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Sat Sep 2, 2017
Donnakodes answered:
Mon Apr 17, 2017
Verogia asked:
The house says its owned by Bank of America yet its not listed in Bank of America properties. We also called an agent that was listed on your sight and he said that he's not aware…
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Sat Mar 18, 2017
Jay Dobbs II answered:
Can a Real Estate Agent be a Mortgage Broker as well in the State of Illinois?
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Thu Jan 5, 2017
Israel_balderas asked:
I'm trying to buy a home and apply for the down payment assistance HAP or any state program.

Not sure where to even begin.
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Mon Nov 21, 2016
Thamarar asked:
Hi I listed a Room for rent in 11026 NW 86 terrace and I did not see where I can Edit this listing, I can not delete it neither and I need to do some changes asap however I can not do that,…
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Mon Oct 24, 2016
Zaydee answered:
Not gonna happen... try doral las vistas its the cheapest, with luck you may find a 2/2 for 1500-1700... unless you go to hialeah... good luck
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Sat Oct 1, 2016
Bryan Cunningham asked:
I would offer south florida agents a free introductory home virtual tour using aerial footage(with drones) and from inside the house with high quality 4k video. Not sure how to advertise…
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Thu Sep 29, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hello,

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Tue Aug 2, 2016
Nicole Murray Chen answered:
Hi! I have a townhouse listing that is a brand new development in Doral, "Downtown Doral." The developer has sold out, but I have the resale unit that was the developer's model.
It's a corner unit townhome built last year. While it's not a gated community, it is located one block from Doral Charter Elementary School. The home is upgraded with an alarm and security cameras. Please feel free to reach out to me with any further questions. I'd be happy to show it to you or send you information. ... more
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Thu May 5, 2016
Paul answered:
Use InBedrock.com to fully understand + analyze all real costs of homeownership, including purchase price, down payment options, closing costs (title insurance, bank fees, inspection/appraisal, legal), mortgage financing- interest rate, term, points, pre approval requirements, RE Taxes, HO Insurance, utilities/maintenance/condo fees, selling costs (broker commission, capital gains tax, state transfer taxes). InBedrock.com is educational, in-depth, easy-to-understand. Invaluable especially for serious first-time homebuyers. ... more
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Thu May 5, 2016
Paul answered:
Use InBedrock.com to fully understand + analyze all real costs of homeownership, including purchase price, down payment options, closing costs (title insurance, bank fees, inspection/appraisal, legal), mortgage financing- interest rate, term, points, pre approval requirements, RE Taxes, HO Insurance, utilities/maintenance/condo fees, selling costs (broker commission, capital gains tax, state transfer taxes). InBedrock.com is educational, in-depth, easy-to-understand. Invaluable especially for serious first-time homebuyers. ... more
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Fri Apr 22, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
Possibly. The hefty down-payment is good but you will have to find a lender that manually underwrites their loans (as you won't fit in the box correctly for algorithm based assessments.)

Proof of income will be key. Did you move for a promotion and more income? Are you in the same field of work you have been in? How stable is your income?

What is your credit score? If you have NO credit score that would be the best situation (no debts and no debt instruments within past 7 years) otherwise you will need a pretty healthy score ... coupled with a low debt to income ratio.
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Thu Apr 21, 2016
Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
I think this is a question for you financial advisory and/or cpa.
They will know your background and goals and be able to better advise you on this.
Sometimes taking a tax benefit over paying off a loan may be in your best interest.

Good Luck, like my answer please give me a thumbs up

Jacquie Yekmalian
Realtor/Broker
Blue to Green Realty, from the sea to the 18th tee
serving Florida Real Estate since 2000

561-868-0591
isellflahomes@gmail.com
www.isellflahomes.com
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Thu Apr 21, 2016
Andersensheilaa answered:
The short answer is NO ! (but looking at this, it turned into a looong answer !) What are your reasons for moving to another state? Are your family, children, or friends in that location? Where would your 'support network' be if you needed any assistance ? Is this move to an area where you always wanted to live ? If so, I suggest renting/lease option for a period of time -- 6 months to a year, to see if the 'fit' is a good one. Places to visit do not always turn our to be the best places to live long term !

How is your health ? 60 soon becomes 70 and hopefully becomes 80 ! Do you have adequate health insurance, long term care insurance, or income that would cover long term care if necessary -- either in home or in a retirement home ? Would it cover temporary nursing care in a facility if you fell and broke your hip, needing long-term rehab -- AND make those house payments at the same time?

What do you earn in retirement? Is it enough to pay for your expenses plus repairs on your home --even a new home has expenses -- landscaping is major, but even things like curtains, curtain rods, and light bulbs add up -- we spent over $1,000. just on temporary curtains and light bulbs-- not a large house, and we bought the curtains 2nd hand ! And don't forget the moving expenses themselves -- a major chunk of money .

Do you need the mortgage write-off for your taxes? If you have substantial retirement income, you may be better off carrying a mortgage for the deduction. Being free of a mortgage is attractive because housing is your major expense, but home ownership is costly, and maintenance is always required. Would you be better served by purchasing a condo? Do you want to live in an over 55 community, or a neighborhood with families? Make sure the property you buy will serve you in the long term, if that is your goal -- no 2 story houses if you want to 'age in place' ! Don't just look at building -- look at available properties and see if there is one in good condition that meets your needs.

AND, since you will have more time for hobbies, etc., make sure the house has room for what you want to do. My dear spouse has taken over the house with canvases for painting -- filled the guest room and now needs a studio -- in addition having to several other hobbies that need space. Did I mention that I ALSO need space for my sewing and crafting ? So needing 'less house' may not be what will make you happy -- but you have to balance between what you would like and what you can afford !

Taking all of your savings and part of your retirement is NEVER a good idea -- puts all of your eggs in one basket. You may need to see a CERTIFIED financial advisor to get that savings working better for you, especially if it is in a bank earning little interest. Then, see what house you can afford to buy without totally depleting your savings. Don't become 'house poor' !

And remember, what you can do yourself at 60 you may not be able to do when you are 70 or 80 -- or wont want to do ! I love to garden, but as I get older (I am 63) I cannot do what I could do at 40 ! Soo, you need to hire the tree pruning and heavy work you used to do yourself. Costly !

Just a few things to think about, but I would definitely NOT take all my savings and part of my retirement to move to another state and pay cash for a new home. I have a very secure retirement, as does my spouse, with small cost of living increases and good medical coverage paid. In our situation, we would consider what you propose too much of a risk -- and we are NOT 'risk adverse!'

Hope I have given you some helpful things to think about -- GOOD LUCK
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Thu Apr 21, 2016
Paul answered:
Let InBedrock.com help you answer the Rent v Buy v Invest question for yourself and your unique situation re: Your monthly rent expense option v house purchase price You would like to buy + all its associated costs like closing/title/mortgage interest/RE taxes/HO insurance/utilities + maintenance costs/broker selling commission/capital gains taxes/and more! InBedrock.com is educational, in-depth, and easy to understand for first-time homebuyers. ... more
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Thu Apr 21, 2016
Lisa Rothwell answered:
Medina, Don't be afraid to walk away from the deal. You are in the Miami area and there are other homes that you could buy for a lot less. In this shaky economy, only pay what you feel comfortable. Make sure the appraisal is performed by someone who is supporting you not the bank or the real estate agent. if you need to negotiate the price, walk away from the deal. As a short sale, t should be less than150K by now unless they did extensive remodeling. Check for remodeling permits on this residence, ... more
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