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34203 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jul 17, 2017
Nelly B Carrasquillo answered:
Mon Aug 8, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
It is not instant or automatic. The agent who posted it in MLS would have to have an auto feed that automatically sends their listings to mls or they have to manually enter it.
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Fri Oct 16, 2015
James Agee answered:
I would always sell first and then buy. You can start looking for a home while you are selling. If you can time it right you can close on selling your house then shortly after close on the house you are buying. You may have a few weeks that you may need to stay with relatives, friends, or at a hotel if the Buyer of your home will not let you have occupancy after close or the Seller of the home you are buying does not want to enter into a prepossession agreement with you. You do not want to write a contract that has a contingency that you have to sell your home first, since most smart Sellers will not even entertain those. Think of it this way you need to make the money from the home sale and get out from the first home before you take on more debt and are responsible for two properties. ... more
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Sun Oct 11, 2015
Kathy Schelleng answered:
There is risk in any transaction that you may not move forward after inspection. I advise clients to do the inspection up front in a short sale situation. What if you wait months for an answer from a bank only to find unacceptable results at inspection? Yes, you will have a deposit in escrow, but properly done, your agent should be able to protect that money as well as incorporate a date for a lender response that you can live with. If they do not hit that date, you can try to extend the contract.
Best of luck!
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Daisymae answered:
the one needs work what type and where is it located by the winn dixie on 53rd and 9th st east bradenton fl
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
David answered:
home owner association fee
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Thu Mar 15, 2012
Bob Bronston answered:
Since SR 70 runs right thru your zipcode, I'd go west on SR70 to the end where it swings around to the right (North). Stay on that then make a left at the light which is Cortez. Cortez will go all the way out to the beach. If you turn left at that point you'll be heading south and there are beaches all along there that you can go to. Keep going further and you'll go to Longboat where there are more public beaches. I don't know where you are in your zip code but I'd guess you can figure on about 25-30 minutes. ... more
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Tue Jan 3, 2012
Alma Kee answered:
HI Again,

Also this is a very interesting website about the pitfalls of owning a property within an HOA or Condo Assn:

All the best,
Alma Kee
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Fri Oct 28, 2011
Charlene Weston answered:
Typically, the information on most websites is only as good and current as the person entering the data. Unfortunately, sites like Trulia,, Zillow, etc...are not as reliable as the MLS. Find a reputable agent you feel comfortable working with and they should be able to help you and find homes that are truly active and available to help in your home search....

Best of Luck....
Charlene Weston (Cobelo)
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Tue May 24, 2011
Alma Kee answered:
Did your in laws list their home with a Realtor?

How did they arrive at their asking price? If they haven't had an offer within 3 months of listing then the price or condition need work.

If the house is immaculately clean, fresh looking (paint, landscaping, furniture) then the price is probably too high.

Your inlaws should ask their agent to hold a "brokers" open house. The agent should ask for feedback (ideally in writing) as to the condition and price from each agent that attends the open house. The open house attracts Realtors to a "free lunch" so if your inlaws are on a discounted listing plan they may need to pay for the listing agent to attend and also for the food.

Hope this helps.
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Tue Aug 24, 2010
D. Touchstone asked:
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