the list of the millage rates for the Polk County Cities here:

http://www.polktaxes.com/forms/2009finalmillage.pdf

The important thing to be aware of with property taxes is if a community is paying "extra" non-advalorem taxes, i.e. a Community Development District Tax. Planned communities often put the cost and maintenance of the infrastructure and beautiful amenities on the backs of the homeowners via a CDD Municipal Bond that must be repaid over many years--sometimes it's 30 years! Also the amount of property tax a current owner pays may be significantly less than you will pay because we have a "Save our Homes" discount that only allows an owners "assessed" value to increase a maximum of 3% per year. And... some investment properties do not have a "homestead" exemption so the taxes will be higher than an owner occupied home that has the exemption.

Hope this helps!

All my best,
Alma
Alma Rose Kee, PA
www.SoldOnTampa.com
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Thu Jun 10, 2010
Mark LeMenager answered:
I think you hit the nail on the head. "The house cannot be sold until the title is clear and the title cannot be cleared until the repairs are made and fines paid." The bank's position is negotiation. They can't get rid of this asset in it's current condition, but they do not want to pay for repairs. Sounds to me like what they really want is to get you to increase your offer. If you don't have to have the property, then say not thanks. If you really want it, then make a counteroffer.

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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Mon Jun 7, 2010
Alma Kee answered:
It may be a good idea to hire your own attorney to expedite the closing if you stand to lose $8k!

You can contact Larry Fuentes, he's an expert in Florida Real Estate:

http://www.fklaw.net/real-estate-attorneys/

Hope this helps you!
Alma
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