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Home Buying in Bay Saint Louis : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Mar 16, 2016
Bemdmn asked:
Wed Oct 14, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
I would contact a local real estate agent in that area to help you with this.
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Mon Nov 3, 2014
Mark J Montet answered:
Good Morning Maroe
I have two lots in Bay St Louis on a deep water canal with access to the Jordan River and the bay then into the Gulf. The lots are next to each other and are listed for $17,000 ea or $34,000 for both but the sellers are motivated and will look at any offers.
Contact me at mmontet@kw.com or you can call me at 228-233-0601

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Mon Nov 3, 2014
Mark J Montet answered:
Internet providers include Mediacom the local cable company, AT&T is also available with Uverse in the downtown Bay St Louis areas. AT&T DSL is also available in other areas.
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Sat Oct 18, 2014
Bridget Beck answered:
Depends on the length of time you are parking it there. I would suggest if permanent look for areas further north but still in Hancock county.
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Sat Oct 18, 2014
Bridget Beck answered:
Ohh. I love your area in Florida. The little gambling boats that go out on water! You will really love it here on the gulf coast. Similar lifestyle and small family friendly towns. Bigger casinos to enjoy here plus lots of other entertainment. There are great sources online. Rentals are now on Realtor.com and those are updated within 24 hrs, so no old listings. Feel free to pick any realtor to show you any home you find. You don't have to use the one listed. We all work together and work for free for buyers and renters. The owners are the ones that generally pay the realtors because when we list a property we do lots more work. For example, advertising, open houses, checking on property and updates to owners. It's a lot more costly and time consuming. We love our buyers too because without them nothing would get sold. :) ... more
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
Denise Kimbrell answered:
Umm....almost everything here in Hancock County south of the interstate flooded. It is an area that hasn't flooded since Hurricane Camille. It is in a wonderful location. Middle School and High School, just about a block or two away. Shopping within a mile away along with good places to eat. Less than five miles away from beaches. The beaches here don't have clear blue water. I personally don't like to get in the water because it isn't close to being clear. I like to take the kids fishing. The beaches on the other side of the Bay Bridge are much cleaner and is only a few miles away. Also the Hollywood Casino is less than five miles away. Can't pass that one up. It's definitely a steal. If you're still looking to buy, I would definitely give this one a look first hand. I am looking to buy, but as a single mother with three children, I am looking for something not as expensive. I just saw your question, and figured I would give you a little information. Hope it was helpful. ... more
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Wed Jan 29, 2014
Julie Davis Team RE/MAX Alliance answered:
Physicians at UMC are making profound steps in their research. A friend of mine has a baby born with hypoplastic left heart, which basically means he was born with only half of a heart, and they say they would not take him anywhere else! ... more
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Wed Jan 22, 2014
enfofan answered:
so why do you even need them? Go to the title company on main st BSL, tell them that you've got your sights on a lot for 20K. They will do the closing for you-- draw up a sales contract and close the deal! FSBO Baby! ... more
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Wed Dec 4, 2013
kim answered:
I own several homes and properties in Bay side Park in Bay st Louis. Because the homes are newly built after Katrina. The homes had to have a elevation Certification showing it was above flood zone. I suggest you check that and if it is not in the Flood Zone insurance are at average costs. Based on the value and rebuild costs of the property. ... more
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Mon Nov 4, 2013
Tammy Hayes answered:
How to find the right real estate agent when buying a home
When you want to begin looking for a home, you will need to find a Realtor. First you should ask friends, relatives, or co-workers for a recommendation. Have them describe their experience with the agent and ask why they are recommending that person. You want to choose someone that you feel comfortable in working with.

It is not as important to find a Realtor who has sold the most homes, has the most experience or works for the largest and most well-known company as it is to find someone that is professional. You want an agent that will listen to you, uses ethical conduct, and knows the market.

You can also attend open houses and meet real estate agents. See how they interact with you and answer your questions. Pay attention to how they show the home. Take notes and collect business cards. Then you can compare the agents you saw.

Look at web sites of Realtors or real estate agents. Read any testimonials they have. Call them up and ask questions about their experience and how they work with buyers. Get a feel for them and what they can do for you.

You also want an agent that will work within your schedule. Most of the time it needs to be someone who works as an agent full-time. They are available days, nights, and weekends. Not all agents work the same way. Find one that you are comfortable with. Trust your instincts.
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Sun May 5, 2013
Johanna Spicuzza,GRI,CRS answered:
Thu Oct 25, 2012
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Thu Jul 5, 2012
Simeon asked:
I own six plots of land and need to sell, what are they worth and are there buyers/investors out there
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Tue Oct 18, 2011
Kevin Shroyer answered:
A cloudy window (lost seal) can cause some heat loss in winter and loss of cool air in summer if not corrected, but is not considered a safety issue and therefor some home inspectors doe not report on it or just make it a comment on the report. It is not always possible to see all the windows with damaged seals. If you see a couple on the same house you may have more that are not showing signs at this time. Replacing the glass can run approximately $150 to $200 per window. Make sure your inspector and/or your agent knows this is a concern for you. ... more
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Sun Jun 12, 2011
Lsutigernmiss answered:
Prices vary greatly depending on area....Pls note the insurance market has improved significatly since 2007- with more companies offering it in the area.....

Shoreline park covers a large area, and subdivisions like RIverView is much nicer than most areas, closest to the RIver and seems like most expensive homes.. for Shoreline park...in my opinion...some $500K and up.....right on the river.....just depends on what your looking for..... ... more
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Sun Jun 12, 2011
Lsutigernmiss answered:
Only proble with major renovations is the "grandfather" time has passed...so you would need to elevate most places.......SOUTH OF I-10 for sure...so new building would be my suggestion.

Another was is a current owner they got an "COO" certificate of occupancy and maintened the flood insurance...and then the flood insurance is "transferable".......to you.

Otherwise it must meet new BFE (base flood elevations) which as best as I can tell vary a great deal ....by the local entity (county, and or different cities have their own) ...so a place across the bay could have a different requirement (i.e. Pass Christain, vrs Bay St Louis vrs Hancock Count)
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Tue Apr 26, 2011
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
The Seller expects that you will perform and perform quickly without asking for other contingencies, repairs or conditions. You need to look at the average days on market and pricing to determine this. However, much depends on the Seller.

I've had Sellers prefer to hold out for $10K higher price with a non-cash buyer and others tell me they'd take a 5% discount for a non-contingent, 14-day closing contract. Have your agent ask the seller agent whether they've received any offers; if so, were any all cash; why they didn't work out; and whether they'd consider a discount for cash offer.

However, in multiple offer situations I've seen cash buyers foolishly think they can offer only asking price or less than asking for cash, which ends up wasting everyone's time.
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Tue Apr 26, 2011
Torquil Creevy answered:
I usually contact the association directly.
Most times, if you submit a plan of what & where you are planting,
it will be approved. Many neighborhoods are now allowing the home owner
to "Go Green" by planting drought tolerant & native plants, even if it's not in the HOA rules.

Gorgeous gardens add value to Real Estate & beautify the neighborhood,
so usually if you present a plan--it's a yes. They tend to get upset if you change
things without asking!

Happy Planting!!

Torquil Creevy
Realtor
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Wed Feb 9, 2011
Margie Mayfield answered:
Yes, the lot must be at least 50' x 100, it is easier to build on a 100' x 100' ft. You probalby will not be allowed to use the existing pilings, as the building requirements changed after the hurricane(foundation requirements and height requirements), I would recommend that you call the BSL Building Department or stop by and see them and they can answer your questions more completely. The phone number is 228.469.0531. Please call me at 228.263.6421 or you may contact me via email at coasttimemargie@aol.com. Thanks for your inquiry and I look forward to talking with you soon. Margie Mayfield, O'Dwyer Realty. ... more
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