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Home Buying in Deland : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Mar 5, 2017
Martymatthews71 asked:
Tue Sep 13, 2016
Stacyspacey asked:
We had no idea that the owner is filing for bankruptcy and were just informed about the letter three days before closing. We're now in limbo and may have to file an extension now.…
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Thu Jul 14, 2016
Preed6444 asked:
Can u contact the new lending institution direct 2 see what they plan on doing with the house and 2 let them know I am interested in buying it and living in it? Have good credit but not…
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Thu Nov 5, 2015
PinDeland answered:
this is a great neighborhood , youll love it here . Im putting my house up soon only because I'm moving to Ormond Beach ( new job) . will miss this neighborhood , I have a 4/2

Most 3/2 have sold for 145-155 and most of the 4/2 for 178-188 ... more
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Fri Oct 16, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
To find out what your options are concerning your contract, consult with an attorney. Most of the people responding to questions on this forum are real estate agents and we cannot give legal advice. ... more
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Wed Mar 11, 2015
Gerald Feenstra answered:
Hi Linda,

You can find crime statistics and information from the map search tool. There is a tab on the top left marked crime. You can click on that and it will show you the crime information for that specific area on the map.

Hope this helps!
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Sat Mar 7, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Here's a tip. Hire a REALTOR to work for you as a Buyer's Agent. He/she can search the local MLS and find only condos that allow pets. FYI -- Trulia isn't a real estate company. It is is just a marketing database that pulls listings from different MLSs. The data isn't always accurate, up to date, nor can you search for specific things -- like pet friendly HOA.

Good luck!
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Mon Dec 22, 2014
Simon Campbell answered:
I am not exactly sure about that, but, it would seem that the first time home buyer qualification has more to do with whether or not you have ever gotten a mortgage. But, don't quote me on that. Double check it to make sure. ... more
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Sun Nov 16, 2014
Tim Moore answered:
They will not talk with you about a loan on a house they don't own and that you don't own. To try calling a bank, any bank, to ask about loans you're not part of is a total waste of time. Wait until they own it or it is auctioned off to buy it. ... more
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Fri Oct 31, 2014
Delta Schrade answered:
Steve and Jane,

I am a real estate agent...but also a pastor's wife! There are several great churches in the area no doubt! My husband Mark is the pastor at the Sanctuary on Taylor Road which is near the southern area of Deland. We have been at the church for a little over two years and have seen it grow by over 200 people bringing the current Sunday congregation to about 500. There is a great momentum and enthusiasm in our congregation as we are learning to live out our vision...Real.Love.Revolution! Check us out on the web at or visit us when you come through the area! If you are planning a move, get in touch with me. I'd be happy to assist with connecting you to a new home or church.

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Sat Oct 25, 2014
Diane Christner answered:
For a short sale the seller's lien holders will want to see either (1) proof of funds letter if paying cash for the full amount of the purchase price or (2) pre-approval [not pre-qualification] if getting financing that is current, typically not more than 30 or 60 days old. For the proof of funds, it must be some type of liquid funds that you can access easily, not setting in a 401K. ... more
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Dinahwood asked:
Need agricultural land. Investment available 0-60K cash. I've found properties in Lake County that fit this description but nothing yet in DeLand area. Do you have options there?
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Sun Apr 27, 2014
Tammy Hayes answered:
Here are some tips that can help make your home buying process successful:
Tip #1: Do Your Homework
The perfect home won't find you by itself. The key step in buying a home is doing the proper research. Educate yourself on local schools, neighborhoods, and the kinds of homes available. By reading available materials and talking with experts, you can start to put together your idea of the perfect home.
Tip #2: Start Planning
Most decisions benefit greatly from proper planning, and home buying is certainly no exception. Start a filing system with sections such as home buying, home financing, and service providers. By forming a home buying plan you can more easily focus on the most important factors and help give structure to the entire process. My website is a great resource for property information.
Tip #3: Get PreQualified
Getting prequalified for a loan normally only requires a short phone conversation with a lender, and can greatly help your home search. Prequalification does not guarantee you a loan, but it does provide you with an estimated monthly payment and a price range to use as a guide when shopping for homes. Being prequalified can also often indicate to sellers that you are a serious, prepared buyer.
Tip #4: Look for Value
When shopping for homes, it's important to consider potential value. Even if you're not planning to sell the home some time down the line, it's a good idea to consider the future value of the home. Protect yourself against things like falling prices and gradual shifts in the nature of the neighborhood. You may not think of a new home as a means to make money, but it's an important investment that requires caution.
Tip #5: Decide What You're Looking For
Settle on the home features that are important to you (covered parking, hardwood floors, architectural style, etc.) and make an ordered list. Having well established guidelines will help narrow down your search and will prevent you from being shown properties that lack your key amenities. It can help you make the decision not to buy an attractive property that doesn't really fit your needs. My website has a search feature that allows you to filter thousands of listings based on attributes that you select. If you know you want a brick house with gas heat and a garage, you can get the results you're looking for.
Tip #6: Relax
You don't have to make an offer on the first home you see. Make sure to look at other listings in the area to get a feel for the marketplace. When you decide to make an offer on a house, consult with your real estate professional so that all of your questions are answered.
Tip #7: Shop Around for Your Mortgage
Deciding on the financing for your home can be as important as choosing a home itself. The first step is deciding what kind of loan best fits you: a fixed rate mortgage, or an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM). There are benefits to each form of loan, and your real estate professional can provide you with more information. Next you'll want to begin to shop around for different lenders.
Tip #8: Protect Yourself
Be careful when signing a contract on a home that allows you to find financing, have the home inspected, and work through any problem areas that may arise. Paying for a quality home inspection is absolutely crucial! You can save yourself thousands in repair costs by being sure of what you're getting into.
Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have, I would love to be of assistance to you.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Re/Max Palm Realty
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Sat Apr 26, 2014
Chuck Williamson answered:
Tolerance, compromise and acceptance go along way to being a good neighbor. Communication is also critical to making sure that you make your neighbors aware of how their behavior affects you and how yours effects them. I try to smile and wave even to those I don't know or prefer not to engage. ... more
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
Byron Hebert answered:

There are lots of places for rent in Deland. How quickly you can rent a home depends a lot on your budget and what you are looking for in a prospect home. I see you are looking for a garage and fenced yard for a home that accepts Rottweiler but other than that you didn't share any more info that needed.

Another option is to search Craigslist for rental home, there is typically a great selection. Good luck in your search. Feel free to ask any more questions you might have.
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Wed Mar 5, 2014
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Wed Feb 26, 2014
Byron Hebert answered:
It depend on the type of service truck. Is it an 18 wheeler? or is it a smaller pick up type vehicle. If its a normal vehicle or pick up even if its commercial you can park it in most all areas of DeLand. The areas that may or may not allow parking of commercial vehicles will be areas that have HOAs. If its an 18 wheeler you will have issues unless its in the county. If you are looking to buy feel free to contact me I am happy to help. ... more
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Sat Aug 24, 2013
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Wed Jun 19, 2013
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