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Home Buying in 34746 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Oct 27, 2016
Mark LeMenager answered:
34746 is in Osceola County.
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Wed Oct 12, 2016
Mshillcitycab52 answered:
I definitely agree with David R. Dent, that your realtor should have upheld their responsibilities for your safety reasons. Simultaneously, a perspective buyer has to do their own ";due diligence", riding through the potential property's neighborhood; particularly at night. I seriously doubt that Florida is a place where anyone wants to be fingered as reporting any drug activity to police; although it is annoying; and before you know it they'll be encroachments in addition to not having "your rights to quiet enjoyment", at home. Try to get out of the sale before too late. ... more
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Thu Oct 6, 2016
Allengold answered:
Thu Oct 6, 2016
CC answered:
Seriously? You need to go to a local pro that question is way to vaque to even speculate and even a quess from anyone outside of Kissimmee would be worthless no matter how smart they are ... more
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Thu Oct 6, 2016
Paul answered:
Yes absolutely, but good news is that can help you learn about, understand and navigate ALL the real costs of homeownership, including mortgage financing, so you can make educated section as to financial worthiness of your home purchase. will help you analyze purchase price, downpayment $ amount, closing costs like title fees, mortgage financing, RE Taxes + Homeowner Insurance. It's simple + easy-to-use and very educational. An invaluable tool for all homebuyers- houses, condo/co-ops, investment properties. Make sure you can calculate whether is better to Buy or Rent with ... more
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Thu Oct 6, 2016
CC answered:
If you do not know hire a building inspector
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Thu Oct 6, 2016
CC answered:
A planned "stategic" default is a felony easy ..... A lender may not report good payments by choice but I garentee they will report the default
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Wed Jan 27, 2016
Alan Martin answered:
Yes you can. Did you get one ? If not then I can help with VA and USDA home purchase. 407 832 4888
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Thu Jul 9, 2015
Mark LeMenager answered:
Make sure that you allowed syndication in your MLS set up. Also make sure your broker allows syndication. If both of these are set to yes, then Trulia and Zillow will get the info.
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Tue Jan 14, 2014
Mark LeMenager answered:
Since this was first written, I've posted a useful blog on this topic:
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Tue Jan 14, 2014
Mark LeMenager answered:
Nice to see these old questions getting some play. I addressed this in a popular blog I wrote in 2012: ... more
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Tue Nov 19, 2013
Abraham Bidhendi answered:
Hi There:

For a regular home built by high volume builders like Lennar Homes, Dr Horton, Ryland Homes,.. you could expect anywhere between $90/SF to $120/SF depending on the location and the size of the home (usually the bigger the home the cheaper the Price/SF would be).

Custom Homes usually start at around $140/SF & the sky is the limit depending on the upgrades you would want in your home.

below is the link to some new homes for sale in Kissimmee so you can get some ideas:,Foreclosure+Bank+Owned,Short+Sale/sort/price+asc/

Also an unfortunate mistake that some home buyers make when searching for new home is, not knowing that the builder's representative at their model homes works for the builder. They are there to protect the builder's interest (when the time comes for signing your contract, you will see this as a disclaimer as part of your paper work). So it is imperative for home buyers to have their own Realtor to represent them & negotiate the terms for them & look out for their best interest,...

We have sold homes with virtually all the Major builders & have helped several clients in the process of building their custom built homes. so feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

Abraham Bidhendi
Top Producer Realtor® with over 26 years of experience
Awarded as Exit's TOP Buyer side Transactions for the State of Florida
We have had 142 successful transactions during the past year alone.
Exit Realty Access, LLC
Direct: (407) 744-2533
Fax: (407) 444-9925
Search Entire MLS At:
Kissimmee Office: 391 N. Main St., Kissimmee, FL 34741
Altamonte Springs Office: 660 Palm Springs Dr., Suite D, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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Sun Nov 17, 2013
Cathy Starkweather answered:
There are some terrific custom home builders in the Orlando area. Here are a couple links to find builders, interview them and find who best fits your needs.

Cathy Starkweather
Realtor & Investment Home Specialist
La Rosa Realty, LLC / Celebration, FL / 01.407.274.8476
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Sun Nov 10, 2013
Mark LeMenager answered:
One of my investors owns one of these. The HOA has recently changed the rules and now require tenants to have a 700 credit score. So do be aware of that.
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Sun Nov 10, 2013
Bernard Scarpa answered:
Hello Sue,

Please let me know if you are still looking for a property in the 34746 area of Florida. I work in this area. This is my contact information. Please feel free to email of call me with all your questions.

Thank you
Bernard Scarpa
American Ideal Homes, LLC servicing all of your Florida Real Estate Needs.
Specializing in Income producing properties
Disney Florida Vacation Property Investment Specialist
Resort and Second Home Property Specialist
Primary Residence Specialist
Relocation Specialist
Short Term Rental Home Specialist
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
Certified SHORT SALE Expert
Office Hours are 7 days a week
9:00 Am to 9:00 PM EST
Cell # 407-572-3022
Fax # 407-957-5843
Web site:
View my reviews on my web site
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Fri Sep 13, 2013
Hazel Heyer SFR Davenport Local answered:
Thank you for your question.
I will have to reply to you by introducing you to the accountants that take care of the tax situations of all my UK buyers who are happily owning their vacation homes where I sell real estate. I would be glad If you can email me or call me or Skype me as I would be glad to help you speak with them and in time, get the answers to your question before you even look in to purchasing here, that way you have already all the numbers in your mind on how best to create the return on investment. Call me pls, I have a perfect person for you...

Yours sincerely,
Hazel Heyer, REALTOR - S.F.R. (Short sale & Foreclosure Resource) Specialist and R.S.P.S.(Resort and Second-home Property Specialist) FLORIDA
Keller Williams Realty (offices at Celebration / Kissimmee) Florida 34747
Sells beautiful brand new homes/second homes/vacation homes/ investment/income properties around Disney World, Universal Studios, Seaworld and all other Attractions, in beautiful Orlando/ LAKE NONA Medical City and commercial properties (e.g. boutique hotels and apartment bldgs) in Florida

Cell: (407) 301 8516 or Tel : (863) 424 1712
Web: or
EMAIL: (main) or
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Sun Jul 21, 2013
Bernard Scarpa answered:
Hello Rosy,

To answer your question, yes this will take some extra time. I do think 3 weeks is a little lone to get back to you. A week is normal. The problem with short sales is it can take 120 and some times longer to process a short sale. Now other things can come in play, like if you had from the beginning an attorney handling the short sale the attorney can sometimes stop or slow down the foreclosure side of the bank foreclosing on you before you have a chance to short sale the home. Other things include how fast you take to return the banks counter offer or questions. One of the most important things you can do is to make sure you answer the banks questions as fast as you can and always ask if they have a foreclosure date. Now that you have an attorney on your side just keep up with the questions the attorney has for you and hopefully the short sale will work out. ... more
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Tue Jun 4, 2013
Cathy Starkweather answered:
If you're family lives in The Villages, what is the distance you prefer to be to this area? What field of work are you in? By answering these couple of questions first may narrow the areas which fit your needs. You can also look up a school's performance through this link - If you'd like to discuss your criteria further, I'd be happy to suggest areas that may be best for you and your family. As a native Floridian of Central Florida, I know the extended areas well. Feel free to contact me:

Cathy Starkweather
Realtor & Investment Home Specialist
01.407.274.8476 /
La Rosa Realty, LLC
Celebration, FL
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Mon Jun 3, 2013
Bernard Scarpa answered:
You cannot claim two homes as homestead rebate. Please read the link sent to you.
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Sun Jun 2, 2013
Bernard Scarpa answered:
Let me know if you need help in your search for a home in Central Florida. Please feel free to contact me at any time.
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

These are some of my recommendations from past clients.

Walterleibold Client, Seller
Bernard helped me sell my home in Saint Cloud Florida. His expertise and professionalism are unparalleled. I highly recommend Bernard Scarpa whether you are selling or planning to buy a home. Bernard is a true gentleman who will always keep your best interest in the forefront of negotiation.

Tue, May 7, 2013

Feelgreatnow Client, Seller
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Bernard for the recent sale of our home. He was extremely honest, reliable and helpful. He was very prompt with replying to our many questions, and offered expert advice on how to get our home sold quickly. We were thoroughly impressed with his work ethic and commitment to his clients. Thanks to Bernard, our home had a full price contract within a mere 4 days of being on the market!!!! We can't thank him enough for all of his hard work and dedication to getting our home sold! If you are looking for a real estate expert who will get the job done, then look no further as Bernard comes highly recommended!

Fri, May 3, 2013

Adrian Garcia Client, Buyer
Working with Bernie was a pleasure, and a true joy.
Thank you for doing such a good job for us through out this whole entire house process! We truly appreciate your open and honest style as well as your attention to detail an dedication. Thank for everything!!

Tue, Apr 30, 2013

Ann Shaw Client, Seller
Bernard was a great help selling my home in Kissimmee. I found him to be very personable, honest, and helpful. He gave me ideas to sell the house and we were in touch all the time. Bernard was very helpful explaining the paperwork to me for a couple of other contracts prior to the one at the end and also the paperwork for the final closing. I would recommend him to anyone.

Sun, Apr 14, 2013

rodc10 Client, Buyer
I have purchased and sold a few homes. So far Bernie was the best Real Estate Agent that I dealt with. Bernie will always look after your best interest. The difference between Bernie and some other agents is that he pays attention to what you are looking for in order not to waste your time. I have recommended Bernie to a lot of my relatives and friends. Go with Bernie and you will not be disappointed.

Darron_bartram Client, Buyer
I used Bernie to both buy my property and sell my property. I've always found Bernie to be honest and trustworthy. I've always enjoyed working with him and always found him to be very professional. He is the perfect Real Estate Pro and I'm happy to call him my friend.
I would recommend his services to anyone hes was very knowledgeable guy. Thanks

Sat, Nov 10, 2012

S.abey Client, Seller
I found Bernie to be knowledgeable, capable, and trustworthy.
Also, I found him to be a good human being!
I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.

Sat, Nov 10, 2012

dongzhaochen Client, Buyer
Bernard is extremely helpful in helping us purchasing vacation homes in Orlando. He is very knowledgeable, experience and professional. We enjoy working with him and will continually work with him in getting our next vacation home.

Fri, Nov 9, 2012

Michael.tedesco Client, Seller
He was very helpful in my sale of my FL home. A pleasure to work with.

Fri, Nov 9, 2012

Darcy and Beth Simon Client, Buyer
We were looking for a realtor that we could relate with, and one that not just talked the talk, but walked the walk - meaning not only did he have knowledge of vacation homes, but he himself was a vacation home owner.

He offered great advice while still letting us make the final decision. He made the purchase process smooth, so much so that we did it again!

We would recommend his service to anyone.

Guru Vijayanagar Client, Seller
I used Bernard's service for selling my property at Kissimmee Florida. Selling during the most difficult times for a Real Estate seller was handled very professionally and in a highly skilled manner by Bernard. Provided great advice based on realistic analysis, not the wishful thinking. Thorough understanding of local markets and trends.

Bernard had a ready list of contractors / handyman that allowed me to beautify the home before listing it out for sale.

I would highly recommend working with him to sell/buy property.

Fri, Nov 9, 2012
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