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Fri Sep 12, 2014
Diane Christner answered:
As someone has already stated, you should start by contacting the agent's broker of the real estate office with your complaints.

If, after doing so, you do not feel your issues were properly addressed, you can contact the local Board of Realtors in your area. Depending on the specifics of your complaint, you may be able to file a complaint against the agent for violation of the Code of Ethics and/or violation of the FL Real Estate Commission statutes.

I would recommend going through those channels first.
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Fri Sep 12, 2014
michaelprice3505 answered:
Everything should always be in writing because the other party can simply deny the agreement was ever made. After making the verbal agreement though why did they wait so long to get a written agreement made? I understand making an offer or going back and forth with a counter verbally but if agreed upon it should be submitted in writing asap so it is documented. You certainly shouldn't be going as far as booking plane tickets without having a written contract. ... more
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Fri Sep 12, 2014
michaelprice3505 answered:
I would consider saving up for a while longer. 10k isn't going to help much after closing costs, taxes and insurance. Depending on purchase price and loan org charges you may not have anything left. ... more
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Fri Sep 12, 2014
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Mon Jul 7, 2014
Gina & RJ The Hackworth Group answered:
I saw you posted your home to postlets but forgot to add your phone number in the listing.
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Mon Nov 18, 2013
Allister Lenn answered:
Hi Jeff,

This is a ground floor condo There is 1 parking space and space for guest parking.
The picture does not show the actual property.
Shoot me an email and I will be more than happy to send you the correct listing info,

By the way this is a REO property. I have experience with these so let me know.

Allister Lenn
Buyer's Agent
Broker Associate
Tel: 305-900-9121
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Sun Oct 6, 2013
Gary Hitchcock answered:
The median price in Broward County is $265,000. Right now any nice home in a decent neighborhood (out west) is selling in days with multiple offers.
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Sat Oct 5, 2013
Adell Forbes answered:

Some of the units in Sheridan East have an issue with Chinese Dry Wall. However; there are a few units where the drywall used was not contaminated.

If you move forward &; put an offer on a unit you like and have the inspection done; if the unit test positive for chinese dry wall then you can negotiate to have the seller pay to have the issue corrected, or reduce the sales price for the amount it would cost to correct the problem.

If the unit is a foreclosure then more than likely you will be purchasing it "as is". Lenders are not likely to make repairs, and most request you do an inspection before even putting an offer in on the property.

Do you like any other Condo Buildings in that area??
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Thu May 23, 2013
Nadine Mauro answered:
As the other agents said, this is definitely a question for a Real Estate Attorney.

If you would like a referral to an attorney, please get in touch with me.

Good luck to you.
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Mon May 6, 2013
Luis E. Lozada answered:
It is my opinion the market in Diana is in good time to buy, you must work with a professional real estates in the area.

Please call me at 954-297-5634 for more information
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Mon May 6, 2013
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Mitchell Lvovsky answered:
This property is pending sale. Please e-mail me at or call me at 954-547-1962 for more info on comparable properties in the area.

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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Allister Lenn answered:
Fully in agreement with my colleagues below:
Prices in SE Dania have gone up since the crash - The homes and condos in this area still offer exceptional value considering the proximity to the beach, not to mention the local parks and preserves.
The newer condos also have washer dryers in the units which is not the case in many beach apartments at much higher prices.
If anyone is interested in buying or investing in Dania Beach.
Please don't hesitate to contact me.

Allister Lenn
Denise Rubin Group
Florida Prudential Realty
Tel : 305.900.9121
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Tue Jan 8, 2013
Allister Lenn answered:
Hi Sylvie,

the listing price for a property is not written in stone, it is a listing price and nothing else. The price you finally pay can be more or less depending on the market as well as the negotiating skills of your realtor.

We have many tools we can use to not only evaluate the comparables but also research the market and
give you the insight in to the market to help you present the best offers most likely to secure you your dream home.

Remember the listing agent is generally representing the seller and you are best represented by a selling agent who is working to represent your best interests.

Good Luck with your home search and if you need any assistance call me: 305-900-9121

Allister Lenn

Prudential Florida Realty
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Sat Jun 23, 2012
Donald Stevens answered:
The association's will have a master policy that will usually cover the actual building. You are usually responsible for the everything from the walls to everything else inside of the building. That could be cabinets, carpet, sinks, etc. How much coverage you need really depends on what the master policy covers. I always tell my clients to call the association and ask them what the master policy doesn't cover and how much of the deductible are you responsible for if your building burns down to the ground. This information will really help you get an idea of how much coverage you need. Many master policies are similar but they are not identical so the board will know or they will refer you to the agent who should know the answer.

Issue 2. You are going to have a tenant in your condo. Most condo insurance policies will only write an owner occupied condo. If you have a tenant, you may have to do a little work to find an agent who can help you. Many insurance companies want to insure your primary home to insure a condo rented to others so your best bet is to start with the agent that insures your home.

Issue 3. Are you furnishing the condo? The personal property coverage on your insurance policy should be for the appliances and furniture that you provide the tenant. You can't insure the tenant’s property, they have to buy a renters insurance policy to cover that. Also, always have your tenants buy renters insurance. It reduces your exposure especially if there is a fire or a bodily injury lawsuit because your insurance company can subrogate the claim.
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Sat Jun 23, 2012
Allister Lenn answered:
Start watching Suze Orman on MSNBC She will give you some advise worth listening to !
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Hi Steve, Realtors are the wrong people to ask those questions...
If you are focusing on a certain neighborhood, town, suburb etc. then you can research a lot of that information on the internet, the Realtor you are working with to find your home, will be of help letting you know about the
various websites that provide all kinds of neighborhood information. In particular if you are concerned about safety issues, stop by the local police dept. and get all the questions you have answered there....

To get to know your potential future neighborhood, it is a good idea to drive through it at different times of the day and different days of the week, to get a feel for the neighborhood, how far to schools, how far to shopping and restaurants, parks etc.

Good Luck to you
Edith YourRealtor4Life! And Chicago/Northern Illinois and North Shore Expert
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Fedaa El-Dosougi answered:
Agree with Bill, however even the police may not be able to give you answers to a general question such ad how safe it is in one area or the another. Remember it is the police responsibility to make sure people rights are not violated in all areas.
I would like to suggest that questions directed to law enforcement be more specific such as asking for public documented information on crime rates, accidents reported....etc. TV channels may be helpful and so are news media. It will need research efforts and if you have children, visiting the county school board information on schools will be very helpful. Also visiting City website to learn about different area demographics I find to be most helpful.

Best of luck
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