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Home Buying in 33909 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
It depends on what YOU like. If your rear view faces west, you will get amazing sunsets reflecting over your pool, guests are impressed, life feels good....But if you have a lot of windows and sliders there, you can also deal with blinding sun coming in, hotter in that area, etc. The lanai roof is a factor of course because if it extends out far enough, you get the great sunset, and then its gone, leaving that time of blinding sun to a minimum. If your home faces north and south, then your pool gets the benefit of longer sun exposure, keeping it warmer longer, and at a more comfortable temperature. If your rear faces east, you will be able to sit out on your lanai and enjoy the sunrise.

Robert Guth, Realtor - ReMax Realty Partners
17 years in real estate
Native of Cape Coral
And I love where I live

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Mon Oct 17, 2016
Barbara Klare answered:
I always post my open house in the MLS. Potential buyers using their property portal can see them. Also stake plenty of signs.
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Mon Sep 15, 2014
Ann Ryan answered:
Try calling the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (see link) to get connected with someone who can help you to straighten issues out. However, foreclosure does NOT eliminate your debts in Florida... the bank has the right to continue to pursue you for the difference between their proceeds from selling off the house, and the balance of the home loan.

This is why a correctly handled short sale can be such a smart move for those behind on their mortgages in Florida.
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Richard Rubadue answered:
Well I can explain one thing. When they remove this dry wall and bury it.. It will get into the water system and Florida already has water problems.. Solution make the people that brought the stuff from china bring it back.. How easy they forgot of tainted toys and products, like kids toys, clothing, shoes , paints.. any many more items that cause deaths and serious illness. Were were all Fl inspectors when all that diseased crap is brought into this county.. ... more
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
AJ Ackerman answered:
Tip #7: Chinese Drywall

Chinese drywall includes most defective drywall that was imported from China from 2001 to 2007. This tainted drywall emits sulfuric gas and noxious odors and can cause corrosion on metal surfaces, internal writing, appliances and electronics.

Dangers from Chinese Drywall

Corrosion resulting from Chinese Drywall can create issues with electrical appliances, including alarm systems and smoke detectors. In very high concentrations, Chinese drywall emits hydrogen sulfide, a dangerous gas that is considered fatal in high levels. The highly toxic compounds found in this drywall can be particularly dangerous to growing children. It affects not only their bone growth but also their nervous system.

Signs of Chinese Drywall
Rotten egg, sulfur or ammonia smells upon entering your home can be signs of Chinese drywall. Not all owners report these smells, so it is important that you look for signs of corroded copper wires, air conditioning coils, and corrosion on other metal sources.

Where does it come from?
A complete understanding of the sources of the issue with Chinese drywall is not known, but it suspected that mined gypsum (which contains high level of strontium) was included in the production and may be the cause of the defect.

If you suspect that you may have Chinese drywall in your home or a home that you’re considering purchasing, it is imperative that you hire an inspector to check your home for common symptoms caused by Chinese drywall. Inspectors are licensed and knowledgeable in all aspects of concern in buying a home.

If you prefer to buy a home that has not been made with Chinese drywall, contact us
today for more information.

12 Tips to Buying Real Estate in Southwest Florida
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Wed Jan 9, 2013
John Burchett answered:
Good Question to ask. They sure have and are continuing to do so. From Nov 11 to end of Nov 12, median Single Family in the state have risen 24.4% . Conventional sales are out pacing Short Sales and Foreclosure recently. We are in a Balanced Market now with 5.1 months of inventory. Nearly and full price offers are the new normal right now on many properties. With our season in gear prices will continue to rise through at least the first half of the year. So, timely is profits and savings.

Hope to hear from you.

John Burchett
Sellstate Priority Realty Network, Inc
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Mon Jan 9, 2012
Joanne LaFleur, PhD answered:
In today's market many short sales are taking longer than 45 days and don't let anyone tell you anything differently. A lot has been going on in the banking industry that has caused this back up. Some of the short sales I've sold have been approved and my buyers have been able to close as quickly as two weeks. Others have closed within 45 days, while a couple of them have taken almost six months to close. It depends on the bank or banks involved. A year is to long. Hopefully someone has gone through the upper chain of command to see what is taking so long.

Joanne LaFleur Broker/Associate
Jones & Company Realty
(239) 634-0982
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Thu Oct 13, 2011
Tammy Brown answered:
Mr. Anderson,
I have sold a few homes in Coral Lakes. There are still some very good deals. If you are willing to build a new home you might consider buying a home at a great price with Chinese drywall and just re-builing the interior. I have happy clients that did just that for a very reasonable price and are happy with their "new house" ... more
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Tue Jul 28, 2009
Your Question what is a recorded deed?
A deed is a document that legally describes the property and shows who owns the property. The recording of the document puts everyone on notice as to who owns the property. This is a public record and is available to view by anyone.

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Mon Jul 27, 2009
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Thu Jun 4, 2009
Mark Washburn answered:
If it is truly a cash deal, there shouldn't be an issue as there is no need for an appraisal. If you are trying to finance, but don't have a financing contingency and can't close, then you may in fact have a problem with the down payment. ... more
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