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Thu Feb 11, 2016
Allyson Garcia answered:
Hi Glen,

If you would like to know the value of your home I can help you with that. Trulia and Zillow are a great resource however they do not pull comparisons of your specific house to come up with that number. That number is based on what sold around you. Hopefully that helps you understand why that number changes.

Any questions:
Allyson Garcia
Licensed Realtor
Paradise Cove Properties INC.
Direct: (941) 270-2890
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Sun Nov 3, 2013
Randy and Vicki Biehl answered:
Hi Penny,

I don't think you can. The best way to look for any particular property is to use an area real estate agent, it's much easier, accurate and cost you as a buyer Nothing! If you would like to contact me, I'd be happy to help.

Vicki Biehl, Realtor
Century 21 Aztec & Associates
“No Transaction Fees”
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Sat Aug 10, 2013
Darrell Hess answered:
That will depend on several factors. First, are you under contract on this Fannie Mae property or just doing some early due diligence calculations? Second, are you being represented by an agent and or attorney? There are some other factors you want to consider as well when buying with cash.

Typically one can expect attorney fees and transfer fees and recording fees as well as title insurance fees and misc agent fees if there are any you are responsible for.
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Yes, there are condos, mobile homes, villas, and single family homes sold furnished in Port Charlotte. Right now there are 110 listings in the MLS being sold furnished. The prices range from $17,900 for a condo to $46,900 and up for a single family home. What price range and type of home are you looking for. You can search my web site for listings in the MLS I would be happy to send you some listings that indicate furnished if you could provide your search criteria. You can contact me as indicated below.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
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Mon Jun 11, 2012
Alma Kee answered:
Yes we have the State of Florida Bond program and you may be able to get up to $7,500 to be used towards your downpayment and closing costs if you are a first time homebuyer (can't have owned a home in the past 3 years).

Go here to see if your income and household size will qualify and you MUST work with an APPROVED lender on the list:

All the best,
Alma Kee
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Sat Dec 3, 2011
Alto1041 answered:
Yes, have a luxury 2352 sf wf canal home with pool - high 200's (fantastic home) - owners will rent for up to a year.
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Sat Oct 15, 2011
Tammy Hayes answered:
Here are a few condos that have bay/harbor access.
MLS #C7026591 – 1217 Aqui Esta, Punta Gorda (Aqui Esta Villas) $70k
This ground floor condo features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room/dining room combination and an eat-in kitchen. Enjoy swimming in the community pool, overlooking a wide basin waterfront canal. There is also a shared community dock on sailboat water. Have a barbecue under the covered lanai.

MLS #C7005718 – 1080 Bal Harbor Blvd, #9D Punta Gorda (Islander Point) $85k
2nd Floor, 2 bedroom 2 full bath, split bedrooms with open floor plan, Carpted the L/R opens to the lani with glass doors as well as glass doors on the Master allow entry to the lani. Tile in the entry and kitchen allow for easier cleaning. The inside utility has both a washer and dryer and additional pantry space. Completly repainted throughout this is ready to move into. Dock is available for residents with access to the Gulf, community pool

MLS C6999921 – 1080 Bal Harbor Blvd, #13C Punta Gorda (Islander Point) $99k
This "furnished" condo features all new tile in entry and bathrooms, as well as new wall paint throughout! Boat docks are available to be assigned. Quick access to Charlotte Harbor

Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Green Lion Realty
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Tue Jun 23, 2009
Shannon Moore - The Moore Team answered:

You're smart to want to get in on these foreclosures, and you're even smarter for knowing that the best deals are bought within days of going up on the MLS.

As far as "where to look", Port Charlotte, North Port and Punta Gorda are the foreclosure sweet spots for sure. We work with banks to list foreclosure properties, so my team is well versed in the foreclosure market down here. There is a lot to be aware of but for the most part the buyer comes out with a great home for a wonderful price.

As far as getting the most recent foreclosure listings, what we typically do is have the MLS set up to send out the list daily to your email. That can be useful because we can set it up to only send you properties that match what you're looking for - (we can set parameters based on square footage, age of the home, etc.). This makes finding the good deals easy because they come right to your email every day.

As far as being able to jump on the good ones when they come out on MLS, even though you're in Pennsylvania, a member of our team could go out to the house that you're interested in, take TONS of photos for you, email them to you and you could make an offer based on our photos all within 24 hours probably. This is done a lot and, especially if it is to be an investment home, you could buy the property sight-unseen if necessary. Or, as we're submitting the offer you could make plans to come down and see it for yourself.

The foreclosure market is unlike the regular real estate market and you do need an agent who is:
1. VERY familiar with foreclosures and the foreclosure process
2. Familiar with contracts and all the necessary foreclosure addendums
3. Experienced with foreclosures in THIS market; we've lived and worked in North Port/Port Charlotte for over 20 years.

If there's anything we can do to help you out, let us know! Good luck on finding your dream investment property and have a great day.

Shannon Moore
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