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Sat Nov 5, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
This is q and a, and very unlikely customer service will see your post. Go to your listings here in Trulia and click edit, you can change pictures your self
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Thu Aug 18, 2016
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Thu Jun 18, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
If I were a Phoenix area agent I might say, YES. Where I'm not one and know nothing about you, I'd suggest you talk with someone who can put your financial picture into the proper context and advise you from there. On one hand, you can't take it with you and the time to live your dreams is while your alive. On the other, if you are living in a dream home and eating pork & beans because your broke, it may become a nightmare. ... more
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Fri Jun 12, 2015
Jackson Willis answered:
I think the biggest difference is maintenance. When you own a home you're responsible for everything, which means you're more free to customize it and you can hire whoever you want to do repairs, landscaping work, or anything else. With a condo though, you generally have to deal with a condo association which requires things to be a certain way, that means that they'll be maintained more regularly which is helpful for a vacation home, but it also takes away a lot of your customization rights, and you don't get to choose who to hire. Those are really the biggest differences though.
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Fri Jun 6, 2014
Diana Kryszak answered:
HOA....even more important than "how much" is what does it cover? If the association fees cover exterior maintenance, consider that you will not be saving for roof replacement. If the fees cover building insurance, that will be a significant impact on your personal budget and you will also be benefiting from commercial insurance rates. Many associations include water, landscaping and pool maintenance...again something you will not have to budget for and you will have the benefit of a "group discount" Another major consideration is whether the association funds reserves. If you are not familiar with that concept, call me and I will explain it to you!

As a condo owner and veteran of several years on a condo board and as president, I can give you the realtors' perspective as well as the owner/board member perspective.

Diana Kryszak
Michael Saunders & Company
330 John Ringling Blvd
St Armands Circle
Sarasota, Fl
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Stephen McRory answered:

Not 1 mil to 3 mil or 5 mil to 7 mil, but 2 mil to 7 mil? That's a pretty big swing between from 2 mil and 7 mil! Are you sure you have a "real" buyer and not someone with nothing better to do than to act like they're wealthy from the living room of a $600 mo. apartment or worse, like I get occasionally, from someone incarcerated?

Don't take offense, it's just I get this kinda contact from time to time. In fact, a few years back, I had someone working me on a 14 mil purchase. This guy strung me a long for a two weeks, having me jump thru hoops, before I got a call from the FBI telling me he was full of what comes out the south end of a north bound bull! Basically, they told me he was a scam artist and they were tracking his activities.

So my question is, have you done any due diligence to check this buyer out or is everything you know about him only what he's told you? Has he cooperated in getting pre approved recently thru a lender you know or can verify?

"No Steve...He's a CASH BUYER!" Okay, then he should have no problem obtaining a Bank letter, on Bank Letterhead with the phone number and contact person on the letter stating he has at least 2 mil in the bank right? If he is a cash buyer, have you obtained such a Bank letter?

Not saying you don't have a legit buyer as this guy may have 20 mil in his checking account, its just from my experience over the years, when I hear a 5 mil stretch between 2 mil and 7 mil, it immediately sends up red flags in my mind!

What say you?......
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Wed Feb 26, 2014
Nelle Dreyer answered:
Hello Rich,

The other agents have already answered this question but I thought I would add an Urgent Care to the list.

Longboat Key Family Practice & Urgent Care

Please feel free to contact me with any further questions you may have.


Nelle Dreyer
(941) 567-8091
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