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Thu Feb 23, 2017
Rosa asked:
Please help rent is 998.00 to 1,000 Please in area of Brandon ...Valrico Fl
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Tue Nov 29, 2016
Katrinatoy asked:
I need to find a place before Jan31,2017 any realtors that can assist me please email
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Sat Oct 29, 2016
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Wed Aug 24, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
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Fri May 27, 2016
phil asked:
We are applying for an FHA203K and an appraisal for it was done. We have a quote of $11,000 for putting on a new roof. The appraiser noted that the after repair value of the house was…
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Tue May 10, 2016
Mercedezzj answered:
Lake Brandon falkenburg road Look in apartment guide BRANDON or Brandon areas around Brandon town center is nice a little more to pay then what you're used to but it's a family town ... more
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Tue May 10, 2016
Kendrick Scales asked:
I have an apartment, now I'm done searching, but I keep getting notifications on my phone of new homes
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Thu May 5, 2016
Gregorio Denny answered:

You should find an actual lender in Florida to assist you. Real estate agents are not going to be able to give you accurate information on qualifying for a mortgage. It appears Alma gave you a referral for one, you should contact that person.

Good luck.
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Sun Apr 17, 2016
Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
Just because a home has been on the market 116 days does not mean it could not have multiple offers. If a seller has started at a higher price and then lowered it over time he could be at day 116 fair market value or below market value which could cause a multiple offer situation.

Your Realtors request is not unusual. Did your Realtor show you comparables to come up with an offer? When a buyer makes and offer and wants the seller to cover closing costs it tells the seller that the buyer has little cash money saved to cover full closing costs and downpayment. This is to a seller not a sign of a strong buyer. When you make an offer wanting the seller to cover closing costs, you are basically making an offer less then your offer. Example you offer $150,000 with $5000.00 closing costs, you are really offering the seller $145,000. But your seller is still paying taxes, title, etc... based on the higher amount

My suggestion is look at the recent comparables and have your offer come in so when the seller pays your closing costs it is close to those comps.

I have limited information on this situation but it seems that your Realtor is on the right path. They know the full story and guide the customer with their experience and knowledge.

Good Luck

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Jacquie Yekmalian

Blue to Green Realty,
from the sea to the 18th tee
Serving Palm Beach County since 2000
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Sat Mar 5, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
My concern for you, is that the home you buy may be deemed a marital asset.
I suggest you contact an attorney who explain a "play by play" of what could possibly happen in the future.

Good luck!
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Tue Mar 1, 2016
Chhappy answered:
Possibly moving to Brandon community and will have a child going to 6th grade what is the best public school in the area and is it safe?
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Mon Feb 22, 2016
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Mon Nov 23, 2015
Kathy Lewis answered:
Most of the area in South Pasco is still approved.

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Fri Jul 24, 2015
Leslie Griffin Gaunt answered:
If you are looking in the Brandon/Tampa area I would not start the search more than a month out.
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Tue Jun 30, 2015
Nancy Koch answered:
Hi Tamara,

I hope all has been going well with the credit building! It takes a little time and patience but is well worth it. It was a great start getting a credit card. I see you mentioned that you are paying it off early each month. The card companies like to see established credit being paid, not just balances paid off. I would suggest using the card to buy 2 months worth supplies you would need and be spending money on anyway. (Paper and cleaning products for the home, etc) This way you are not spending extra cash to establish credit. Then each month pay a portion of it and on the second month do it again. You will pay a slight interest fee for the second month, but it will show a continuous balance and a history of paying it. I had my 18 yr old daughter do this with a card that only had a limit of $250 and within a year she was able to buy her own car without a cosigner. Hope this helps.
Let me know if I can help in any other way or if you have more questions, feel free to call or email.
Nancy Koch, Realtor
Homeward Real Estate
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Sat Jun 6, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
The state of FL has certain disclosures that are required if the home is in a mandatory HOA. If the home was built before 1978 the federal government requires lead paint disclosures. Have a local real estate attorney review your contract to make sure the terms are consistent with what you worked out with the seller and all legally required disclosures are included.

The paperwork involved with buying and selling a home is not a do it yourself project, seek legal advice.
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