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Wed Dec 7, 2016
Brentwoodmhpark asked:
I listed it as Rent with the option to buy on Zillow and it got "put over" to Trulia. I've logged in, but I don't know how to mark this home as sold. Signed papers…
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Sat Jul 11, 2015
Simon Watson answered:
One way for sale by owners to show up on the Trulia listings is to
post it on a web site called FIZBER.COM, it will show up on Truila within 24-48 hours

Simon Watson
Keller Williams Realty-East Bay
VA Buyer Experts
(925) 286-7112
(510) 859-4773
BRE 01881304
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Tue Jan 13, 2015
Tracy King-MacCornack answered:
The home located at 416 S. Angelo Lake Rd is not for rent by owners and is a scam. I am the Realtor and the home is for sale only. I can be reached at 863443-6969
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Misshall040912 asked:
I am looking for a 3bedroom and a 2bathrooms for a low-income families house
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Fri Feb 21, 2014
lighthouse_56 asked:
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Mon Sep 9, 2013
Peter and Sylvia Blackmore answered:
Hi, this listing is in Crystal Lake Club in Avon Park, a 55+ community on Lake Denton, with an Executive Golf Course. This is on leased land, the lot rent is in the region of $400 per month, if you need more information please do not hesitate to contact me as we have several other listings in the same community and in the surrounding area.


Peter Blackmore, Broker
Golf and Home Realty and Mobile Home Brokerage.
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Thu Sep 5, 2013
Lisa H answered:
I have a house for sale in sebring if interested
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Wed Jun 26, 2013
Daniel and Melissa DeBono answered:
An excerpt from an article I wrote:

Short sales can be a gamble at best because the agent and seller can put any "asking price" down so long as they disclose it is a short sale. A short sale means the seller owes their lender more than the asking price so the lender has to approve any offer. Most buyers, sellers and agents (at this point) have been scared off by these, so they are priced so low now to entice buyers to write a contract and get the bank "working" on it.

We have never seen one take less than 4 months in our area (to simply hear back on an offer) and most take a lot longer than that. I'd say 8 months has been typical and about half we've been involved with took well over a year. This "process" can be maddening for sellers and many give up because banks ask for endless paperwork (pay stubs, tax returns, hardship letters, bank statements, etc.), then delay for weeks to months then ask for the same but updated paperwork again and again. It's honestly not so bad for agents as they are simply in a waiting game (many simply don't like working on them because very few close). Buyers get frustrated waiting months and months with no word and seeing other good deals come and go.
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Melissa Donaldson answered:
Sat Nov 17, 2012
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Fri Aug 24, 2012
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Sun Jul 1, 2012
Sylvia Blackmore answered:
Yes - it is a 55+ community and there are fees: $202.35 monthly (increases Sept 2012) - plus water/sewer, electric, cable, etc.etc. Fee includes grass cutting & amenities (not the golf course). I've been an owner there for many years. I see from the MLS listing this property is a short sale. If we can further, please give us a call unless you are already working with another real estate agent. Sylvia/Peter Golf and Home Realty (863) 453-8636. ... more
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Mon Jun 18, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
As Linda points out; it may be too late, especially if you have received your Notice of Trustee Sale.
You should call your Lender and ask for the LOSS MITIGATION department;
they will tell you where you stand and what you can do.
It might be a good idea to have a Realtor at your elbow when you make that call; you may have only one chance.

Good luck and may God bless
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since no link is visible contact the listing agent, or any local agent/realty office can help they all have access to the same information....
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Sandra Jacobs asked:
Is this a manufactured home/mobile home
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Sun Feb 12, 2012
Alma Kee answered:
Hi Alexa,

You may also be able to do a Deed In Lieu of Foreclosure and get $3k.

Additionally there is a Deed for Lease being offered where you can stay in the house and pay rent.

All the best,
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Thu Sep 1, 2011
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Fri Jul 1, 2011
Tammy Hayes answered:
Buying a short sale is not like buying a property in a traditional way. A short sale may have some risk but it also can be very rewarding. When you are searching for a short sale you will want to make sure you are prepared. Here are some things you will need to consider.

First of all, you need to make sure that you have enough time. It takes anywhere from 30 days to 6 months or even more to get an answer on a short sale. It really depends on many factors. It requires a proof of funds letter if paying cash or a pre-approval letter from a lender if obtaining a mortgage. The seller must approve the purchase offer before it gets submitted to the bank. The bank may come back with a counteroffer or reject your offer completely. In some instances you may not even hear back from the bank at all.

Short sales take a long time because the bank has to review it and they are back logged with many short sales and don't have enough coverage to complete them in a timely manner. The bank typically is willing to work with the seller and buyer on short sales to help avoid foreclosure.

One of the benefits of buying a short sale is that the bank is typically willing to accept less money for the property because of the time and risk involved. So you generally are getting the home at below market value.

If you have the time to wait, a short sale is a good way to go. One thing to be sure to ask when purchasing a short sale is, "who is handling it?" Is the Realtor an experienced short sale expert? Or is the listing agent using a Short Sale company that strictly focuses on short sales? By having someone with knowledge and expertise in short sales, it will make the process go much smoother and faster.
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