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Home Buying in Florida : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Dec 1, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
This can be wide, as if the seller knew, they should have disclosed. If it is on the deed, then who you hired for the deed search should have seen it. One who is not responsible but should have seen it is the bank that gave you a mortgage who would have reviewed the deed too. You may want to speak to a lawyer ... more
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Fri Dec 1, 2017
Diane Christner answered:
Ask the people who lost their homes to a huge sinkhole this past summer in Spring Hill. It was also stabilized by a previous owner.

Two homes were totally "swallowed" by the sinkhole, several others were condemned as a result of foundation and structural issues.

I would strongly suggest doing some serious research on sinkholes in Florida before you make a decision about considering a home that has had ground settlement issues previously.
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Wed Nov 29, 2017
Mayorofholiday answered:
Absolutely Not. There is a high amount of crime and the crime reports often do not reflect the actual activity in the area(s).
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Tue Nov 28, 2017
Mary Ann Muto answered:
I would never go out of my way to give them what they want. You don't have to buy if they say

"no" you move on. In this big world there are thousands of affluent people that will sell

below just to get rid of the house and move on. You might be interested in a short sale if you

have cash but the house will be inexpensive and usually very nice.

If you really want this house you would be paying an extra $4,600 dollars, you can use that

almost $5,000. You tell them you will pay $2,86,000. They say "no" then say "bye" and do

a lot of research about getting a deal. Good luck
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Tue Nov 28, 2017
Rrodrigues answered:
Hello SFBayDP, I know someone in the area that could possibly help you out. Give me a call at 818-915-9956
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Tue Nov 28, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
No business transaction should be done via verbal agreement. You would need something in writing that she will move out before December 30. Did the previous landlord/seller have a lease in place with the tenant? ... more
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Mon Nov 27, 2017
Steve Kaiser answered:
Absolutely!!! We recently closed on a home built by WestBay and couldn't be happier with how it turned out. The entire WestBay team went the extra mile to ensure everything was built according to our specifications and the house is beautiful! Our construction manager (Rick) and closing coordinator (Tina) were especially awesome- always there, always communicating, and truly caring. Couldn't recommend them higher! ... more
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Fri Nov 24, 2017
Sienna.m.leigh answered:
The down payment is set by the seller, and that depends on their circumstances, what they need from the transaction. If you cannot make a reasonable, small down payment and feel secure that you can make your monthly payments, think twice. The seller might be willing to work with your finances or not, but even if they're a lenient family member, having something you can't afford is stressful for all parties. There is a good overview on all the ins and outs of seller financing at's definitely written for readers new to the topic! ... more
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Wed Nov 22, 2017
Jrossi1635 answered:
Hi I forgot to disclose that my water softener was a rental now the owner 6 years ago wants a settlement as, they have been paying the rental but was not in the offer
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Wed Nov 22, 2017
Tom Priester answered:

There are actually very few age restricted developments in Jupiter, Florida, Fisherman's Landing is a great little centrally located community with awesome 2 bedroom attached villas. Jupiter Inlet Condo enjoys an amazing direct waterfront location in the heart of the Inlet District. Just down the street Jupiter River Park offers manufactured homes some with docks. Mangrove Bay is a bit further south but again very close to the water and a bit higher on the price scale. Park Plaza offers one and two bedroom condos directly across from the beach and walking distance to many fine restaurants and shopping opportunities. Wingfoot in the Indian Creek area offers great value.

If you expand your search to Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens and North Palm Beach you will have other options as well. If you head a bit further north into Martin County there is even more value. The key is having the ability to be informed of the best new opportunities as they tend to sell quickly in the Northern Palm Beaches.

Best of luck and if Paradise Sharks can ever be of assistance in any way just let us know.

Fins up.......
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Tue Nov 21, 2017
Ines De La Cruz answered:
Hi Marissalm0210,
The first step is to contact your loan officer to get you preapproved so you know what price range of home you will be to afford.
If you are working with a Realtor in FL. they will be able to give you names. Otherwise call me and let me know what area you are interested in and I will help you to find one.
Contact me at your convenience.
Ines De La Cruz
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Tue Nov 21, 2017
Lavone H. asked:
Does anyone know of any first time home buyers programs with down payment assistance that work with bad credit, working individuals?
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Mon Nov 20, 2017
Superman6800lp answered:
Where can I find first time home buyer program in Orange County Florida
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