I'm a realtor, but also work in a large development firm in NJ and PA. We have a number of communitites in PA. What I've seen done a number of times is what I call "dummy listings". For example, a national builder is now building in one of our developments. They created 4 listings for 4 different floorplans, 1 MacDonald Drive, 2 MacDonald Drive, etc even though these addresses don't and actually never will exist. In the end when the job is closed out, they expire the listing.
Very common and good strategy. Some sellers will look at a "full price" offer and not pay enough attention to the "seller pays buyer's closing costs" line. In the end, the seller isn't getting full price, but they think they are, or at least feel like they are. It's also good for neighborhood prices and values, as it will be reported as a higher sale price, rather than taking the closing cost expense off the purchase price....... more
Typically surveys are not required for lenders in our market. If the seller has a survey available it would be listed in the sellers disclosure that is available. Your buyers agent can make the purchase contingent on the buyer receiving a copy of the survey if seller states one is available. If buyer feels one is necessary they can also request the seller provide one. They would have to have this contingency written in the contract as well before signed by buyer and seller.... more
The market in Ocean Springs is VERY strong right now compared to the last three years. I am with Coldwell Banker Alfonso in OS and I am having a record breaking year in Sales. Prices are up and the interest rates are creeping up and the buyers know it!!
I say SELL. Contact me for more info I can do a free market analysis for you!!... more
To my knowledge, there is not a publicly available GIS solution for this. However, if you are working with a buyer's agent, they should be able to pull this data on a per-home basis using GIS data provided by our local REALTORÂ® board.
If you don't have a buyer's agent - feel free to shoot me an email and I can refer one to you.... more
The house, as many on that street, suffered from deferred maintenance at the hands of the original owners, and flooded during Katrina. It is my understanding this particular home was repossessed.
Any specific reason for such a question? The original owner's did behave as if they were killing one another on numerous occasions, very may well have been a killing there. LOL
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Scroll to June 1 (2011) and count down to the 12th. incident listed.
That entire area, Gulf Park Estates, is terrible, property values have plummeted, crime has risen considerably, and the Jackson County SO is not IMHO proactive enough. A lot of those homes were purchased under the "AmeriDream" program, frankly, the mortgages way extend the actual value of the homes.... more
My husband and I have a home in Gulf Park Estates, which is in Ocean Springs, MS. We have relocated to Houston and are willing to take on a renter if it's the right person. The home is 1/2 mile from a fishing pier and boat ramp and in a quiet part of town. The home is 1680 sq. ft. 3 bed/2 bath with a large yard. If you are interested, you can email me at LVyles@hotmail.com and I can put you in touch with our realtor. The home is currently on the market for sale but, again, we are willing to take on a renter for $1,000 per month.... more
Since real estate law is different in every state, you should check with a local real estate attorney (especially since Mississippi is a common law state).
Mark Orgler (Schwartz, Orgler, and Jordan, PLLC) is one of my favorites that I use on a regular basis and is a straight shooter. He can be reached at 228.832.8550... more