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Home Buying in Coral Gables : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Oct 24, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Who are you addressing this to? You realize Trulia isn't a real estate company, right?? Maybe you should contact agents in your area and offer to attend open houses with them?
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Tue Aug 2, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
There is no magical list. Your REALTOR can show you all available properties that fit your search criteria including bank owned and short sale properties. FYI -- The term "pre-foreclosure" doesn't mean much. It just means the owners are behind on a few payments, but it doesn't necessarily mean it WILL become a foreclosure. Many owners can get current on their payments and stop the foreclosure proceedings.

For regular bank owned homes, they will be listed in the MLS with a local listing agent. Your buyer's agent will be able to access these in the MLS.
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Fri Jun 26, 2015
Nick 2008 answered:
It's a lot easier to just use a title company, especially when it's a higher-end property that requires a major investment and you have money to spare.

If you want to find out yourself, you can get an online report within few minutes on website such as

You can download a title report that has mortgage record, ownership history, delinquent taxes even liens and foreclosure information but you have to call the assessor office to verify the information yourself.
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Sun Jun 14, 2015
Joseph Domino answered:
You don't structure it in your offer. You do it by separate agreement with the agent. The offer/contract is between the buyer and the seller. You should never inject a 3rd party into your 2 party contract.

In our area, it is typical to perform this by using a "Commission Reduction Agreement" that is given to the closing agent who will then calculate it into the settlement statement.

One important note, if you are financing your purchase make sure your lender allows this type of credit. You do not want to be surprised at the very end to find out that your lender will not allow it and hold up your closing.
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Tue May 19, 2015
Steve Perez answered:
Not directly, no! But some websites allow you to submit to the local MLS for a flat fee, and as Trulia scrapes MLS data, you may be able to get your home on trulia that way without consulting an agent.

Alternately, speak to a local agent!
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Thu May 14, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
Have you called your agent to report what you found? I would start there. You may also wish to call the broker of the agent who has your information posted in error to have that listing removed from the Internet (is it perhaps a previous listing of the home that was never removed from particular sites after closing?)

On Trulia you also have the option to report any suspected fraud listings to Trulia by going to the listing in question, click on the MORE tab, then the FLAG tab.

Hopefully these steps will resolve your issues.
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Fri Apr 24, 2015
Elliott Sterling answered:
Please visit http://www.VaFha.Net The site list only Fha and Va approved homes! So whether you are looking for condos, houses, multi-family or townhouses they are listed there. You will be able to find what you looking for fairly easily and quickly. Let us know how your search went.

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Tue Apr 7, 2015
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Mon Mar 30, 2015
Javier Olmedo answered:

Do your due diligence as your options are very limited if you are looking for Baptist off 87th avenue. You may want to re-adjust your preferences if that is the area you want to live near.

Javier Olmedo
Keller Williams Realty
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Thu Mar 19, 2015
Javier Olmedo answered:

That should not be a problem at all. Let me know how I may assist and I'll be sure to help.

Javier Olmedo
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
Oliver von Gundlach answered:
I was wondering if you were successful in your search for a new home in South Miami. If not, we would love to talk to you and see if we can be of assistance. We specialize in the South Miami market for over 20 years. ... more
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
Oliver von Gundlach answered:
I was wondering if you were successful in buying a home. If not, we would love to talk to you to see if we can be of assistance. Thanks
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
Oliver von Gundlach answered:
Michael, there are many factors that go into the approval of a lot split. To get a more concrete answer you should talk to the planning official of the municipality the parcel is located in. ... more
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Mon Mar 2, 2015
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Thu Jan 29, 2015
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Sat Aug 23, 2014
Javier Olmedo answered:
Let me know what house you are referring to and I can find out for you.


Javier Olmedo
Keller Williams Realty
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