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Florida Center North : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 26, 2017
John Sestito answered:
The market is very tight right now in Central Florida: inventory is very low. A lot of investors have been working in the market for several years, including large private equity companies, and they have gobbled up a lot of the inventory.

My suggestion would be to work with a real estate professional who can help you decide which areas to focus on. They can also set up a report to send you daily results of any new prospects that hit the market meeting your criteria. You will have to be prepared to act quickly as investment properties are not staying on the market for long.

I work with a network of real estate professionals and if we can be of any assistance, feel free to go to my web site:
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Thu Jun 30, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
Dwight -

I can't understand what you are trying to ask.

Who the the buyer and what did the contract say?
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Sat Jun 4, 2016
Mark LeMenager answered:
Yes, Log construction is a searchable field on the MLS. There are three log foreclosures on the market right now, although one is really just for the land. Priced at $250k and $324k. Click on my picture and contact me if you are interested. ... more
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Wed Apr 1, 2015
Ramon Morales answered:
Decent area, but not the greatest as far as rental goes, due to low returns, also, there are better places to make your primary residence.
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Mark LeMenager answered:
What I wrote four years ago still stands. If you are paying cash, why get an appraisal? There is no advantage.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Shane Milne answered:
Hi Tammy,

We offer FHA construction-to-perm financing with a Ch 13 BK that has been discharged for less than 2 years. It requires manually underwriting, so qualifications are a bit tougher, but it is certainly possible. We offer it on stick built, manufactured, and modular home construction. Feel free to contact me if you'd like to go over further details.

Shane Milne | Lending in all 50 states | NMLS #81195
shane@thebesthomeloans | 949-273-4161 direct
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Sun Aug 3, 2014
Clair Strutt answered:
I would look into the Oviedo area as well. Look into the following neighborhoods:
Bentley Woods
Aloma Woods
Little Creek
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Sat Jul 26, 2014
Michael Joseph answered:
From Orlando it will take you 45 min to get to the beach. Their are good area's and bad area's as with any major city. Winter Park is a small area that borders Orlando and has by far the best schools and the lowest crime. Besides for traffic it shouldn't take you more than 45 minutes to get to the beach and their are two within that distance. ... more
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Wed May 21, 2014
John Reeves answered:
Just check these links:,FL
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Wed Feb 19, 2014
Maureen Byers answered:
its really best if you are motivated and serious to submit your highest and best offer that makes perfect sense to you and move forward.. expect a counter or flat out rejection on a low ball offer..but who knows.. you may get lucky with timing and obtain accecptance.. go for it-you have my blessing!! ... more
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Wed Feb 19, 2014
Maureen Byers answered:
good question!! what did happen here? who is your lender and who filed the lien and complaint against you and your lender and why? are you buying or selling? did you pay off your loan amount in full and was a release of deed of trust recorded by your closing or escrow officer recently? ... more
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Tue Jul 2, 2013
Valentina Ogden answered:
Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks for posting your question.

I understand your frustration as to the lengthy wait to get an approval for a rental. In an ideal situation, the landlord would promptly assess your application or at the very least, keep in communication with you regarding a status update of some sort. In a situation like this, I'd suggest allowing the landlord their 'end of the week' time frame request and if you still have not heard from them by that following Monday, then just kindly reach out to them again to check the status of the process and request a response as to where they're at with your application.

I truly hope you get the place, because application fees are not refundable and after a while it can get very expensive to continue to apply for more rentals.

If this doesn't work out, I would highly recommend you to find a local realtor who is willing to help you find a rental (rentals pay little commission, but some realtors might be willing to do it in hopes of earning your business and/or referrals in the future) and make sure to ask the landlord or property manager PRIOR to applying:

a) will they process one application at the time or do they pick the best application out of a pool of applicants? ;
b) how long will it take to get an approval/rejection from them.

Hope this information was helpful!

Wish you success, :)

Valentina Ogden
Coldwell Banker Residential RE
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Wed May 16, 2012
Andrew Wilkinson answered:
Hi NH Resident,

I'd be happy to explain some specific questions that you may have about how we set our Estimates on property values. But to get you started, we have a pretty good blog post on the subject that could have the answers you're looking for.

If you still have questions after reading this, feel free to reach out to me directly.


Community Manager, Trulia Voices
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Mon Jul 4, 2011
Ibrahim Almuhanna asked:
I need al land or an apartment or house Chalet sea front in florida state in one of the majore city i can pay 500 USD that should in clude all taxes if any one can please write me (ibra…
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Wed Feb 23, 2011
Mike Luzzo answered:
Hi Mdbronx23,
Call a Realtor, they can help.
Good luck!
Thank you
Need More Information? Please visit us @

Mike Luzzo
Charles Rutenberg Realty
933 Lee Road, Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32810
Office: (407) 622-2122
Cell: (407) 222-4545
Fax: 407-442-0615
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Sat Sep 18, 2010
Felix Hung answered:
Fees paid to agents: $30-70 for exteriors BPOs, $50-120 for interior BPOs.

Time to receive money - average is 60 days. Please not that's the AVERAGE time and some NEVER pay up.
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Wed Jun 24, 2009
Condo Metropolis answered:
I should have made it clear that this is for Orlando, Florida. These are local REOs. Sorry for any confusion!
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Wed Feb 18, 2009
Richard Tressler answered:
Hi Hanna,

There are a number of good areas as mentioned by the folks below but it would help to understand what price range you are looking for and how much space do you need so that you are not on top of one another. There are some wonderful communities in all price ranges so to help you narrow your search, you will want to answer those questions first.

Additionally, if you are looking for separate living quarters for your mother in law, that will further limit the areas that you will want to consider looking. There are many new housing communities but few of them will have separate quarters. If you can all be under the same roof, then that will increase your options.

If you would like some assistance, please feel free to give me a call at 407-421-3002 or
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